From an almost "unknown" name on the world tourism map, Vietnam has made the world constantly have to mention its name in the most prestigious awards and titles in the world in tourism.
Let's take a look at the "collection" of international awards and titles of Vietnam tourism in the spectacular journey of promotion throughout the decade.
Collection of awards: Quality and quantity are increasing day by day
Looking back nearly ten years ago, the list of international awards and titles for Vietnamese destinations is still very modest. There are only a few bright spots such as Hoi An receiving the title of "World's Top Favorite City" from Wanderlust - British travel magazine in 2013 and "Top 10 most romantic places to visit in the world" 2013" according to CNN (USA), or Da Nang reached the Top 10 most attractive destinations in Asia by the online travel magazine Smart Travel Asia.
In 2013, at the World Travel Awards (WTA), the award was considered the "Oscar of world tourism", only 5 units from Vietnam were honored, of which 4 were awarded at international level. At the national level, there is only one regional category for InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort - "Asia's Leading New Resort".
Since 2014, the name of Vietnam's tourism has really reached the international level when continuously being named at prestigious world-class award races. The number and value of prizes also increases exponentially. The most impressive is the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort - a resort on the Son Tra Peninsula of Sun Group, which has made a new mark on the international tourism map when it was named for 4 consecutive years (2014-2017). in one of the most important categories of WTA – "World's Most Luxurious Resort".
Not only WTA, many other prestigious awards and titles in the world have also begun to honor Vietnam's tourism brands. Also in 2014, the world's largest travel magazine TripAdvisor (USA) brought Da Nang to the top when it voted the city on the Han River to the top 10 most attractive emerging destinations in the world, while Hanoi ranked 8th on the list of the most attractive tourist destinations in the world.
In 2015, Ha Long Bay was honored to be in the top 2/15 attractive tourist attractions "must visit once in a lifetime" voted by Buzzfeed (USA). Two years later, the famous British travel site - Rough Guides continued to rank Ha Long Bay in the 3rd position of the 10 most impressive UNESCO heritage sites in Asia.
In particular, 2019 can be considered as the explosive year of Vietnam's tourism at the WTA tournament. For the first time, Vietnamese tourism has surpassed bright candidates around the world to receive the prestigious awards "World's Leading Heritage Destination 2019" and "World's Best Golf Destination 2019".
If in 2013, Vietnam only had 5 resorts and travel agencies named at the WTA, in 2019, up to 30 resorts won with the "rain" of awards from national level to Asia and the world level. In particular, the tourism, entertainment and resort projects of Sun Group alone have "carried" up to 17 WTA awards in Asia and Oceania 2019 and 13 World WTA awards in 2019.
Entering 2020, although the Covid-19 epidemic has had a heavy impact on the whole world, Vietnam's tourism continues to be honored by the WTA with a huge and valuable collection of awards in both Asia and the region. in the world with an even higher number than in 2019.
And yet, at the beginning of 2021, the Golden Bridge of Sun World Ba Na Hills KDL continues to bring Vietnam's name to the forefront when excelling in the top of the "New Wonders of the World" voted by Daily Mail Magazine (UK). . Two famous tourist cities of Vietnam, Hanoi and Hoi An (Vietnam), are still honored to be ranked 6th and 11th by TripAdvisor among the world's 25 most famous destinations in 2021. Few dáy ago, Vietnam was also just named as Asia's top destination in 2021 by The World Travel Awards.
After a decade, it can be seen that a series of prestigious awards and rankings by Trip Advisor, Rough Guides, CNN, World Travel Awards ... have brought the name of Vietnam to wide coverage to the international community with a collection of prestigious and proud awards.
Looking at the above-mentioned collection of great awards and titles, it is not difficult to see the investment in tourism infrastructure and the appearance of many high-class tourism, entertainment and resort projects. Being "socialized" across the country is one of the key factors determining the breakthrough of Vietnam's tourism.
With the investment of "leading cranes" such as Sun Group, Vingroup ..., over the past decade, many destinations such as Sa Pa, Da Nang, Ha Long, Phu Quoc ... have gradually changed their appearance and leaving the image of a cheap destination, Vietnam are becoming a continental tourist paradise with many high-class experiences. Outstanding tourist and resort projects such as: InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Golden Bridge or Sun World Ba Na Hills in Da Nang, Sun World Fansipan Legend in Sa Pa, JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay in Phu Quoc... appear in turn and help destinations make their mark on the world tourist map.
Not only creating record works, creating highlights for each land, strategic investors also play a pioneering role in early shaping the way of professional tourism, so that Vietnamese tourism improves quickly. both in terms of quality and quantity. And the collection of prestigious awards and titles is a testament to the "sweet fruits" that Vietnam tourism has reaped for today.
That achievement will be a solid premise for the acceleration and sublimation of Vietnam's tourism, as soon as the epidemic is repelled.