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North-West enhances tourism industry

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2010 at 4:31 pm

North-West enhances tourism industry

QĐND – Friday, June 18, 2010, 20:47 (GMT+7)

A seminar is being held to discuss ways of boosting tourism in eight of the North-Western provinces in Bac Ha district, Lao Cai province on June 18-19.

A joint programme for Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Phu Tho, Ha Giang, Hoa Binh, Son La, Dien Bien and Lai Chau has been in operation since November 2008 with the aim of coordinating policies, developing tourism products, advertising and training for workers in the hospitality industry.

The seminar will provide an excellent opportunity for the eight provinces to review their progress, and approve a draft plan for co-operation during the 2010-2015 period.

Pham Tat Thanh, from Lao Cai province’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said that the programme has helped communities reduce poverty and improve the management skills of tourism officials as well as developing more unique tourism products in the eight provinces. With this programme, the eight provinces are looking for support from domestic and foreign investors, he added.

The 2010 Bac Ha traditional horse race will be held on June 19 with 75 runners from the two provinces of Lao Cai and Ha Giang on the starting line.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Sheraton’s 1st hotel on beach in VN enhances hospitality

In Uncategorized on May 13, 2010 at 5:00 am

The Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel & Spa is to conduct its grand opening May 14 in this beach city, home to one of the world’s most beautiful bays.

The 30-story property delivers dazzling sea views from each of its 284 rooms and a collection of restaurants and bars enable to make Nha Trang a culinary destination for a host of new reasons.

Three years under construction, the hotel ranks as the first internationally renowned, five-star brand to cultivate a beach destination within the country. 

A view seen from The Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel & Spa (Photo: Huong Lan)

“This hotel is like a standing ovation on one of Vietnam’s most alluring attractions,” said Scott Hodgetts, general manager of the hotel. “I’ve been looking at this bay, and its islands, for the past two years as we fine-tuned this launch, and I’m still not tired of it. I can’t wait to see our guests’ reaction.”

Nha Trang Bay is a member of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Club. Founded in 1997, the club is an UNESCO-supported non-governmental organization committed to environmental tourism.
The Sheraton Nha Trang hotel’s overarching appeal is exemplified, collectively, by its 10 classes of accommodation, from spacious deluxe rooms to 70-square-meter executive suites and one awe-inspiring 182-square-meter presidential suite.
Outside every room, a balcony juts far enough to admit open-air ogling of the bay and a beach that’s been described by many guidebooks as the best in Vietnam. A Sheraton Sweet Sleeper bed is standard in every room.
The hotel’s décor exudes deliberate, earthy warmth, with an appealing palate of tawny tones inspired by the beach. The beige and yellow hues, and the custom carpets in jute and cotton evoke familiar Asian themes.
The property includes a multi-purpose events room on the 28th floor with panoramic views of Nha Trang Bay and wonderful environs replete with hills, rivers and an array of cultural attractions.

Three floors below, the Sheraton Club Lounge, which Hodgetts describes as an awe-inspiring modern lounge, delivers a sumptuous, multi-dimensional, uplifting guest experience. Business travelers and leisure travelers who crave extra-special treatment and amenities, and who’ll be staying in a room or suite on floors 22 through 26, check in here.
On the 6th floor, the pools include an infinity-edged pool expansive enough to accommodate lap swimmers, a reflecting pool for sun deck sun soaking and a kid’s pool.

On the 7th and 8th floors, Shine Spa makes its mainland Asia debut. In nine treatment rooms, therapists practice treatments borne of the Mediterranean, Arabia, India and Asia with a particular emphasis on Vietnamese traditions.
The hotel’s largest restaurant, Feast, is a tried-and-true culinary concept that taps the culinary heritage of Italy, India and a number of distinct Asian locales and turns out a la carte dishes a la minute. 
Outside Feast, a gallery lords over the lobby. On the far side of the open space, the Wine Bar and its glass walls position casual drinkers with opportunities for both bay-watching and people-watching in the lobby below.

For less leisurely pursuits, the hotel is shaping up as a magnet for businesses and conferences that require as much as 1,600-square meters of ballroom space. Although Nha Trang can feel like a destination apart, the 24-hour business center ensures that guests can get right into the thick of it as necessary.

Source: SGGP

Friendship meeting enhances Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos ties

In Uncategorized on May 3, 2010 at 3:14 am

Friendship meeting enhances Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos ties

QĐND – Sunday, May 02, 2010, 21:32 (GMT+7)

A friendship and cooperation meeting of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos has put forward many proposals on how to increase exchanges and cooperation among the three countries as well as sub-regional and regional cooperation.

The friendship, solidarity and cooperation among Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos are valuable treasure of the three peoples, said the four-day meeting that closed on May 1.

It suggested the organisation of “Green Summer” in which Vietnamese youths take part in voluntary activities in Laos and Cambodia and vice versa.

The three countries’ delegates also proposed their governments and ministries of education and training set up a common university to offer training in Vietnamese, Lao and Thai languages, culture, society, medical care and information technology and mobilise the three countries’ businesses to involve in these programmes.

Within the framework of the meeting, the three countries’ delegates were received by State President Nguyen Minh Triet and met former Vietnamese volunteer soldiers, officials and experts who worked and fought in Laos and Cambodia.

They also met international friends who are in HCM City for the 35th anniversary of the liberation of Southern Vietnam and national reunification and toured a number of socio-economic establishments and landscapes in HCM City and the southern coastal city of Vung Tau.

Source: VNA

Source: QDND