Tag archive for ‘Vietnam’

Ha Long Bay’s World Wonder bid receives a boost

Vietnamese people will have the chance to vote for Ha Long Bay as a new World Wonder through a TV programme to be broadcast live on October 29. The live programme will be concurrently aired on Vietnam Television’s Channel 1 (VTV1) linking four places: Ha Long Bay in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh, the […]

Blockhouse coffee shop in Hanoi

Blockhouse coffee shop in Hanoi

At this coffee shop, you will sit down near a black loophole to sip a cup of black coffee and see the sunset on the West Lake. At the crossroad between To Ngoc Van and the road around the West Lake, there is a special coffee shop inside a blockhouse. This blockhouse is called “Mother […]

Delta tourism to go through the roof

Delta tourism to go through the roof

A Saigontourist representative just unveiled the holding company would kick-off the construction of its four-star Saigon-Vinh Long hotel in Vinh Long city in the Mekong Delta at a cost of VND157 billion ($7.58 million) in the first quarter of 2012. The prospective hotel, consisting of nine floors, 84 rooms covering 2,300 square metres, is slated […]

Marvels of Pu Sam Cap Grotto

Marvels of Pu Sam Cap Grotto

Luckily, the road that winds alongside the valley and up the mountain offers terrific views. Though the chill grows stronger as one nears the destination, the climb up the mountain to the grotto’s entrance leaves one considerably warmer. Upon arrival, visitors can cast their eyes back over the valley. The whole village is often obscured […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Phu Quoc Island may have a casino

Phu Quoc Island may have a casino

The southern province of Kien Giang plans to allocate 130 hectares to a resort with casino on Phu Quoc Island. However, investors must have at least $4 billion of capital. Kien Giang’s Vice Chair Dang Cong Huan on July 30 said that local, central officials and international investors met to discuss this project. The plot […]