TripAdvisor has announced Da Nang in Vietnam as the number one Destination on the Rise in the World and Asia in the Travellers’ Choice Awards.
Southeast Asian destinations dominated the awards for places to see in 2015, however the rapidly developing Da Nang, Vietnam took the top prize quite convincingly.
Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism of Da Nang City deputy director Tran Chi Cuong, said that it is a thrill to see Da Nang being recognised at a global stage.
“We are thrilled to see Da Nang ranked first in the world for the Travellers’ Choice Destination on the Rise awards. Da Nang is a land of wonder with beautiful nature and hospitality. To receive this award is a great endorsement from travellers around the world,” Mr Cuong said.
All award-winners were determined using an algorithm that primarily measured the year-over-year increase in positive TripAdvisor traveller review ratings on accommodations, restaurants, and attractions, across destinations worldwide.
TripAdvisor chief marketing officer Barbara Messing, said that the TripAdvisor community has helped surface some unheralded destinations across the globe.
“From the beaches of Southeast Asia to the citadels in Europe, these award-winners offer highly-rated options for accommodation, restaurants and activities to inspire those planning their vacations for the new year,” Ms Messing said.
Da Nang, Vietnam has a total of 122 Hotels, 203 Restaurants, 74 Attractions and according to TripAdvisor the average nightly hotel rate is S$66.22.
The city is located between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, and is known for its tranquil beaches, culinary tours, and Buddhist sanctuaries.