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Bac Giang looks at ways to expand tourism potential to build economy

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The northern province of Bac Giang is promoting its tourism sector by accelerating tourism-related activities to attract more visitors, said Tran Minh Ha, director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Bac Giang looks at ways to expand tourism potential to build economy hinh anh 1 Tay Yen Tu spiritual tourist site in Bac Giang province’s Son Dong district (Photo: baobacgiang.com.vn)

Bac Giang – The northern province of Bac Giang is promoting its tourism sector by accelerating tourism-related activities to attract more visitors, said Tran Minh Ha, director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Accordingly, it will expand access to ecological tourism, outdoor cultural events, sports and entertainment spaces, and unique cultural and historical relics.

Priority will be given to developing tourist sites to connect regional as well as inter-regional travel corridors and tours that would see Bac Giang team up with Hanoi, Lang Son, Quang Ninh, and Thai Nguyen, he said.

In the future, the province will pour capital to expand five tourism spaces, including Tay Yen Tu in Son Dong, Luc Nam, Luc Ngan and Yen Dung districts; agro-ecological tourism space; tourism space associated with Yen The Uprising; space for tourism, sports and entertainment services; and the Quan ho (love duet) cultural space.

It will also strive to complete the construction of the Tay Yen Tu spiritual and ecological tourism complex, and invite investors to build sports, resort and spiritual entertainment complexes as well as hi-end hotels in Bac Giang city.

Ha went on to say that from now until the end of 2022, the province will actively respond to the “Vietnamese people travel in Vietnam”, “Bac Giang people travel in Bac Giang”, “Scent of Summer Luc Ngan” programmes and Sweet Fruit Week 2022.

The provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism will coordinate relevant agencies in reviewing the quality of service to improve upon the already outstanding tourism products.

The number of visitors to the province was estimated at 900,000 in the first six months of this year, up 80% compared to the same period last year. Of which, international tourists reached 11,000, up 55% year-on-year and domestic visitors hit 889,000, an increase 75% year-on-year. Room occupancy was estimated at 75%.

The province is striving to turn tourism into one of its pillar economies.

During the 2016-2020 period, tourism became an important economy with a high proportion in local economic structure. The total number of tourist arrivals was estimated at nearly 7.7 million, including around 83,000 foreigners and some 7.6 million domestic visitors earning over 4 trillion VND (171 million USD).

Since 2016, the provincial People’s Committee approved a policy of investing in six tourism projects worth over 2.545 trillion VND. These included Tay Yen Tu spiritual – ecological tourism project worth more than 1.48 trillion VND; Bac Ha hotel valued at around 40 billion VND in Bac Giang city; Bac Ha – Yen Tu rest stop worth nearly 36 billion VND in Tuan Mau commune, Son Dong district and Sun Resort worth 40 billion VND in Yen Lu commune, Yen Dung district.

The province also added new sites, including the Khe Hang Dau ecological area worth over 497 billion VND in Nham Son commune, Yen Dung district, and a smart hotel and shopping mall complex worth 450 billion VND on Nguyen Van Cu street, Bac Giang city.

Bac Giang province possesses huge potential to build various kinds of tourism products. For example, the Lang Son-Hanoi-Hai Phong-Quang Ninh economic corridor has stunning natural landscapes like Tay Yen Tu Natural Reserve, Khe Ro primitive forest, Dong Cao plateau, and Khuon Than lake.

Bac Giang looks at ways to expand tourism potential to build economy hinh anh 2Khuon Than lake, which is 40km from Bac Giang town and in Luc Ngan district, is surrounded by pine trees and mountains, with air that is fresh all year round.(Photo: baobacgiang.com.vn)

Bac Giang is preserving a number of special cultural heritages, four of which were recognised by UNESCO as intangible cultural heritages. These include the stunning and emotional Quan Ho folk songs which are unique to Bac Giang and worthy of branding as a tourism draw in their own right. More musical features of the region include the Ca Tru (ceremonial singing), Then singing and Vinh Nghiem pagoda’s woodblock.

The province is home to nearly 2,300 historical and cultural relics and a large number of beautiful landscapes. These features are in play to develop numerous tourism models such as eco-tourism, resorts, spiritual tourism and craft village tourism.

Bac Giang province has tremendous possibilities to connect its tourism attractions with key tourism sites in the north such as Mau Son (Lang Son province), Nui Coc Lake (Thai Nguyen province), Ban Gioc waterfall (Cao Bang province), Ha Long Bay (Quang Ninh province), and Con Son-Kiep Bac (Hai Duong province)./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/bac-giang-looks-at-ways-to-expand-tourism-potential-to-build-economy/233612.vnp

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2.95 million international tourists have visited Việt Nam so far this year

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International visitors enjoy kite skateboarding in Mũi Né in the south-central province of Bình Thuận. — VNA/VNS Photo

HÀ NỘI — Nearly 597,000 foreigners visited Việt Nam in November, an increase of 23.2 per cent month-on-month and 39.7 times the number of last November.

