Vietnam’s tourism is shining despite COVID-19

30/12/2021, 10:24

Although just starting to recover after nearly two years of freeze due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam's tourism has been honoured as one of the countries that have made great efforts in developing green economy.

Vietnam tourism gets several awards

Vietnam has won three prizes at the 2nd World MICE Awards, the global initiative which recognies and rewards excellence in the MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) industry.

Ho Chi Minh City was honoured as Asia’s Best MICE Destination 2021 while the Sheraton Grand Da Nang Resort (Da Nang City) was recognised as Asia's Best Incentive Hotel 2021 and Vietnam Airlines as Asia's Best MICE Airline 2021.

Rina Van Standen, Director of the World MICE Awards, said the winners have had creative ways to overcome a series of difficulties and challenges facing the MICE tourism industry through customer experiences and reviews, adding that these innovations helped serve customers better.

The results follow a year-long search for the world’s leading MICE brands. Votes were cast by MICE industry professionals and the public, with the nominee who gained the most votes in a category named the winner.

In October, World Travel Awards honoured Vietnam as Asia's Leading Destination 2021 and Asia's Leading Sustainable Tourism Destination 2021. Vietnam National Administration of Tourism was awarded Asia’s Leading Tourist Board 2021. A series of destinations, airlines, tour operators and hotels in Vietnam also received top awards in Asia.

On October 28, World Golf Awards named Vietnam as Asia’s Best Golf Destination and World’s Best Golf Destination in 2021.

Vietnam’s image “shining” in the US

Images of Vietnamese people and country appeared on the big screen outside the Thompson Reuters building in the prestigious Times Square in New York City, US on December 2. (Photo: Vietnam Plus)

The image of Vietnam and its people appeared on the big screen outside the Thompson Reuters building in the prestigious Times Square on December 2 (local time).

Times Square is famous as the busiest intersection in the world with an average of more than 330,000 people passing through each day. The Thompson Reuters building is one of the icons of the square with a large 700 square meter outdoor LED screen on its facade.

The video displayed the most famous tourist attractions of Vietnam, including the mysterious Son Doong cave, vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, the unique Golden Bridge - Da Nang, the magnificent Ha Long Bay, the poetic boating scene in Ninh Binh and a delicious hot bowl of pho in Hanoi.

Inside the Son Doong Cave. (Photo: Vietnam Plus)

The sequence of images provides a glimpse of a picturesque Vietnam to visitors, inspiring them to travel to Vietnam.

Information about a new regular direct air service between Vietnam and the US operated by Vietnam Airlines was also provided in the video.

The introduction of Vietnam to American tourists and international friends is an effort of Vietnam Airlines in the role of the national carrier, both to ensure business and help to spread the country’s image, culture and people of Vietnam as well as promote economic development through connecting to key markets.

The first group of international tourists with vaccine passport arrives in Vietnam after two years of travel disruption caused by COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo: Vietnam Plus)

Currently, there are two flights a week between Ho Chi Minh City and San Francisco and the carrier plans to increase the number to seven when the pandemic situation is put under control and the Vietnamese Government allows the resumption of international air service. Vietnam Airlines is also studying the possibility of other direct routes connecting Los Angeles with Hanoi or HCM City.

The establishment of a regular flight route between Vietnam and the US by Vietnam will contribute to tightening diplomatic relations between the two countries and promote economic, cultural, trade and tourism exchanges in the coming time.

The fact that Vietnam continuously receives leading regional and international awards from prestigious world award organisations shows that Vietnam's tourism is making a good impression. This also provides favourable conditions to promote the image of safe, friendly, hospitable and quality Vietnam tourism to world friends, contributing to the recovery and development of tourism./.



According to VNA
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