Viet Nam was honored as Asia’s Leading Destination in 2018 at the
World Travel Awards (WTA) Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2018 held on
September 3 in Hong Kong (China).
Viet Nam overcame China, India, Indonesia, the Republic of Korea, Macau (China),
Malaysia, Singapore, Sri Lanka and Thailand to win the prize.
The WTA was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence
across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries.
Today, the WTA brand is recognized globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry
The awards, held annually, aims to honor service providers in such areas as
airlines, hotels, reports, travel agencies, transport and tourist destinations.
The WTA is recognized all over the world with the participation of more than 200
nations through a network of communication partners attracting 1.7 million
readers and 90 million viewers.
Other Viet Nam’s tourist businesses also won prizes at the event including
Vietravel for Asia’s Leading Tour Operator, Viet Nam Airlines for Asia’s Leading
Airlines- Premium Economy Class and Intercontinental Da Nang Sun Peninsula
Resort for Asia’s Leading Green Resort.
The number of foreign visitors to Viet Nam increased from 10 million in 2016 to
12.9 million in 2017, up 29.1%.
In the first eight months of 2018, the nation welcomed 10.403 million foreign
visitors, a year-on-year increase of 22.8%, including 8,422,300 travelling by
air, 1,798,900 travelling by roads and 182,700 travelling by seas.