Hanoi (VNA) – World Golf Awards, the leading authority that recognises and rewards excellence in golf tourism, has named Hanoi “World’s Best Golf City Destination 2023” at its 10th annual Gala Ceremony in Abu Dhabi, the Hanoi Department of Tourism announced on October 25.
This is the result of a year-long vote among hundreds of experts, media units, golf tour companies, golf course owners, hotels, and golf associations of countries around the world. Nominated cities must pass many strict selection criteria such as golf infrastructure system, auxiliary services for golf activities, and accommodation system.
The winning city is the one that receives the most votes. Winning the award, Hanoi surpassed other cities that are famous for golf tourism such as Paris or New York.
Hanoi has an ideal geographical location and flight distance, unique and attractive natural and cultural tourism, rich and special cuisine, and weather conditions that allow golf tourism to operate all year round. Golf tourism is considered a potential tourism product, making an important contribution to attracting international tourists to Vietnam in general and Hanoi in particular, especially those from key markets like the Republic of Korea, Japan, America, and Europe.
Currently, the city has six golf course clusters with 10 courses meeting international standards with diverse natural landscapes and satisfing the diverse needs of players. The infrastructure, technical, and transportation systems have been invested fundamentally to ensure convenient travel. The current accommodation system is very diverse and professional, especially 4-5 star hotels and resorts.
The city’s tourism industry plans to take measures to promote golf tourism with a focus on building golf tourism products and organising tournaments, conferences and seminars.
In November 2023, the Tourism Department coordinates with relevant agencies and 15 provinces and cities in the northern region to organise a programme to connect golf tourism products between Hanoi and northern localities./.