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Ha Noi told to prioritise tourism-boosting policies
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.
Deep Tourism Brand Development

“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.

Human resources play key role in tourism development

Viet Nam’s tourism sector has decided to prioritise human resources development in an effort to diversify the industry, the Viet Nam Economic News reported.

Severe shortage of special tourism souvenirs

Over the 2 years since the implementation of Da Nang’s support policies for developing the local tourism souvenirs industry, 12 local businesses have so far been given permission by the city’s authorities to enjoy these preferential policies in order to make tourism souvenirs for sale.

Conference highlights wooden architecture preservation in Hue

Vietnamese and Japanese architects and researchers shared their experience in preserving wooden architectural structures at a conference in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on October 25.

Careful conservation protects Ha Long Bay’s timeless beauty

The authorities and people of the northern province of Quang Ninh have spared no efforts in protecting Ha Long Bay and its valuable biological and geographical assets since being recognised as a World Heritage site two decades ago. 

Strategic Opportunities for Vietnam Aviation

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) called on the Vietnamese government to work with the air transport sector to strengthen the country’s economy through global air connectivity. IATA identified three broad strategic areas to focus on:  infrastructure, passenger experience and cargo.

Conserving and promoting heritage values for sustainable tourism development

(TITC) - Cultural and natural heritage is an important element to develop tourism, conversely, tourism also contributes to embellishing and promoting heritage values.  

Introduction to Mutual Recognition Arrangement on Tourism Professionals Guide

(TITC) – As a step in preparation for the launch of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015, the Guide to ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangement on Tourism Professionals (MRA - TP) has been produced as an essential reference for professionals, employers and training organizations.

Sea and islands – a driving force for Viet Nam tourism development

(TITC) - Islands and sea tourism accounts for 70% of tourism activities in Viet Nam.

Solutions to develop sustainable tourism

(TITC) – According to Mr. Nguyen Van Tuan – General Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, during the last two decades, Vietnam tourism has strongly grown; representing an impressive annual growth of 12%; contributing to developing national economy, eradicating hunger and poverty, ensuring social security, preserving and upholding cultural values, protecting environment, maintaining national security. However, the current tourism development still faces many challenges, especially the competitiveness of destinations and sustainability.  

Craft village tourism to tap potential

In Vietnam there are about 3,000 craft villages, of which 400 are traditional villages. However, craft village tourism is not really well developed. The Vietnam Business Forum reports.

Viet Nam tourism regains stable growth

(TITC)- According to the General Statistics Office (GSO), the number of international arrivals to Viet Nam in July 2013 was estimated 658,325, increasing by 16% in comparison with June 2013 and 28.5% over the same period of 2012.

Online hotel booking service going strong

The online hotel booking service is becoming a lucrative business for investors in the hospitality industry in Viet Nam.

Museums and World Heritage Sites: a New Path to Dialogue and Development

Recently, nine museums associated with six World Heritage Sites in Southeast Asia built an ‘imaginary museum’ featuring artefacts and other in-situ elements from the World Heritage Sites concerned. The exhibition is the result of an unprecedented joint venture bringing together the sites of Angkor, Preah Vihear (Cambodia), Vat Phou (Laos), My Son, the Ho Citadel and the Thang Long Citadel (Viet Nam).