News roundup: The Philippines vies for 7 world tourism awards, and other headlines


For PropertyGuru’s news roundup, the Philippines earned seven nominations at the prestigious 2024 World Travel Awards (WTA). In other headlines, here are some of Thailand’s most opulent resorts, and know the similarities and differences between construction companies and property developers.

The Philippines vies for 7 world tourism awards

The Philippines earned seven nominations at the prestigious 2024 World Travel Awards (WTA), sustaining its streak as an internationally recognized tourist destination after bagging several awards from the same body over the past years.

This year, the country is nominated as Asia’s Leading Beach Destination, Asia’s Leading Dive Destination, and Asia’s Leading Island Destination.

The historic Walled City of Intramuros was also nominated anew as Asia’s Leading Tourist Attraction, Boracay as Asia’s Leading Luxury Island Destination, and Cebu as Asia’s Leading Wedding Destination.

Meanwhile, the Department of Tourism (DOT) was nominated anew as Asia’s Leading Tourist Board.

In a PNA news release, DOT Secretary Christina Frasco said, “We express gratitude to WTA for providing the Philippines a platform to continuously showcase our diverse tourism offerings not only within Asia but on the global stage, but most importantly, we express our thanks to our tourism stakeholders who continue to safeguard the myriad of tourism gems in the Philippines for all the world to love and enjoy.”

Thailand’s suite spots: The most opulent stay options at remarkable resorts around the country

Thailand’s accommodation scene stands out for its remarkable depth and versatility, catering to diverse tastes and preferences. And that’s an adage that can be applied to its showpiece villas and suites, the pick of the stays at the country’s top resorts.

From luxurious beach and urban retreats to heritage and design-led options that ooze desirability, CNA presents some of the finest suite spots Thailand has to offer.

What is the difference between a construction company and property developer ?

Construction companies and property developers are two distinct types of real estate businesses, albeit with some overlap in their functions. In simple terms, construction companies build properties while developers handle the financial and planning aspects of real estate projects. But in reality, the line between these two industries is more nuanced. looks at the definitions of each, how to start each type of business, their major differences and similarities, and other details to clarify their unique roles in the real estate ecosystem.

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