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TRAVEL IN BRIEF 7/10

TRAVEL IN BRIEF 7/10

Firms offer flood experience tours Travel firms in the Mekong province of An Giang are offering tours for visitors to experience the flood season between late July and mid-October. “Though An Giang has entered its major flooding season, we go ahead with our tours,” said Nguyen Phu Phuc, deputy director of An Giang Tourimex’s tourism […]

Foreign arrivals up 18.4 percent in eight months

Foreign arrivals up 18.4 percent in eight months

Vietnam welcomed about 3.96 million foreign visitors in the first eight months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 18.4 percent, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT). In August alone, the number of foreign arrivals rose 14.5 percent to 490,000. According to relevant agencies, growth was seen in all markets. Cambodia took […]

Travel firms urged to stimulate demand with Internet

Travel firms urged to stimulate demand with Internet

E-commerce has brought new opportunities for tourism development. However, Vietnamese travel firms have not paid appropriate attention to the issue. A Google’s survey has found out that over 98 percent of travelers make online searching before booking tours. Internet – the effective marketing tool still being ignored In 2010 and the first months of 2011, […]