My Own Travels
January 10, 2013
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The most trusted travel magazine Conde Nast recently came out with its top 10 travel destinations for 2013. The Philippines landed among the top 10 countries that travelers would most likely visit this year. Finally, the South China Sea’s most beautiful beaches have been discovered by writers of this most prestigious magazine especially dedicated to travel.

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The Philippines has more than 7,000 islands which Laura Fowler, author of the article describes as “the most heavenly islands in the world.” She predicts that the Philippines will soon be the most obvious holiday-beach destination. This explains why it is no surprise that the Thomas Cook discount code for the Philippines is one of the most used and searched for on the internet.

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Serious divers have been coming to my home country, the Philippines for years. They appreciate the abundant underwater wildlife in our seas, to include our protected coral reefs, the green turtles that visit our waters to escape the cold waters elsewhere and the dugongs. A particularly interesting attraction is the Bicol region where whale sharks are frequently sighted. Divers from around the world find pleasure in swimming with them, the biggest fish in the world. The little known island of Siargao is a haven to these divers who has kept the island a secret from the rest of the world for years.

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The province of Palawan which is the Philippines last frontier was also mentioned in the article as it offers the traveler the very best “palm-fringed white-powder beaches, crystal-clear turquoise waters, natural lagoons” that are found in Miniloc Island where one can go swimming undisturbed by the rest of mankind. Bacuit Bay is also particularly interesting because it is a beautiful beach, much like the popular Halong Bay in Vietnam but is unspoiled and undiscovered, at least for the now, the tourism program called visa on arrival Vietnam is attracting loads of eager tourists, specially to get a Ha Long Bay Tour around the beach.

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Some of the hotels and resorts that the author found worthy of mention are the newest, Ariara Island in Palawan and Dedon Island in Siargao which is in the province of Surigao del Norte. The author was also taken with the Pangalusian Island in El Nido, Palawan, a private island-resort that provides the most amazing views of the sea. Of course, she did not miss out on mentioning Amanpulo, yet another private island-hotel on Pamalican Island, Palawan which is a perennial favorite of travelers who visit the Philippines. It is exciting to note that the government’s efforts for promoting the wonders and the beauty of the Philippines are finally bearing fruit.

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3 responses to “Philippines Included in Conde Nast’s Top Travel Destinations for 2013”

  1. mitchelle says:

    There are alot of people who are trying to promote the Philippines. And it is truly worth promoting, Philippines is really beautiful. But more than anything else,we should promote a less corrupt, and a self-less government. This way we will not only win foreigners, but balikbayans as well.

  2. Ria C says:

    Sis!
    That’s good news! When I was a travel agent, Conde Nast was like the travel mag of all travel mag. If your country or specific place of interest is featured there then be sure to have throngs of tourists coming over to visit.

    I am glad that the Philippines is being recognized for the beauty our country has to offer. I hope to be seeing our country in more international and renowned travel magazines in the world! This will certainly boost our tourism and economy. If only our government can ensure safet/security… Well, that’s another story!
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  3. claire says:

    Nice pictures and information here… 🙂
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