|Phu Quoc, southern Vietnam (Photo: Blog Du Lich)|
As reported by VNS, Vietnam has surpassed other prominent candidates, including Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea and Thailand. The country is hailed as one of Asia’s leading heritage, cultural and culinary destinations.
Among other categories, Vietnam has also been named Asia’s Best Golf Destination 2020 after beating other reputable nominees such as China, Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia.
In the aviation sector, an unprecedented fleet upgrade has helped Vietnam Airlines lift the title of Asia’s Leading Airline – Economy Class, Asia’s Leading Airline – Premium Economy Class 2020 and Asia’s Leading Cultural Airline 2020.
Bamboo Airways was honoured with the title of Asia’s Leading Regional Airline 2020.
Van Don International Airport in the northern province of Quảng Ninh received two titles of Asia’s Leading Airport Lounge 2020 and Asia’s Leading Regional Airport 2020.
In the category of tour operators, Vietravel received the title of Asia’s Leading Tour Operator 2020.
The awards were issued by WTA following a year-long search for the world’s top travel, tourism and hospitality brands.
The InterContinental Da Nang Sun Peninsula Resort in the central city of Đà Nẵng was rewarded with titles Asia’s Leading Luxury Resort 2020, Asia’s Leading Green Resort 2020 and Asia’s Most Romantic Resort 2020.
Meanwhile, InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort was voted as the Asia’s Leading Luxury Family Resort 2020.
According to the WTA, the enchanting mix of French Indochina haute couture in a mountain setting led Hotel de la Coupole, MGallery Sapa to be voted as the Asia’s Leading Design Hotel.
In the newcomer categories, Việt Nam’s Premier Village Ha Long Bay Resort was named Asia’s Leading New Resort 2020.
The WTA was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward, and celebrate excellence across all sectors in the tourism industry.
Each year, the WTA covers the globe with a series of regional gala ceremonies staged to recognize and celebrate individual and collective success within each key geographical region.
The WTA’s gala ceremonies are widely regarded as the best networking opportunities in the travel industry, attended by government and industry leaders, luminaries, and international print and broadcast media.
Earlier in 2019, Vietnam also picked up awards in three categories and Hoi An in one at October 12 ceremony on Phu Quoc Island. The four awards were “Top Destinations in Asia 2019”, “Top Gastronomic Destinations in Asia 2019”, and “Top Cultural Destinations in Asia 2019”, while Hoi An ancient town won the title of “Asia’s Leading Cultural City Destination 2019”.
“It has been an honor to host the WTA,” said Mr. Graham Cooke, Founder of WTA. “We have had the privilege of recognizing many of the leading hotels, airlines, and hospitality providers from across Asia and Oceania and my congratulations go to each of them.”