Phu Quoc longs to become Vietnam’s first island city Videos

Phu Quoc longs to become Vietnam’s first island city

The island paradise of Phu Quoc has significant potential to develop into a leading tourist destination in Southeast Asia. At the moment, however, it is only a second-class city within Vietnam’s administrative structure. Promoting Phu Quoc to a city would certainly help the island fully tap into its potential.
Five sea creatures to be conserved in Ly Son island Environment

Five sea creatures to be conserved in Ly Son island

The Management Board of Ly Son Marine Protected Area (MPA) has proposed a gene protection programme for five endangered sea creatures, namely mummy fish, or sea cucumber (holothurian nobilis), abalone (haliotis sorenseni), tropical rock lobster (panulirus ornatus), maxima clam (tridacna maxima) and red seaweed (laurencia intermedia), which have been over-fished in waters off the island.
Resort property market remains attractive in 2020 Business

Resort property market remains attractive in 2020

The Vietnamese resort realty market will continue to retain its appeal to both domestic and foreign investors thanks to its good return of investment as well as the tourism boom in the country, according to the Vietnam Association of Realtors.
Chinese investment returns to ASEAN World

Chinese investment returns to ASEAN

Chinese investment is flowing into ASEAN once more as projects under the Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) see a recovery and ongoing trade tensions with the US are prompting Chinese companies to invest in parts of Southeast Asia, according to a report from Maybank Kim Eng.
Con Co Island sees tourism boom Travel

Con Co Island sees tourism boom

Con Co Island in the central province of Quang Tri is seeing a boom in tourist arrival since the first visitors set foot on the island in a tour launched two years ago.
Tourism boom threatens Cham Island ecosystem Environment

Tourism boom threatens Cham Island ecosystem

A large area of sea grass on the Cham Islands, off the coast of Hoi An, have been damaged due to the rapid increase in speed boats over the past several decades—another sign that mass tourism and unsustainable development threaten the rich ecosystem on the islands.
Experts: Eco-tourism should not destroy biodiversity Environment

Experts: Eco-tourism should not destroy biodiversity

Instead of being wary about investors, tourism management authorities should collaborate with them in preserving the natural environment, says Dr Nguyen Hoang Tri, Secretary of the National Committee for UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) in Vietnam.
Ha Giang province awaits tourism boom Travel

Ha Giang province awaits tourism boom

The northeastern border province of Ha Giang boasts majestic scenery, geological features, a diverse eco-system, rare fauna and flora, and the unique cultures of 22 ethnic minorities, but has yet to realise its enormous tourism potential, tourism officials said.
Sa Pa enjoys holiday season tourism boom Travel

Sa Pa enjoys holiday season tourism boom

The northern mountainous town of Sa Pa in Lao Cai province received around 30,000 holiday-makers during the New Year holiday, soaring 45 percent compared to the same period last year.
Quang Nam moves to develop tourism Business

Quang Nam moves to develop tourism

The central coastal province of Quang Nam is looking to encourage a tourism boom by improving service quality and expanding connectivity between tourist destinations on the mainland, sea and islands.