Quang Ninh’s vision as an international tourist hub
09:35 | 22/12/2019 Travel
Considered a miniature of Vietnam, the northeastern coastal province of Quang Ninh has major tourism potential. Its strategic decision to shift from brown growth to green growth has given strong impetus to developing tourism and services as key economic sectors.
Balancing tourism development with natural heritage protection
15:06 | 21/12/2019 Travel
As a world heritage site and natural wonder, Ha Long Bay plays an important role in turning the northeastern province of Quang Ninh into a modern service and industrial hub and an international tourist center, Pham Hong Ha, Chairman of the Ha Long City People's Committee and Head of the Ha Long Bay Management Board, told Vietnam Economic News' Hoa Quynh.
Trinh Nu Grotto, where romance meets geology
09:00 | 21/12/2019 Travel
Due to its unique geology, Ha Long Bay is home to many spectacular caves. One of the most popular is Trinh Nu Grotto, discovered by French explorers in the 19th century and given the name “La Virgin”. It is situated on Bo Hon Island, sharing the same location with Sung Sot Cave.
Ha Long Bay: Prized title, spectacular nature were not enough
11:15 | 20/12/2019 Travel
In 1994, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) added Ha Long Bay in Vietnam’s northeastern province of Quang Ninh to its list of world heritage sites. However, even after gaining the coveted recognition of the spectacular seascape of limestone pillars, Quang Ninh Province was still known mostly for its coalmines. Major tourist development in the province only began 20 years later.
Vietnam’s ranking in tourism competitiveness improves
15:32 | 16/12/2019 Travel
(VEN) - According to the 2019 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Vietnam ranks 63rd among 140 countries and territories globally, up four places compared to 2017. With this position, Vietnam secures fifth place in the Southeast Asia region.
As tourism exceeds forecasts, major confab to discuss further progress
15:54 | 04/12/2019 Travel
(VEN) - The Vietnam Travel & Tourism Summit 2019 is scheduled to be held in Hanoi in December under the theme “For Vietnamese tourism to really take off”. The event is a public-private meeting and dialogue at national and regional levels to promote the sustainable development of the Vietnamese tourism sector.