Vietnam Won The Asia’s Leading Tourist Board 2021
On October 19, World Travel Awards (WTA) honored Vietnam as Asia's Leading Sustainable Destination 2021. This is the second time Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) wins Asia’s Leading Tourist Board after the last time in 2017.
Dreamy sunset landscape Halong Bay
Although going through many struggles during the Covid-19 pandemic, Vietnam impressively surpassed Nepal (former winner in 2019 and 2020), Thailand, Laos, and Indonesia. The award not only recognizes the constant effort of VNAT in adapting and recovering tourism activities but also affirms Vietnam’s attractiveness and tourism potential to foreign travelers.
During the epidemic, VNAT has supported travel businesses and employees in many aspects such as fiscal policy, preferential loans, employee subsidy, tax and fee decrease for tourism businesses, a social security policy for tour guides, and so on. Furthermore, VNAT has implemented a pilot program to welcome international tourists and gradually restarted domestic tourism in a safe condition.
At the 28th World Travel Awards, Vietnam received many precious awards including Asia’s Leading Destination, Asia’s Leading Sustainable Destination, Asia's Leading Cultural City Destination 2021 (Hoi An City), Asia’s Leading National Park (Cuc Phuong National Park), Asia’s Leading Tourism Attraction (Ha Long Bay).
Con Dao and Phu Quoc Islands off the southern coast of Vietnam were voted in the list of 10 most stunning islands in Southeast Asia by voters of the US magazine Travel + Leisure.
Six Senses Con Dao Resort in southern Vietnam has recently been included in the list of 15 best resorts in Asia by readers of the US magazine Travel + Leisure.
As Vietnam has already lifted Covid-19 prevention measures, the country enjoys a tourism boost and the restart of many international flights from different regions worldwide.