This year awards went to ten big outbound Vietnam travel firms, including Saigontourist, Ben Thanh Tourist, Tan Dinh Tourist, Apex Vietnam, Exotissimo, Vietnam Tourism JS Company in Hanoi and HCM City, Hoa Binh Tourist, Vietravel and Huong Giang Tourism.
Ten inbound Vietnam travel firms also won recognition, including Vitours, Lua Viet, Viet Culture, Youth Tourism, and Hanoitourist.
The organizing board also presented an award for the most dynamic and creative travel firm to Young Generation Tourism Company and Oriental Tourism and Trade Co., Ltd.
Winning hotels are divided in three groups, including ten five-star groups with Majestic, Melia Hanoi, Renaissance Riverside Saigon, Hanoi Daewoo, InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, Vinpearl Resort & Spa and Six Senses Hideaway Ninh Van Bay.
There are 10 four-star hotels, named: Dong Khoi, De Nhat, Hoan Cau, Yasaka Nha Trang, Saigon Phu Quoc, Saigon Morin, etc. and ten three-star hotels, including Hoa Binh, Vien Dong, Dong Khanh, Rex, Cuu Long, Vietnam Trade Union.
At the event, 19 hotels, which won the title “Green Hotel” from the ASEAN Environment Organisation, were also honoured. These hotels have been praised for contributions not only to tourism development, but also to environmental protection, energy-saving and sustainable development.
Vu The Binh, a senior official from the Vietnam National Tourism Administration, remarked that the award winners met standards on the number of guests, service quality and high revenue.
Addressing the ceremony, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh commented that the Vietnam Tourism Award had been given to successful businesses whose operations contributed to the success and trust in the country’s tourism sector. The award is a milestone for tourist firms to work better to improve their service quality and professional skills.
The Vietnam Tourism Award was launched in 1999 under the name “Top Ten International Tourism Company and Top Hotels in Vietnam”.
(Source: Vietnam net)