Monthly Archive for August, 2011

Southern tourism triangle offers new investment opportunities

Southern tourism triangle offers new investment opportunities

The southern tourism triangle, comprising HCM City and the provinces of Lam Dong and Binh Thuan, has created more investment opportunities as the three areas continue to work together to promote tourism. Ngo Minh Chinh, director of Binh Thuan Province’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said the tourism triangle had led to new agreements […]

Breathtaking Trang An Caves

Breathtaking Trang An Caves

Trang An Tourist Site in Northern Ninh Binh Province boasts breathtaking caves and lagoons which has been dubbed ‘Halong Bay on Land’. Some 90 kilometres south of Hanoi, the ancient capital Hoa Lu in Ninh Binh is home to many beautiful spots of great historical and ecological value. Among them, Trang An Cave Site and […]

Tourism enjoys a booming year

Tourism enjoys a booming year

A workshop on capital assistance for Vietnam-Italy joint ventures to strengthen cooperative opportunities and investment between the two countries’ businesses took place on Thursday in Hanoi. The workshop was jointly organised by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Italian Embassy in Vietnam. At the event, the Italian side presented a government programme […]

Japan’s TV makes film on Vietnamese tourism

Japan’s TV makes film on Vietnamese tourism

Beautiful sites in the capital city of Hanoi and several central provinces are expected to become more popular with Japanese people after a documentary film made by the Kansai Telecasting Corporation (KTV) makes debut. The International Cooperation Department under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said a KTV delegation is in Vietnam from Aug. […]

Vietnam Air sells tickets for Tet flights

Vietnam Air sells tickets for Tet flights

Vietnam Airlines on Wednesday started to sell air tickets for its flights during the coming Lunar New Year, or Tet, a time when demand for air travel within the country always surges. Vietnam Airlines will sell all the tickets for its flights departing from HCMC to Hanoi and Danang ahead of January 13, or 10 […]

Island escape is Vietnam’s best-kept secret

Island escape is Vietnam’s best-kept secret

It may be on the doorstep of a heaving metropolis, but this island remains an undeveloped paradise, writes Craig Tansley. In the milliseconds it takes to fall from a motor scooter at 50km/h onto a dusty, dirt road, time slows down – like you’re in The Matrix – until it clicks back into real time […]

Cloud over high tourism growth

Cloud over high tourism growth

Most tour operators must have been happy with the overall performance of the hospitality industry, since global uncertainties and domestic economic instability have not sent their business to a tailspin as feared. The fast tourism development, however, is still clouded by the imbalance between domestic and outbound travel segments on one hand, and inbound travel […]

Poor infrastructure impedes Vietnam’s tourism

Poor infrastructure impedes Vietnam’s tourism

While other ASEAN countries have a flourishing tourism industry and are succeeding in luring visitors from other countries, Vietnam is ignoring the vital needs required to develop in this field.   Vietnam’s tourist attractions can compare well with those of other ASEAN countries like Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Cambodia. However, the country’s growth in tourism […]

Travel firms and airlines vow to develop MICE tourism

Travel firms and airlines vow to develop MICE tourism

The fact that travel firms and airlines decided to cooperate to develop MICE (meeting, incentives, conference, exhibition) tourism promises the bright prospect for the “no-smoke industry”. Experts have pointed out that Vietnam is in no way inferior to other regional countries like Singapore or Thailand in terms of the potentials for MICE tourism development, but […]

Hanoi to mark National Day with various activities

Hanoi to mark National Day with various activities

The Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism plans to organise a wide range of cultural and arts activities to celebrate the 66th anniversary of the August Revolution (August 19) and the National Day (September 2).   About 60 arts programmes with the performance of professional and amateur art troupes will be held in many […]

2011 a bumper year for high-end tourism

2011 a bumper year for high-end tourism

All the travel firms in HCM City have reported a bumper crop in summer 2011 with revenue, especially from luxurious clients. Doan Thi Thanh Tra, Marketing Director of Saigontourist, said that in June and July, the travel firm served more than 15,000 domestic MICE (meeting, incentive, conference, and exhibition) tourists. This kind of tourism has […]

Vietnam Airlines to discount fares for travel expo visitors

Vietnam Airlines to discount fares for travel expo visitors

Vietnam Airlines will offer 157 tickets at a discount of up to 75% for foreign buyers who will call at the International Travel Expo, HCMC 2011 (ITE-HCMC) in September. This is the largest financing scheme of the airline ever for this national tourism promotion event, said Nguyen Bao Anh, deputy head of tourism promotion, festivals […]