Vietnam has received over 40 awards at the 29th World Travel Awards (WTA), including Asia’s Leading Destination 2022 and Asia’s Leading Nature Destination 2022. WTA announced the winners for Asia and Oceania 2022 last night in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.
“Amazing natural beauty combined with world-class levels of hospitality earned Vietnam the title of Asia’s Leading Destination,” WTA wrote on Instagram.
Vietnamese cities were also given recognitions: Ho Chi Minh City was announced Asia's Leading Business Travel Destination, while Hanoi won Asia's Leading City Break Destination. Hoi An was also named Asia's Leading Cultural City Destination, Da Nang was Asia's Leading Festival & Event Destination, and the mountainous district of Moc Chau bagged Asia's Leading Regional Nature Destination.
Vietnam National Administration of Tourism won Asia's Leading Tourist Board 2022 award.
Vietnam’s national flag carrier came out on top bringing home two major titles: Asia's Leading Airline Brand and Asia's Leading Airline - Economy Class. In a Facebook post, Vietnam Airlines expressed its appreciation to the award-giving body.
“The World Travel Award in 2022 is a meaningful acknowledgment of Vietnam Airlines' products, services, and brand by customers, domestic and international experts. This trust has been the most significant success and the most powerful drive for Vietnam Airlines to continue to REACH FURTHER,” reads the post.
Bamboo Airways bagged Asia's Leading Regional Airline award.
On the same evening, Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism was recognized as Asia's Leading City Tourist Board 2022. Asia's Leading Tour Operator award was given to Vietravel, while the Sun Hospitality Group bagged Asia's Leading Hospitality Development Company title. Ha Long International Cruise Port received Asia's Leading Cruise Port award.
Accommodations always complete the travel experience. And Vietnam is known for its premier and outstanding hotels are resorts in whichever part of the country you visit. WTA recognized some of the finest brands in the hospitality industry.
Mường Thanh Luxury Nha Trang Hotel received Asia's Leading Beach Hotel award, Amanoi earned Asia's Leading Boutique Beach Resort, InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort as Asia's Leading Green Resort, The Grand Ho Tram Resort & Casino was awarded as Asia's Leading Fully Integrated Resort, and Six Senses Con Dao as Asia's Leading Honeymoon Resort.
In addition, Hotel de la Coupole - MGallery won Asia's Leading Design Hotel award, Capella Hanoi named Asia's Leading Luxury Boutique Hotel, and Hôtel des Arts Saigon, MGallery Collection, bagged Asia's Leading Lifestyle Hotel award. Asia's Leading Luxury Resort & Spa 2022 was awarded to JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa.
Here’s a list of the rest of the winners:
Asia's Leading National Park 2022 - Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam
Asia's Leading Regional Airport 2022 - Van Don International Airport
Asia's Leading Entertainment Resort 2022 -Hoi An Memories Resort & Spa, Vietnam
Asia's Leading Family Beach Resort 2022 - New World Phu Quoc Resort, Vietnam
Asia's Leading Hospitality Development Company 2022 - Sun Hospitality Group
Asia's Leading Hotel Residences 2022
Premier Residences Phu Quoc Emerald Bay, Vietnam - Asia's Leading Integrated Tourism Group 2022
Sun Group - Asia's Leading Lifestyle Resort 2022
Ville De Mont Mountain Resort, Vietnam
Asia's Leading Luxury Beach Resort 2022 - Banyan Tree Lăng Cô, Vietnam
Asia's Leading Luxury Family Resort 2022 - InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort, Vietnam
Asia's Leading Luxury Hotel Villa 2022 - Bai Bac Bay Villa @ InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam
Asia's Leading Luxury Resort 2022 - InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam
Asia's Leading Luxury Wedding Resort 2022 - JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay Resort & Spa, Vietnam
Asia's Leading New Resort 2022 - Regent Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Asia's Leading Retreat 2022 - Avana Retreat, Vietnam
Asia's Leading Riverfront Hotel 2022 - Vinpearl Luxury Landmark 81, Vietnam
Asia's Leading Seaplane Operator 2022 - Hai Au Aviation
Asia's Leading Themed Resort 2022 - Mercure Danang French Village Bana Hills, Vietnam
Asia's Leading Villa Resort 2022 - Premier Village Phu Quoc Resort, Vietnam
Asia's Leading Water Park 2022 - Aquatopia Water Park, Vietnam
Asia's Most Romantic Resort 2022 - Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam
It was in June this year when WTA announced that Vietnam was shortlisted in ten categories for its excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries. Dubbed the Oscars of the travel industry, WTA is the most prestigious awards program, celebrating leaders in tourism.
This is the second time Vietnam has hosted the WTA Asia and Oceania Gala Ceremony. The first time was in 2019 in Phu Quoc.