December 8, 2023


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Philippines Wins Two Awards in the 9th Annual TripZilla Excellence Awards 2023




MANILA – For two years in a row, the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) Philippines clinched the coveted Sustainability Leader of the Year (Asia) award at the prestigious TripZilla Excellence Awards 2023. In addition, the Philippines has been named the Destination of the Year – marking a significant milestone on its journey to tourism excellence.


Hosted by TripZilla, Southeast Asia’s leading digital travel media company, the 9th TripZilla Excellence Awards recognizes travel organizations that redefines industry standards, delivering exceptional experiences and driving positive change within the tourism industry.


As the marketing and promotions arm of the Philippine Department of Tourism, TPB’s consecutive win of the Sustainability Leader of the Year (Asia) award underscores its steadfast initiatives in responsible tourism. This recognition follows an extensive round of voting by travel enthusiasts from 16 to 30 October 2023.


“We are proud to receive the Sustainability Leader of the Year (Asia) award for the second time in a row and be named the Destination of the Year by TripZilla. These accolades are a testament to our passion for highlighting the beauty of the Philippines and our ongoing efforts in championing sustainability and providing genuine local experiences. Together, we are crafting a sustainable legacy so that future generations of travellers may also enjoy it in the years to come,” said TPB Chief Operating Officer Maria Margarita Montemayor Nograles.


TripZilla’s Sustainability Leader of the Year award aims to honor companies and organizations taking strides in responsible tourism with initiatives that minimize tourism’s negative impact on key destinations’ social, economic, and environmental landscapes.


Moreover, the Philippines’ being recognized as the Destination of the Year reflects its capacity to provide unparalleled travel experiences. This prestigious accolade displays the country as a top travel destination, celebrating the nation’s diverse attractions, rich heritage, and warm hospitality.


“Travel is a positive and transformative experience. As a leading travel inspiration platform in Southeast Asia, we are proud to recognize these travel brands that share our vision of creating exceptional journeys and making travel a force for good,” said Winnie Tan, CEO of


Sharing the Sustainability Leader of the Year award with TPB was Saudi Tourism Authority who seized the award for the Middle East nations category.


The award received by the Philippines was under the Destination Marketing Organisations where the Tourism Authority of Thailand bagged the Best Diversity and Inclusion Destination Award.


About TripZilla Excellence Awards 2023


The prestigious TripZilla Excellence Awards is dedicated to honoring the finest travel organizations. Now in its 9th year, this esteemed awards event celebrates the achievements of remarkable companies that have delivered the most brilliant experiences and propelled the industry to greater heights.


Companies that define the best in Travel are selected and conferred awards through an extensive online voting exercise conducted on TripZilla which reaches over 20 million travellers monthly.


About TPB Philippines


An attached agency of the Department of Tourism, the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) is dedicated to promoting the Philippines both domestically and internationally as a world-class tourism and MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions) destination. TPB collaborates closely with private and public stakeholders to provide an exceptional, high-value experience for visitors, contributing significantly to increased tourist arrivals, receipts, and investments in the country.


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