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Antipolo bags national tourism awards

In photo are Antipolo Tourism Officer Marino Bacani (center) and ATOP officers along with Department of Tourism regional directors during the Pearl Awards night held at the St. Augustine Church in Paoay, a Unesco World Heritage Site.

The City of Antipolo bagged major awards in the in the recent Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) annual national convention held in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte. The city was adjudged as the grand winner in the Best Tourism Week/Month Celebration (City Category) and first runner up in the Best Tourism Promotional Materials (Collaterals) with its interactive brochure in the prestigious Pearl Awards. Meanwhile, the Association of Tourism Officers of Rizal was voted Most Outstanding Tourism Organization.

One of the country’s earliest resort towns, Antipolo 7,194.182 same day arrivals in 2018, which is tenth among domestic destinations.

The capital of Rizal province, the mountain city is known for the iconic Hinulugang Taktak and the Shrine of our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, home to a centuries-old May-time religious pilgrimage, and is immortalized in the folk song “Tayo na sa Antipolo”. Today, the city is known for its farm and garden lodging, inland pool resorts, home-grown gourmet restaurants, hotels with an overlooking view of Metro Manila and Laguna Lake, wellness spas, art galleries, and special interest attractions.

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