Vietnam Wins Awards at World Travel Awards 2022
|Vietnam has been honoured as Asia's Leading Destination 2022 and Asia's Leading Nature Destination 2022.
Vietnam was honoured as Asia's Leading Destination 2022 and Asia's Leading Nature Destination 2022. UNESCO-recognised World Heritage site Hoi An won in the category of Asia's Leading Cultural City Destination 2022. The capital of Hanoi became Asia’s Leading City Break Destination 2022, while Ho Chi Minh City won in the category of Asia’s Leading Business Travel Destinations 2022, according to the VOV.
The World Travel Awards 2022 also honoured Da Nang city as Asia’s Leading Festival & Event Destination 2022, Vietnam Airlines as Asia’s Leading Airline Brand 2022, as well as several hotels and tourist resorts in Vietnam.
The World Travel Awards 2022 themed “Southern Journey” focuses on nine categories in the fields of airlines, destinations, entertainment parks, yachts, hotels and resorts, travel agencies and tour operators, among others.
Addressing the awards ceremony, Phan Van Mai, head of the Ho Chi Minh City government, noted that this year's awards ceremony marked an important milestone in the history of the tourism industry in Vietnam and the world as it was held at a time when global tourism is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. He said Ho Chi Minh City was proud to host this special event.
“This is a great opportunity to promote the image of beautiful attractive nature and friendly Vietnamese people to the world,” he stressed.
According to Graham Cooke, founder and president of World Travel Award, the organization board this year had received 2.3 million votes from across the globe, that shows ‘expectations of global tourism as well as the mainstream trend of world travelers looking for new passions and quality services’. He also singled out Vietnamese representatives that have won the 2022 awards for reaching world class standards.
The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines won the titles of Asia's Leading Airline - Economy Class and Asia's Leading Airline Brand; while Vietravel Airlines was accredited as Asia's Leading New Airline.
Meanwhile, the Ville De Mont Mountain Resort in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai’s Sa Pa town and Premier Village Ha Long Bay Resort in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh were called onto the stage as Asia's Leading Lifestyle Resort and Asia's Leading Family Villa Resort 2022, respectively.
|Representatives of Vietnam Airlines receive an award at the ceremony (Photo: VNA)
|Representatives of Ville De Mont Mountain Resort at the ceremony (Photo: VNA)
This year, Vietnam received a series of nominations for different categories at the WTA 2022. The country was nominated for awards in the Asian region for Leading Destination, Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination, Leading Heritage Destination, Leading Cultural Destination, Leading Nature Destination, Leading Youth Travel Destination and Leading Beach Destination, reported the VNA.
The capital city of Hanoi was shortlisted as Asia’s Leading City Break Destination and Asia’s Leading Cultural City Destination.
Last year, Vietnam won the title of Asia’s Leading Destination at the World Travel Awards, and was honoured as Asia’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination, and the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism as Asia’s Leading Tourist Board 2021.
The WTA was launched in 1993 to acknowledge excellence in the travel and tourism industry. Heralded as the “travel industry’s equivalent of the Oscars” by the Wall Street Journal, the awards are based on votes from the public and travel professionals across the globe.
This is the second time that Vietnam has been chosen as a destination for the gala ceremony following the first time in Phu Quoc, Kien Giang province.
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