The Department of Tourism (DOT) lauds the local hotels that have recently received the prestigious 2021 Travelers' Choice Award from Tripadvisor, the world's largest travel destination planning platform.
The Manor at Camp John Hay was one of the hotels that bagged the 2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best Award, as among the top 1% of all hotel listings worldwide.
Amid the pandemic, these hotels are recognized by visitors for their exceptional service experience, based on the previous year's feedback.
Along with the most exceptional and top-rated hotel properties worldwide, the highly-coveted awards honor hospitality properties worldwide that have delighted visitors more than any other in the previous year, regardless of the changing consumer preferences and new ways of working.
Throughout the challenging year, and despite the unprecedented circumstances, these local hotels stood out to travelers and provided a fantastic experience.
"The past year has been very challenging for all our hotels nationwide. Despite the difficulties, our local hotels remained true to their mission of providing exemplary Filipino hospitality to our guests. This global recognition is a testament to the success of the steps we are taking to lessen the long-term impact of the pandemic on the hospitality industry and drive its recovery," said Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.
As soon as the pandemic hit the country, the local hospitality industry has committed to putting the health and safety of guests on their topmost priority. As a result, hotel employees worked double-time to adapt to the many challenges brought by COVID-19.
These hotels have implemented enhanced cleanliness measures, hygiene protocols, social distancing guidelines, and technology to ensure guest safety.
Last March, Boracay's world-famous White Beach made it to the 12th spot, and El Nido, Palawan's Nacpan Beach, ranked 18th on the TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice 2021 Best of the Best Awards Top 25 Beaches - Asia category.