Ho Chi Minh City to host the 2022 World Travel Awards (WTA) Asia and Oceania Gala Ceremony on September 8, launched to recognize excellence in the travel and tourism industry
On its website, the WTA described HCM City as a boundless energy metropolis that brings together both old and new Vietnam.
“Wander through alleys and markets, explore temples and discover designer shopping malls under skyscrapers in this fascinating fusion of different worlds,” he said.
This year, Vietnam 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, main cultural destination, the main nature destination. , No. 1 travel destination for young people and No. 1 beach destination.
The capital, Hanoi, has been shortlisted as Asia’s top city vacation destination and Asia’s top cultural city destination.
Last year, Vietnam won the title of Asia’s leading destination at the World Travel Awards, and was honored with the title of Asia’s leading sustainable tourism destination and the National Tourism Administration of Vietnam as the Asia’s leading tourist board 2021.
The WTA was launched in 1993 to recognize excellence in the travel and tourism industry. Announced 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 around the world.
The event is scheduled to take place ahead of the 16th Ho Chi Minh City International Travel Expo (ITE HCMC 2022), which will be held from September 8 to 10 with the participation of more than 1,500 representatives from management agencies, agencies travel, airlines and operators. accommodation and entertainment facilities in Vietnam and abroad.
This is the second time Vietnam has hosted the Asia and Oceania gala ceremony, with Phu Quoc, Vietnam’s largest island off the southern province of Kien Giang, chosen as the venue in 2019.
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