Vietnam was voted by the World Travel Awards as Asia’s Leading Sustainable Destination 2021. This prestigious award once again affirms the potential and attractiveness of Vietnam’s tourism to international tourists.
To get the tourism award in 2021, Vietnam has surpassed the very excellent candidate, Nepal, the owner of this title in 2019, 2020, and other nominations including Thailand, Indonesia, and Laos.
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has affirmed that sustainable tourism development makes an important contribution to the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals. Sustainable tourism development is also an important orientation in Vietnam’s tourism development strategy, which clearly states the point of view “Sustainable and inclusive tourism development, on the basis of green growth, maximizing the tourism’s contribution to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals; effectively manage and use natural resources, protect the environment and biodiversity, actively adapt to climate change, and ensure national defense and security.
The World Travel Awards is considered the “Oscar of world tourism” and was established in 1993 to recognize and honor the world’s leading travel, tourism and hotel brands in the world and in the region. Today, the World Travel Awards brand is globally recognized as the ultimate mark of industry excellence.