February 7, 2023
HÀ NỘI — Many companies from Việt Nam were named in categories of the ASEAN Tourism Awards at a ceremony held as part of the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2023, which wrapped up in Jakarta, Indonesia on February 5.
Two homestay groups in the Mekong Delta province of Vĩnh Long and the northwest mountainous province of Lào Cai received the ASEAN Homestay Award.
Meanwhile, four units won the ASEAN Community Tourism Award, namely the Quản Bạ Community Tourism Service Cooperative in Hà Giang Province, Sìn Suối Hồ community tourism village in Lai Châu Province, Tân Thạnh fishing village in Quảng Nam Province, and Thái Hải Reserve Area of Ecological Houses-on-Stilts Village in Thái Nguyên Province.
The ASEAN Public Toilet Award was awarded to the toilets in Saigon Skydeck of Bitexco Financial Tower, Southern Women’s Museum and Bến Xưa Tourist Area in HCM City.
The winners of ASEAN Spa Service Awards were Cham Spa & Massage in the central city of Đà Nẵng, Sen Tài Thu Vincom Mega Mall Smart City in Hà Nội, Sol Spa of Minera Resort Hotel in the southern province of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu, Chi Spa of Silk Path Grand Resort & Spa Sapa – Lào Cai Province, and Thala Spa of Best Western Premier Sonasea Phú Quốc Hotel in Kiên Giang Province.
The ASEAN Tourism Awards is an annual event to honour localities and units with high-quality tourism products and services, contributing to boosting the sustainable development of tourism destinations in ASEAN.
The 2023 ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF), themed “ASEAN: A Journey to Wonderful Destinations,” took place in Yogyakarta, Indonesia from February 2-5. It is the largest annual event held alternately among the ASEAN member nations, contributing to promoting the region as an attractive tourist destination globally.
ATF 2024 will take place in Vientiane, Laos on January 15 – 20, 2024. — VNS