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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

MICE tourists expected to soar

In Uncategorized on November 11, 2010 at 1:55 pm

Not to panic as stink bugs just bite mice: scientist

In Uncategorized on October 14, 2010 at 6:25 pm

Head of Institute of Environment and Sustainable Development (IESD) Pham Binh Quyen, an insect expert, told inhabitants not to so much worry as the blood-sucking stink bugs like biting rats only.

Blood-sucking assassin bugs  recently found in a fresh  1,000-strong hatch in Hanoi

Blood-sucking stink bugs  recently found in a fresh 1,000-strong hatch in Hanoi.

People seemly fall to panic as the media currently reports that outbreaks of blood-sucking insects occurred in residential quarters in Hanoi and Da Nang and 1,000 strong hatches of the insect had recently been discovered.

In the world, there are three kinds of blood-sucking stink bugs including Triatoma, Rhodinius, and Panstrongylus.  Rhodinius has seen most in Vietnam while a few of Triatoma and Panstrongylus exist in the Southeast Asian nation.

There is a disorder in its living condition, the bugs appear in residential blocks but in fact they live in mountainous and midland regions.

In nature, they are useful insects, helping to kill harmful worms, said the expert.

Scientists have disclosed they found parasites in bugs’ blood and they can be transmitted by the bugs, however diseases caused by the parasites only attack livestock, said the expert.

Stink bugs are not known to bite humans, he added.

Source: SGGP

Viet Nam, Thailand ink MICE deal

In Uncategorized on July 1, 2010 at 6:24 pm

Viet Nam, Thailand ink MICE deal

QĐND – Thursday, July 01, 2010, 21:23 (GMT+7)

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and the Viet Nam Trade Promotion Department (Viettrade) yesterday, June 30, in Ha Noi signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on strengthening MICE trade co-operation between the two countries.

The event aims to create opportunities for the development of two countries’ MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) industry, implementing MICE market surveys in the Southeast Asia region and exchanging information on industry.

“The MoU is the latest pledge between the two countries and it is hoped that it will help the progress of economic integration of Southeast Asian countries through the MICE industry,” said Ta Hoang Linh, deputy head of the Viettrade under the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

The number of Vietnamese arrivals in Thailand increased to over 362,000 visitors in 2009, up from 2008’s figure of 338,300, with MICE visitors accounting for 13 per cent of the total.

Supawan Teerarat, director of the TCEB said that Viet Nam and Thailand had good relations and shared many common viewpoints. Strengthening trade co-operation would benefit both sides.

She also confirmed that the recent political crisis in Thailand had no affect on the country’s MICE industry.

According to the Ministry of Commerce of Thailand, bilateral trade turnover with Viet Nam is expected to reach US$10 billion this year, an increase of nearly $4 billion on 2009.

Last year, Thailand’s investors ranked 8th position among foreign investors in Viet Nam, up from the 12th position in 2006. So far, 25 Thai companies have invested in Viet Nam with a total of 216 FDI projects, according to the National Statistics Office of Thailand.

At present, Thailand ranks third in trade exchange in the ASEAN region.

The TCEB said that it was deploying a promotional programme named “One more night, one more smile” to encourage Vietnamese MICE visitors to Thailand to take part in exhibitions.

Source: VietNamNet/Viet Nam News


Source: QDND