Hanoi honoured as Asia’s Leading City Break Destination hinh anh 1Sightseeing tour around Hanoi on a double-decker bus. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi – Hanoi was honoured as Asia’s Leading
City Break Destination at the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2022 – Region: Asia
& Oceania held in Ho Chi Minh City on September 7, according to the Hanoi
Department of Tourism.

The category evaluates the attractiveness of short leisure
vacations and urban experience of Asia cities.

The capital city has been named among Trip
Advisor’s top 25 popular destinations in Asia and sixth in the global list this
year

The world’s largest travel site wrote the city has “aged
well, preserving the Old Quarter, monuments and colonial architecture, while
making room for modern developments alongside”.

It also ranked first among the 10 cheapest cities to live in
the world selected by the United States’ World Packers. The city is described
as a multicultural and historical city known for architecture, street food,
nightlife, and vast history.

Together with HCM City and Phu Quoc Island, Hanoi was listed
among the world’s 100 greatest places to explore on earth in 2021 by the US
Time magazine.

The city was also on the list of the “Best Cities for a
Workation” released by the UK travel website Holidu, ranking 18th among the 147
cities globally, and named among the top 50 cities responding the best to the
COVID-19 pandemic by the UK’s Deep Knowledge Analytics.

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.

Hanoi honoured as Asia’s Leading City Break Destination hinh anh 2The World Travel Awards (WTA) 2022 – Region: Asia & Oceania is held in Ho Chi Minh City on September 7. (Photo: VNA)

In addition to Hanoi, national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines
won the titles of Asia’s Leading Airline – Economy Class and Asia’s Leading
Airline Brand this year, while Vietravel Airlines was accredited as Asia’s
Leading New Airline.

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./.