Vietnam has made the shortlist for up to 11 categories in the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA) 2020.
Hoi An city in the central province of Quang Nam was chosen to be in the race for Asia’s Leading Cultural City Destination.
Accordingly, the country has been listed amongst the nominees in the Asia region as the Leading Culinary Destination, Leading Cultural Destination, Leading Destination, Leading Heritage Destination, Leading Nature Destination, Leading River Cruise Destination, Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination and Leading Youth Travel Destination.
The capital city Hanoi was shortlisted as Asia’s Leading City Break Destination while the ancient city of Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam was chosen to be in the race for Asia’s Leading Cultural City Destination.
In addition, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism was in the running for Asia's Leading Tourist Board.
The WTA is calling on industry professionals and consumers worldwide to vote for the finest travel and tourism brands across the world in all seven regions of Africa, Asia, Europe, Indian Ocean, North America, Middle East and Oceania.
In order to cast their vote for Vietnam, audiences can access https://www.worldtravelawards.com/nominees/2020/asia. The vote will close on September 24.
The WTA was launched in 1993 to acknowledge excellence in the travel and tourism industry. Heralded as the "travel industry's equivalent of the Oscars" by The Wall Street Journal, the awards are issued based on votes by the public and travel professionals from across the globe.
Previously, the 26th World Travel Awards for Asia and Oceania chosen Vietnam as "Asia’s Leading Culinary Destination” at a ceremony held in October 2019 in Kien Giang Province.
Vietnam was also named Asia’s Leading Destination, and Asia’s Leading Cultural Destination, while the ancient town of Hoi An won the title of Asia’s Leading Cultural City Destination.
The country was then honoured as a World Leading Heritage Destination 2019 by the WTA at an awards ceremony in November in Oman.
Located at a height of nearly 1,400m above the sea level, Suoi Giang has a cool weather around the year. The average temperature in the area is lower than the rest of Van Tran district and Nghia Lo township by 8-10 degrees Celsius.
Autumn is the harvesting season of “tao meo” (also known as son tra (Docynia indica, a kind of pome) – a specialty fruit in the Northwestern mountainous region. In Yen Bai, tao meo is mostly cultivated in Mu Cang Chai and Tram Tau districts.
Mu Cang Chai terraced field run is a race for marathon lovers. They can challenge themselves across wild and harsh mountain passes and peaceful villages lying on high mountains, while getting immersed in the fresh air, the nature, and the aroma of ripening rice at the special national relic site of Mu Cang Chai terraced fields in Yen Bai province.
Amid the complicated developments of COVID-19 pandemic, in order to protect the “green zone” status for the province, Yen Bai has restricted locals from traveling outside the locality as well as people from other localities from entering the province. Many local families have chosen to visit sites in the province to ensure safety and enjoy their vacations in weekends.