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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

PH among the Top 10 Countries to travel in 2015

MAKATI, Philippines -- It is just overwhelming that again our country is included in must visit destination for the coming year 2015 according to Lonely Planet. They come up with the list of top cities, regions and countries. 

Topped on the list are Singapore for countries, Washington DC for cities, Gallipoli Peninsula in Turkey for regions. These were on the Lonely Planets latest feature, "Best Travel for 2015" --- these were chosen for its "topicality, unique experience and wow factor". And being ranked 8th for country category is a big achievement for us. As the travel site start up attribute to the country mentioned,
"The Philippines 7100+ islands have dive-tastic coral reefs, sunbathe-ready white sands, swaying palm trees and nipa-palm thatched huts. Plus in 2015 the government is laying on all sorts of special events to raise the profile of the archipelago. And if there’s one thing Filipinos know how to do, it’s party – expect street parades, food festivals, sports tournaments and live music. Now that Philippine Airlines has gained approval for direct flights to Europe, America and Australia, why wait?"
So what could we expect for the next year? Flocks of tourists will definitely come. The authority, DOT, shall prepare for the arrival of tourist and let us show them the the genuine Filipino hospitality and the true sense of our tourism slogan, "IT'S MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES

Here are the complete list per category.

Top 10 Countries

1.  Singapore
2.  Namibia
3.  Lithuania
4.  Nicaragua
5.  Ireland
6.  Republic of Congo
7.  Serbia
8.  The Philippines
9.   St Lucia
10. Morocco

Top 10 Regions

1.  Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey
2.  Rocky Mountain National Park, USA
3.  The Toledo District, Belize
4.  Tasmania, Australia
5.  Northern Norway
6.  Khumbu, Nepal
7.  Copper Canyon, Mexico
8.  Flores, Indonesia
9.  Atacama Desert, Chile
10. Macau, China

Top 10 Cities

1.  Washington, DC, USA
2.  El Chaltén, Argentina
3.  Milan, Italy
4.  Zermatt, Switzerland
5.  Valletta, Malta
6.  Plovdiv, Bulgaria
7.  Salisbury, UK
8.  Vienna, Austria
9.  Chennai, India
10. Toronto, Canada

Other categories include:

Best Value Destinations for 2015
Unforgettable Family Travel Experiences
The Best Free Things to do in 2015
Most Illuminating Experiences
Wonderful Workouts
Best Literary Walking Tours
Best Places for Extreme Eating
The Most Gay-friendly Places on the Planet

Reference: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/best-in-travel/countries

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