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Vietnam’s tourism to be promoted in Cambodia

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:16 am

Vietnam’s tourism to be promoted in Cambodia

QĐND – Thursday, January 06, 2011, 21:19 (GMT+7)

As part of activities and programs organised by the Vietnam Administration of Tourism to promote Vietnam’s tourism to the world, the agency will take part in the Travex (Travel Exchange) 2011 in Cambodia from January 18th to 22nd.

At the coming event, Vietnamese travel agencies will display images of traditional cultural identities, national traditional festivals, and famous architectures and heritages, such as those recognised by UNESCO, such as Ha Long Bay, Thang Long Citadel, Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, Hoi An Ancient Town, Central region’s Gongs.

In particular, big posters, featuring scenes of beaches, landscapes and tourist sites, will be introduced to promote Vietnam’s images of people and lands as well as tourist products to foreign visitors.

Source: HNM

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Vietnam’s tourism promoted in foreign markets

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Vietnam’s tourism promoted in foreign markets

QĐND – Thursday, December 16, 2010, 21:5 (GMT+7)

The Vietnam Administration of Tourism has been organising road-show programs in Singapore and Malaysia to promote Vietnam’s tourism abroad.

Recently, the Vietnam Administration of Tourism has worked out programs to promote Vietnam tourism in two countries, considering them key tourism markets of Vietnam.

The ongoing road show program from December 15th to 21st, has introduced famous tourist sites, new tourist products, cultural identities, plans to further develop Vietnam’s tourism to foreigners. The road-show also creates opportunities for domestic and foreign travel businesses to boost cooperation.

Source: HNM

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

Community tourism promoted in Dien Bien

In Uncategorized on May 20, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Community tourism promoted in Dien Bien

QĐND – Thursday, May 20, 2010, 20:58 (GMT+7)

“I was greatly impressed by how unspoilt the mountain was and with the folk songs, dances and the food eaten by the Thai ethnic minority people,” said an Australian tourist.

Vietnamese-Australian Nguyen Pham Dien gave his first impression of Men hamlet in Thanh Nua village, Dien Bien district, one of the eight sites that promotes community tourism in Dien Bien province. It was started in 2004 to promote the cultural identity of the Thai ethnic minority group.

Tourists are invited into stilt houses and served with sweet bamboo shoots, baked fish and bamboo-tube rice while their hearts are lifted by the melodious folk music. Many admitted that they almost lost their hearts to the beautiful charming Thai girls as they danced and sang so sweetly.

Home-stay programmes are open to anyone who is interested in becoming a member of the Thai community to find out more about their tribal customs and daily lives.

The provincial authorities have said that community based tourism is expected to expand across the province to promote the cultural identities of all the 21 local ethnic minority groups. The programme will also help to increase the local per-capita incomes by around 700,000 VND a month. This is enough to buy a months food in mountainous areas and will contribute greatly to reducing poverty.

Six kilometres away from Dien Bien Phu city, Men hamlet is popular for its superb panoramas and is undergoing changes for the better every day thanks to this kind of tourism.

The headman in Men hamlet, Quang Van Thuong, said that the poverty rate in his hamlet has dropped to five percent from 20 percent in 2004 and all the local families can now afford to send their children to school.

Him Lam commune No.2 on the outskirts of Dien Bien Phu city is another example. Until the tourism programme was launched, the local population largely depended on growing rice and maize on the terraced fields, which lead to a high poverty rate. This tourism scheme has helped the local people to return to brocade weaving to sell to tourists and increase their income.

Nguyen Dang Quang, Vice Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, emphasised on the need to educate local people to retain and promote their cultural identity.

The province plans to hold folk song classes for the young generation and restore the local traditional costumes, said Quang.

Local families working in the tourist industry will be sent to Sa Pa mountain resort in the north-western province of Lao Cai as well as Ban Lac tourist site in the northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh to learn from others how to improve the quality of their services, he added.

Several traditional festivals or rituals will also be revived, such as the festival to pray for peace and the ritual of praying for a bumper harvest as it is expected they will appeal to tourists.

The model of community-based culture tourism currently used in Dien Bien has not yet been fully commercialised, so is quite attractive to foreign tourists, said Quang.

The district has welcomed over 115,000 tourists, including 11,000 foreigners, over the past four months, contributing to the province’s target to attract over 300,000 tourists, including 50,000 foreigners, this year.

Dien Bien Phu was the former battlefield that put an end to the Indochina war. Dien Bien district keeps many items from the bunker of French General De Castries, the commander-in-chief of French the Expeditionary Force at the Dien Bien Phu battlefield.

Source: VNA


Source: QDND

RoK tourism promoted in Hanoi

In Vietnam Travel on March 4, 2010 at 8:32 am

RoK tourism promoted in Hanoi

QĐND – Wednesday, March 03, 2010, 20:55 (GMT+7)

The Republic of Korea’s Nanta show (a kitchen utensils art performance) and its Everland tourism complex were introduced to Hanoi’s tour operators on March 2.  

The new tourism products were jointly presented by the RoK’s Ariang Tourism Service Company and the Hanoi Travel Club to attract more Vietnamese tourists to the RoK.

Ariang has been working closely with tourism companies in Hanoi and with airlines, particularly Vietnam Airlines, which plan to increase flights from Vietnam to Korea.

Tourism agents in Hanoi say that the number of Vietnamese tourists visiting the RoK is growing steadily.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND