Condé Nast (CN) Traveler said Siargao emerged the top choice of its readers in Asia in the 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards. The survey asked readers to rank the 30 best islands in the world outside the United States.
“Siargao, the teardrop-shaped Philippine island home to more than 15 separate surf breaks, including the legendary Cloud 9, which counts surfing superstar Kelly Slater and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Kiedis among its fans, has been popular for a few years, but our readers, an adventurous sort, have caught on. There’s enough white sand to go around,” said CN Traveler.
“We are still promoting it to other countries and we want to promote it globally, not only in the Philippines. Having [been] named the best island in Asia by one of the top travel publications is a great promotional booster for our regional tourism industry,” Nuguid said.
“The sudden… increase in tourist arrivals [this year] is just the beginning,” Nuguid said. “This is an indication of a trend that more will come in the next few months [and will continue] well into 2019.” —ERWIN M. MASCARIÑAS
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