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Vietnamese folk music blog attracts many visitors

In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:21 am

A blog of don ca tai tu (Southern amateur music) by Professor Tran Quang Hai has attracted a large number of visitors with over 330 articles, since its establishment in August.

              Professor Tran Quang Hai (Photo:Sggp)

The blog gives Vietnamese music lovers, fundamentals of don ca tai tu, cai luong (a traditional southern folk opera). Highlight information is that the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism has asked the National Music Institute to build a file about southern music for submission to UNESCO. This is in order to gain recognition that this type of music is an intangible part of the Vietnamese cultural heritage.

The internet site also presents more than 100 photos and video clips of various activities about folk music.

Born in 1944, Professor Tran Quang Hai is a talented and renowned musician. His family has a history of musical talents over five generations. His father is Professor Tran Van Khe, the great master of traditional Vietnamese music.

He has studied at the National Conservatory of Music in Saigon before moving to France in 1961. While in France, he studied the theory and the practical application of Oriental music with his father.

He can play more than 15 different types of musical instruments, most are from Vietnam, China, India, Iran, Indonesia and Europe.

Professor Tran Quang Hai is also interested in musical research. He has improved the technique of spoon playing and of the Jewish harp. In 1970, he found a technique in overtone singing and is considered an expert in this field.  He has written numerous articles on Vietnamese and Asian music and composed hundreds of popular songs.

Professor Tran Quang Hai has received many prestigious international music awards.

Related article:
Promoting and preserving Southern amateur music

Source: SGGP

Report: Over 20% of foreign visitors return to Khanh Hoa for 3rd time

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

According to a survey from Khanh Hoa Province’s Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism, more than 20 percent of 600 international visitors return to the central coastal province for the third time.

Foreign travelers visit Nha Trang City in Khanh Hoa Province. (Photo: Sggp)

In addition, 23 percent (138 travelers) visit the province for a second time.

Khanh Hoa received over 390,000 foreign visitors last year, presenting an increase of about 30 percent.

The visitors mostly come from the UK, France, Russia, the US, Australia and New Zealand. Seventy-four percent of tourists spend their holidays at the seaside and visiting friends. The other type of visitor is looking for business opportunities.

Every visitor spends about VND8.2 million (over US$400) on accommodation, restaurants and shopping, and entertainment services.

Source: SGGP

Hanoi attracts 1.2 million foreign visitors in 2010

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

Hanoi attracts 1.2 million foreign visitors in 2010

QĐND – Thursday, December 23, 2010, 20:33 (GMT+7)

The number of foreign visitors to Hanoi in 2010 is estimated at 1.2 million, up 18.42 percent against 2009, while the number of domestic tourists to the city is expected to increase by 15.22 percent to 10.6 million.

The figure was given at a revision conference by the Hanoi Municipal Department for Culture, Sports and Tourism on December 23.

In the National Tourism Year, Hanoi has launched various campaigns to improve the quality of tourism products such as the “Hanoians welcoming visitors” and “Green tourism year”. The city also held the Thang Long-Hanoi international tourism and cuisine festivals and a contest for outstanding tourist guides.

However, there remain shortcomings to the city’s tourism sector. Hanoi has not yet taken full advantaged of its potential, especially in cultural tourism and the cooperation between related agencies is still very weak.

To meet the target set for tourism development in 2011, Hanoi should focus more attention on managing tourist activities; promoting advertisement, both domestically and overseas; and improving staff training and tourism inspection, said Truong Minh Tien, Deputy Director of the city’s Department for Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

Lam Dong to charm visitors with tea fest

In Uncategorized on November 19, 2010 at 6:57 am

HCM City attracts more international sea visitors

In Uncategorized on November 16, 2010 at 2:33 pm

Northern provinces attract visitors

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

Foreign visitors to Vietnam on the rise

In Uncategorized on November 1, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Vietnam to receive 5 million foreign visitors

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2010 at 2:13 pm

Vietnam to receive 5 million foreign visitors

QĐND – Saturday, October 30, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

Vietnam expects to welcome 5 million visitors this year, up by 800,000 over the yearly target, according to the tourism sector.

In the first ten months of this year, almost 4.2 million foreign tourists arrived in Vietnam, up 39 percent over the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office.

In October – the month of the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi, the number of tourists arriving in Vietnam increased sharply with over 440,000, higher by 99.3 percent over the same period last year.

Tourists from Asian countries also rose rapidly, including China, the Republic of Korea and Japan.

Tourist numbers from ASEAN countries also increased strongly, by 97.2 percent from Cambodia, over 41 percent from Thailand and 28.4 percent from Malaysia.

Source: VOV

Source: QDND

2,500 cruise visitors tour Vietnam

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2010 at 2:12 pm

2,500 cruise visitors tour Vietnam

QĐND – Saturday, October 30, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

The Saigontourist Travel Service Company (Saigontourist) welcomed 2,500 cruise visitors, mainly from European countries, on the Costa Romantica cruise that docked in Ha Long Bay on October 29th.

During the 6-day tour, the tourists will visit popular tourist sites in Vietnam, such as Ha Long Bay, Yen Tu Mountain and Bai Chay beach in the northern province of Quang Ninh; the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature and old quarters in Hanoi; Thanh Ha pottery village, My Son Sanctuary in Danang city; the Thien Mu pagoda, Minh Mang Tomb and Hue Royal Palace in Thua Thien Hue provinces, to name a few.

On November 2nd, Saigontourist will receive another 2,500 cruise visitors on the Costa Classica to tour Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi – My Tho – Danang – Hoi An and Thua Thien Hue.

From the beginning of this year, the company has welcomed more than 45,000 foreign tourists, mainly from European countries traveling on cruise ships.

Source: HNM

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND

HCMC welcomes 400,000 foreign visitors

In Uncategorized on October 27, 2010 at 2:40 pm

HCMC welcomes 400,000 foreign visitors

QĐND – Wednesday, October 27, 2010, 20:41 (GMT+7)

Ho Chi Minh City is expected to receive about 400,000 international visitors in October, up by 50% compared to the same period last year and 130,000 foreign tourists compared to the last month’s figure, according to the city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Most of the 320,000 visitors to HCMC in this month, travelled by air.

In the first 10 months of this year, HCMC welcomed 2.6 million foreign visitors, up by 25% compared to last year’s figure.

The city hopes to receive the 3,000,000th international tourist at the end of this year by organising a lot of interesting activities for visitors.

The city’s tourism sector is focusing on developing river tourism, organising art performance programs and completing the program “Ho Chi Minh City and its 100 interesting things”.

Source: HNM

Translated by Duy Minh

Source: QDND