Tourism and related services make great contributions to economic growth and offset the decline in crude oil output, experts say.
Developing sustainable tourism in combination with preserving and promoting national cultural values, and protecting landscapes and the environment is among targets set in Vietnam’s master plan on tourism development by 2020, with vision to 2030.
Experts from travel and hotel industry gathered to discuss the development of MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Conference and Event) tourism in Ho Chi Minh City on September 6.
Vietnam’s tourism sector is likely to fulfill the target set by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc of welcoming 13 million international visitors in 2017.
Tourism development in the coming time must focus on improving quality of products to obtain sustainable development and high competitiveness.
VOV.VN - Vietnam has served 46 million domestic travelers and received 7.2 million foreign visitors over the past 7 months with a focus on the key tourism markets such as Northeast Asia, Western Europe, and Southeast Asia.
A conference to promote tourism in the northern province of Ha Giang took place in Ho Chi Minh City on July 21.
The tourism sector is tasked to lure 13-15 million foreign visitors this year, 3-5 million higher than last year. However, the increase in the number of visitors to Vietnam has put the sector under pressure to ensure the quality of tourist destinations.
With an expanding room inventory and a lot of projects scheduled to launch in the near future, the competition in the upscale hotel market will start to heat up, especially in the five-star segment, according to the 2017 Vietnam Hotel Survey released on July 11.
Vietnam welcomed more than 6.2 million foreign visitors in the first half of 2017, up 30.2% against last year, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism reported on June 28.
A workshop on new trends and demands in tourism development took place in Hanoi on May 31, gathering managers, experts and businesses operating in the sector.
VOV.VN - Traditional festivals in Vietnam share certain similarities, so it’s important to promote each one’s uniqueness.
The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) announced on April 24 it had sent a document guiding the provision of financial aid for those who supplied tourism services and were affected by the marine environment incident in Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien Hue provinces.
A group of households providing homestay services in Ta Van commune, Sa Pa district, the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai, have received the “Homestay ASEAN” award.
VOV.VN - Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and other localities in Vietnam have carried out several activities to realize the Politburo resolution on developing tourism into a spearhead economic sector.
The number of international arrivals surged 23.6% in January, following a strong year.
2016 was a successful year for the tourism sector, with a record number of 10 million foreign tourists along with a breakthrough in improving the image of Vietnam’s tourism through a campaign to scrutinize the accommodation system nationwide.
More than 5.2 million foreign tourists visited Ho Chi Minh City in 2016, a rise of 10% against last year, said the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.
Vietnamese tourism firms signed a commitment to fighting wildlife trading and protect the species at a workshop in Hanoi on December 14.
Vietnam expected international arrivals to reach 10 million in 2016, a landmark for the country, as the number of foreign tourists has surpassed 9 million so far this year.