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Frasco Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco:โ€œThe recent back-to-back wins for the Philippines highlight the beauty and the blessings our country has been endowed with, and we take great inspiration from our diving communities and dive stakeholders as we continue the collaborative work of ensuring not only the marketability but also the sustainability of our destinations.”

PH TOPS 4 OTHER NATIONS AS BEST DIVE SPOT

March 2, 2023 Cristina Lee-Pisco 278 views

THE Philippines topped Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, and Maldives as the Best Dive Destination during the Diving, Resort, and Travel (DRT) show.

Held in Kuala Lumpur last February 24-26, 2023, the largest diving expo in Asia provides industry stakeholders greater support and encourages more people to become passionate divers to champion marine ecology.

โ€œThe recent back-to-back wins for the Philippines highlight the beauty and the blessings our country has been endowed with, and we take great inspiration from our diving communities and dive stakeholders as we continue the collaborative work of ensuring not only the marketability but also the sustainability of our destinations,โ€ Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco said.

To note, the Philippines was awarded Worldโ€™s Leading Dive Destination in 2022 and is also defending its title this year as Asiaโ€™s Leading Dive Destination at the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA). The title has been held by the country for four straight years from 2019 to 2022.

The tourism chief said the DOT will continue its efforts to develop and promote the Philippines as an ideal destination for all travelers, with the aim to enhance the tourist experience, strengthen and transform the tourism industry from the ground up, and with President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. reiterating the important role of tourism in the countryโ€™s economic development post-pandemic.

Meanwhile, The Philippinesโ€™ co-exhibitors during the expo included Lalaguna Villas Luxury Dive Resort & Spa (Puerto Galera), Fisheye Divers (Boracay), Dolphinlee Aquatic (Malaysia-based dive agent), Moby Tek Dive (Malaysia-based dive agent), Kokayโ€™s Maldito Dive Resort (Malapascua), Scandi Divers (Puerto Galera), and the countryโ€™s flag-carrier Philippine Airlines.

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