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Measures to attract more MICE tourists

In Uncategorized on December 21, 2010 at 9:31 am

Measures to attract more MICE tourists

QĐND – Monday, December 20, 2010, 21:48 (GMT+7)

The Vietnam Administration of Tourism has held a program to survey and improve the quality of MICE (Meeting-Incentive-Conference-Event) tours in Danang City, Quang Nam Province and Ho Chi Minh City.

According to international travel agencies, MICE has brought about a profit of 6 times bigger than a normal tourism sample. Vietnam is considered a great potential of MICE tourism compared to other ASEAN countries.

* According to the Vietnam Administration of Tourism, Vietnam will take part in the 30th ASEAN Tourism Forum from January 15th to 21st, 2011 in Phnom Penh.

With the theme “ASEAN – A world of wonders and diversity”, the ATF 2011 will be an important tourism event to improve tourism cooperation between ASEAN countries.

Source: HNM

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Northern provinces attract visitors

In Uncategorized on November 2, 2010 at 1:44 pm

Nha Trang hotels slash rates to attract tourists

In Uncategorized on August 14, 2010 at 3:25 pm

Nha Trang hotels slash rates to attract tourists

QĐND – Saturday, August 14, 2010, 20:52 (GMT+7)

Hotels in Khanh Hoa Province, home of the world-renowned Nha Trang Bay, are offering discounts of up to 50 percent to attract tourists.

The province’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has said the discounts are aimed at enabling the tourism sector to achieve its target of attracting 1.76 million visitors and earning VND1.75 trillion (US$92.2 million) this year.

The five-star Evason Ana Mandara & Six Senses Spa in Nha Trang is offering discounts of 10 to 50 percent between May 1 and December 31.

The Sunrise Nha Trang Beach Hotel & Spa also has a promotion offering free stays for guests staying three days and longer between May 1 and September 30.

Other three- to five-star hotels like the Nha Trang Lodge Hotel, Liberty Hotel, Hai Yen Hotel, and Vinpearl Land Resort & Spa Nha Trang are offering discounts of 10 to 30 percent.

Khanh Hoa has more than 400 hotels, resorts, and guest houses, almost all of them in Nha Trang, which is home to one of the world’s most beautiful bays.

It has 20 hotels rated three-star and above with a total of 2,450 rooms.

The city has attracted around 500,000 visitors this year, with the tourism industry earning VND500 billion (US$26.5 million).


Source: QDND

Central region expects to attract more Japanese tourists

In Uncategorized on August 13, 2010 at 3:24 pm

Central region expects to attract more Japanese tourists

QĐND – Friday, August 13, 2010, 21:3 (GMT+7)

Vietnam-Japan cultural exchange days to take place in Hoi An ancient city, the central province of Quang Nam, are expected to attract more foreign tourists, particularly those from Japan, to destinations in the central region.

During the event, the eighth of its kind in Hoi An, a series of programmes imbued with the Vietnamese and Japanese cultures will be presented such as performances of folk dancing, traditional music, dragon dance, traditional costumes, tea drinking ceremony and calligraphy as well as a festival with flower garlands and coloured lanterns on river.

Besides, the Iwamikagura royal singing and dancing troupe and the Daisuwataiko drum group from Japan will join the event for the first time.

Starting from 2003, the annual event is to tighten friendship between Vietnam and Japan and offers an opportunity to promote Hoi An, a world heritage site, to international friends, said Vo Phung, Director of the Hoi An Culture and Sport Centre.

Established in the 16th century, Hoi An ancient city used to be an international commerce hub on the East-West trade route. It was Vietnam’s most prosperous trading port under the Nguyen dynasty as ships from Japan, China, Portugal, Spain and the Netherlands docked in Hoi An for goods trading.

A number of existing archaeological sites and architectural projects proved that Hoi An was a site for convergence and interface between the Cham, Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese cultures.

Moreover, Japan and central Vietnam in general and Hoi An in particular treasured a time-honoured traditional relationship, prompting the Japanese to visit the land where their ancestors used to travel to, Toshikazu Suzuki, Director of the Japan human resource training and consultancy institute in Vietnam, said at a workshop themed “Central Vietnam – A destination for Japanese tourists, potential and solution” held in Quang Nam province last May.

However, poor services, which fail to meet Japanese visitors’ demand, are blamed for the low number of Japanese tourists, who account for about only four percent of the total one million foreign arrivals to the central region.

