ABS-CBN News reported on Friday (October 3) that the Philippines was received the title "Destination of the Year" at the 25th Annual Travel Trade Gazette Awards 2014. The program was held in Bangkok, Thailand on Thursday.
"This award belongs to all Filipinos. It is the Filipino people that have ensured the acceptance of It's More Fun in the Philippines as a true and accurate description of the participative and active role every Filipino plays in ensuring a successful and enjoyable visit to the Philippines," Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez said after receiving the honor on the country’s behalf.
According to the article by ABS-CBN, the Travel Trade Gazette (TTG) is "the most coveted and influential" award-giving body in the region. Winners of the awards handed out by the organization are chosen by the TTG editorial team. This win serves as a boost to the Department of Tourism’s project, Visit the Philippines Year 2015.
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