Luxury Travel Ltd Nominated Under ‘Vietnam’s Leading Tour Operator’ Category at the World Travel Awards 2014 (TRAVPR.COM) VIETNAM – March 14th, 2014 – Luxury Travel Ltd (www.luxurytravels.asia) has been nominated in ‘Vietnam’s Leading Tour Operator’ category at the 2014 World Travel Awards.
The World Travel Awards serve to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across [...]
By Patricia Ieong Vietnam saw over 7.57 million international visitors in 2013, convincingly beating its target of 7.2 million for the year. The figures released by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) represented a rise of 10.6 percent from the 2012 year (6.85 million). Revenues generated from tourism in 2013 came to US$9.4 million. [...]
By Marcelo Giovannetti Despite recently receiving aid package approval from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for its tourism industry, Vietnam will have to improve its visa procedures if it wishes to compete against other ASEAN countries in attracting tourists, urges a recent Vietnam Business Forum report. Dec. 13 – Last week at the annual meeting [...]
First ÊMM hotel opened in Saigon Thien Minh Group opened the first three-star hotel bearing ÊMM brand with 56 rooms and serviced condos at 157 Pasteur Street in HCMC’s District 3 last Friday night. Tran Trong Kien, chairman and CEO of Thien Minh, said his company would have more hotels of the ÊMM hotel brand [...]
Hotels in Vietnam are raking in the dough by favoring individual bookings made on foreign travel websites that charge exorbitant rates, which is gouging local travel agencies seeking to secure reservations for larger tour groups
Foreign tourists stroll down a street in Ho Chi Minh City. Many hotels [...]
London, UK (PRWEB) August 01, 2013 The Vietnamese tourist volumes grew during 2008-2012, driven by the nation’s strong economic growth, travel infrastructure improvements, an abundance of affordable travel options as well as attractive tourist destinations. Over the same period, Vietnam’s inbound tourist volumes increased at a [...]
Meager promotion budget and short-sighted visa policy leave Vietnam struggling to attract tourists
Foreign tourists in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. The increase in the number of Japanese tourists visiting Vietnam has been minimal in first half of this year and this is emblematic of Vietnam’s failure to effectively [...]
Dutch tourists visit a coffee shop in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong. Photo by Gia Binh.
A recent article in Tuoi Tre, translated and reprinted in Vietweek and Thanh Nien News as “Why We Fail and Why They Succeed,” took a very reductive look at the reasons why Thailand [...]
Vietnam Air to start Danang-Seoul service next month Vietnam Airlines will launch the air route connecting Danang and South Korea’s Seoul on July 1 with two flights per week on Mondays and Thursdays, according to the carrier’s Southern Region Branch. Vietnam Airlines is currently offering promotional return tickets at VND5.67 million, exclusive of taxes and [...]
Higher fees, complicated procedures makes it easier for foreign tourists to choose other Southeast Asian nations
A foreign tourist leaves a travel agency in the backpackers’ area in Ho Chi Minh City. Experts say expensive visa fees and complicated procedures are among factors influencing the choice of [...]