Vietnam wins multiple tourism awards

On November 11, in Oman, as part of the final gala of the World Trade Awards 2022, Vietnam received many titles. It is the world’s premier prestigious award, similar to the Oscars in tourism, which recognizes, rewards and honors outstanding names in all areas of the global tourism industry.

In concrete terms, the island of Phu Quoc (Kien Giang province) overtook six others, including so-called “paradise” islands such as Zanzibar in Tanzania, and Lofoten in Norway, to win the title of island with the most attractive.

Phu Quoc is the largest island in Vietnam with an area of ​​567 square kilometers. It was the first island in the country to become an island city in 2021. According to the local tourism department, travelers to the island could reach 7.6 million in 2022, including 223,000 foreign travelers, while the figure of tourism business is expected to reach 10.5 VND. billion.

Phu Quoc tourism works received honors from WTA. The JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort, for example, won the award for the world’s best wedding resort, for the third time in the past three years.

Hanoi, Moc Chau and Tam Dao were named as the world’s top city for short-term tourism, the world’s top natural destination and the world’s top urban destination, respectively.

This is the first time that Tam Dao, a city in Vinh Phuc province, has received an award from the WTA. To win the title of the world’s top urban destination, Tam Dao competed with other destinations, including Hana (Maui, Hawaii in the United States), Shirakawa-go (Ono, Gifu, Japan) and five other cities in Czechia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Nepal, United States and New Zealand.

During the WTA 2022, many Vietnamese companies were honored. Sun Group won eight awards for three hotels and resorts (World’s Leading Design Hotel; World’s Leading Eco-Resort; World’s Leading Luxury Wedding Resort) and two entertainment destinations.

Graham Cooke, Chairman of the WTA (Global Tourism Alliance), said that over the past decade, the tourism industry in Vietnam has had creative ideas realized by companies and developed in Phu Quoc and some provinces. .

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