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Local tour operators shun travel insurance

Local tour operators shun travel insurance

Many foreign insurers enter Vietnam, helping diversify the country’s insurance product range and improve the competitiveness between insurers, according to the market consultancy Research and Markets.   However, travel insurance remains underdeveloped, the firm says. The Vietnam Tourism Law put an onus on travel agencies to buy insurance for local customers. Yet, figures from the […]

A “cultural death” threatens Vietnam’s tourism

A “cultural death” threatens Vietnam’s tourism

VietNamNet Bridge – The tourism industry has developed robustly in recent years and it has tried to take advantage of Vietnamese landscape and cultural identity to serve tourists. However, unorganized and unfriendly exploitation has unintentionally killed “cultural beauties”. Lach people have developed tourism based on their unique culture. However, their culture is being commercialized 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 […]

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 […]

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’s tourism not “hidden” any more

Vietnam’s tourism not “hidden” any more

Vietnam’s tourism should be introduced to the world as an open, self-confident tourism which bears distinct, endless and dynamic beauty. On August 2, 2011, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and the EU funded ESRT project (development capacity in implementing environment and society responsible tourism) reported to the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism […]

Foreign tourism increases by 17.3%

Foreign tourism increases by 17.3%

VietNamNet Bridge – Some 460,000 foreign tourists visited Viet Nam in July, bringing the total number of visitors to the country in the first seven months to 3.43 million, up 17.3 per cent over the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO). The GSO reported that the number of travellers arriving […]

Share Vietnam, Lao localities step up tourism cooperation

Share Vietnam, Lao localities step up tourism cooperation

Champassak province of Laos welcomed over 300,000 foreign tourists in 2010, of which the number of Vietnam visitors sharply increased compared to the previous percentage. This was a good translation of the cooperative agreement signed in 2009 by the Champassak Tourism Association (CTA) and the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Association, CTA Chairman Somleth Phosalath […]

Vietnamese travel firms target nearby markets

Vietnamese travel firms target nearby markets

Nearby markets are the ones that Vietnamese travel firms are targeting now, because they believe that in the context of economic difficulties, when travelers have to fasten their belt, they would plan short-distance tours to save up money. Vietnamese travel firms are hurrying to draw up the plans to promote tourism for 2011 and 2012. […]

TRAVEL IN BRIEF 1/7

TRAVEL IN BRIEF 1/7

Da Lat prepares for biennial flower festival The provincial authorities of Lam Dong have announced that the Da Lat Flower Festival 2012 will take place in the resort city between December 30 to January 3. Themed Da Lat, the City of Flowers Festival, this year’s event will feature nine main programmes including art performances, a […]

Vietnam’s tourism to be advertised in three neighboring countries

Vietnam’s tourism to be advertised in three neighboring countries

VietNamNet Bridge – The most beautiful landscapes in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar will be shot in a film for introduction in the four countries. The Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Movie Center will combine with partners in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar to conduct a tourism film project as part of the International […]

Exquisite eco tourism sites in central region

Exquisite eco tourism sites in central region

VietNamNet Bridge – The central region of Vietnam has by far the most natural, diverse and rich ecosystem in the country despite its harsh weather conditions of a hot, dry and windy summer and severe floods during the rainy season. Located at a height of 1,000-1,450 meters, Bach Ma ecotourism site in Phu Loc District […]