Shanghai Morning Post cites Phl as most romantic destinationPosted on January 23rd, 2013 under Beauty of the Philippines
The Philippines has been named the “Most Romantic Destination” by the Shanghai Morning Post based on a consumer survey.
The awarding ceremony was held last Jan. 15 at the Shanghai Peninsula Hotel by the Bund.
Consul General Charles Jose received the award which was presented by editor-in-chief Liu Sha.
Other country-winners include: Australia as “The Best Tour Destination for Discovery,” Switzerland as “The Best Shopping Paradise,” Korea as “The Best Skiing Destination,” and Germany as “The Best Destination for Art Appreciation.”
The Philippines received last Jan. 9 one of the “Best Tourist Destination” awards given by the Oriental Morning Post during its annual World Travel – Special Trips Awards.
More and more Chinese are traveling to the Philippines, especially during this winter season in China and for the upcoming week-long Chinese New Year holiday in February.
Several Philippine carriers have re-launched their air services from China to the Philippines to cater to the growing demand of Chinese travelers for short-haul beach holidays.
Meanwhile, finalists of the Miss Czech Republic will arrive on Thursday to hold pre-pageant activities in various tourist destinations.
Philippine Ambassador to Czech Republic Evelyn Garcia said travel operators are bringing in the beauty contestants in a bid to promote Philippine tourism.
Garcia said ESO, one of the biggest travel operators in Eastern Europe, considers the Philippines as an exotic destination in Asia where European jetsetters could escape from their freezing winters and enjoy the sun, sand and sea.
(Story courtesy of the Philippine Star’s Pia Lee-Brago and Mayen Jaymalin)