The City of Antipolo bagged major awards in the recent Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) annual national convention held in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte.
Antipolo was adjudged 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 registered 7,194,182 same-day arrivals in 2018, 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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