Vietnam wins big at World Travel Awards
The capital city of Hanoi won the “Asia's Leading City Destination 2023” and Asia's Leading City Break Destination 2023” awards, while Ha Giang province was honored as “Asia's Leading Emerging Tourism Destination 2023”.
The 2023 World Travel Awards (WTA)’ Asia & Oceania gala ceremony was held in Ho Chi Minh City on September 6. This year, Vietnam tourism continues to reap many prestigious awards in more than 40 categories. Vietnam was honoured as Asia’s Leading Destination for the fifth time and Asia’s Leading Nature Destination for the second consecutive time (in 2022 and 2023).
To receive this year’s award, Vietnam surpassed many "heavy" candidates in the region such as China, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea (RoK), Malaysia, Singapore. The award once again affirmed the brand and special attraction of Vietnam Tourism in the eyes of international tourists and friends.
This year, Vietnam National Authority of Tourism (VNAT) continues to receive the “Asia's Leading Tourist Board” Award after surpassing many outstanding nominees including Japan, the RoK, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and India. This is the fourth time the VNAT has been honoured with this prestigious award after 2017, 2021 and 2022.
Two famous Vietnamese cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, continued to win double awards. The capital city of Hanoi won the “Asia's Leading City Destination 2023” and Asia's Leading City Break Destination 2023” awards. Hanoi municipal Department of Tourism received the title "Asia's Leading City Tourist Board” for the first time.
Meanwhile, Ha Giang and Ha Nam provinces were honoured as “Asia's Leading Emerging Tourism Destination 2023” and “Asia’s Leading Regional Cultural Destination 2023”, respectively. The ancient city of Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam maintains the title of “Asia’s Leading Cultural City Destination 2023”.