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 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 internationally known through the Good … [Read more...] about How should the gold mine of Vietnam tourism be explored?
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VietNamNet Bridge - By October 31, the deadline for registration for the Vietnam Tourism Ambassador selection, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism did not receive any new profile, except for the five candidates who registered from early this year. Mr. Nguyen Van Tinh, Director of the Ministry’s International Cooperation Department, said the five candidates include actress Lan Phuong, Miss Tourism Huynh Thi Ngoc Han, foreign language teacher Do Thi Hong Thuan, Miss Southeast Asia Dieu Han, the 1st runner-up of the Miss U.S.A Asia 2012 Chau Mong Nhu. All candidates sent their action plans to promote Vietnam tourism to the Ministry. After the evaluation, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will announce the new tourism ambassador in late December. In addition, the International Cooperation Department will consult experts on regulations on the activities of the Tourism Ambassadors. Accordingly, the term will be extended to two years and Vietnam will have many Tourism … [Read more...] about Five candidates for Vietnam tourism ambassador title named
Despite the global economic downturn, Vietnam tourism is waiting for happy year-end results According to the General Statistics Office, there were over 4.3 million foreign visitors to Vietnam in the first nine months, up 15.5% year-on-year. This year, Vietnam expects to welcome 5.5 million foreign visitors, up 10% year-on-year. High numbers expected in high season The high season of tourism is beginning and will last from October to April next year. Some travel agencies attain high growth rate during this season. More tourists from Japan, Russia and Australia have selected Vietnam as their favorite destinations. Nguyen Van Tuan, head of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), says that Russia is one of the top 15 markets sending tourists to Vietnam. Last year, nearly 83,000 Russian visitors came to Vietnam, up 68% year-on-year; this year, some 120,000 Russian vacationers are expected to fly to Vietnam. Nguyen Quy Phuong, director of the travel industry management … [Read more...] about Vietnam Tourism Hopes For Strong Finish
The number of travelers arriving in Vietnam has decreased considerably in recent months but while neighbors draw up solutions Vietnam tourism is fumbling for answers. The number of European and American visitors to HCM City, Hanoi and other honey pots, including Hoi An, Hue and Da Nang, has fallen 30-40 percent. Visitors on caravan tours and cruise ships have also dropped. Many international tourists have canceled tours to Vietnam, said some travel firms. 160 tourists from Thailand and Europe have canceled tours within the last 10 days, said Nguyen Hang Quy, director of Huong Giang International Travel. Director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Da Nang City, Ngo Quang Vinh, said that services such as hotels, transport businesses and tourist companies should reduce tour prices and provide special treatment to international visitors. The tourism industry should promote and advertise destinations to neighboring countries, namely Thailand, Singapore, China and … [Read more...] about Vietnam tourism must improve promotions
Apart from taking tours, many people like to discover Vietnam in their own ways. It is understandable because they can find the distinctive features of this country everywhere. It's inevitable Vietnam tourism will enjoy a boom due to its typical Oriental characteristics that have gradually vanished in other countries, as well as attractive mountainous landscapes and natural sand banks. Vietnamese people and international tourism experts admit that Vietnam has great potential that has not been known and exploited. That is the reason why the tourism sector takes "Vietnam- The hidden charm" as a symbol and title of the National Action Programme on Vietnam Tourism in 2006-2010. This S-shaped country has been dubbed as a destination for international tourists due to its natural beauty, unique culture and friendly people. According to the results of a research carried out by the World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC) in collaboration with Oxford Economic Forecasting (OEF), Vietnam ranks … [Read more...] about Vietnam Tourism on the Path to Integration