• DOT celebrates PH’s victory as World’s Leading Dive Destination and Tourist Attraction for Intramuros in 2020

    Manila, Philippines — The Philippines’ dive sites and Intramuros once again bagged accolades at the 27th World Travel Awards. The award-giving body recognized the Philippines as the World’s Leading Dive Destination and Intramuros as the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction in 2020.

    San Agustin Church and Museum in Intramuros photo via DepositPhotos

    “We are incredibly grateful for the recognitions given to the Philippines’ magnificent dive sites and the beautifully-restored heritage site of Intramuros at the 27th World Travel Awards. We will continue to promote sustainable, inclusive, and world-class tourism, especially now as we slowly reopen our attractions to more domestic

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  • GHM Appoints Ilkin Ilyaszade as Vice President of Operations and Pre-Opening Services

    GHM has appointed Ilkin Ilyaszade as Vice President of
    Operations and Pre-Opening
    Services.

    In his new role, Ilkin will oversee the development
    new properties such as The Chedi Aquarius Koh Chang, Thailand and The Chedi
    Khorfakkan, United Arab Emirates.


    Ilkin has substantial experience working within
    the hospitality industry in Asia Pacific.

    He opened 10 hotels and resorts across
    Asia and the Middle East for Banyan Tree and Pan Pacific over the
    past 15 years.

    He worked as resort manager of the Four
    Seasons Resort at Jimbaran Bay in Bali, Indonesia and spent eleven years with
    Banyan Tree, in Maldives, Thailand,

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