Vietnam earned VND212.2 trillion (US$9.34 billion) from tourism in the first five months of 2017, an increase of 26.7% from the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office.
The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) said on May 11 that it will not amend a controversial plan to turn nearly one-fourth of the city’s Son Tra Peninsula into a tourist zone.
About 40 villas are being constructed on a natural peninsula in the central Vietnamese province of Danang without permits, while local authorities had not been aware of the violation until recently.
Associate Professor Pham Trung Luong, former deputy director of the Institute for Tourism Development under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, speaks to Bnews.vn on how to turn the tourism industry into a spearhead economic sector.
A former leader in Hoi An City is strongly urging the local administration to persever in upholding the city’s cultural identity and eco- friendly reputation in the face of a recent tourism boom.
The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum (APEC) 2017 in Vietnam is a golden opportunity for local enterprises to promote trade and investment, according to Hoang Van Dung, Chairman of the APEC 2017 Business Advisory Council.
The southern province of Binh Duong wants to attract more foreign direct investment for tourism development, aiming to achieve an annual growth of 20% in the next four years.
VOV.VN - The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has outlined its plans to transform the country’s tourism industry and achieve double digit growth from the North American market.
Authorities at agencies managing heritage sites should change their mindset in order to better conserve relics recognised as heritage sites, experts have said.
VOV.VN - The foreign traveller count to Hanoi increased this TET Lunar New Year holiday season, with a growth rate more than one and one-half fold that of last year, says the Hanoi City Department of Tourism.
Cooperation between the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ministry of Transport has contributed to the development of Vietnamese tourism, the former’s Minister Hoang Tuan Anh said on July 22.
Tourism growth should be viewed as a “win-win game” for the entire lower Mekong Sub-region, speakers at an international tourism summit in Ho Chi Minh City said on September 11.
Vietnam ranks 12th among 181 countries and territories in term of tourism growth in the next ten years, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC).