PUERTO PRINCESA CITY: American travel website company TripAdvisor.com has awarded the Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park (TRNP) the prestigious certificate of excellence for consistent great travel reviews posted by travelers all over the world.
According to the Tubbataha Management Office (TMO) headed by Angelique Songco, the certificate of excellence makes the world-known marine park as winner this year of the travel superiority award due to a number of reviews posted by tourists, who have gone to the site off Cagayancillo town in Palawan.
The certificate was signed by Stephen Kaufer, president and chief executive officer of TripAdvisor.
The TMO thanks all its visitors for the positive reviews they posted about their experience in Tubbataha.
Many of the reviews actually mentioned Tubbataha as one of their favorites and one of the best sites they have visited.
The TMO shares the award to the dive operators, who are in the frontline of tourism activities in Tubbataha, for keeping the standard of live-aboard and diving services above par.
The TRNP is an underwater nature reserve that “is considered both a mecca for scuba divers and model for coral reef conservation.”
It is a 97,030-hectare Marine Protected Area (MPA) in Palawan, the westernmost Philippine province. It is located 150-km. southeast of Puerto Princesa City, at the heart of the Coral Triangle, the global center of marine biodiversity.