The country beat out eight other rivals to claim the ‘Asia’s Leading Destination’ award.

Its competitors were China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and Thailand.

It was acknowledged with awards for Asia’s Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination.

The WTA also voted the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism as Asia’s 2021 Leading Tourist Board.

In addition, Hoi An Ancient Town in central Vietnam was honored as Asia’s Leading Cultural Tourist Attraction while UNESCO Heritage Site Ha Long Bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh was also named Asia’s Leading Tourist Attraction.

Cuc Phuong National Park in northern Vietnam was the winner for Asia’s Leading National Park.

Besides, several luxury hotels and resorts in popular tourism hotspots in Vietnam were recognized in multiple categories at the 2021 WTA.

Notably, flag carrier Vietnam Airlines won Asia’s Leading Airline for Economic Class and Leading Cultural Airline titles, while Vietravel was awarded the Asia’s Leading Tour Operator prize.

Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards, dubbed ‘the Oscars of the travel industry’ by The Wall Street Journal, have been annually held to honor the best service providers in the fields of travel and tourism.

The awards are decided on by an international jury of hospitality experts, mainly from the World Travel and Tourism Council.

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