Traditional unique products Four years ago, Tan Phong commune in Tien Giang province’s Cai Lay district was a relatively unknown destination for tourists visiting the Mekong River Delta and its products lacked any special appeal, being similar to those of other localities in the region. The occasional group of foreign guests would go to the commune for a homestay experience, but tended to leave after a day or so as there was little of interest to make them stay longer. But since the launch of Mekong Rustic Tien Giang, the number of visitors coming to the Mekong River has increased significantly, and Mekong Rustic and its second establishment in Phong Dien, Can Tho, are gaining popularity among foreign visitors to the Mekong thanks to their model of sustainable values that aims to support and protect the environment and society. Nguyen Ngoc Bich, CEO of Mekong Rustic, says he always aims to develop sustainable tourism by working with local people to introduce visitors to the … [Read more...] about Benefit-sharing for sustainable tourism development
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Hồ Kim Liên, chairwoman of the Khải Hoàn Trading Joint Stock Company and the Phú Quốc Fish Sauce Association. — VNS Photo Xuân HươngViet Nam News A doctor who once got to know a lot about pregnancy and childbirth is now very involved in making fish sauce. It is a very traditional type of fish sauce that Hồ Kim Liên’s family always produced. She took over the business when no other family members would and, in doing so, kept Phú Quốc fish sauce going. Hồ Kim Liên was an obstetrician at the Phú Quốc General Hospital before becoming chairwoman of the Khải Hoàn Trading Joint Stock Company and the Phú Quốc Fish Sauce Association. Liên and other members of the association have made great to reviving and developing the traditional Phú Quốc fish sauce. Xuân Hương spoke to her. Inner Sanctum: Why did you give … [Read more...] about Saving the fish sauce tradition
Viet Nam News Hồ Kim Liên was an obstetrician at the Phú Quốc General Hospital before becoming chairwoman of the Khải Hoàn Trading Joint Stock Company and the Phú Quốc Fish Sauce Association. Liên and other members of the association have made great contributions to reviving and developing the traditional Phú Quốc fish sauce. Xuân Hương spoke to her. Inner Sanctum: Why did you give up a job that is the dream of many young people to become the chief of a traditional fish sauce company? Are you pleased with what you have achieved since? I am the eldest of eight children in a family that has been making the traditional fish sauce for many generations. But none of us took up my parents’ business of making traditional fish sauce. Then my father died suddenly, and my family had to temporarily close the business. In 2005 I went to France to attend a professional training course. I had a chance to visit … [Read more...] about Former doctor restores Phú Quốc fish sauce to traditional glory
Viet Nam News The ASEAN Tourism Forum 2019 is due to kick off on January 16 in the heritage city of Hạ Long in the northern province of Quảng Ninh. The event will gather top tourism leaders and experts, as well as hospitality businesses and investors. Hồng Vân speaks with the Secretary General of the ASEAN-Japan Centre, Masataka Fujita and Lee Hyuk from the ASEAN-Korea Centre about their thoughts on the event as well as the challenges facing ASEAN tourism and lessons that ASEAN can learn from Japan and South Korea. The two inter-governmental organizations have served as key players in building partnerships between ASEAN, Japan and South Korea. John Gregory Conceicao, executive director of International Relations, Marketing Planning and Oceania, Singapore Tourism Board, also joins the interview and discusses the problems the ASEAN region in encountering while developing tourism as a ‘single destination’. The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) is … [Read more...] about Asean should prioritise quality tourism
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