Việt Nam’s tourism reopening began in earnest with the resumption of international flights in the middle of March this year.

According to the General Statistics Office (GSO), in the first 11 months of this year, more than 2.95 million international visitors arrived in Việt Nam

The total figure is 21.1 times higher than that of the same period last year, but down 81.9 per cent on 2019, before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and still falls short of the 2022 target of five million foreign arrivals.

The number of international tourists travelling to Việt Nam by air accounts for 88.9 per cent; 11.1 per cent came by road, and 0.03 per cent by sea.

Foreign tourists visiting downtown HCM City on xích lô (cyclos). VNA/VNS Photo Hồng Đạt

The majority of tourists, 2.076 million, came from other Asian countries, up 17.5 times compared to the first 11 months of last year. European visitors numbered 415,600 (up 29.8 times); 323,400 came from the Americas (up 67.1 times); 129,700 from Oceania (up 115.7 times), and 9,500 from Africa (up 7.4 times).

The country is estimated to have taken VNĐ536.3 trillion (US$21.6 billion) from accommodation and catering services, up 56.5 per cent year-on-year, while revenue in the travel and tourism industry was estimated at VNĐ22.9 trillion, a 4.1-fold increase compared to that of the same period last year.

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism launched an email system, the first of its kind, to promote Vietnamese tourism at https://mail.vietnam.travel.

Tourism authorities earlier this year set out a target of welcoming five million foreign visitors in 2022.

In 2019, Việt Nam’s tourism industry served more than 18 million international visitors and 85 million domestic tourists. However, in 2021, international visitors to Việt Nam only reached 157,300, and the number of domestic tourists was only 40 million. The country’s revenue from tourism last year was VNĐ180 trillion. Travel firms fell into a serious crisis as 90-95 per cent faced severe operational disruption. VNS

Source: http://ovietnam.vn/travel/295-million-international-tourists-have-visited-viet-nam-so-far-this-year_339649.html

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Buckwheat Flower Festival becomes tourist icon of Ha Giang

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The Buckwheat Flower Festival has returned for an eighth time in Dong Van district in the northernmost province of Ha Giang, and has become a magnet for tourists from far and wide.

The eighth holding of the Buckwheat Flower Festival is now underway in Dong Van district, Ha Giang province, attracting a large number of both local and foreign visitors.

In preparation for the festival, the locality has grown hundreds of hectares of buckwheat flowers, which are expected to bloom between mid-October and late December.

Visitors can take in a floral road along Đong Van ancient street as well as various folk games of local ethnic minorities, sporting events, and traditional cuisine.

Buckwheat flowers on the Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark have become a tourist icon of Ha Giang. Not just used as a traditional food by ethnic minority people, the flowers also bring a poetic beauty to the area, and are a unique feature of the mountainous highlands./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/buckwheat-flower-festival-becomes-tourist-icon-of-ha-giang/244809.vnp

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Rich street food culture celebrated in Coca-Cola campaign

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HCM CITY – Coca-Cola has rolled out its first-ever global meals experience campaign with Việt Nam being the first country in ASEAN & South Pacific to kick-off “COKE® is Cooking”.

The campaign aims to celebrate the rich street food culture and enhance people’s dining experience in many countries across the world.

Locally promoted as ‘Vietnam is Cooking’, the new meals experience leverages on the different passions of consumers, which include music, food, and entertainment, to connect and engage with them on a deeper level. Coca-Cola hosted two food festivals both online and offline – starting with HCM City followed by Hà Nội last October

“The first ‘Eating all drooling food’ or ‘Ăn cho đã thèm’ food fest hosted in HCM City under ‘Vietnam is Cooking’ campaign attracted nearly 30,000 people in two days and had about 36,000 engagements online. Photo Coca-Cola Vietnam

“The first ‘Eating all drooling food’ or ‘Ăn cho đã thèm’ food fest hosted in HCM City under ‘Việtnam is Cooking’ campaign attracted nearly 30,000 people in two days and had about 36,000 engagements online. Through the support of our partner foodies and content creators, we were not only able to showcase the best of Vietnamese street food but demonstrated that the real magic is in the co-shared experience of the festivities,” said Nguyễn Lan Yến, Marketing Manager of Coca-Cola Vietnam. 

The company has partnered with Shopee Food and around 700 selected restaurant and retail partners. The beverage brand aspires to reach a total of over 29 million Internet users and around 60,000 people to participate in the Coca-Cola ‘Vietnam is Cooking’ festivities prepared online and in-person activations nationwide. VNS

Source: http://ovietnam.vn/dining/rich-street-food-culture-celebrated-in-coca-cola-campaign_339675.html

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