Vietnam has won in four categories at the World Tourism Awards 2019, including “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”.

The 26th World Travel Awards (WTA) 2019 - Asia and Oceania Gala Ceremony 2019 was held at Vinpearl Convention Center Phu Quoc on Phu Quoc Island on October 12.

“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.”

He also emphasized that the awards are a great advantage for Vietnam to strongly promote its culture and cuisine to the world. “This is the first time Vietnamese cuisine has been recognized by the world-renowned WTA,” said Mr. Nguyen Trung Khanh, Chairman of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT). “It is a worthy achievement of all businesses and tourism management agencies at all levels in particular and of the Vietnamese Government in general.”

The 26th World Tourism Award confirms Vietnam’s position in the region and the world. This is a golden opportunity for the country’s tourism industry to intensify promotions in the future.

The WTA were established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward, and celebrate excellence across all sectors in the tourism industry. Today, the WTA brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of quality, with winners setting the benchmark to which all others aspire. 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.