Three Vietnamese cities receive ASEAN Clean Tourist Awards
Update: Jan 13, 2022
Three local cities are set to be presented with the ASEAN Clean Tourist Awards 2022, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

Ha Long City from a bird's eye view

The trio are Ha Long City of the northern province of Quang Ninh, Da Lat City of the Central Highland province of Lam Dong, and Vung Tau City of the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.

The awards ceremony is set to be part of the 2022 ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF 2022) and is scheduled to take place on January 19 in Sihanoukville, Cambodia.

The awards aims to honour and popularise localities and at the same time boost high-quality tourism services in the region.

In order to earn the honour, cities must satisfy criteria relating to environmental management, cleanliness, waste management, awareness-building on environmental protection and cleanliness, green spaces, health, urban safety for tourists, tourism infrastructure, and meeting facilities.

2020 saw Vung Tau City in Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Quy Nhon City in the central province of Binh Dinh, and Hue City in central Thua Thien-Hue province honoured with the title.