Update: 15:42 | 14/10/2019
Vietnam has been honoured with four important prizes, includingAsia’s Leading Culinary Destination, at the 26th World Travel Awards (WTA).
The World Travel Awards Asia and Oceania 2019 was organised on Phu Quoc Island, a popular tourist destination off the southern Vietnamese province of KienGiang, on October 13.
Vietnam's representatives receive the awards at the event.
This is the third time the event has taken place in Vietnam. It was previously held in the central city of Da Nang in 2016 and Phu Quoc Island in 2017.
At this year’s ceremony, Vietnam was honoured with the title of Asia’s Leading Destination for the second year in a row, together with the Asia’s Leading Cultural Destination award.
Hoi An, a tourist city in the central province of Quang Nam and home to Hoi An Ancient Town – a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was named Asia's Leading Cultural City Destination.
The World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourist and hospitality industries.