In another post I have just asked for suggestions on potential up and comers for Philippines tourism in 2013.
As we look forward, it's also good to briefly reflect and look back.
I invite TA members to nominate a Philippines tourism success story for 2012.
My nomination would be how the major hotel chains are now starting to take Philippines seriously as a destination for new hotel investment, a trend that may grow if the excellent Philippines economic growth of 2012 can continue, which is by no means certain as it has to in part rely on trade with other nations.
Here is an interesting TA discussion on new hotels underway in Philippines: