Head of World Bank Group’s MIGA to visit Vietnam

(CPV) - Keiko Honda, Executive Vice President of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank Group, will travel to Vietnam on April 25. Through meetings with Government representatives and state-owned enterprises, she will identify areas where MIGA can help Vietnam mobilize capital for important infrastructure projects and other job-creating enterprises to meet its development goals. MIGA has supported many … [Read more...]

Central region embarks on responsible tourism

The central province of Thua Thien-Hue on April 24 launched a project promoting responsible and sustainable tourism to improve livelihoods for local residents. The venture, to be carried out in 2014-2015, has a total investment of 920,000 USD, of which 676,000 USD has been contributed by the Luxemburg Government. The rest is coming from the UN. Boasting the International Labour Organisation, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation and the neighouring province of Quang Nam as … [Read more...]

Seminar discusses sustainable and responsible tourism

(VOV) - A seminar was held in Thua Thien Hue central province on April 24 to discuss the implementation of a project on sustainable and responsible tourism in the central region.The US$920,000 project will be implemented by the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Thua Thien and Quang Nam provincial People's Committees in the 2014-2015 period. Funding for the project will be sourced from the Luxembourg … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s capital now has more walking streets

Authorities in Hanoi announced in a Wednesday press meeting that six streets, home to century-old houses and relics, will be added to the capital’s list of walking streets to better tap into their tourism potential and improve services and trade in the areas. Competition and opportunities in backpacker area Pedestrian zone urged to be set up in backpacker area The city has recently imposed traffic bans at certain times on Hang Buom, Ma May, Dao Duy Tu, Hang Giay, Luong Ngoc Quyen, and Ta … [Read more...]

Helicopter tours take off in world-famous national park

Helicopter tours are launched. Nhan Dan Online/VNA - The central province of Quang Binh on April 24 has begun offering helicopter tours around the world-famous Phong Nha–Ke Bang National Park. The first two flights took provincial leaders and 10 journalists around the park. Three trips will carry 60 tourists on April 26 or 27, according to the tour operator, Oxalis Adventure Tours Company. The company said the helicopter will fly around the 85,700-hectare park before hovering over the … [Read more...]

Province unveils master plan for Indochina roof

The master plan for the Fansipan tourist site in the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai has been announced by the People's Committee of Sapa district. The plan details the positions of two stations and infrastructure of a 6.5 kilometre cable car system leading to Fansipan peak, the highest in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia at 3,143 metres and dubbled the Roof of Indochina. In the areas surrounding the two stations, there will be hotels and entertainment facilities to serve Fansipan visitors. … [Read more...]

Helicopter tour of world-famous national park opens

The central province of Quang Binh on April 24 kicked off a helicopter tour around the world-famous Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. The two first flights safely brought the provincial leaders and 10 journalists to the site. Three trips for a total of 60 tourists will depart on April 26 or 27, according to the tour operator, Oxalis Adventure Tours Company. The company said the helicopter will fly around the 85,700-hectare park before hovering over the Garden of Edam - a jungle near Son Doong, … [Read more...]

Ha Noi boosts links for tourism development

The Hanoi tourism sector is looking to regional links to improve efficiency as the capital is an attractive destination for tourists with more than 5,000 historical relics, close to 1,300 traditional craft villages, and a great number of intangible cultural heritages, according to radio The Voice of Vietnam. In the first quarter of this year, Ha Noi received more than 700,000 foreign visitors, up 15 percent, and nearly 4.9 million domestic tourists, up 8 percent compared to last year, thanks … [Read more...]

750 foreign visitors arrive on cruise ship in Phu Quoc

Hanseatic, a three-star cruise ship owned by theHapag-Lloyd cruise line carrying 750 passengers and crew arrived in Phu Quoc on April 23.Saigon Tourist Company received the international visitors and accompanied them to attractions in Phu Quoc.It is the first time that the cruise ship arrives in Vietnam in this year. Hanseatic will begin its trans-Viet tour, Ho Chi Minh City-Hue-Ha Long from April 29 to May 3.Saigon Tourist received 5 cruise ships with more than 11,000 international visitors in … [Read more...]

Quang Binh launches helicopter tours

(VOV) - The central province of Quang Binh in coordination with Vietnam Helicopter Corporation on April 24 launched helicopter tours of heritage sites and other tourist destinations in the locality. Heritage exhibition in Quang Binh Paradise Cave in Quang Binh Vestiges of world's largest cave found in Quang Binh The first two maiden flights carried provincial leaders and 10 journalists from Dong Hoi City on a one hour tour of Quang Binh attractions were successfully conducted. A flight for … [Read more...]