|An old street of Hội An is quiet in the morning. The cities of Hội An, Huế and Đà Lạt were presented with ASEAN Clean Tourist Awards. — VNS Photo Công Thành|
HỘI AN — Hội An Town in Quảng Nam Province, Huế City in Thừa Thiên-Huế Province and Đà Lạt City in Lâm Đồng Province have been presented with ASEAN Clean Tourist Awards, and the titles will be valid for 2018-20.
Vice Chairman of Hội An People’s Committee said the three cities had been listed in the awards in 2017, and the awards were given by the Việt Nam National Tourism Administration in a ceremony in HCM City last weekend.
Sơn said it’s the first time the UNESCO-recognised world heritage site has won the award with its position as a ‘green’ destination as well as the preservation of unique culture.
The city’s leadership and local residents of the three cities were aware of environment protection and a healthy environment for tourism, Sơn said.
The awards also honoured good traffic infrastructure and environmentally-friendly transportation.
The title, which was part of the ASEAN Tourism Awards, honoured 11 other winners at the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2018 in Thailand earlier this year, including five ASEAN Green Hotel Awards; one ASEAN Sustainable Tourism Award; and five MICE Venue Awards.
In 2014, Hội An was voted among the best 25 destinations in the world by travel website TripAdvisor, and was chosen for the 2013 Townscape Award by the UN-Habitat Regional Office in Asia. — VNS