Marine tourism considered major strength
15:28 | 04/08/2017 Travel
(VEN) - Vietnam is home to 2,770 near-shore islands and a series of beautiful beaches spanning the coastline from north to south. Of these, 125 beaches and bays are considered favorable for tourism development, and more than 30 have been developed, resulting in local poverty reduction. Marine tourism has contributed 70 percent to Vietnam’s tourism revenue.
First-half tourism: Going strong
10:28 | 02/08/2017 Travel
(VEN) - According to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam (GSO), in the first half of this year, Vietnam attracted more than 6.2 million foreign visitors and 40.7 million domestic visitors, earning total revenues of VND254.7 trillion, up 27.1 percent from the same time last year.
Ca Mau looks to attract investment in tourism
10:55 | 31/07/2017 Travel
The southernmost province of Ca Mau is calling for investment in two tourism projects worth 1.2 trillion VND (52.7 million USD) in Dat Mui (Cape Ca Mau) tourism area in Ngoc Hien District, and along the Trem River in Thoi Binh district.
Revised law meets needs of growing tourism market
15:01 | 25/07/2017 Travel
(VEN) - The National Assembly recently ratified the revised Law on Tourism. Vietnam Economic News’ Hoa Quynh spoke about the law’s impact on tourism development with Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong, a member of the law drafting board and deputy general director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).
Ho Tram! A night of magic and stars
15:18 | 22/07/2017 Travel
Launching nightly from 6pm to 9pm, the “Fountains of Ho Tram” are able to project water over 25 meters into the air from its 120 jets, synchronized with a full spectrum LGP LED light show.
Surge in tourism to nation’s capital, Hanoi
09:48 | 18/07/2017 Travel
(VEN) - Hanoi welcomed 2.1 million visitors in June alone, up seven percent from the same time in 2016. The capital has set a target of attracting 23.61 million visitors this year.
Tourism billed as driving force for APEC economies
16:20 | 10/07/2017 Travel
(VEN) - Senior officials from the 21-nation Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum, meeting on June 19 in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh, adopted a joint declaration on boosting sustainable tourism.
Vietnam, India look to boost tourism links
10:01 | 07/07/2017 Travel
India will continue boosting cooperation in tourism with Vietnam, including the promotion of spiritual and health tourism links, said Indian Consul General in Ho Chi Minh City Smita Pant.
Ho Chi Minh City: Street art, pedestrian malls lure visitors
16:03 | 05/07/2017 Travel
(VEN) - Ho Chi Minh City is pursuing the goal of attracting about 5.5 million foreign visitors and earning VND116 trillion from tourism services this year, a rise of 2.62 percent compared with 2016. To that end, it is creating new tourism products.