Hanoi’s 10 tourism titles honored by international media in 2017

NDO/VNA – The International Media Centre for the 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Week officially opened on October 28 in Da Nang city, serving domestic and international reporters to cover the event.Addressing the event, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh hailed the joint efforts of Da Nang and relevant ministries and agencies in completing the project on schedule.The week is an important event attracting special attention from domestic and, regional and international media, he said, adding the fact that about 2,600 Vietnamese and foreign reporters registered to cover the event.Apart from serving reporters' activities, the…... [read more]

(Cinet) - On 17.3.2009, the Standing Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyễn Danh Thái with the Deputy Minister Trần Chiến Thắng hosted the meeting of the propaganda subcommittee of AI Games III with relevant subcommittees to prepare for the international media conference the first.The conference will be held on 20.3 in Sofitel Plaza Hotel, Hanoi with the participation of 200 guests from international news agencies of 45 countries and territories of Asia, cultural attaché of embassies of Asia, international news agencies having standing office in Vietnam and local news agencies.  Currently, there are 25 international media agencies with…... [read more]

The week is an important event attracting special attention fromdomestic and, regional and international media, he said, adding about2,600 Vietnamese and foreign reporters registered to cover the event.The media center, which covers 1.3ha, will provide working spacefor nearly 3,000 journalists during the APEC meeting from November 6-11.The center operates from 7:00 to 22:00 every day, and runs to 24:00 on the two summit days. Source: VNA... [read more]

Some 1,500 amateur, semi-professional, and professional runners from around the world are expected to set out from Hoai River Square on September 17 for The Hoi An International Marathon 2017.In addition to a traditional 42-km marathon, fun runs will also be held along distances of 5 and 10 km, starting at 4.30am.Sponsors include Index Creative Village, Bangkok Airways, Green Hat, and Fab Motion.Aimed at promoting tourism and culture in the world heritage city of Hoi An, the runs are open to all, regardless of nationality, gender or age.Located in central Vietnam, just south of Da Nang, the ancient town of…... [read more]

The Hoi An International Marathon 2017 will be held at Hoai River Square on September 17. The event is expected to attract about 1,500 amateur, semi-professional and professional athletes worldwide. It will be divided into two forms: Fun Run and Marathon, corresponding to the distances of 5km, 10km and 42km. Athletes will have chances to experience both running and exploring the old town through attractive streets. Aiming to promote tourism in the world heritage city, the competition is open to all, regardless of nationality, gender or age, being professional or amateur.... [read more]

With a diversity of cultures, competitive advantages of tourism sector, and strong Government commitments on further developing the tourism industry, Malaysia has been offering a “Truly Asian experience” and becoming one of the best tourism destinations for international visitors.   According to the United National World Tourist Organization (UNWTO) ranking, Malaysia is currently one of the world’s top-ten tourist destinations of visitors.  Government’s efforts and of tourism industry  Malaysia ’s Deputy Prime Minister, YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Haji Mohd Yassin remarked: “The Government of Malaysia, in consultation with business communities, has placed tourism industry as one of the key driver…... [read more]

The starting gun for the Danang International Marathon 2017, Vietnam’s biggest annual professional marathon, will be fired on August 6 at Bien Dong Park in the central city of Da Nang.Expecting to welcome more than 5,000 runners, the event offers a wide range of distances, including a 42-km marathon, a 21-km half-marathon, a 10-km run, and a 5-km run.The marathon will follow a stretch of the city’s coastline and has runners crossing its iconic bridges. With an early morning start, runners setting out on the full marathon will be treated to an amazing sunrise and a taste of central Vietnam…... [read more]

The transformation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism into an international convention was the main focus of the 15th meeting of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics (Rovinj, Croatia, 26-27 May 2015).   Alongside this issue, the WCTE looked into the level of implementation of the Code by public and private sectors as well as at the advances on its priority areas: the fight against child exploitation, accessibility, all inclusive holidays and its impact on local communities, and the issue of unfunded ratings in web portals.   Pascal Lamy, WCTE Chairman and former Director General of the World…... [read more]

The southern province of An Giang has so far this year welcomed more than four million visitors. However, the number of lodgers and travelers accounted for some 180,000, down 3 per cent on-year. The figures show the local tourism sector’s weaknesses.  The province is now calling investors into 10 tourism projects. It will offer favourable conditions for investors to carry out the projects, including a project to develop Sam and Nui Thanh Mountains into national tourism resorts, projects to Sap-Oc Eo Moutain and Tra Su Indigo Forest Eco-tourism Resort and supporting operations of the two community tourism resort of My…... [read more]

US President Obama and President Tran Dai Quang (R) at the welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace. (Source: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) – A number of international media outlets have covered US President Barack Obama’s first visit to Vietnam from May 23-25. “The Hill Newspaper” on May 22 ran a front-page article entitled “Obama arrives in Vietnam for historic trip”, saying that the President will meet with President Tran Dai Quang, National Assenmbly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong. The US’s NBC and Fox News highlighted Obama’s commitment to rebalancing America’s foreign policy…... [read more]