Vietnam tourism shines despite COVID-19 | To travel

A leisure center steeped in Vietnamese cultural identity on the island of Phu Quoc. (Photo: Vietnam Plus)

Hanoi (VNA) – Although it is just starting to recover after nearly two years of freezing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnamese tourism has been honored as one of the countries that have gone to great lengths to develop an economy green.

Vietnamese tourism receives several awards

Vietnam won three awards at the 2nd World MICE Awards, the global initiative that recognizes and rewards excellence in the MICE industry (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions).

Ho Chi Minh City was honored as Asia’s Top MICE Destination 2021 while Sheraton Grand Da Nang Resort (Da Nang City) was recognized as Asia’s 2021 Best Incentive Hotel and Vietnam Airlines as the Best MICE airline of Asia 2021.

Rina Van Standen, Director of the World MICE Award, said the winners 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 have helped serve customers better.

Vietnam tourism shines despite COVID-19 hinh anh 2Ho Chi Minh City is honored as Asia’s Top MICE Destination for 2021. (Photo: Vietnam National Tourism Administration)

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

In October, the World Travel Awards awarded Vietnam the title of Asia’s # 1 destination in 2021 and Asia’s # 1 sustainable tourism destination 2021. Vietnam’s National Tourism Administration received the award as the # 1 tourism board in Asia. Asia 2021. A range of destinations, airlines, tour operators and hotels in Vietnam also received top awards in Asia.

On October 28, the World Golf Awards named Vietnam the best golf destination in Asia and the best golf destination in the world for 2021.

Vietnam’s image “shines” in the United States

Vietnam tourism shines despite COVID-19 hinh anh 3Images of the Vietnamese people and country appeared on the big screen outside the Thompson Reuters building in prestigious Times Square in New York City, the United States, on December 2. (Photo: Vietnam Plus)

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

Times Square is known as the busiest intersection in the world with an average of over 330,000 people crossing it 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 showed Vietnam’s most famous tourist attractions, including the mysterious Son Doong cave, the vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, the unique Golden Bridge – Da Nang, the beautiful Ha Long Bay, the poetic scene of the boating in Ninh Binh and a delicious hot bowl of pho in Hanoi.

Vietnam tourism shines despite COVID-19 hinh anh 4Inside Son Doong cave. (Photo: Vietnam Plus)

The sequence of images gives visitors a glimpse of picturesque Vietnam, enticing them to travel to Vietnam.

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

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

Vietnam tourism shines despite COVID-19 hinh anh 5First group of international tourists with vaccination passports arrive in Vietnam after two years of travel disruption caused by COVID-19[female[feminine pandemic. (Photo: Vietnam Plus)

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

The establishment of a regular airline between Vietnam and the United States by Vietnam will help to strengthen diplomatic relations between the two countries and promote economic, cultural, trade and tourism exchanges in times to come.

The fact that Vietnam continuously receives top regional and international awards from prestigious global organizations shows that Vietnamese tourism is making a good impression. It also provides favorable conditions to promote the image of safe, friendly, hospitable and quality Vietnamese tourism among friends of the world, contributing to the recovery and development of tourism./.


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