Palawan: A Slice of Paradise in the 2024 Travelers’ Choice Awards
In a delightful revelation, Palawan has clinched the impressive title of the world’s fourth trending destination, as unveiled by the travelers platform, Tripadvisor, in its 2024 Travelers’ Choice Awards Best of the Best.
A Glimpse of Palawan’s Enchanting Allure
Travel enthusiasts worldwide have celebrated Palawan as nothing short of a “slice of heaven,” boasting exotic wildlife, charming fishing villages, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites that leave an indelible mark on the hearts of those who visit.
Notable Sites that Define Palawan’s Appeal
Among the gems highlighted are the Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary, the awe-inspiring Puerto Princesa Underground River, and the enchanting Japanese shipwrecks at Coron Island – recognized as one of the premier dive sites globally.
A Diverse Palette of Experiences
Palawan stands out as an ideal destination for multi-day and extended tours, offering a spectrum of experiences, from sun-soaked beaches to tranquil nature trips amidst its world-class heritage sites.
Palawan Outranks Other Known Places
While Tokyo in Japan claimed the coveted top spot, with Seoul in South Korea and Halong Bay in Vietnam following suit, Palawan proudly secured its fourth-place position. Trailing behind were Sapa in Vietnam, Bogota in Colombia, and Pattaya in Thailand.
Department of Tourism’s Gratitude
The Department of Tourism (DOT, Philippines) expressed its gratitude to Tripadvisor for bestowing this prestigious accolade, highlighting Palawan’s “continued winning streak” in global recognitions.
“This singular achievement motivates us to maintain our commitment to sustainable tourism and showcase the beauty of Palawan to the world,” Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco said.
Commitment to Sustainability
Tourism Secretary Christina Frasco sees this award as “a testament to the island’s allure” and vows the DOT’s commitment to sustainable tourism, aiming to enhance the overall experience for global travelers.
Palawan’s ascent to the fourth position in the global trending destinations of 2024 is a testament to its unparalleled charm and allure. As the island prepares to welcome an influx of visitors, the commitment to sustainable tourism ensures that Palawan’s beauty continues to shine on the world stage.
Anticipating Positive Impacts
The recognition is not merely symbolic; it is expected to act as a magnet, drawing a surge in visitors that will provide an economic boost to the local community. This reaffirms Palawan’s standing as a top-tier travel destination.
Tripadvisor’s Global Travelers Tripadvisor, known for its global travelers’ evaluations, confers its “highest level of excellence in travel” to less than 1% of its 8 million listings. Winners, including Palawan, are chosen based on reviews and opinions gathered from its community of travelers and diners over a 12-month period.