Baguio, Ilagan among ASEAN Clean Tourist City awardees for 2022

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, January 20) — Baguio and Ilagan have been recognized as among ASEAN's clean tourist cities in this year's Association of Southeast Asian Nations Tourism Standards Awards, the Department of Tourism said Thursday.

In a statement, the DOT confirmed several hotels and meetings, incentives, convention, and exhibition (MICE) venues also received awards.

Among these are Nobu Hotel, Nuwa Hotel, Hyatt Regency and Conrad Manila, which bagged the ASEAN Green Hotel Award.

Meanwhile, the ASEAN MICE Venue Award's top five winners included Conrad Manila's Forbes Ballroom, Quest Plus Conference Center Clark's Magellan Ballroom, and Baguio Country Club's William Cameron Forbes Ballroom.

Astoria Palawan's Mangrove Conference and Convention Center and Widus (Clark Marriott Hotel) Marriott Grand Ballroom were also recognized in the venue award's meeting room category.

The World Trade Center in Metro Manila and the Cordillera Convention Hall in Baguio City likewise emerged as MICE Venue awardees under the exhibition venue category.

"The current health crisis is a bane of the industry. Nevertheless, local tourism offices and our stakeholders aren't backing down from this. By collaborating to help find solutions, they have proven that they can adapt despite the current limitations on their operations," said DOT chief Bernadette Romulo-Puyat.