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.

In the WTA this year, Vietnam tourism was nominated in 11 different categories for Asian countries.

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 tourism need to visit the World Travel Awards website, register and then vote (each account can only vote once); the voting will be closed on September 24.

The WTA was founded in 1993 and usually referred to as the Oscars of the tourism and travel industry. The awards are held annually to honor outstanding destinations, quality travel service providers in the fields of aviation, hotels and resorts, tour operators, destinations, etc.


Previously, the WTA 2019 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.

Source: Destination Review