Vietnam has been nominated for multiple categories at the annual 2020 World Travel Awards (WTA), a prestigious international awards program for the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries.
It was nominated for eight awards in the Asian region for Leading Culinary Destination, Leading Cultural Destination, Leading Destination, Leading Heritage Destination, Leading Nature Destination, Leading River Cruise Destination, Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination, and Leading Youth Travel Destination.
The capital city of Hanoi was shortlisted as Asia’s Leading City Break Destination, while the ancient city of Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam was nominated for Asia’s Leading Cultural City Destination.
In addition, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) was in the running for Asia’s Leading Tourist Board.
The VNAT is calling for votes in the categories of Asia’s Leading City Break Destination, Leading Culinary Destination, Leading Destination, and Leading Heritage Destination.
To cast votes for Vietnam, audiences can access https://www.worldtravelawards.com. The voting will close on September 24.
Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards, dubbed the 'Oscars of the travel industry' by The Wall Street Journal, have been held annually to honor the best service providers in the fields of travel and tourism.
The awards are decided on by an international jury of hospitality experts, mainly from the World Travel and Tourism Council, and by votes from the public.
Previously, the 2019 World Travel Awards for Asia and Oceania chose Vietnam as 'Asia’s Leading Culinary Destination' at a regional ceremony held in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang in October.
Vietnam was also named Asia’s Leading Destination and Asia’s Leading Cultural Destination while Hoi An won the title of Asia’s Leading Cultural City Destination.
The country was then honored as a World Leading Heritage Destination in 2019 by the WTA in the grand final in November in Oman.