Heritage economy - a new growth engine

Amidst the old growth drivers, such as cheap labour, credit growth and raw exports are reaching their limits, what should Vietnam rely on to maintain momentum for economic growth? Experts have considered cultural legacy with various heritages across the nation as a new momentum for heritage economy - a new growth engine.

Opportunities to promote tourism economy
The Vietnamese capital city of Ha Noi has focused on exploiting heritage and cultural tourism forms in the past and will now combine these strengths with the organisation of international events in the future.
Golf tourism to attract more international visitors to Viet Nam
Golf tourism has been considered as a direction to develop the Vietnamese tourism sector towards the diversification of products, attracting more international visitors to the country.
Viet Nam upholds heritages for sustainable tourism development
Viet Nam’s tangible and intangible cultural heritages are a key part of the country’s tourism, so the preservation of the heritages is crucial for sustainable tourism development.  
Viet Nam explores cultural-religious heritage tourism
Viet Nam holds huge potential for cultural and spiritual tourism thanks to its diversity in terms of culture, customs and traditions, which have been shaped and practised across the nation for thousands of years.
New direction for Quang Nam tourism
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.
Ao Dai to become ‘tourism ambassador’
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: Suggestions for better promoting the city's tourism brand
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.
Tien Giang Tourism rises
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 becomes global destination thanks to ASEAN integration
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.
AEC brings opportunities, challenges for Viet Nam’s tourism
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.
Village finds new vitality with tourism
A small village on a river near Hoi An that struggled to find prosperity in farming turned to tourism, and has begun to thrive.
Tourists say visa waiver too short
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.
Thua Thien - Hue connects developing craft villages with tourism
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.
Call to extend visa-free status for W. Europe
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.