A cordial gathering of tourism stakeholders, local government units, and government line agencies as a show of gratitude for their excellence in the delivery of services, unwavering support, and relentless effort to advance tourism in the Southwestern Tagalog Region.
The Department of Tourism (DOT) MIMAROPA, spearheaded by Regional Director Bevienne Malateo and joined by Assistant Secretary and for DOT-MIMAROPA Regional Director Morales and Director Ina Zara-Loyola, honored its tourism partners from its five provinces, namely Marinduque, Occidental Mindoro, Oriental Mindoro, Palawan, and Romblon during the said event.
El Nido is ranked first among the top five local government units (LGUs) in the region during the ceremony for having the most DOT-accredited TREs (tourism-related businesses), followed by Puerto Princesa, Coron, Puerto Galera, and San Vicente.
Tourism establishments such as Amanpulo, Club Paradise, Banwa Private Island, Sunset Beach Resort in San Vicente, and Coron Natural Farms received commendations for exemplary attributes and adherence to the standards set forth by the Department.
The Provincial Government of Palawan was also acknowledged for the destination being named as the Most Desirable Island by London-based Wanderlust Travel Magazine. (DOT MIMAROPA)