ASEAN Tourism Award honours Vietnam's 20 localities and units

Thursday, 2022-01-20 17:04:45
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Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Doan Van Viet and representatives of localities and units received the award. (Photo: Vietnam National Administration of Tourism)
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NDO - Despite the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam's tourism industry continues to receive valuable awards this year. Vietnam has up to 20 localities and units honoured in the ASEAN Tourism Award.

Within the framework of the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2022, on the evening of January 19, the awards ceremony was solemnly held in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

The ASEAN Tourism Awards is an annual event, held to honour localities and units with high-quality tourism products and services, contributing to the sustainable development of tourist destinations throughout the ASEAN region.

This is also an opportunity for tourism businesses, as well as local tourism organisations to effectively market their tourism business activities and contribute to promoting the national tourism brand.

At this year's awards ceremony, 20 localities and units of Vietnam, were honoured to receive awards in several categories.

Among them, three localities received the ASEAN Clean Tourist City Standard, including Ha Long City in Quang Ninh province, Da Lat City in Lam Dong province, and Vung Tau City in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province.

Pullman Vung Tau Hotel in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province, alongside Aristo Hotel in Lao Cai, Flamingo Cat Ba Hotel & Resort in Hai Phong, Silk Path Hue Hotel in Thua Thien-Hue, and Anya Quy Nhon Hotel in Binh Dinh, were given the ASEAN MICE Venue Standard (Category Meeting Room).

Meanwhile, Flamingo Dai Lai in Vinh Phuc, FLC Som Son - Thanh Hoa, Vinpearl South Hoi An Resort in Quang Nam, Dalat Palace Hotel in Lam Dong, and Pytopia Cetre in Phu Yen, were also honoured ASEAN MICE Venue Standard (Category Exhibition Venue).

Furthermore, Minera Hot Spring Binh Chau Resort was given the ASEAN Green Hotel Standard title, together with four other places located nationwide, such as H’Mong Village in Ha Giang, Vedana Lagoon Resort & Spa in Thua Thien-Hue, Amiana in Khanh Hoa, and Can Tho Ecolodge in Can Tho.

ASEAN Sustainable Tourism Awards went to Thai Hai Reserve Area of Ecological Houses-on-stilts Ethnic Village in Thai Nguyen province (Rural Category) and Hue city tour - A destination of five heritages of Hue Monuments Conservation Centre (Thua Thien Hue province) (Urban Category).

With the number of awards honoured at ATF 2022, Vietnam's tourism has continued to position itself within the region and is an affirmation of a safe and sustainable destination for international tourists.