Business

Tourism industry looks regionally

Festivals in Japan and the Republic of Korea (RoK) this week will promote tourism in Vietnam , ahead of Hanoi 's millennium celebrations later this year.
Travel

Over 1.3 million foreigners visit VN in Q1

The number of foreign tourists visiting Vietnam in March has been estimated at 473,000, raising the total number of international arrivals to the country in the first quarter of this year to 1.35 million, a year-on-year increase of 36.2 percent.
Business

Central province unite to attract Japanese tourists

The three central provinces and cities of Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam and Da Nang are striving for closer cooperation to jointly attract more Japanese travellers to the region, said deputy director of the Quang Nam Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ho Tan Cuong.

He said a plan, including the creation of new tourism products and cooperation in trade promotion, human-resources training and the establishment of representative offices in Japan , had been agreed on by the three localities.
Society

Worrisome drop in tourism as millennium nears

The Hanoi hospitality industry has been grappling with an upsetting reduction in foreign arrivals in the first quarter of the year as it is counting down to the millennium celebrations.
Business

Aviation-tourism cooperation benefits the nation

Aviation-tourism cooperation is a vital path for the two sectors’ development, benefiting the country, said General Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) Nguyen Van Tuan.
Society

Agents warned of outbound tours to casinos

International travel agents are not allowed to organise outbound tours that involve visits to casinos for Vietnamese tourists, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism said.
Travel

Ha Tinh to have a large-scale beach resort

The Ha Tinh Provincial People’s Committee has approved a beachside eco-resort project on an area of 1,557 ha at Thien Cam national tourism site in the north-central coast province.
Business

Foreign tourists to Vietnam up 20 percent in January

The number of overseas arrivals to Vietnam in January reached about 416,000, an increase of 20.4 percent over the same period last year and 10 percent compared with December, 2009, reported the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.
Business

Hospitality industry raises image in France

“ Vietnam -a favourite destination” was what Vietnamese travel agents highlighted at a meeting with French partners in Paris on December 14, offering a number of discount tours and new products.
Phu Yen commits to supporting investors Business

Phu Yen commits to supporting investors

Chairman of the Phu Yen People’s Committee Pham Ngoc Chi has stated the province will simplify its administrative procedures and make site clearances easier and will provide incentives for investors doing business in the coastal southern central province.
Society

Ebbing tide of foreign arrivals to Vietnam by sea

The number of foreign tourists travelling to Vietnam by sea has sharply fallen in recent months, although Vietnam is said to have strong potential to become a centre for sea tourism in the Southeast Asian region.