Hanoi – The Vietnam
National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) is calling for votes for the country
in the 2023 World Travel Awards, which turn 30 this year.
The voting, at www.worldtravelawards.com,
for the Asian and Oceania regions has been opened and will last through July
23, the VNAT said on February 22.
Among the 13 categories Vietnam has
been nominated for, the VNAT is a nominee for the Asia’s Leading Tourist Board
The country is also nominated for the
awards of Asia’s Leading Heritage Destination, Asia’s Leading Nature
Destination, Asia’s Leading Cultural Destination, Asia’s Leading Beach
Destination, Asia’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination, and Asia’s Leading
Youth Travel Destination.
Besides, Ho Chi Minh City has its name in the list of nominees for the Asia’s
Leading Business Travel Destination award, the Hanoi Department of Tourism and the
HCM City Department of Tourism for Asia’s Leading City Tourist Board, and Hanoi
for Asia’s Leading City Break Destination.
Hoi An of Quang Nam province and Hue
of Thua Thien – Hue province are candidates for the Asia’s Leading Cultural
City Destination title.
Meanwhile, Ha Giang province is among the nominees for the Asia’s Leading
Emerging Tourism Destination award, and Moc Chau of Son La province for Asia’s
Leading Regional Nature Destination.
The VNAT said votes from the community and travellers will create a chance for
Vietnam’s tourism to continue to be honoured at the World Travel Awards, dubbed
“the Oscars of tourism”, and further popularise the country as a hospitable
destination for visitors from far and wide.
Over the last five years, Vietnam has
been honoured as Asia’s Leading Heritage Destination thrice and Asia’s Leading
Destination for four times. The VNAT was voted Asia’s Leading Tourist Board
thrice. The country has also won many other titles of the annual awards.
In 2022, Vietnam won 16 awards
in global categories and 48 others in Asian categories./.