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Promotion increases int’l arrivals to Vietnam

In Uncategorized on November 22, 2010 at 2:04 pm

Jan-May int’l arrivals rise 32% to 2.1 million

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2010 at 10:15 am

Vietnam welcomed an estimated 2.1 million international arrivals between January and May, increasing by 32.2% over the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office.

In May alone, about 351,000 foreigners visited Vietnam, a 20% rise on the same month last year.

Foreign tourists buy lantern in Hoi An Ancient Town near Danang City (Photo: Khanh Van)

In the first five months of the year, foreign tourists mostly came from China, Cambodia, South Korea, Australia, Thailand, Japan, France, Malaysia and the US, according to a General Statistics Office report.

Holidays such as the 35th anniversary of the reunification of the country on April 30 and May Day were attributable to a surge of foreign tourists in May.

In late May, the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa launched a series of promotion campaigns, offering 30-50 discounts in tours costs, restaurants and entertainment services for international flight passengers who land at International Cam Ranh Airport and book hotels of three stars upwards in the province. International tour operators have agreed to cut 5% off the price of signed contracts. Service suppliers also provide 5% discounts.

Meanwhile, Danang City also on the central coast will run a big sale program for goods and services in August and September with 5-25% discounts.

Source: SGGP

International arrivals surge sharply in May

In Uncategorized on May 29, 2010 at 5:17 am

International arrivals surge sharply in May

QĐND – Friday, May 28, 2010, 21:3 (GMT+7)

The number of foreign tourists arriving in Vietnam this May increased by 50.3 percent year on year to 440,000, bringing the total number of foreign arrivals this year to 2.2 million. 

They mainly came from China, Australia, the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Taiwan, France, Malaysia and the US. Chinese tourists raced ahead took the lead with a surge of 111 percent, according to figures released by the Ministry of Planning and Investment. 

Ho Chi Minh City was a major destination, drawing 1.3 million overseas tourists, accounting for more than half of the total figure in the last five months. 

The holidays on April 30-May 1 also led to a sharp rise in domestic holidays makers. The numbers even doubled at popular sites such as the mountain resort of Sa Pa in the northern province of Lao Cai, Nha Trang Bay in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa and the old French mountain resort Da Lat in the Central Highland province of Lam Dong. 

Some popular resorts were fully booked, pushing tour prices up by 20-30 percent. 

In an effort to speed up the ongoing growth, many travel agencies in conjunction with local administrations have launched a variety of promotion campaigns. 

The central city of Da Nang now offers an extensive programme of discounts on goods and services during August and September with prices during cut by 5 to 25 percent. 

The central coastal province of Khanh Hoa has also launched a series of promotion campaigns, offering 30-50 discounts on tours, restaurants and entertainment services for international flight passengers who land at Cam Ranh International Airport and book a hotel with three stars or more in Khanh Hoa.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Da Nang sees a sharp increase in tourist arrivals

In Uncategorized on April 13, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Da Nang sees a sharp increase in tourist arrivals

QĐND – Tuesday, April 13, 2010, 22:7 (GMT+7)

Since the start of this year, Da Nang has received 436,350 tourists, a year-on-year increase of 50 percent, including 169,600 foreigners and 266,800 Vietnamese.

Twenty-one cruise ships docked at Da Nang port, carrying nearly 12,630 passengers, up 30 percent, while visitors traveling by road reached 7,230 and those traveling by air hit more than 8,330. The City’s tourism sector earned more than VND234 billion, up 88 percent. These are positive signals for the tourism sector and tourist arrivals to the city will continue to rise, especially when the “Da Nang – summer destination“ programme comes into effect in the second quarter of this year.

To train hospitality staff, the University of Da Nang – the University of Queensland’s English Language Institute (ELI), the William Angliss Institute (WAI) in Melbourne, Australia and the Furama Resort in Da Nang have signed an agreement to establish a hospitality training school in Da Nang. Trainees will be taught English at ELI and WAI and will practice their hospitality skills at the Furama Resort.

The City’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has met with the National Administration of Tourism to identify two, three-four star hotels and to discuss ways of boosting tourism in the future.       

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Foreign arrivals multiply

In Vietnam Travel on November 28, 2009 at 3:20 pm

Vietnam welcomed 387,870 foreign arrivals in November, representing a many-fold increase over October.

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) reported at a workshop on its strategy for 2020 with a vision for 2030 in Hanoi on November 27 that it is a positive sign for the hospitality industry after 10 months of gloom and doom due to the global economic downturn.

The governing agency said it expected continued growth in December to bring the total number of foreign arrivals for the year to some 4 million.

It attributed the success to a series of image promotion campaigns abroad and a discount program named “Impressive Vietnam!”

“The rally of the Vietnamese economy is another factor attracting foreign tourists,” said the VNAT.

The national strategy for 2020 and vision for 2030 called for welcoming 7-8 million foreign arrivals and serving 32-35 million domestic holiday-makers by 2015.

The targets for 2020 include 11-12 million international arrivals and 45-48 million domestic vacationers.

The hospitality industry is expected to post revenues of USD10-11 billion in 2015 and USD18-19 billion in 2020, which will double in 2030.

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