(Cinet)- Two Vietnamese movies, namely “Chang Trai Nam Ay” and “Dap Canh Giua KhongTrung” will participate in the Luang Prabang film festival, which is scheduled to take place from December 5-9. This is the second time, a film of Vietnamese director Nguyen QuangHuy has been chosen to take part in the event. Last year, he joined the festival with “Than Tuong” (The Talents) film. This year, the two Vietnamese films will join 26 other films from Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Myanmar. The event is to mark the 20th anniversary of Luang Prabang’s listing as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese films participate in the Luang Prabang film festival
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The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will organise the newly re-branded PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2015 (formerly the PATA Adventure Travel and Responsible Tourism Conference 2015) from November 25-27, 2015 at the Oriental Hotel Legazpi in Albay, Philippines. The three-day event, under the theme “Ecotourism – Transcending Climate Change”, is being generously hosted by the Provincial Government of Albay in partnership with The Department of Tourism, Philippines. The choice of venue is due to the outstanding achievements of the Province of Albay in Climate Change adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction Management. Albay has also been recently declared as the most vibrant and the fastest growing tourist destination in the Philippines. The event stems from the need to help secondary and tertiary areas grow and develop into widely recognised, bucket-listed tourism destinations. PATA CEO Mario Hardy noted that, “The dispersion of tourism is the … [Read more...] about PATA New Tourism Frontiers Forum 2015 to be held in Legazpi, Philippines
The Hanoitimes - The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, in co-ordination with the People's Committees of Hanoi and Quang Ninh province and Vietnam Television, organised a ceremony at My Dinh stadium in Hanoi last night to celebrate Ha Long Bay being officially named as one of the New Seven Natural Wonders of the World. In his opening speech, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh highlighted the significance of the campaign to vote for Ha Long Bay as a World Wonder, saying that it had attracted ten millions of Vietnamese people, international friends and visitors, which has contributed to the success of Ha Long today. Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan thanked the Vietnamese as well as the international friends, who enthusiastically voted for Ha Long over the past four years. He also said he hopes the local authorities and relevant agencies will make more efforts to preserve the site and bring the natural value of the bay into full play. At the … [Read more...] about Ha Long Bay officially named new World Wonder
Thousands of people gathered at the My Dinh National Stadium last night to witness the official naming of Ha Long Bay as one of the New7Wonders of Nature. Addressing the ceremony, Bernard Weber, president of the New7Wonders Foundation said: "The competition was lively and fair… which was a great success for all 15 countries that own the new seven wonders." Weber added that his goal was to bring inspiration, to create motivation and participation on themes everyone could understand, themes that had real and lasting value. At the ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan thanked thousands of Vietnamese people living in and outside the country and international friends of Viet Nam, who had enthusiastically voted for Ha Long over the past four years. He also hoped local authorities and concerned agencies would make more efforts to preserve and bring into full play the natural values of the bay in the near future. Weber then gave a commemorative plaque recognising the bay as … [Read more...] about Ha Long formally becomes world wonder
Opinion is divided on whether the common man will benefit if the government licenses these gambling houses; analysts are skeptical even about tourism benefits The massive integrated resort is the sixth casino to be licensed in Vietnam. Elsewhere, in tourism-haven Phu Quoc Island, local leaders have been looking for investors for a casino planned since 2007. Ha Giang and Quang Binh provinces have apparently never jettisoned plans to build casinos on a rocky UNESCO geo-park and next to a natural reserve named in UNESCO's world heritage list. RELATED CONTENT Vietnam province sticks to casino, golf plans for UNESCO geoparkVietnam licenses Las Vegas-style casino They are all part of an intended casino-building spree across Vietnam, where entry barriers for foreign investors are much higher than in neighboring countries, as the government looks to significantly boost tourism and tax revenues amid the economic crisis. But analysts raise two important questions: What role will … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s casino rush in the offing, but will it be a silver bullet?