The Quang Binh Cave Festival is scheduled to take place from July 20 to August 20, offering great opportunities for visitors to discover mysteries of the spectacular cave system in the central coastal province. Son Doong cave is one of the world’s most precious natural wonders (Source: CNN Travel) Themed “Quang Binh – endless mysteries”, the biennial festival will feature a wide range of tourism, culture and art activities, Director of the provincial Department of Tourism Ho An Phong said at a press conference in Quang Binh on July 2. Notably, new tourism products and services will be launched at the festival such as the sightseeing flights over the world natural heritage site of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park, the air route connecting Quang Binh’s Dong Hoi city with the central coastal city of Da Nang, the Ozo Toptree Park - offering a raised-platform adventure course amongst the treetops, and the City Tour – enabling visitors to … [Read more...] about Festival to discover mysteries of Quang Binh caves
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Authorities of the central province of Quang Binh have allowed tours to the world's largest cave of Son Doong to be continued until the end of 2030. Son Doong Cave (Photo by Ryan Deboodt) The move was made following Oxalis Adventure’s proposal on continuing the operation of the tour to Son Doong Cave and Rao Thuong Stream-Hang En Cave by late 2030. Under the contract with the National Park Phong Nha-Ke Bang’s management board, the company has been running the tour since 2015. So far this year, Oxalis has organised 92 tours to Son Doong Cave for 805 travellers around the world, earning total revenues of VND55 billion (USD2.39 million). The Son Doong Expedition has been listed worldwide as one of the top bucket list adventures, where tourists get to explore the largest cave on Earth, Hang Son Doong, over a span of 4 days and 3 nights. Visitors can see more details about the Son Doong tour at the link available at … [Read more...] about Tour to world’s largest cave of Son Doong to run until 2030
The overcrowding at some tourism sites in recent years has raised a debate about whether Vietnam’s tourism has reached its critical point. Twelve years ago, Anh Lan, director of a travel firm in HCMC, began sending international tourists to Nha Trang City. Later, realizing that tourists like the sea city, she decided to focus on bringing tourists there. HCMC reported that it has received 4.25 million foreign travelers in the first half of 2019 and a much higher number of domestic travelers. Hanoi received 14.4 million travelers, Quang Binh 8.5 million, Khanh Hoa 3.4 million, Ba Ria – Vung Tau 8.46 million and Kien Giang 4.29 million. In a special report on tourism development in Vietnam, the World Bank commented that in the last decade, Vietnam witnessed a boom in the number of domestic and foreign travelers. The number of domestic travelers soared from 20.5 million in 2008 to 80 million last year, thanks to the rapid increase of the middle class. However, though … [Read more...] about Is it time to curb the number of tourists?
Tra fish exports to Russia slump Export revenue of tra fish to the Russian market in the first 10 months of this year fell 31 percent compared to last year to 12.5 million USD, reported the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP). According to the association, the sharp drop followed last year’s declining trend, and was likely to continue for the rest of 2019. VASEP said that in the last two years, Russia’s tra fish consumption has been modest, with unstable import prices. Meanwhile, the European country’s imports of frozen tra fish fillets have increased slightly by 3 percent, but that of frozen whole fish have fallen 29 percent./. Conference on boosting exports to China They were speaking at a recent conference on agricultural, forestry and seafood exports to China in Mong Cai City in the northern province of Quang Ninh. The conference was organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in collaboration with the People's … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES DECEMBER 6