GMA News TV’s “Biyahe ni Drew” took home the Best Travel Oriented TV Show at the 1st Philippine Tourism Industry Awards held last Nov. 7 at OKADA Manila. Its host Drew Arellano, in turn, was recognized as the Best Travel Oriented TV Show Host.
“Biyahe ni Drew” is a weekly, one-hour travel and adventure program under GMA Public Affairs that shows viewers that even with a limited budget and in just a couple of days, anyone can have a memorable vacation in the Philippines and abroad.
Since its launch in 2013, “Biyahe ni Drew” has been hailed thrice as the Best Travel Show by the Philippine Movie Press Club (2014, 2015, and 2016,) with Drew Arellano earning his third Best Travel Show Host award just recently. Drew was also recognized as the first Tourism Star by the Department of Tourism in 2015.
At this year’s Catholic Mass Media Awards, “Biyahe ni Drew” also won as Best Adult Educational/Cultural Program. It has also received a number of awards and recognitions from local universities for its contribution to Philippine tourism.
The Philippine Tourism Industry Awards (PH Tourism Awards) aims to recognize individuals, organizations and business establishments with significant contributions to the overall tourism activities in the Philippines. It is organized by the United Stars Events and Exhibitions Corporation.