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Vietnam warmly greets the fifth million international visitor

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:18 am

Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) on December 24 held a ceremony to welcome the fifth million foreign visitor to Vietnam in 2010, at Noi Bai International Airport.

Zhou Ying, a Chinese auditor, is the fifth million foreign visitor to Vietnam on December 24. (Photo:VOH)

Zhou Ying, a Chinese auditor, who flew into Vietnam on flight VN901, from Beijing to Ha Noi, was the lucky visitor. The VNAT also offered a tour for two people from Hue to Hoi An, to the fifth million foreign visitor – Zhou Ying.

Nguyen Van Tuan, the general director of the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) said five million is the highest number they have had in 20 years. It also proven that Vietnam has become one of the top destinations in the ASEAN region. This is because of its image as a safe and friendly destination.

The tourism industry sector also offered gifts and campaign medal to the 4,999,999th foreign visitor – a Chinese visitor and the 5,000,001 – also a Chinese visitor. All the lucky visitors flew into Vietnam on flight VN901, from Beijing to Hanoi.

The number of foreign arrivals to Vietnam is 35 per cent higher than compared with last year. Domestic tourists have also risen – by 13 per cent to 28 million. Chinese people were highest number of travellers to Vietnam, followed by South Korea, Japan, the US, Taiwan and Australia.

By 2015, the tourism industry plans to earn $8.9 billion from 12 million foreign visitors and host 28 million domestic travellers, according to a draft on tourism development. A survey has shown that Vietnam is emerging as one of the top destinations because of its distinctive culture, beautiful natural scenery and affordable attractions.

Source: SGGP

HCMC welcomes its three-millionth visitor

In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:28 am

HCMC welcomes its three-millionth visitor

QĐND – Wednesday, December 22, 2010, 20:34 (GMT+7)

Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines (VNA), yesterday received the three-millionth visitor to Ho Chi Minh City.

Ms Nguyen Thi Hong, Deputy-Chairwoman of the City People’s Committee presented flowers to Nina Fedorova, the lucky visitor from Russia, at Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

The Vietnam National Tourism Administration and VNA are expected to welcome the five-millionth visitor to Vietnam tomorrow, marking the record number of tourists to Vietnam.

Tourist agencies in Ho Chi Minh City have been popularising the potential of Vietnam tourism in new, far and promising markets, such as Northern Europe, Russia and Australia.

La Quoc Khanh, Deputy-Head of HCMC Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said that HCMC will participate in the Matka International Tourism Fair, the biggest in Northern Europe, to be held in Helsinki, Finland, in January, 2011, to further popularise Vietnam Tourism’s potential.

According to HCMC Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the City expects to receive a total of 3.1 million visitors, up 20% compared to the figure for 2009. The turnover from tourism is estimated to reach VND 41,000 billion.

Source: TT

Translated by Mai Huong

Source: QDND

Hoi An gives gift to the fourth millionth visitor

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:50 am

The four millionth visitor, Amelia (C), receives a gift from the Hoi An authority

The UNESCO-recognized natural heritage site of Hoi An town, in the central province of Quang Nam, welcomed and gave a gift to the fourth millionth visitor of 2010.

The town government gave this special gift to Amelia, a native from Australia, on December 7.

Hoi An has sold tickets for package tours of the town since 1995.  Seventy percent of the money raised from the ticket price is used on restoring and preserving historical and ancient relics.

UNESCO appreciates this money as it aids then in many areas of restoration and preservation.

Nearly VND200 billion (US$100,000) has been collected from selling tickets and VND144 billion has been given to the preservation fund.

Source: SGGP

Vietnam to receive five millionth foreign visitor

In Uncategorized on November 9, 2010 at 5:27 pm

Shanghai Expo breaks visitor record: organisers

In Uncategorized on October 16, 2010 at 2:24 pm

The number of visitors to Shanghai’s World Expo has surpassed a previous record of 64 million, organisers said Saturday, as the six-month event entered its final two weeks.

Vietnam pavilion at the Shanghai’s World Expo

The world’s fair in China’s eastern financial hub Saturday passed the 64.22 million visitor mark set by the 1970 Osaka World Expo, organisers said on their website. Most visitors have been Chinese.

However it appeared a spurt in arrivals would be needed before the Expo ends on October 31 to reach its target of 70 million visitors.

The exhibition of culture, ideas and technology from 189 countries and dozens of companies — the largest Expo ever — has been viewed as a showcase of China’s political and economic clout and organisational abilities.


Source: SGGP