The deadline for submission of entries will be on July 20, 2024 (Saturday), 11:59 PM.

Who we are

Association of tourism officers of the philippines

The Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines (ATOP) is a dynamic and organized association that brings together tourism officers from across the Philippines. Founded with the vision of unifying the collective needs and aspirations of tourism officers, ATOP serves as a vital platform for collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and professional development within the tourism industry

ATOP commits itself to inculcate the Culture of Tourism”

A dynamic and pro‐active tourism organization, responsive to the challenges of the industry towards nation building

What Happened at ATOP 2023

Watch as ATOP celebrate it's 24th National Convention held in Boracay.

RATIONALE

Recognition of exceptional practices, projects and innovations must be a vital part of a fast growing and dynamic organization such as the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines, Inc.
Recognizing men and women behind this great contribution in our community and the tourism industry sends a strong message to all of us that creative works and exceptional services and its cause are not going to be ignored or taken for granted but instead it should be noticed and recognized and will be publicized to provide visibility and recognition as rewards for such noble deeds.

In partnership with the Department of Tourism, the Best Tourism Practices
Awards was born in 2005 when it was launched during the 6th ATOP National Convention held in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental to institutionalize the annual system of recognition. With hope that this award will celebrate the best in the tourism industry that each one of us is collectively doing and contributing to the society at large, this shall be an award-giving-body that honors the great efforts made by the people in the tourism industry, most especially the Local Government Units. In 2023, the ATOP Pearl Awards has shifted to electronic submissions. This innovation prompted those distant areas to participate in the submission of their virtual bid books online through the ATOP website.

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Rationale

Recognition of exceptional practices, projects and innovations must be a vital part of a fast growing and dynamic organization such as the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines, Inc.

Recognizing men and women behind this great contribution in our community and the tourism industry sends a strong message to all of us that creative works and exceptional services and its cause are not going to be ignored or taken for granted but instead it should be noticed and recognized and will be publicized to provide visibility and recognition as rewards for such noble deeds.

In partnership with the Department of Tourism, the Best Tourism Practices Awards was born in 2005 when it was launched during the 6th ATOP National Convention held in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental to institutionalize the annual system of recognition. With hope that this award will celebrate the best in the tourism industry that each one of us is collectively doing and contributing to the society at large, this shall be an award-giving-body which honors the great efforts made by the people in the tourism industry, most especially the Local Government Units. In 2023, the ATOP Pearl Awards has shifted to electronic submissions. This innovation prompted those distant areas to participate in the submission of their virtual bid books online through the ATOP website.

ATOP Pearl Awardee 2023

BEST CULTURAL FESTIVAL | SORSOGON

KASANGGAYAHAN FESTIVAL PANTOMINA SA TINAMPO

Every October of each year, the Kasanggayahan Festival is celebrated in Sorsogon in commemoration of its foundation as a separate Province, independent from Albay, of which it used to be part.Β 

BEST CULTURAL AND ARTS

THE ESTABLISHMENT OF BINAN HERITAGE DISTRICT: AN AXIS OF CULTURE AND THE ARTS IN THE SOUTH

Nestled in rapid development, Binan exudes life and progress. This dynamic city is fueled by a determination to bolster its economy and enhance the quality of life for its people.
BEST RELIGIOUS FESTIVAL | MANILA

TRASLACION 2022: A TRANSFORMATIVE RELIGIOUS EVENT

Nestled in rapid development, Binan exudes life and progress. This dynamic city is fueled by a determination to bolster its economy and enhance the quality of life for its people.
BEST PRACTICES IN COMMUNITY-BASED TOURISM | LGU SAN JOSE, OCCIDENTAL MINDORO

MANGYAN COMMUNITY OF BARANGAY NAIBUAN

As a tourism dependent destination, the municipality of San Jose is indeed one of the best places to travel. From its plethora of tourist attractions, diverse culture, colorful and unique products, and worldclass talents, there is nothing you would ask for in San Jose.

BEST TOURISM-ORIENTED LGU | PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT OF ILOCOS NORTE |

MANGYAN COMMUNITY OF BARANGAY NAIBUAN

In the face of a global pandemic, Ilocos Norte emerged not merely as a resilient province but as a worthy example of how a strategic and holistic tourism development can lay the bedrock of genuine recovery. Our past experiences taught us that the path to recovery requires unity, inclusivity, and a firm commitment to our people and the environment.

RATIONALE

Recognition of exceptional practices, projects and innovations must be a vital part of a fast growing and dynamic organization such as the Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines, Inc.
Recognizing men and women behind this great contribution in our community and the tourism industry sends a strong message to all of us that creative works and exceptional services and its cause are not going to be ignored or taken for granted but instead it should be noticed and recognized and will be publicized to provide visibility and recognition as rewards for such noble deeds.

In partnership with the Department of Tourism, the Best Tourism Practices
Awards was born in 2005 when it was launched during the 6th ATOP National Convention held in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental to institutionalize the annual system of recognition. With hope that this award will celebrate the best in the tourism industry that each one of us is collectively doing and contributing to the society at large, this shall be an award-giving-body that honors the great efforts made by the people in the tourism industry, most especially the Local Government Units. In 2023, the ATOP Pearl Awards has shifted to electronic submissions. This innovation prompted those distant areas to participate in the submission of their virtual bid books online through the ATOP website.

Maligayang Kaarawan

Pagbati mula sa Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines, Inc.

ATOP's Silver Anniversary

soon in the land of Dreamweavers

π‘€π‘–π‘›π‘‘π‘Žπ‘›π‘Žπ‘œ is the second largest island in the Philippine archipelago. It is also a home of a beautiful tapestry of multi-cultural communities with amiably stunning beaches and landscape areas including the remarkable cascading waterfalls and the ethereal backdrop of serene lakes and pink lotus gardens in South Cotabato. As one would expect, the Province of South Cotabato is nicknamed the β€œπ‘³π’‚π’π’… 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π‘«π’“π’†π’‚π’Žπ’˜π’†π’‚π’—π’†π’“π’”β€ due to its association with its Indigenous People’s intricate weaving traditions that have deep spiritual and cultural significance.

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