Thai province eyes hosting World Expo 2020

The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) has announced that the ancient Thai capital of Ayutthaya has made positive progress in its bid to host the World Expo 2020.
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Caricatures to capture EURO 2012

The approaching EURO 2012, one of the most prestigious football tournaments of the year, is causing excitement amongst local caricature painters who will take part in the EURO Diary through Paintings contest.
National Tourism Year - Hue 2012 kicks off Travel

National Tourism Year - Hue 2012 kicks off

Central Thua Thien – Hue province has been selected to host the National Tourism Year – Northern Central Coastal Area 2012. It will host a series of activities throughout the year to promote national tourism and lure international tourists.

Da Nang advised to attract more MICE

The central city of Da Nang should take advantage of its favourable location and conditions for hosting international events, a workshop heard on Sept.18.

MICE tourism lacks confident approach

A lack of confidence is one of the factors preventing MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions) tourism from fully exploiting its development potential in Vietnam, foreign and local experts agree.

MICE tourism set to bring host of benefits

Developing MICE tourism would bring benefits, not only to the tourism sector, but also to general trade and the promotion of the image of the country, said Gilbert Whelan, former President of the Pacific-Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Director of MICE Club Vietnam.

Festival focuses on tourist spots

This year's HCM City Tourism Day 2011 will highlight special aspects of five popular destinations – HCM City, Da Lat, Binh Thuan, Phu Quoc and Hai Phong, organisers of the annual event said on March 22.

Thailand develops vaccine for dengue fever

Thai researchers say that they have developed a prototype vaccine that prevents dengue fever and will conduct further tests to get it on the market within a decade.

Unique tours for businesspeople

Businesspeople are often interested in unique and strange tours with high-quality services as they don’t have much time on relaxing.

That is the reason why domestic tour operators have right in early 2011 invested in building products for businessmen such as helicopter tours and Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) tours and sports exchange tours.

Tourism industry targets 12mln foreign visitors

The tourism industry plans to earn 8.9 billion USD in 2015 when the country expects to welcome 12 million foreign visitors and host 28 million domestic travellers, according to a draft on tourism development from 2010-20.

VN's tourism sector to grow at double-digit rate

RNCOS, a leading market research and information analysis company, has issued a new Market Research Report, saying that tourism sector of Vietnam is projected to grow at double-digit growth rate in near future, owing to a rise in private sector investment.

Nha Trang offers sure bet for building hotels

The feasibility of building hotels in Nha Trang resort city in central coastal Khanh Hoa province is better than other cities because of its success as a tourism destination, according to real estate service and consultancy provider Savills Viet Nam.

Sheraton Saigon wins Asia’s leading hotel award

Sheraton Saigon hotel of Ho Chi Minh City has won the “ Vietnam ’s Leading Hotel” and “Asia’s Leading Conference Hotel” 2009 titles at the World Travel Awards 2009 ceremony in London on Nov. 8.

More 5-star hotel beds lying empty

Luxury hotels nationwide are still struggling to shift their focus with a view to increasing their occupancy rates in the remaining months of the year.