Viet Nam Tourism Awards 2013 about to launch
Update: Sep 23, 2014
The Viet Nam Tourism Awards 2013 ceremony will be held in the Ha Noi Opera House on September 26, the organising board announced at a press conference in Ha Noi on September 19.

The awards, now in its 15th year, honour outstanding travel agencies, hotels, carriers, shops and restaurants throughout the country. Categories include the Top 10 domestic tour operators, Top 10 international tour providers, Top 10 five-star hotels, and the Top 4 restaurants.

So far, 110 candidates have submitted nomination papers to the organising board.

In 2013, Viet Nam received 7,572,352 international tourists, a 10.6 percent rise over 2012, bringing 200 trillion VND (9.4 billion USD) for the state coffer.

In the first seven months of this year, the country welcomed over 4.85 million foreign tourists, a year-on-year rise of 15.6 percent.

The tourism sector will strive to serve 8 million foreign and 37.5 million domestic tourists this year, grossing 240 billion VND (11.2 million USD) in revenue.