GMS countries promote tourism via social networks

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(VOV) - On June 16, representatives of travel agencies from the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) gathered in central Danang City to discuss ways of promoting tourism via social networks. The promotion model has become prevalent thanks to the current boom of IT, an effective tool for publicizing areas to tourists. Participants presented the prospects for tourism marketing for small and medium-sized enterprises, ways to make full use of social pages to become more interactive with travelers, and … [Read more...]

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GMS countries boost tourism via social networks

(VOV) - On June 16, representatives of travel agencies from the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) gathered in central Da Nang City to discuss measures to promote tourism via social networks. The promotion model has become prevalent thanks to the current boom of IT, an effective tool for publicizing areas to tourists. Participants to presented the prospects for tourism marketing for small and medium-sized enterprises, ways to make full use of social pages to become more interactive with … [Read more...]

Grapefruit village a good getaway at weekend

With its green orchards, fresh air and tranquil setting, Tan Trieu grapefruit village in the southern province of Dong Nai is an ideal place for weekend tourism. Situated 40km from Ho Chi Minh City, the village is in Tan Trieu islet in Vinh Cuu district. The 1,114ha islet is surrounded by the Dong Nai river. Though fertile, the place is only suitable for grapefruits since it is often inundated. The village grows various varieties of grapefruits, but the most popular is buoi duong la cam (a … [Read more...]

Unfinished resorts occupy beaches in Vietnam’s Da Nang despite ultimatum

An abandoned construction site of a seaside resort in Da Nang. Photo:

What are beaches for but sunbathing and swimming? The answer you get from some resort developers in the central city of Da Nang is that these are places to start building projects and leave them unfinished for ages. Many developers have tried to obtain land plots along the beautiful beaches in the central tourism hub with promising resort projects, but what they actually do is turn them into construction sites that never seem to be finished. … [Read more...]

GMS countries increase tourism promotion via social networks

The Dragon Bridge in the central city of Da Nang

(VOVworld) - Representatives of travel agencies from the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) gathered in Da Nang City on Tuesday to discuss measures to promote tourism via social networks. The promotion model has become prevalent thanks to the current boom of IT, an effective tool for publicizing areas to tourists. … [Read more...]

Festival to introduce Quang Binh’s magnificent cave system

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Quang Binh will celebrate "Cave Festival 2015" from July 15 through 21. … [Read more...]

35 rescued pangolins released to the wild in southern Vietnam

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Save Vietnam’s Wildlife staff put the pangolins into special constructed wooden crates to be transported to the release location. Photo credit: SVW … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 16/6

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Giant whale skeleton preserved … [Read more...]

Fostering Viet Nam tourism promotion in Japan

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(TITC) – In the framework of Viet Nam Culture and Tourism Festival 2015 in Japan, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism organized two workshops on promoting Viet Nam tourism in Osaka (June 10, 2015) and in Tokyo (June 15, 2015). … [Read more...]

Deputy premier lists six biggest fears for foreign tourists in Vietnam

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What are your biggest fears when traveling to Vietnam? Check to see if the Vietnamese deputy prime minister really knows what you think. Vu Duc Dam said he is so concerned about Vietnamese tourism, which has suffered repeatedly declining foreign arrival numbers over the past year, that he has worked out six things which he believes are the worst nightmares for foreign tourists. … [Read more...]