Vietnamese cities win prime regional honors at World Travel Awards

Vietnamese cities win top regional honors at World Travel Awards

Folks dance with colourful umbrellas on Nguyen Hue pedestrian avenue in downtown HCMC. Photograph by Luu Su Doan

A number of of Vietnam’s main cities and vacationer hubs have gained in varied classes on the 2022 World Travel Awards for the Asia area.

Ho Chi Minh Metropolis beat seven different rivals to win the award for “Asia’s main enterprise travel vacation spot,” the organizers introduced at a ceremony in HCMC on Wednesday night time.

Hanoi was “Asia’s main metropolis break vacation spot” whereas Da Nang was “Asia’s main competition & occasion vacation spot.”

Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake is covered with yellow leaves in autumn season. Photo by Tuan Rau

Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake in Hanoi is roofed with yellow leaves in autumn season. Photograph by Tuan Rau

UNESCO heritage website Hoi An city once more gained the award for “Asia’s main cultural metropolis vacation spot” after successful final 12 months too.

Northern highlands city Moc Chau, residence to the world’s longest glass bridge, was “Asia’s main nature vacation spot.”

The annual awards are primarily based on votes forged by travel trade professionals and the general public.

“HCMC is a formidable cosmopolitan vacation spot, wealthy in historical past and tradition however with a dynamic, forward-thinking outlook,” Graham Cooke, founding father of World Travel Awards, stated.

Vietnam was additionally named “Asia’s main vacation spot” this 12 months. That is the second consecutive time the nation has gained the title.

“Vietnam just isn’t solely a tremendously thrilling vacation spot inside Asia, however I imagine it can quickly change into a tourism epicenter on the worldwide stage,” Cooke stated.

HCMC chairman Phan Van Mai stated the awards are an necessary milestone for Vietnam’s tourism trade put up reopening and proceed to affirm Vietnam’s place on the world tourism map.

The World Travel Awards, launched in 1993, acknowledge excellence within the travel and tourism trade, and have been described because the “travel trade’s equal of the Oscars.”