By: Jocelyn R. Uy
Philippine Daily Inquirer 3:25 am | Tuesday, July 17th, 2012
The fun in the Philippines is definitely starting to pick up with a private getaway island in Palawan province taking the top spot in the British edition of Vogue Magazine’s 100 best holiday destinations in the world.
In a statement, Tourism Secretary Ramon Jimenez Jr. said Philippine tourism would surely benefit from the worldwide recognition.
“What is remarkable is that the entire resort is a testament to the unique artistry and skills of Filipino designers and artisans,” Jimenez said.
“The use of local materials and traditional techniques serves as good advertising for Filipino craftsmanship and world-class products,” he added.
The resort is owned by British property developer Charles McCulloch and his wife, Carrie.
The United Kingdom remains to be one of the Philippines’ biggest tourism markets, registering over 104,400 tourist arrivals last year, which the DOT noted was a record.