Vietnam has made the shortlist in ten categories at the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA) 2022, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.
The Southeast Asian country was nominated for eight 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 for two awards, including Asia’s Leading City Break Destination and Asia’s Leading Cultural City Destination.
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.
Last year, Vietnam won the title of Asia’s Leading Destination at the World Travel Awards.
It also honored Vietnam as Asia’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination and the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism as Asia’s Leading Tourist Board 2021.
This year’s voting period will last until August 31.