Tapping the Northwest’s tourism potential
15:22 | 31/01/2017 Travel
(VEN) - Tourism is considered one of the driving forces for socioeconomic development in the northwestern region. In 2017, the Lao Cai - Northwest National Tourism Year themed “Colors of the Northwest” is expected to provide many golden opportunities for the region’s tourism sector to take off.
Homestay services improve farmer’s income
15:30 | 29/01/2017 Travel
(VEN) - Exploring nature and local traditional cultures as well as living locals’ lives are something that a lot of domestic and foreign visitors to the Mekong Delta really love. That explains the increase in homestay services as part of the region’s local living tours.
Making sure visitors want to return for more
13:34 | 28/01/2017 Travel
(VEN) - In 2016, the government for the first time held a national conference on tourism development with the participation of the Prime Minister and two Deputy Prime Ministers. Also in 2016, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) launched a campaign to inspect and improve service quality of accommodation facilities nationwide, reflecting the determination at the highest levels of the administration to enhance Vietnam’s image in the eyes of visitors.
Ta Phin Commune: Herbal baths and the smell of orchids
15:27 | 26/01/2017 VEN - Tết Đinh Dậu
(VEN) - We recently had a chance to visit Ta Phin Commune in the Sa Pa District of Lao Cai Province, the home of the Red Dao ethnic group that accounts for more than 68 percent of the commune’s population. Over the past 10 years, new farming techniques and community tourism have greatly improved residents’ lives and changed the face of their village.
Tourism to peak during Tet holiday
11:16 | 22/01/2017 Travel
In recent years, instead of welcoming in the Lunar New Year at home, many Vietnamese families have opted to go travelling to experience the Tet atmosphere in domestic and international destinations. Aiming to meet the demand, during this year’s Tet holiday, travel agents have launched attractive tours, along with a range of promotional programmes.
Yen Bai lures giant tourism projects
13:51 | 12/01/2017 Travel
(VEN) - Endowed with many famous landscapes and cultures featuring the lives of different minority ethnic groups, Yen Bai has effectively taken many measures to develop and turn tourism into a spearhead industry.
2016 - A fruitful year for tourism
13:48 | 09/01/2017 Travel
(VEN) - Vietnam’s Tourism Development Strategy to 2020 with a Vision to 2030 sets a target of welcoming 10 million foreign visitors by 2020, but the country is expected to reach this number in 2016, four years early.
Tourism booms in late last year
11:10 | 05/01/2017 Travel
(VEN) - According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), the number of visitors to many localities nationwide saw a satisfactory growth in November this year, contributing to the country’s exceeding of the 2016 visitor number target.