Quang Binh’s Tan Hoa tourism village listed among world’s best
PSNews - The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced its list of Best Tourism Villages 2023. Tan Hoa tourism village in the central province of Quang Binh has been named among the best ones.
According to UNWTO, the accolade recognizes villages that are leading the way in nurturing rural areas and preserving landscapes, cultural diversity, local values, and culinary traditions.
In this third edition 54 villages from all regions were selected from almost 260 applications. Tan Hoa is the only from Vietnam among the 260 applicants from 60 countries seeking the title.
The Vietnam National Authority of Tourism under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said that Tan Hoa was recognized for its diverse and outstanding cultural and natural resources, as well as its commitments and actions to comply with the sustainable tourism principles.
Over the past years, local residents have engaged in tourism activities to help sustainably reduce poverty in this mountainous village. With support from businesses, Tan Hoa has become a weather-adaptive tourism village with many unique and typical tourism products.
According to Vice Chairman of the Quang Binh Provincial People’s Committee Ho An Phong, such prestigious award would help to promote the local tourism industry, making Tan Hoa village a key tourism center in the Northwest region of Quang Binh Province.
Launched in 2021, the Best Tourism Villages by UNWTO initiative is part of the UNWTO Tourism for Rural Development Programme. The Programme works to foster development and inclusion in rural areas, combat depopulation, advance innovation and value chain integration through tourism and encourage sustainable practices.