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El Nido named 6th rising travel destination

Quaint Palawan town is only Southeast Asian destination in the TripAdvisor list

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By Charina Clarisse Echaluce

The picturesque town of El Nido in Palawan lands in sixth place at TripAdvisor’s list of “Travelers’ Choice Destination on the Rise.”

El Nido, famed for its white-sand beaches and coral reefs, is the only Southeast Asian destination that made it to the worldwide list:

  1. San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
  2. Whistler, Canada
  3. Jericoacoara, Brazil
  4. Kihei, Hawaii
  5. Baku, Azerbaijan
  6. El Nido, Philippines
  7. Eilat, Israel
  8. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
  9. Tbilisi, Georgia
  10. Jodhpur, India

El Nido, Palawan. Wikipedia | mb.com.ph

El Nido, Palawan.
Wikipedia | mb.com.ph

“We are very happy with the recognition of El Nido as a destination on the rise, especially as this is based on the unbiased reviews and opinions submitted by Trip Advisor users all over the world,” tourism Secretary Wanda Corazon Teo said in a statement sent to Manila Bulletin.

Teo proudly said that such recognition only affirms the tourism agency’s efforts and initiatives.

“This is an affirmation of the Department of Tourism’s continuing efforts to enable quality destinations through enabling regulations and standards. The initiatives to enhance tourist experience are reinforced by recognitions like this. We hope to have more of them throughout the Philippines as we work together with the industry in making our destinations the best choices for the travelers,” the DOT chief added.

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  • Erwin RC

    It’s revenue for the country but should protect the environment to make it sustainable as well.

  • Ako Madamosiya 毛むくじゃら

    It is pretty but local, provincial and national agencies need to put their brains together to fix the many annoying problems that goes along with popularity of a tourist spot. Put some urban planners and enact and enforce codes to streamline and enhance the habitability and sustainability of those tourist destinations. Otherwise, they become a “one-shot deal” and they are gone because of crime, over population, and unsupervised growth and expansion.
    Look at #1, Cabo in Baja California, how slowly it was streamlined and organized. Proper planning attracts growth and sustainability. They learned from a nearby once popular, Cabo San Lucas.