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HCM City – most favoured destination for domestic travellers

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Ho Chi Minh City received hundreds of thousands of visitors during the National Day holidays, according to the municipal Department of Tourism.

HCM City - most favoured destination for domestic travellers hinh anh 1Suoi Tien Theme Park in HCM City packed with visitors during the National Day holidays. (Photo: VNA)

HCM City Ho Chi Minh City received hundreds of thousands of
visitors during the National Day holidays, according to the municipal Department of Tourism.

Domestic
tourism continued to lead the sector’s revival, with HCM City remaining the top
destination for local travellers in 2022, a study of travel trends this summer
by online digital travel platform Agoda found.

It was
followed by Da Nang, Hanoi, Vung Tau, Da Lat, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc, Ha Long, Hoi
An, and Phan Thiet.

Beach
destinations dominated the list as the country sweltered through a heatwave.

In HCM City,
people visited the usual tourist attractions and amusement parks, with the
numbers estimated at 920,000 domestic and 32,484 international guests.

Nguyen Thi
Anh Hoa, Director of the Department of Tourism, said visitors’ top activities
include sightseeing, mostly of historic sites and museums, and shopping.

New tourism
offerings are an attraction, she said.

To revive
tourism following the end of COVID, the department has been coordinating with
travel firms to develop intra-city and river-based tours.

It is
offering incentives to boost MICE tourism (meeting, incentive, convention,
exhibition), and ongoing tourism stimulus programmes will continue for the rest
of the year.

More than 70%
of travel businesses have fully resumed operations and around 20 others have
applied for a new licence.

The average
occupancy rate at three-, four- and five-star hotels in the city was 75% during
the holidays.

Park Hyatt
Saigon reported an 80-85% rate while Sheraton Saigon reported 85-90%.

A Tourism
Cuisine Culture Festival held in Cu Chi district from September 1 to 4
attracted more than 25,000 visitors.

The festival
is an opportunity to promote the cultural identity, traditional values, and
tourist attractions of Cu Chi district to visitors and help fulfil its tourism
potential.

The district’s
attractions include Ben Duoc Tunnel, Ben Duoc Memorial Temple, a memorial house
for Vietnamese Heroic Mother Nguyen Thi Ranh, a high-tech agricultural zone,
and fruit gardens in Trung An commune.

Shopping
malls and supermarkets like Emart Go Vap, MM Mega Market, Vincom, GigaMall, and
Aeon received large numbers of shoppers estimated at 15-50% more than on normal
days.

Tan Son Nhat
International Airport handled a total of 204,000 passengers during the
holidays.

The airport
coordinated with carriers and related agencies and deployed over 300 volunteers
to regulate traffic and ensure safety and security on the streets.

More than
1,100 buses with over 77,000 passengers plied between the airport and Eastern
Coach Station in Binh Thanh district during the holidays.

Popular
amusement sites and tourist attractions such as Suoi Tien Theme Park, the zoo,
Dam Sen Cultural Park, Ao Dai Museum, and the Cu Chi [guerrilla warfare]
Tunnels saw an influx of visitors.

Bui Thi To
Trinh, Deputy General director of the Suoi Tiên Theme Park, said at least
40,000 visitors came during the holidays.

The theme
park has invested in upgrades to infrastructure, planted more trees and launched
a farm which offers hands-on experience in farming and high-tech planting
technologies, she added.

Around
170,000 people visited the Cu Chi Tunnels while 25,000 checked out the zoo.

The city has
dozens of tourism programmes in place and will add before the end of the year.

Thanks to
these, in the year-to-date more than 16.77 million domestic tourists visited
the city, accounting for 84% of the year’s target.

Tourism
revenues in the period are estimated at 74.5 trillion VND (3.3 billion USD) or
93% of the target./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/hcm-city-most-favoured-destination-for-domestic-travellers/236802.vnp

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Some of the best fishing lakes in and around Hà Nội

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Fishing is a favourite activity of many people. — Photo blogcauca.com

Thanh Nga

On weekends, the number of people flocking to commercial centres, pedestrian streets or entertainment areas in the inner city of Hà Nội has increased. 

So, why don’t you think about going fishing with your family and friends? This interesting recreational activity helps your spirit be healthy and brings you closer to nature. Here are some of the most popular natural fishing spots near Hà Nội.

Đồng Mô Lake

Only 50km from Hà Nội, Đồng Mô Lake is not only famous for its beauty every sunset, but it is also a fishing lake favoured by many Hanoians. Many fish, including carp, black pike and perch, can be found here. Those interested in fishing will be satisfied with their passion here.

You can visit Đồng Mô Lake Ecological Area, Phan Thị Villa and the golf course for the best experience. With the beautiful natural scenery, the experience of camping in the 200ha – Đồng Mô Lake is something you should not miss. You can camp at Camping Sport Đồng Mô, Camp Sơn Tinh 2 and 3.

Address: Sơn Tây, Hà Nội

Fishing price: Free

Fishing in Đồng Mô Lake. — Photo mia.vn

Đồng Đò Lake

Not only famous as a beautiful camping site and good resort, Đồng Đò Lake also has abundant aquatic products. You can fish black pike weighing more than 10kg, and all completely free. You can go with your family to enjoy camping. All rental services for tents are very affordable. With a large lake, you can rent SUP to paddle yourself around. 

Address: Minh Tân Village, Minh Trí Commune, Sóc Sơn District, Hà Nội

Fishing price: Free

Núi Bàu Lake

Núi Bàu Lake is located at the foot of Hàm Lợn Mountain in Sóc Sơn District. It has become a familiar destination among natural fishing lakes in Hà Nội. You can catch many kinds of fish here. The surrounding space is also very poetic and charming, and you should avoid contaminating the water source.

