The Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards 2019 voted the Philippines as the 8th favorite country in the world, with a score of 90.63. Topping the list is Indonesia with a score of 92.78, followed by Thailand with a score of 92.37.
The list of the world’s favorite countries was nominated and voted for by Conde Nast’s 600,000 registered voters. The survey on the Top 20 Countries of the World is part of the 32nd edition of the Readers’ Choice Awards. Rounding up the countries in the top 10 are Portugal, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Peru, Greece, Italy, and Vietnam.
Conde Nast Traveler is a luxury travel publication that hosts a yearly Readers’ Choice Awards. Registered participants and subscribers cast their votes across different categories (best hotels, best resorts, best destinations, best islands, etc).
The Philippines is well-represented across these categories, with two Philippine hotels making it to the list of best hotels (Edsa Shangri-La and Conrad Manila). In the Best Beaches category, Boracay was voted as number one, while Palawan placed fourth, and Cebu and the Visayas placed second.
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