WTA Asia and Oceania Awards to take place in Ho Chi Minh City

Wednesday, 10/08/2022 15:00
The homepage of the World Travel Awards (WTA) has announced Ho Chi Minh City as the venue for the 2022 Asia and Oceania Awards Ceremony.
On behalf of Vietnam’s tourism industry, Director General of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) Nguyen Trung Khanh received the Asia’s Leading Destination Award 2019 in Phu Quoc. (Photo: VNAT) 

The important event will officially take place on September 7, ahead of the opening of the Ho Chi Minh City International Travel Expo, scheduled to take place from September 8 to 10, 2022.

This is the second time Vietnam is selected to host the WTA. Previously, the pearl island of  Phu Quoc was the location of the Asia and Oceania Awards 2019.

World Travel Awards is the world’s leading prestigious award in the field of tourism, likened to the Oscars of world tourism. Established in 1993, this award aims to recognize, reward and honor the best performers in all areas of the global tourism industry.

According to the WTA, Ho Chi Minh City is a dynamic metropolis that attracts tourists thanks to its blend of the past and the present. Coming to Ho Chi Minh City, visitors can wander the alleys and busy markets, explore commercial centers located in skyscrapers or visit peaceful temples.

In November 2021, Ho Chi Minh City was honored to receive the award of Best MICE Travel Destination in Asia 2021 voted by WTA.

Since 2017, Vietnam has been honored to receive many prestigious awards of the WTA such as World’s Leading Heritage Destination, Asia's Leading Destination, Cultural Destination, and the World's Best Golf Destination.

VNAT has twice been honored as Asia's leading national tourism management agency in 2017 and 2021./.