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Vigan among the Top 21 finalists for New 7 Wonders-Cities of the World

The Heritage City of Vigan has made it to the top 21 official finalists competing for a spot in the New 7 Wonders – Cities of the World. The announcement came last July 8, 2014 by Mr. Bernard Weber, Founder - President of the New 7 Wonders. Vigan is among the finalists which include Bangkok, Barcelona, Beirut, Chicago, Doha, Durban, Havana, Istanbul, Kuala Lumpur, La Paz, London, Mendoza, Mexico City, Mumbai, Perth, Quito, Reykjavik, Saint Petersburg, Seoul and Shenz.
Vigan beat other big cities in the running for the New 7 Wonders Cities of the World such as Athens in Greece, Casablanca in Morocco, Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam, Phnom Penh in Cambodia, Prague in Czech Republic, Quito in Ecuador, Vancouver in Canada, and Kyoto in Japan.
Vigan City Mayor Eva Marie S. Medina thanked all Bigueños and Filipinos around the world for helping Vigan in its bid for the New7 Wonders Cities of the world. She said that the City Government of Vigan will bring the campaign to a higher platform as cam... read more

 

 

World leading cruise eye Vigan as destination

Three of the world’s leading cruise companies like Carnival, Royal Caribbean and Norwegian are eyeing Vigan as cruising destination to help develop the Philippines as a major destination.
Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Cuisia said that these cruise giants have expressed interest and offered advice on how the country can be a destination for cruising tourists. Cuisia added that cruise line executives are particularly interested in Vigan as a notable cruise destination, stating that Vigan is one of the top tourist destinations in the country because of its Spanish - era architectural structures and is currently vying to become one of the New 7 Wonders Cities of the World.
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Vote for Vigan as World’s New 7 Wonders—VP Binay

Vice President Jejomar C. Binay called on the public to vote for Vigan City as one of the New 7 Wonders - Cities of the World. “Vigan reflects our country’s rich culture and history. As Filipinos proud of our own heritage, let us help make Vigan our very own world wonder,” urged Binay.
Vigan is one of 28 finalists in the search. As the lone nominee from the Philippines, it aims to duplicate the success of the Puerto Princesa Underground River, which was named one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature in 2012.
“I hope that by gaining the title, Vigan will be able to attract more local and foreign visitors, and inspire appreciation of our heritage,” the Vice President said.
“This is an opportunity for us to showcase the beauty of our country, and motivate others to protect and preserve their cultural legacy so future generations will be able to appreciate and cherish it,” he added.
To vote, log on to www.new7wonders.com/en/cities and click on the city of your choice./... read more

 

 

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