Also at the workshop, the three central localities of Quang Nam , Thua Thien-Hue and Da Nang mapped out a plan, aiming at attracting 1 million Japanese tourists to the region each year. The localities will accelerate tourism promotion in Japan , open their tourism offices in Japan and organise Japanese language courses for their small traders and tourist guides.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Vietnam to attract Japan’s private investment

In Uncategorized on August 9, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Vietnam to attract Japan’s private investment

QĐND – Monday, August 09, 2010, 21:38 (GMT+7)

Vietnam needs to attract Japan’s private investment capital for its infrastructure development, said Deputy Minister of Planning and Investment Dang Huy Dong. 

Deputy Minister Dong made the statement at his working visit to the country that concluded on August 8. 

Japan has been Vietnam’s traditional economic cooperation partner over the two past decades and will be the nation’s important economic partner in the coming decade, he said. 

The visit was intended to promote public-private partnership (PPP) investment in Vietnam’s large-scaled infrastructure construction projects, attract investment from Japan’s small and medium-sized enterprises and encourage Japan’s indirect investment channel into Vietnam, he added. 

According to Deputy Minister Dong, Vietnam needs at least US$15 billion per year for large-scaled infrastructure development projects in the next ten years. 

He agreed with senior economic experts from Japan’s Daiwa Institute of Research that Vietnam should shift from depending on official development assistance (ODA) capital sources to mobilising capital sources from the private sector to develop infrastructure, including the application of PPP model. 

Mr Dong noted that 50-60 percent of estimated capital sources for Vietnam’s infrastructure development in the coming decade must be mobilised from domestic and foreign private sectors. 

He told the Vietnam-Japan economic seminar in Tokyo on August 3 that Vietnam hopes to mobilise the amount of capital from the private sector only make up almost one percent of Asia’s total of US$8 trillion.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Foreign tours attract visitors

In Uncategorized on August 4, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Foreign tours attract visitors

QĐND – Wednesday, August 04, 2010, 20:40 (GMT+7)

Domestic travelers have turned their back on domestic tours when the Vietnam Airlines stopped its associated promotion program, except for those who had booked their tours in May and June.

Meanwhile, foreign tours in Cambodia, Singapore and Thailand with reasonable prices and interesting programs are attracting a large number of tourists.

According to travel agencies in Ho Chi Minh City, the number of tourists taking foreign tours has increased sharply.

In July, Saigontourist sold tours to Thailand and Cambodia for more than 2,000 visitors. While, the Viet Tourism Company launched two further tours in Laos every week, which is a two-fold increase compared to June’s figure.

Source: Tuoi Tre

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Tours of old battlefields attract many visitors

In Uncategorized on July 31, 2010 at 7:19 pm

Tours of old battlefields attract many visitors

QĐND – Saturday, July 31, 2010, 21:22 (GMT+7)

A tour programme entitled “Memories of Old Battlefield and Comrades” has recorded some encouraging initial results after five years of operation, with increasing numbers of domestic and foreign tourists visiting the host province of Quang Tri .

According to Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Huu Thang, the programme has contributed remarkably to the provinces economic development by creating jobs and reducing poverty.

From 2005 to June 2010, Quang Tri province welcomed nearly 3.7 million visitors, earning a total revenue of 2.77 billion VND – a modest figure but an encouraging sign for the tourist industry in a poor area like Quang Tri.

Quang Tri saw some of the fiercest battles during the war against the US , and is home to 431 historical sites.

Thang said that soon after the programme was launched in 2005, the province organised a series of socio-cultural activities and events to promote tourism.

Many cultural festivals focusing on the revolution have impressed not only local visitors but also foreigners from all over the world, including the annual Truong Son Legends Festival on July 27 and a ceremony to release flowers on Thach Han River.

The 2010 National Reunification Festival, which took place on the 35 th anniversary of the liberation of the South and national reunification (April 30), has left a deep impression on nearly 100,000 visitors.

The “War Memoirs and Aspirations for Peace” Festival welcomed 38 foreign ambassadors and hundreds of overseas Vietnamese from all corners of the world.

This was a “double” efficiency of the combination of war relics and revolutionary festivals in areas that had seen fierce struggles during the war.

The province has also invested in the infrastructure that serves memorial tours, including historical sites and relics, and roads from Cua Tung beach to the Vinh Moc tunnels and roads to Cua Viet and Cua Tung beaches, Cua Tung Bridge and the memorial house to late Party General Secretary Le Duan.

Monuments to the heroes of Con Co Island and Regiment No. 27 in Cam Tuyen, a bell-tower in Quang Tri Citadel, road No. 9 and Truong Son Cemetery have been constructed or upgraded.

Tourist agencies in Quang Tri in particular have also responded to the programme by introducing reasonable and attractive tours as well as preparing maps, leaflets and publications that promote Vietnamese tourism.

Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Le Tien Tho stressed that in the future, businesses should define their markets in order to create more attractive tours.

He said that local tour operators need to liaise with travel agencies from the surrounding provinces and cities that have a large demands for visits to Quang Tri and then expand to localities along the East-West Corridor and countries in the Mekong sub-region, targeting overseas Vietnamese and academics who want to study the wars and revolutionary movements in Vietnam, especially in Quang Tri.

They should also look towards Western European countries, the Republic of Korea , Japan and the US and focus on war veterans and relatives of those who had fought in Quang Tri province.

As one of the initiators of the “Memories of Old Battlefield and Comrades” programme, Deputy Minister of National Defence Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Huy Hieu said that the programme should be expanded to north-western, central and Central Highlands provinces, Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta provinces.

Hieu, who fought on Quang Tri’s battlefields during the war, said he hoped that the programme will link up Quang Tri with other battlefields such as Dien Bien Phu in the north and Cu Chi tunnels in the south.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND

Sea tours attract visitors in June

In Uncategorized on July 1, 2010 at 10:30 am

Sea tours attract visitors in June

QĐND – Wednesday, June 30, 2010, 21:3 (GMT+7)

The number of tourists taking sea tours in June increased to 50% from 20%, compared to the same period last year, according to the figures from travel agencies.

The Hanoi Redtour sold sea tours to around 2,000 visitors going to the country’s three regions, an increase of 50% compared to last year’s figures, while a larger number of tourists have booked for the Vietran Tour Company’s tours, an increase of around 20% compared to the same period last year.

Nguyen Cong Hoan, Director of the Hanoi Redtour, said that more Vietnamese tourists want to choose domestic sea tours because of hot weather, the improvement of living standards, Vietnam Airlines’ early promotion programs, and the recent political uncertainties in Thailand.

On this occasion, many travel companies have offered interesting sea tours to their customers, with a lot of hotels along beautiful beaches in Hai Phong, Nghe An, Quang Binh, Danang and Nha Trang being fully booked until the end of July.

Source: HNM

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Sea tours attract visitors

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2010 at 6:09 pm

Sea tours attract visitors

QĐND – Thursday, June 03, 2010, 21:9 (GMT+7)

Most domestic visitors have chosen sea and island tours for their holidays this summer, according to travel agencies.

Mr Nguyen Cong Hoan, Vice Director of Hanoi Redtours, said that many travel companies in Hanoi have sold sea tours with a discount of 30% to 35% to Danang, Phan Thiet and Phu Quoc. Aside form these, tours to tourist sites along the coast in Dong Hoi, Quy Nhon and Tuy Hoa were introduced to visitors.

Tours including mainly sea tours for this month are already fully booked, said Mrs Doan Thi Thanh Tra, head of the Saigontourist’s Marketing Department.

She added that a number of visitors from the southern provinces travelling to Phan Thiet, Mui Ne, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc and Con Dao, has increased sharply when compared to last year’s figure.

According to Cao Tri Dung, Deputy Director of CP Vietnam Vitours in Danang, the number of tourists visiting Danang and the Central provinces increased by 20% – 25% as compared to the same period last year. Beaches in Danang and Cu Lao Cham are always crowded.

There are now more tourists who are paying more attention not only to tourist sites but also to the quality of service.

Source: TT

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Da Nang City is to attract in the region of 1.5 million tourists

In Uncategorized on May 29, 2010 at 5:16 am

Da Nang City is to attract in the region of 1.5 million tourists

QĐND – Friday, May 28, 2010, 21:4 (GMT+7)

The Danang City Culture, Sports and Tourism Department has launched a tourism promotion program with the title “Vietnam – Your Destination” to attract 1,450,000 visitors including 350,000 foreigners and 1,100,000 domestic tourists.

Vitours, Danatours, Vietravel, Saigontourist, 12 hotels (including Hoang Anh Gia Lai, Sandy Beach, Danang, Phuong Dong, Sao Mai, Ba Na, Gold Coast, Tre Xanh Trung Tam, Minh Toan, Saigontourane, Royal, Silvershore), 7 shopping centers (including Big C, Intimex, Metro, CoopMart, SJC Danang) and some other businesses and restaurants in Danang City have registered to take part in the program.

These businesses will offer discounts of 5% to 25% for their products and services as well as other interesting promotion programs for customers.

The Danang City Culture, Sports and Tourism Department provides free training to staff working in tourism sector to improve service quality, organise tourism competitions and environmental protection programs for tourists.

Source: DT

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND