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World Travel Awards 2022’s Gala Ceremony to be held in HCM City

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Ho Chi Minh City will host the Asia & Oceania Gala Ceremony of the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2022 on September 7, launched to acknowledge excellence in the travel and tourism industry.

World Travel Awards 2022’s Gala Ceremony to be held in HCM City hinh anh 1Ho Chi Minh City will host the Asia & Oceania Gala Ceremony of the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2022 on September 7. (Photo: VNA)


Hanoi –
Ho Chi Minh City will host the
Asia & Oceania Gala Ceremony of the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2022 on September
7, launched to acknowledge excellence in the travel and tourism industry.


On its website, the WTA described HCM City as a
metropolis of boundless energy which draws together both old and new Vietnam.

“Wander through alleys and markets, explore the
temples, and discover the designer malls beneath soaring skyscrapers in this
fascinating fusion of different worlds,” it said.

This year, Vietnam has received a series of
nominations for different categories at the WTA 2022. Specifically, 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.

The capital city of Hanoi was shortlisted as Asia’s
Leading City Break Destination and Asia’s Leading Cultural City Destination.

 
World Travel Awards 2022’s Gala Ceremony to be held in HCM City hinh anh 2Tourists in HCM City (Photo: VNA)

Last year, Vietnam won the title of Asia’s Leading
Destination at the World Travel Awards, and was honoured Vietnam 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.

The event is scheduled to take place ahead of the 16th
International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City (ITE HCMC 2022), to be held from
September 8-10 with the participation of over 1,500 representatives from
management agencies, travel companies, airlines, and operators of accommodation
and entertainment facilities in Vietnam and abroad.

This is the second time Vietnam has played host to
the Asia & Oceania Gala Ceremony, with Phu Quoc, Vietnam’s largest island
off the southern province of Kien Giang, selected as the venue in 2019./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/world-travel-awards-2022s-gala-ceremony-to-be-held-in-hcm-city/236087.vnp

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Ha Nam becomes bright spot on Vietnam’s tourism map

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Ha Nam province’s tourism sector has achieved remarkable results in the post Covid-19 pandemic, with visitor numbers to the northern locality continually setting new records.

Ha Nam boasts favourable conditions for the development of typical tourist products in the Red River Delta. The province is home to many historical, cultural, spiritual, and religious sites.

They possess unique advantages, helping the province reshape its tourism industry and develop more offerings for visitors.

The number of tourists to Ha Nam reached over 3.8 million in the first half of this year, nearly double the number in the same period last year and fulfilling nearly 90% of its annual plan.

Total revenue from tourism was estimated at nearly 114 million USD, or more than double the figure posted in the same period of 2022.

To continue to be a bright spot on Vietnam’s tourist map, Ha Nam is focusing on building a number of typical tourism products, attracting investment in eco-spiritual, resort, and entertainment tourism. It is also trying to connect tours and tourist routes with others elsewhere around Vietnam to create better links for tourism development./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/ha-nam-becomes-bright-spot-on-vietnams-tourism-map/265608.vnp

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Promoting heritage value of Phong Nha -Ke Bang National Park ​

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The Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh province has twice been honored as a World Natural Heritage site. This is a testament to its unique geomorphology and global tourism value, as well as countless efforts of Vietnam to increase awareness in the process of international integration.

Over the past two decades, Quang Binh has worked hard to preserve cultural heritage values of the national park toward the goal of sustainable development.

The management board of the national park has actively cooperated with domestic and foreign organizations to carry out scientific projects to preserve the heritage for the local socio-economic development.

In 2003, experts from the Royal British Cave Association discovered Son Doong – the world’s largest cave in the park. The site is important in caving research in the region, promoting the image of Phong Nha-Ke Bang around the world.

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park has three forms of tourism, including self-exploration, joint venture businesses, and leasing of forest environment services.

The development of tourism services has attracted an increasing number of visitors to the site. In order to ensure both tourism development and sustainable heritage conservation, the park management board is monitoring and assessing the impact of tourism activities on the caves to mitigate negative impacts on the heritage./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/promoting-heritage-value-of-phong-nha-ke-bang-national-park/265604.vnp

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Over 3,000 int’l visitors come to Hanoi for BlackPink concert

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The Hanoi Department of Tourism on August 5 announced that out of 70,000 peopple flocking to Korean girl band Blackpink’s concert at the Hanoi-based My Dinh National Stadium on July 29 and 30, over 3,000 ones are international visitors.

Over 3,000 int'l visitors come to Hanoi for BlackPink concert hinh anh 1Blackpink‘s performance at My Dinh stadium in Hanoi late last month. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi – The Hanoi Department of
Tourism on August 5 announced that out of 70,000 peopple
flocking to Korean girl band Blackpink’s concert at the Hanoi-based My Dinh National Stadium on July 29 and 30, over 3,000 ones are international visitors.

The foreign visitors are mostly from China, Canada, Thailand,
Japan, and Malaysia while Vietnamese fans of Blackpinks are mainly from Hanoi, Ho Chi
Minh City, Hai Phong, Da Nang, and Nha Trang.

During the period, city tour service providers with double-decker buses saw a significantly increased number of clients.
Particularly, the number of service users who booked
online tickets from July 29 to July 31 rose 15% compared to the
previous days. Some hotels, especially in the
areas in the district of Thanh Xuan and Cau Giay around My the Dinh National Stadium
posted a 20% increase in room occupancy compared to the previous weekends.

Search volume for booking in Hanoi during the two days of
BlackPink concert through international booking websites grew by ten
times compared to the previous week, according to Agoda.

The average occupancy rate of the hotels in July 2023 reached 60.8%, up 19.2% over the same period in 2022.

From July 28 to 30, the number of visitors to Hanoi’s tourist
destinations increased by 15-20% compared to the same
period last year.

Specifically, the Temple of Literature – Quoc Tu Giam
welcomed more than 9,600 visitors, the Thang Long Imperial Citadel more than 8,000
visitors, and Bao Son Paradise Park 7,000 visitors.

On July 29 – 30, the total number of tourists to Hanoi
reached more than 170,000, including more than 30,000 international tourists. The city’s total revenue from tourism reached 630 billion VND (25.54 million USD)./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/over-3000-intl-visitors-come-to-hanoi-for-blackpink-concert/265689.vnp

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