Ly Xuong Can, a descendant of King Ly Thai To – the first king of the Ly dynasty (1010-1225), has been appointed Vietnam’s tourism ambassador to the Republic of Korea (RoK) for 2017-2020 by the Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
VOV.VN - Around 6.5 million Vietnamese people holidayed abroad last year, spending US$7-8 billion, according to the Vietnam Tourism Association.
The APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, which will take place in the central Da Nang city on November 6-11, will offers opportunities to promote the beauty of Vietnam’s landscapes and people, especially destinations in the central region, to international friends.
A report from the Vietnam Tourism Association showed that 6.5 million Vietnamese traveled abroad in 2016 and spent US$7-8 billion. Spending per capita was US$1,230 on outbound tours, an increase of 15% over 2015.
VOV.VN - The Vietnamese Embassy, the Czech Republic Ministry of Regional Development (MRD) co-hosted a Vietnam Tourism Day on October 18 in Prague to introduce the country’s tourism opportunities to Czech management agencies, travel operators and people.
Vietnam has seen a significant increase in the number of foreign tourists travelling to the country by sea but poor infrastructure and a lack of high-quality services for cruise tourism may hinder growth.
He claimed he was upset that his villa was being taken away for a tourism project in Da Nang, so he wanted to hit back at authorities.
A programme was held in Sydney on August 17 to introduce the beauty of Vietnamese land, people and culture to Australians.
The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) will organise a programme to promote Vietnam’s tourism in China from August 18-23, an activity that has been designed in the 2017 national tourism promotion programme.
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.
Representatives of over 200 tourism businesses attended a conference on improving management of tourism operations on July 21 in Ho Chi Minh City.
The Vietnam tourism culture days began in Vientiane on July 17 as part of activities to celebrate the 55th founding anniversary of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Laos (September 5, 1962) and 40 years of the Vietnam-Laos Treaty on Amity and Cooperation (July 18, 1977).
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.
The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang earned more than VND2.2 trillion (around US$97 million) from tourism services in the first half of 2017, up 20% against the same period last year.
If the high growth rate of international travelers in the last two years can be maintained, Vietnam’s tourism could catch up with Singapore in two years and with Thailand in 15 years, according to Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien.
The development of tourism in Son Tra Peninsula of central Da Nang city must be in harmony with environmental and biodiversity protection and sustainable development, according to many participants in a seminar in Hanoi on May 30.
VOV.VN - Traditional festivals in Vietnam share certain similarities, so it’s important to promote each one’s uniqueness.
The Vietnam Tourism Association has urged the government to extend visa waivers for European tourists and offer the same exemptions to countries such as Australia, Canada and India if it wants to double foreign arrivals in the next four years.
VOV.VN - The opening ceremony for Yen Bai Tourism Year 2017 took place May 19 at Square 19/8 with the participation of 300 local artists, singers and beautiful young models from across the country.
Tourism Ambassador of Vietnam Jordan Vogt-Roberts, director of the Hollywood movie “Kong: Skull Island”, revisited the filming location at Trang An landscape complex in the northern province of Ninh Binh on May 10.