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The Masungi Georeserve in Rizal, Philippines.

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Philippine georeserve with giant ‘web’ shortlisted for world tourism award

 

DUBAI – A georeserve with a giant “web” in the Philippines has made it to a shortlist of 15 finalists in the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Tourism for Tomorrow award.

The Masungi Georeserve in the Philippine province of Rizal is the only Philippine destination in the shortlist to compete for the destination Stewardship Award.

Other finalists include Brazil’s Grupo Rio de Prata and St. Kitts and Nevis’ Sustainable Destination Council.

The Philippines’ geotourism destination is located off Marcos Highway in Baras town. The conservation area is popular with adventure-seeking tourists.

Masungi, which means “spiked”, is famous for its rustic rock garden within the forests of Rizal province. The georeserve has constructed a web-like viewing platform for visitors.

The Tourism for Tomorrow 2019 awardees, is divided into four categories: Climate Action, Investing in People, Destination Stewardship, Social Impact and Changemakers.

Winners will be announced at the 19th WTTC Global Summit in Seville, Spain in April. GAD/Expat Media

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