Tag archive for ‘Vietnam tourism’

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tourism year 2012 set to promote heritage values

Tourism year 2012 set to promote heritage values

VietNamNet Bridge – The organizing committee of the National Tourism Year 2012 has chosen the theme Heritage Tourism for the year-long program, and the host province Thua Thien – Hue is preparing itself for the year, an official said. Phan Tien Dung, director of the province’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, told the Daily […]

Tourism to attract 5.5m foreigners

Tourism to attract 5.5m foreigners

VietNamNet Bridge – The domestic tourism sector this year would achieve its annual target of attracting 5.5 million foreign visitors, Viet Nam Society of Travel Agents chairman Vu The Binh said.   “The sector this year is estimated to grow more than 10 per cent,” Binh said. The General Statistics Office announced the country had […]

Vietnam welcomes 1.15 million foreign visitors in the first three months

Vietnam received more than 1.15 million foreign visitors in the first quarter of the year, representing a year-on-year increase of 12%, reported the General Statistic Office (GSO). In March only, as many as 475,000 holidaymakers came to Vietnam, up 5% over the same period last year. China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, the US, Taiwan […]

Promoting Vietnam’s tourism on TVB channel

VietNamNet Bridge – Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has agreed with the Vietnam Aviation Corporation, the Vietnam National Trade Fair and Advertising Company (Vinexad) to promote Vietnam’s tourism on TVB Channel (Hong Kong-China). While staying in Vietnam from February 19 to March 12, the TVB delegation will visit Ho Chi […]

EU provides EUR11 billion for Vietnam’s tourism

European Union (EU) will provide Vietnam with EUR11 billion to promote environmental and social responsibility in the development of tourism in 2011-2015. The information was released at a ceremony announcing the financial agreement on the largest ever technical assistance given to Vietnam’s tourism held on January 14 in Hanoi. Vietnam will contribute about EUR1 million […]

Vietnam’s tourism industry sees revenue jump 40% to USD5 billion

The hospitality industry wraps up this year in unthinkable success, generating revenue of VND96 trillion, or nearly USD5 billion, jumping by around 40% from last year’s VND70 trillion, said the national tourism administration. “It’s impressive growth,” Vu The Binh, Director of the Travel Department under the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), said. VNAT said […]