RoK tops the list of foreign visitors to Thua Thien-Hue

Statistics revealed at the fourth meeting of the provincial People’s Council on July 13-14 showed that the total social investment in Thua Thien-Hue reached VND8,538 billion (US$376 million), while the state budget collection hit VND3,308 billion (US$145.55 million), accounting for 48.3% of the yearly target. In 2017, the province has focused on investing in infrastructure to serve production and economic development while protecting the environment, ensuring social welfare and addressing consequences caused by the marine environment incident. Thanks to the province’s efforts to improve its investment and business environment…... [read more]

Thua Thien – Hue, July 14 (VNA) – The central province of Thua Thien-Hue recorded a gross domestic product (GDP) growth rate of 7.44 percent in the first half of 2017, much higher than the figure of 5.8 percent in the same period last year.  Statistics revealed at the fourth meeting of the provincial People’s Council on July 13-14 showed that the total social investment in Thu Thien-Hue reached 8,538 billion VND (376 million USD), while the state budget collection hit 3,308 billion VND (145.55 million USD), accounting for 48.3 percent of the yearly target.  In…... [read more]

With an expanding room inventory and a lot of projects scheduled to launch in the near future, the competition in the upscale hotel market will start to heat up, especially in the five-star segment, according to the Viet Nam Hotel Survey 2017 released on July 11.   Illustrative photo (Photo: VNA)   The survey, done by Grant Thornton Viet Nam for the last 14 years, provides financial, operational and marketing information for 2016 from a range of four- and five-star hotels and resorts.   The number of tourists is expected…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge – When great writers describe a place, a mere mound on a plain “grows” from an insignificant patch of land into a unique witness to history, and we are able to watch and experience those momentous events unfold. Effectively, we travel back in time. Staple condiment: Jars of soya sauce, a village specialty.  This is the feeling I get when I step into Duong Lam Village. Just an hour away from central Ha Noi, there is place that is a living museum, vibrating in the present even as time seems to have stopped centuries ago. My heart melts…... [read more]

(TITC) – In commemoration of the 57th anniversary of Viet Nam's tourism sector (July 9, 1960-2017), on July 08, at the Ha Noi Opera House, Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) in collaboration with Viet Nam Tourism Association (VITA) held a ceremony to honor the winners of Viet Nam Tourism Award 2017. Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam at the ceremony   In his speech, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam highly valued significant performance of tourism sector which highlighted its importance in socio-economic development. He appreciated the positive contribution…... [read more]

(TITC) – In the first half of 2017, Viet Nam received 6,206,336 international arrivals, representing a year-on-year increase of 30.2%, the General Statistic Office reported. Of the total, the international visitors travelling by air reached 5,211,965 arrivals (+33.0%); by sea: 170,843 arrivals (+26.0%); by road: 823,528 arrivals (+15.8%). Almost tourist markets saw positive growth in this period. In particular, Northeast Asia continued to be the biggest market of Viet Nam tourism, accounting for 58.5% of the total, including China (1,887,495 arrivals; up 56.7%), Republic of Korea (1,066,257 arrivals, up 43.9%), Japan (378,844 arrivals,…... [read more]

With its human potential and tourism potential, Vietnam is becoming a favourite destination for domestic and international visitors. However, its tourism position in relation to other ASEAN countries is still low. Solving this issue will need a good strategy. Vietnam is a country of UNESCO heritages, with two natural heritages (Ha Long Bay and Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park), five cultural heritages (Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long-Hanoi, Citadel of Ho Dynasty, Complex of Hue Monuments, Hoi An Ancient Town and My Son Sanctuary), one mixed heritage (Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex),…... [read more]

Leading tourism businesses were honoured at the event (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and the Vietnam Tourism Association (VTA) held a ceremony in Hanoi on July 8 to honour leading tourism businesses in 2017. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism granted the Vietnam Tourism Awards to 91 organisations, businesses and individuals who made active contributions to the development of tourism in Vietnam. The recipients include travel agents, tourism accommodation providers, passenger transport service suppliers, restaurants, and airlines. Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Huynh Vinh Ai,…... [read more]

NDO – The Vietnam Tourism Awards 2017 have been granted to 91 tourism enterprises that have gained outstanding achievements and contributions to the sectors. An awards ceremony was held at the Hanoi Opera House on July 8 to honour Vietnam’s top travel agencies in 2017 on the occasion of the 57th anniversary of the establishment of the Vietnam Tourism Industry (July 9, 1960-2017). Co-organised by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) and the Vietnam Tourism Association, the Vietnam Tourism Awards are the only and most prestigious awards of the tourism sector,…... [read more]

Not only being the resort paradise, dubbed the Pearl Island of Vietnam, Phu Quoc is also an ideal investment destinations. This place gathers many 5-star hotels, resorts and the most modern amusement parks in Vietnam. Focusing on major projects To date, Phu Quoc Island has attracted more than 220 tourism development projects, accounting for about 80 per cent of tourism projects in Kien Giang province with a total investment capital of over VND222 trillion. Among them, 170 projects have been granted investment certificates and about 30 tourism projects have come into operation. Typical investors…... [read more]




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