The International Tourism Fair was held in HCMC last September by the tourism ministry and the city. Originally meant to attract visitors to the country, the fair, over the last 14 years, has instead become a place for foreign tourism agencies to find outbound Vietnamese tourists. At Japan and South Korea's tourism booths, guests get to try on traditional costumes. The Japanese booth was the biggest one this year. It and those of Taiwan, Hong Kong and South Korea dazzled with their modern design and eye-catching images that drew visitors like a magnet. The Cambodian booth had an idol of a four-sided god and a full-sized replica of a temple, and entertained visitors with non-stop music and dance performances. The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism's (VNAT) booth on the other hand barely distinguished itself from last year with the agency thinking large photos of tourist attractions would suffice. Meagre tourism promotion budget At many meetings, VNAT leaders said the … [Read more...] about Vietnam tourism hamstrung by lack of funds for marketing
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Foreign tourists visit Hoi An ancient town - a tourist attraction in Vietnam (Source: VNA) Jakarta (VNA) – A Vietnam Tourism Roadshow was held in Bandung, Indonesia on September 26 with the aim to promote the image of Vietnam to Indonesians. The event was part of the programme held from September 23-29 to introduce a friendly and attractive Vietnam to ASEAN member states, focusing on the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia. It attracted the participation of over 100 delegates representing Indonesia’s travel agents and enterprises operating in the hospitality industry and international airlines. Speaking at the event, Ngo Hoai Chung, deputy head of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, said that Vietnam is not only one of the fastest developing economies in Southeast Asia with an average annual growth rate of 7 percent, but also an attractive destination which welcomed 13 million foreign tourists in 2017. Last year, Vietnam was ranked sixth in Top 10 … [Read more...] about Vietnam Tourism Roadshow held in Indonesia
Tourism Malaysia attends International Travel Expo in HCMCBy Nhan Tam Sky Mirror is a unique tourist attraction in Malaysia with its shallow crystal water reflecting the sky just like a mirror - PHOTO: COURTESY OF TOURISM MALAYSIA HCMC - The Malaysia Tourism Promotion Board (Tourism Malaysia) is participating in the International Travel Expo (ITE) 2018 in HCMC from now until September 8 to promote its tourist attractions and destinations for shopping, family fun, eco adventure, honeymoon, and luxury holiday. It marks Malaysia’s ninth participation in the biggest travel trade show in Vietnam that gathers over 30,000 international, regional and local travel professionals and buyers. The Malaysian booth features the country’s leading hotels and resorts, travel agents, tourism product owners, and airlines. During the three-day event, they are highlighting their tourism products and services that cater specially for the Vietnamese market. To boost arrivals from Vietnam … [Read more...] about Tourism Malaysia attends International Travel Expo in HCMC
This is an important political event, affirming the Party and State’s policy on prioritising and attaching importance to relations with neighbouring and regional countries, especially as Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and ASEAN member countries are intensifying efforts to launch the ASEAN Community at the end of the year. The traditional friendship and multi-faceted co-operation between Vietnam and Malaysia has been unceasingly consolidated. The two countries signed a joint statement on comprehensive partnership in the 21st century in April 2004 and discussed elevating the relationship to a strategic partnership in September 2011. Besides sound political ties, bilateral economic, trade and investment co-operation has seen rapid and stable development. Malaysia is now one of the ten biggest trade partners of Vietnam. Two-way trade turnover has increased sharply, reaching US$8.1 billion at the end of 2014. Malaysia currently has 493 projects operating in Vietnam with total capital of … [Read more...] about Nhandan Newspaper – Enhancing sound relations between Vietnam and Malaysia, Singapore
VietNamNet Bridge – Building marine tourism brand or selecting culinary art as the core values of the Vietnamese tourism is still a matter of controversy. At a recent seminar on building the strategy on brand development for Vietnam's tourism to 2025, with the vision to 2030, many experts contributed ideas to improve the competitiveness of Vietnam's tourism in the integration period. Tourism brands According to Le Tuan Anh, Deputy Director of the International Cooperation Department, Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, an important factor to influence the attraction of tourists is not the symbol or slogan but the value of tourism brand. Many countries around the world have made great progress in the number of tourists thanks to success in branding construction. For instance, the UK with the brand "Great Britain" built in 2012, which helped this country reach a new record of foreign tourists, with 34.4 million in 2014. Adjacent to Vietnam, Thailand is also a good … [Read more...] about Will cuisine or marine tourism be the core of Vietnam tourism?