The World Travel Awards 2023 (WTA) Asia-Pacific ceremony was held in Ho Chi Minh City on the evening of September 6, 2023.
The Hanoi Department of Tourism won the award of Asia’s Leading City Tourist Board at the WTA for the first time. Photo: WTA
Hanoi has been honored with three awards, including Asia’s Leading City Destination 2023, Asia’s Leading City Break Destination 2023, and Asia’s Leading City Tourist Board. This is the first time Hanoi’s travel industry regulator, the Hanoi Tourism Department, has received the prestigious Asia’s Leading City Tourist Board award.
According to Dang Huong Giang, Director of the department, the awards Hanoi has received are all in vital categories of the WTA award system, based on criteria related to local tourism activities. She said the awards are significant to the capital’s tourism industry because the inbound market has yet to recover as expected after the Covid-19 pandemic. “The awards can help enhance the brand and reaffirm Hanoi’s important and solid position on the regional tourism map,” she said.
Hanoi’s iconic Hoan Kiem Lake in fall. Photo: Yeu Ha Noi
Established in 1993, the World Travel Awards is recognized worldwide as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence and is considered the “Oscars of the travel industry”. WTA is organized annually to reward and celebrate excellence in all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry, including airlines, hotels, resorts, travel agencies, tourist attractions, and others. 2023 will mark the 30th anniversary of this prestigious award. Vietnam Tourism is honored to be nominated in 13 major categories this year.