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Vietnam nominated for six prizes at 2019 World Travel Awards

Vietnam has been nominated for six prestigious prizes at the 2019 World Travel Awards (WTA) which is scheduled to take place later this year, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Among the prizes, Vietnam as a country has received nominations in the World’s Leading Destination, Culinary Destination, and Cultural Destination categories.

In addition, the capital city of Hanoi and the ancient city of Hoi An have been selected to compete for the titles of World’s Leading City Destination and World’s Leading Cultural City Destination, respectively.

Furthermore, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism is in contention for the World’s Leading Tourist Board.

The award ceremony for the Asian region is slated to be held in Vietnam’s Phu Quoc island in the southern province of Kien Giang on October 12, while the global event is set to get underway in Muscat, Oman in November.

The deadline for voting for Vietnam is October 20 at the WTA’s website

First held in 1993, the annual WTA aims to honour outstanding destinations and high-quality tourism service providers.

In 2018, Vietnam won the Asia’s Leading Destination category.