Travel agents reject Vietnam’s high sightseeing costs

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Travel agents reject Vietnam’s high sightseeing costs

Popular destinations such as Ha Long, Hue and Da Lat have been hiking entrance prices, which travel agencies worry will push tourists away.

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Vietnam-ASEAN Silk Festival opened in Hoi An

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SaiGon GP English 2 month(s) ago 1 related news

Vietnam-ASEAN Silk Festival opened in Hoi An

The Vietnam-ASEAN Silk Festival was opened at the Hoi An Silk Village in the central province of Quang Nam in the morning of December 28.

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City youth organisations launch free music performances

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VietNam News English 5 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 24 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 24 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 27 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 28 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 31 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 36 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 38 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 44 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 45 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 45 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 48 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 49 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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