The Philippines bags 2022 Destination of the Year at TTG Travel Awards
Team Out of Town Blog Hub (Outoftownblog.com) – The 31st Annual TTG Travel Awards recognized the Philippines as 2022’s Destination of the Year during the awarding ceremony on 22 September 2022, held in Bangkok, Thailand.
This special honor, received by the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines on behalf of the country, is presented to the most outstanding destination for taking proactive steps and initiatives for developing and promoting the travel industry.
“Being awarded as TTG’s Destination of the Year is a welcome validation of our collective efforts to rebuild the Philippine tourism industry. We share this recognition with gratitude to all our tourism partners, stakeholders, and Filipinos who have been instrumental in helping us promote our country’s attractions, products, and culture both here and abroad,” said TPB Officer-in-Charge Charles Aames Bautista.
This event has earned a reputation as one of the most influential awards in the Asia-Pacific, honoring exemplary organizations and individuals that raise the bar in travel and tourism. The Philippines previously received the coveted Destination of the Year award in 2014 and the Best Marketing and Relationship Effort award the following year.
Organized by TTG Asia, the prestigious TTG Travel Awards was held annually since 1989 except for the years 2003 due to the SARS epidemic and 2020-2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In 2022, some adjustments were made to the award categories to better recognize organizations and individuals who have come out stronger post-pandemic. This year, the event recognizes the industry’s dynamism in three categories: Travel Supplier, Travel Agency, and Outstanding Achievement.
Winners for each award are determined through voting by readers of TTG Travel Trade Publishing’s print and online titles for the travel supplier and travel agency awards. Meanwhile, the Outstanding Achievement Awards is a non-voting category with winners determined by TTG’s editorial team.