Vietnam Tourism Industry towards New Era of Development Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Vietnam recently celebrated the 55th anniversary of the Vietnam Tourism Industry and 2014 Vietnam Tourism Awards. In over 55 years of development, Vietnam Tourism Industry has significantly improved its services with constant growth of tour operators, hotels, transport companies and service complexes. It is its rapid development that narrows the gap between domestic tourism industry and that of ASEAN and international ones. The infrastructure and tourist spots with world class quality around the country are the foundation to attract more and more visitors and to provide better services to international and domestic tourists. The number of international tourists from 2010 to 2014 was 8.5 million. The number of domestic tourists reached 38 million in 2014 from 5.8 million in 2010. The non-stop increase in quantity boosts economic growth and contributes to the development of the country. In … [Read more...] about Vietnam Tourism Industry towards New Era of Development
Vietnam Tourism Enters New Development Period 2015 was a year of progress for the Vietnamese tourism industry, though it still facing difficulties. Vietnam Business Forum interviewed Mr Nguyen Van Tuan, General Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, to learn more about this. Thu Huyen reports. What are remarkable achievements in the Vietnamese tourism industry in 2015? Indeed, 2015 was a tough year for the tourism sector. However, it was also a time when the sector received a lot of support from central and local governments. We had more favourable conditions for tourism development as highways and infrastructure systems were improved. The tourism industry had four highlighted imprints in 2015. Firstly, we intercepted the declining trend and started to recover and regained momentum for a new growth cycle. Secondly, the tourism sector carried out important policies on tourism development, including Resolution … [Read more...] about Vietnam Tourism Enters New Development Period
He said that few changes had been made to the city's tourism products in the last 20 years. Thong has spoke at a recent meeting to review activities of the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Association. Many tourism projects are still on paper, including Saigon Safari Park in Cu Chi District, Bach Dang amusement park in District 1 and Can Gio eco-beach tourist area in Can Gio District, he said. The new boat tour on the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal has yet to attract tourists. The city has few activities at night to entertain tourists. Travel companies often have to explore tourism products at other localities, Thong said. The 15-day visa waiver programme for citizens of five EU countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK) starting from July 1 is expected to boost tourism but it has yet brought the expected results, said Vo Anh Tai, general director of Saigontourist Travel Service Company. The restriction of the visa waiver period to only 15 days has made it difficult for travel companies … [Read more...] about Tough visa process hurts Vietnam tourism
VietNamNet Bridge - 2015 was the first year in the past six years that the number of international visitors to Vietnam fell, reaching 7.9 million people. In addition to factors from economic fluctuations in the global situation, we can say that Vietnam's tourism needs a judicious investment and development plan. Many experts said that Vietnam has great potential to achieve a higher position on the world tourism map. Desirable advantage Son Doong Cave. Photo: National Geographic According to a report assessing the competitiveness of tourism in 2015 by the World Economic Forum (WEF), Vietnam ranked 75th out of 141 countries and territories and ranked 33rd in the category of natural and cultural resources. Foreign tourists highly appreciated Vietnam for the richness of the scenery, as many people say this is "a nation that has everything": majestic mountains, bustling cities, cultural destinations, wonderful beaches, pristine islands, excellent cuisine ... In 2015 Son Doong Cave was … [Read more...] about How should the gold mine of Vietnam tourism be explored?
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on June 29 presented the Vietnam Tourism Award 2010 to 30 hotels, 20 travel agencies and 15 tourism service enterprises at a ceremony in Hanoi. This year awards went to ten big outbound tourism firms, including Saigontourist, Ben Thanh Tourist, Tan Dinh Tourist, Apex Vietnam, Exotissimo, Vietnam Tourism JS Company in Hanoi and HCM City, Hoa Binh Tourist, Vietravel and Huong Giang Tourism. Ten inbound travel firms also won recognition, including Vitours, Lua Viet, Viet Culture, Youth Tourism, and Hanoitourist. The organizing board also presented an award for the most dynamic and creative travel firm to Young Generation Tourism Company and Oriental Tourism and Trade Co., Ltd. Winning hotels are divided in three groups, including ten five-star groups with Majestic, Melia Hanoi, Renaissance Riverside Saigon, Hanoi Daewoo, InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, Vinpearl Resort & Spa and Six Senses Hideaway Ninh Van Bay. There are 10 four-star … [Read more...] about Vietnam Tourism Award 2010