(VOVworld) – Hanoi’s Tourist Department held a seminar to introduce the city’s tourist attractions and services to local and international travel agencies on Thursday. Deputy Director of Hanoi’s Tourist Department, Do Dinh Hong, said it will diversify tourist products by linking sites in Hanoi and adjacent places as well as improving tourist environment and infrastructure to attract foreign tourists. Hong said: "The Hanoi authority has incentive policies to draw investment and support businesses and tourists. We have also invited foreign experts to get involved in developing plans for tourist development as a foundation for businesses to invest in key tourist complexes." … [Read more...] about Promoting tourist attractions in Hanoi
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Local residents and tourists on Ly Son Island off Vietnam’s central coast will soon be able to flag down a taxi as a company said Friday it is slated to bring the first fleet of cabs there in the coming weeks. Nine seven-seat cabs operated by Phu Hoang Co. will be in service on the island before the Lunar New Year, or Tet in Vietnamese, peaks, said Le Vinh Quang, chairman of the Da Nang-based taxi operator. Tet falls on February 19 this year, with festive preparations beginning around one week before the date and the celebratory atmosphere lingering another week after that. The Lunar New Year is very special in Vietnamese culture as it is an occasion when people get together with their family after a lunar year studying or working away from one another. The drivers of the cabs will be local residents who are knowledgeable about the island’s directions and tourist attractions, Quang added. "The number of cabs can be increased depending on the market demand on the … [Read more...] about Cabs to serve locals, tourists on Vietnam’s Ly Son Island before Tet
Quang Ngai PPC has kindly requested the Vietnam Record Book Center (Vietkings) to select some food specialties and tourist attraction spots of the province for the S100 Records series. Accordingly, Quang Ngai province recommends malt (made from rice sprouts and sticky rice) and Nieng fish for the list of 100 Vietnamese food specialties"; Thien An Pagoda (located in Son Tinh town, Son Tinh district), Ong Pagoda (located in Nghia Hoa commune, Tu Nghia district) for the list of 100 Vietnam's famous pagodas and My Khe beach for the list of 100 attractive tourist destinations. Earlier, six specialties of Quang Ngai including Ly Son garlic, Tra Bong cinnamon, Ca Bong Song Tra (a tiny-sized fish only available in Tra river), Hien Luong Don (a kind of small fresh shellfish), Phap Hoa pagoda (located at Tran Hung Dao street, Quang Ngai City) and Sa Huynh beach were also recommended into the list of "S100 record series". "S100- a journey seeking for Vietnam's specialties" is to help all … [Read more...] about Local specialties and tourist attraction spots of Quang Ngai recommended for the S100 Records
Recently, a US$15 million-project was proposed to upgrade 3,700 m of the To Lich River (from Yen Hoa Ward to Hoa Muc Bridge) into a tourist attraction site. However, Ha Noi's authorities need to take the proposal into more serious consideration before putting it into practice. According to the proposal, a concrete floor of 300 - 500 square meters will be made to make space for a parking lot and a public service area including a specialty market, a flower market, an outdoor stage, an amusement park, restaurants, and souvenir shops. Mr. Nguyen Nhu Ha, President of the Board of Directors of Water and Environment Joint Stock Company, the corporation putting forward the proposal, said that once the project is completed, the urban landscape as well as the local environment will be significantly improved. If the project is launched, it will finish in September 2010, to mark the 1000th anniversary of Thang Long - Ha Noi. However, Mr. To Anh Tuan, Manager of the Ha Noi's Architecture … [Read more...] about Northern River to Become a Tourist Attraction Site?
With many popular attractions in the famous â€œcity of flowersâ€ critically damaged due to bad planning and shoddy conservation work, Da Lat needs urgent steps to revive its sagging tourism industry. A conference in this famous resort town heard Tuesday that lower prices and improved services have to be offered to entice more tourists. … [Read more...] about City of flowers withering as a tourist attraction