Quang Nam, home to the World Heritage Sites of Hoi An Ancient Town and My Son Sanctuary, is following new paths in tourism development, focusing on community-based tourism that both promotes and supports the local cultural identity.
The 'Ao Dai' (Vietnamese traditional long dress) is a symbol of the beauty of Vietnamese women as well as the country’s culture. Tourism directors are seeking solutions to preserve and promote the traditional value of Ao Dai, contributing to developing tourism as well as attracting visitors, particularly foreigners, to Viet Nam.
Da Nang was honoured to be named ‘Asia’s Leading Festival and Event Destination’ at the World Travel Awards (WTAs) Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016 which took place last weekend at the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort.
Travelling trends of tourists, particularly international travellers, have changed dramatically in recent years. They tend to search for natural hideaways, explore local cultural identities, and mingle with community life in destinations.
Viet Nam has become a spotlight in the global tourism map thanks to the country’s extensive and intensive integration in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), an official said.
The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) officially came into being on December 31, opening up opportunities for more intensive cooperation in various areas among member countries.
A small village on a river near Hoi An that struggled to find prosperity in farming turned to tourism, and has begun to thrive.
The Government's new visa exemption policy for travellers from five European countries could boost tourism better if it was for longer than 15 days, tour operators and visitors have said.
Restoring and developing craft villages is considered an important task in preserving Hue and national cultural values. Thua Thien - Hue Province has connected restoring and developing traditional craft village along with developing tourism services, while promoting traditional craft village tours at the same time.
Viet Nam should extend the visa-free period for visitors from five Western European countries, continue with this policy for more than a year, and improve tourism products to attract more tourists from this market, industry insiders told at the 2015 International Travel Expo HCM City.
The traditional Bat Trang ceramic village in Gia Lam district, Hanoi, which has undergone 800 years of development, has affirmed its position and brand name in domestic and foreign markets.
Vietnamese people should consider tourists their family, Deputy Minister Vu Duc Dam said at a ceremony held on July 8 to mark the 55th anniversary of the tourism sector.
Craft villages, a non-competitive and vulnerable part of Viet Nam's economy, will face greater challenges upon the establishment of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) at the end of 2015.
Ha Noi needs to develop its own brand of tourism, focusing on craft villages, eco-tourism and cultural tourism, said Nguyen Cong Hoan, the deputy director of Hanoi Redtours.
“Viet Nam tourism has created a breakthrough. In Jan-Nov of 2014, the number of international visitors was estimated at over 7.2 million, an increase of 5.4 percent compared to the same period in 2013. The number confirmed that the quality of tourism in Viet Nam is gradually improved in accordance with the in-depth tourism development strategy of our country”, said Mr Nguyen Van Tuan, General Director of Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) in an interview with Viet Nam Business Forum. Thanh Nga reports.