Da Nang awarded Asia’s leading festival and event destination (source: http://www.sggp.org.vn/)
Da Nang (VNA) – Central Da Nang city was honoured as “Asia’s Leading Festival and Event Destination” at the World Travel Awards Asia (WTA) & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016 held in the city on October 15 night.

The World Travel Awards Asia (WTA) & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016 saw the participation of over 200 guests from airlines, hotels, resorts and travel agencies in the regions, and domestic and foreign press agencies.

The luxurious five-star Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, which hosted the event, received the “Asia’s Leading Luxury Resort” and the “World’s Leading Luxury Resort” titles from the WTA in 2013 and 2015, respectively.

This year’s WTA included many nominations of the tourism industry, like airline, hotel, resort, travel agency, transport service, cruiser and destination.

The city has also three businesses listed in the nominations, including the Intercontinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, the Vinpearl Danang Resort & Villas and Vietravel.
In recent years, the municipal authorities and tourism sector have paid special attention to investing in infrastructure for tourism, developing resort tourism and conference tourism service.

Da Nang is famous for amazingly beautiful destinations, especially beaches. Visitors may admire the natural wonders in Ba Na Hills, do some jungle explorations in Son Tra Peninsula, and pray at Linh Ung Pagoda with Vietnam’s highest Bodhisattva Statue at 67 meters, and visit the Museum of Cham Sculpture, where the antique statues of Cham culture are preserved and on exhibit.
Initiated in 1993, the WTA was annually held to honour the best service suppliers in travel and tourism. Its awards are considered as Oscar awards of the tourism industry.-VNA