Trinh Nu Grotto, where romance meets geology
09:00 | 21/12/2019 Society
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 Culture & Tourism
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 Society
(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 Society
(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.
Vietnam’s Mekong Delta provinces are not all the same
15:01 | 11/11/2019 Society
(VEN) - Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is often regarded as a homogenous region with identical tourism products, making it hard for individual provinces to attract tourists. However, its provinces have different characteristics and solutions are needed to turn them into unique destinations.