The Hanoitimes - Hanoi’s municipal Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism has announced the capital city welcomed 2.1 million foreign arrivals in 2012—up 11.3% compared to 2011. This is the first time Hanoi’s foreign tourist arrivals have exceeded 2 million, accounting for one third of Vietnam’s total number of international visitors last year. Despite the ongoing economic downturn, the city still enjoyed high tourist numbers thanks to improvements in marketing strategies and tourism investment. A number of Hanoi’s key tourism markets saw considerable increases, including China (208,000 arrivals, up 27% on 2011), Australia (130,500 arrivals, up 20%), Japan (152,500 arrivals, up 32%), and the Republic of Korea (81,000 arrivals, up 53%). Hanoi also welcomed 12.3 million domestic visitors, a year-on-year increase of 5.5%. KTDT … [Read more...] about Hanoi’s 2012 foreign arrivals hit a record high
Luxury Travel Ltd. has a high end halal holiday concept and has just launched www.vietnamhalalholidays.com. This is a unique online brand, offering truly great holiday experiences with an Islamic ethos. The company’s aim is to provide a holiday experience that is in harmony with Islam. The featured hotels and resorts do not serve alcohol in rooms upon request, and have segregated swimming pools, leisure areas and spa facilities for men and women. Further, on some chartered cruises on Halong Bay, all food on board is sea food. “VietnamHalalHolidays.com is a brand with a state-of-the-art information website, which provides you with full unbiased information and allows booking of your dream halal holidays, which are fully tailored to your individual needs,” said Pham Ha, founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd. “The Muslim population within Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia shows immense potential. Demand from this segment is picking up and is expected to … [Read more...] about Luxury Travel launches a new website to promote halal tours and holidays to Indochina.
Vietnam’s first luxury tour operator has pinned high hope on expanding its British clientele following its successful show at the recent World Travel Market London 2012. Pham Ha, CEO and founder of Luxury Travel held high level meetings with representatives of a large number of companies and the leaders of the luxury tourism industry. “There are many tour operators and travel agents who are interested in our award winning luxury tour operations and who are looking for new luxury travel products in Vietnam thanks to new direct flights and huge demand from British travelers. Vietnam is getting more and more popular in the UK and Ireland markets and we have many new contracts and accounts. We are seeing particular demand for Myanmar and the biggest growth is expected for this country, which is becoming more popular in the UK due to political changes and new developments. Further, this year again, Luxury Travel is an official supporter of Responsible Tourism Day at … [Read more...] about Luxury Travel Vietnam has a successful show at WTM London 2012.
Having been operational since August 1975, at first the company had 236 employees and managed hotels and restaurants. Presently, Saigontourist is a leading tourism group of Vietnam, managing more than 100 travel companies, hotels, resorts, restaurants and entertainment areas nationwide with more than 17,000 employees. Every year, the company welcomes about two million tourists and earns revenue of VND9 trillion and profit of VND2.7 trillion, paying tax of more than VND1 trillion. Another Saigontourist's achievement is to build its own tourism management technology. Saigontourist has cooperated with more than 300 partners from many countries and territories all over the world. Saigontourist has taken part in important events in Vietnam and HCM City, such as coordinating in organizing successfully the 22nd SEA Games, the 14th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC), the 35th AJBM convention and Asian Indoor Games III. Particularly, Saigontourist has carried out festivities during the … [Read more...] about Saigontourist – A Journey Of 35 Years
Around 100 representatives from Vietnamese travel companies, hotels, resorts and agencies have taken part in a seminar on the Russian tourism market, held by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PAPA)'s Vietnam Chapter in Ho Chi Minh City. At present, Russia is not yet included in the list of Vietnam's top ten tourism markets, but visitors from this European country possess a huge potential for Vietnam's tourism sector. According to Andrey Sorokin, Capital Tour Company's Director in charge of the Chinese and Vietnamese markets, more and more Russian visitors prefer to spend their holidays in Vietnam. The Capital Tour Company, one of Russia's three biggest travel agencies, has brought the largest number of Russian tourists to Vietnam. From January, 2006 to September, 2008, the number of Russian visitors to Vietnam increased by 50%. Mr. Sorokin estimates that by 2015, up to 150,000 Russian tourists will visit Vietnam. In recent years, the cooperation between the two … [Read more...] about Russian tourists – a huge potential for Vietnam’s tourism