Vietnam named Asia’s leading culinary destination

NDO – The 26th World Travel Awards for Asia and Oceania chosen Vietnam as “Asia’s Leading Culinary Destination” at a ceremony held on October 12 on Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province.


It is the first time the country has achieved this honor, though Vietnamese cuisine has already won considerable praise from international tourists and got rave reviews from prestigious travel magazines.

This year, Vietnam was also "Asia’s Leading Destination," and "Asia’s Leading Cultural Destination," while the ancient town of Hoi An was named "Asia’s Leading Cultural City Destination".

In addition, many domestic travel companies also received the prestigious awards at the ceremony.

The awards are evidence confirming that the attraction of Vietnam’s tourism is increasingly spreading on the world tourism map, meanwhile it is also an opportunity to promote Vietnam’s image to the international tourism community.

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 issued based on votes by the public and travel professionals from across the globe.