City youth organisations launch free music performances

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago

HCM City's Youth Union and Youth Cultural House have instituted a free new music programme at schools, universities, industrial parks and export processing zones to entertain cash-strapped students and workers who cannot otherwise afford such shows.

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Recession-hit travel firms design new tours

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VietNam News English 20 month(s) ago

With the economic crisis hitting tourism, many travel firms have launched new products to attract customers.

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Travel firms design new tours to avoid crisis

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VietnamNet English 21 month(s) ago

Travel firms design new tours to avoid crisis

VietNamNet Bridge – As the number of tourists has been decreasing dramatically in the economic crisis, travel firms have opened a lot of new routes to stimulate the demand.

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Experts discuss ways to boost services sector

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VietNam News English 23 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

The services sector's close link to industry means that it will prosper only when production is expanded, experts said in a recent conference on how to develop the services industry.

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Tourism growth reliant on trained staff

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VietNam News English 24 month(s) ago

Tourism growth reliant on trained staff

By 2015, the tourism industry needs about half a million more skilled workers, experts have warned.But finding qualified employees remains a challenge for the industry. Although Viet Nam currently has 284 tourism schools, the training programmes they offer have not been consistently effective.

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Get the product ready, then promote it

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Báo Thanh Niên English 27 month(s) ago

Get the product ready, then promote it

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism’s stall at the 8th International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City on September 13-15. Vietnam’s tourism authorities have yet to develop decent tourism infrastructure and products, let alone effective promotion plans. Photo: SGTT

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Music gala by teachers, students

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SaigonTimes English 32 month(s) ago

The music night called ‘Teachers and Students – Colleagues’ by artists, professors and students from HCMC Conservatory of Music will take place at the conservatory’s Music Hall, 112 Nguyen Du Street in District 1 at 9 a.m. tomorrow.

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Counterfeit goods also available in tourism

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VietnamNet English 35 month(s) ago

Counterfeit goods also available in tourism

VietNamNet Bridge – More than 40 percent of the tour guide certificates of Saigontoutist tourism and hotel school submitted to the local departments of culture, sports and tourism in the east and west of the southern region were forged certificates.

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50 tourism businesses honoured

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VOV News English 40 month(s) ago

50 tourism businesses honoured

(VOV) - The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has presented Vietnam tourism awards to 50 businesses, travel agents and hotels in Hanoi.

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HCM City tourism rises, but so do pests

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VietNam News English 42 month(s) ago

HCM City tourism rises, but so do pests

Although the number of foreign tourist arrivals rose by 10 per cent in the first seven months of 2011, the HCM City tourism industry has been facing challenges. Deputy Director of HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism La Quoc Khanh and Nguyen Van My, director of Lua Viet Travel Company spoke with Le Hung Vong and Thuy Ha about these issues.

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When will Vietnamese tourists be “civilized”?

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VietnamNet English 42 month(s) ago

When will Vietnamese tourists be “civilized”?

VietNamNet Bridge – The owner of Ba Duc ancient house, a famous relic in Dong Hoa Hiep village in Tien Giang province, tells a local newspaper that he only welcomes foreign visitors and groups of Vietnamese visitors organized by prestigious travel agents. Why?

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New tours launched to explore islands

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Báo QĐND English 44 month(s) ago

New tours launched to explore islands

Ly Son Island. Photo: skydoor

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Local travel firms raise tour prices

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SaigonTimes English 46 month(s) ago

HCMC – Local travel agencies are planning to bump up prices for summer tours from this month after airlines have increased fares by almost 23%.

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Older citizens with time to spare discover joys of travel

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VietNam News English 47 month(s) ago 2 duplicate news

Older citizens with time to spare discover joys of travel

Viet Nam is undergoing a revolution of a different kind – more and more elderly people with time on their hands are discovering, perhaps for the first time, the joys of travel.

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Star Cruises to return to Halong after three-year hiatus

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VietnamNet English 47 month(s) ago

Star Cruises to return to Halong after three-year hiatus

The SuperStar Aquarius ship of the Star Cruises Hong Kong Limited will come back to Quang Ninh Province’s Halong City on April 3, nearly three years after the cruise line suspended Halong’s calls.

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