The awardees included Vuong Duy Duc (Chris Wong) who was named the ASEAN Young Practitioner of The Year; while the team Blue Energy won the Outstanding PR Project of Students, and Operation Smile Vietnam was named the Best PR Program.

The award categories comprised Best PR Program, Best PR Practitioners, Best PR Agencies, Best PR Campaign, Best Crisis Management Best Government, PR Best Comm Use of Digital Platform, Best Comm Use of Social Media Lifetime Achievement Award, ASEAN Young Practitioner of The Year, Outstanding PR Project – Students, Outstanding University/Institution in Public Relations.

Winners of the awards at the event

Addressing the awarding ceremony in Ho Chi Minh City on September 8, Director of the municipal Department of Tourism Le Truong Hien Hoa said that the event was a chance for Ho Chi Minh City to introduce the image of a busy and friendly city playing the role as a major tourism center of the country to the regional media.

It also offered a chance to recognize organizations and individuals' contribution to the promotion of tourism of the city and Vietnam as well, he said.

The official hoped the awards will become a motivation for those who are engaged in the PR industry and the media to continue to contribute to promoting the image of the Vietnamese nation and people.

The same day, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism also held a ceremony to honor 99 winners of the International Travel Expo (ITE) Awards 2023. They are travel firms, hotels and tourism service providers who contribute to the Ho Chi Minh City ITE 2023.

They included Vietnam Airlines, Saigontourist, Gem Center, and Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC).

The organizing committee also honored localities with best pavilions at the fair.

Source: VNA