Address: Thanh Hà Village, Nam Sơn Commune, Sóc Sơn District, Hà Nội

Fishing price: Free

Núi Bàu Lake has become a familiar destination for free fishing in Hà Nội. — Photo hodongdo.vn

Hồng River

The Hồng (Red) River stretches from Lào Cai Province to the lowlands of the Red River Delta. The centre of the lowlands area is Hà Nội.

Fishing in the Red River attracts many fishermen in the capital and some neighbouring provinces. There are a variety of fish species, such as tilapia, carp, grey mullet and hemibagrus.

June to December is the ideal time to catch big fish. In addition, this is also when fish of the carp family move upstream and find beautiful places to lay their eggs every year.

Sitting at the Red River bank, you can relax, admire the scenery, and enjoy the air while waiting for the fish to bite.

Address: The area next to Hồng Vân Port or the foot of Vĩnh Tuy bridge towards Bát Tràng Dike

Fishing price: Free

Chòm Núi Lake

It only takes two hours from the city centre to reach the lake in Sóc Sơn District. It is a natural fishing lake with airy space and rich aquatic life. You will be satisfied when you fish here. As well as carp and mudfish, you can also catch many other types of fish. The fishing spots around the lake are beautiful and relaxing. If you want to camp in Chòm Núi Lake, you should come here in the dry season; in the rainy season, the campsite will be flooded.

Address: Nam Sơn Commune, Sóc Sơn District, Hà Nội

Fishing price: Free

Đuống River

Along the banks of the Đuống River are many large, long and wide stone embankments. To harvest a lot of fish on the river, you should fish around 6.30am – 9.00am or 4pm – 7pm. The space in the Đuống River is suitable for people to go fishing. You can bring food and drinks to camp.

Address: along Đuống River dike, Kim Sơn embankment area.

Fishing price: Free

Sunset on Quan Sơn Lake, a natural fishing lake in Hà Nội. — Photo tinhte.vn

Quan Sơn Lake

Quan Sơn Lake is also a natural fishing lake worth visiting in Hà Nội with many kinds of fish. It is also a tourist and camping place for your family and friends at the weekend.

Spanning around 850ha in the territory of five communes of Mỹ Đức District, the beautiful scenery is the combination of the sky, water and 100 limestone mountains, somewhat similar to that of UNESCO World Heritage site Hạ Long Bay, in the northern province of Quảng Ninh.

The surrounding vegetation is rich and green in four seasons, creating a sense of peace. So if you fish in Quan Sơn, you can release your soul, enjoy the cool air and admire the spacious landscape.

Address: Mỹ Đức District, Hà Nội

Fishing price: VNĐ100,000 – VNĐ300,000

Natural fishing is great for a weekend of entertainment. Hopefully, with the above suggestions, you will choose a place to experience the feeling of being close to nature and the feeling of sublimation when you catch a big fish. VNS

while going fishing in Núi Bàu Lake, you can camp here. — Photo tapchicongthuong.vn

Source: http://ovietnam.vn/travel/some-of-the-best-fishing-lakes-in-and-around-ha-noi_339751.html

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Tam Dao honoured as world’s leading town destination 2022

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The People’s Committees of northern Vinh Phuc province and Tam Dao district held a ceremony on December 2 to announce the award honouring Tam Dao as the world’s leading town destination in 2022.

Tam Dao honoured as world’s leading town destination 2022 hinh anh 1A corner of Tam Dao. (Photo: VNA)

Vinh Phuc – The People’s Committees of northern
Vinh Phuc province and Tam Dao district held a ceremony on December 2 to announce the award honouring Tam Dao as the world’s leading town destination in
2022.

The title was previously announced at the 29th World Travel
Awards held in Oman in November this year.

Addressing the event, Vice Chairman of the
provincial People’s Committee Vu Viet Van said the award is a recognition of the initial
success of the district’s tourism sector, helping to improve the position and value of
the Tam Dao National Tourist Area, and promoting the development of the tourism
industry in Vinh Phuc province.

The Tam Dao national tourism site is located on Tam Dao mountain range, at an
altitude of 54 to 1,100 metres above sea level. It boasts majestic mountainous
scenery that covers a vast area of the northern delta.

In Tam Dao, there
are three mountains, Thach Ban (1,388m), Thien Thi (1,375m), and Phu Nghia
(1,400m), rising above the sea of clouds like three islands. That is the source
of the Vietnamese name “Tam Dao,” meaning “three islands.”

Tam Dao honoured as world’s leading town destination 2022 hinh anh 2Wild sunflowers, or da quy, bloom along the hillsides of Tam Dao tourist area. (Photo: VNA)

Thanks to its cool climate, the town has long been one of the
most attractive destinations in northern Vietnam among both domestic and
foreign visitors, especially for a summer vacation.

This marks the
first time Tam Dao has been awarded the world’s leading town destination.

To get the award, Tam
Dao overcame many town destinations
in the US, Japan, the Czech Republic, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Nepal, and New
Zealand.

The
annual awards are based on votes cast by travel industry professionals and the
public.

The
World Travel Awards, launched in 1993, acknowledge excellence in the tourism
industry, and have been described as the “travel industry’s equivalent of
the Oscars./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/tam-dao-honoured-as-worlds-leading-town-destination-2022/244911.vnp

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Ho Chi Minh City looks to cash in on new travel trends

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Ho Chi Minh City expects to fully exploit bleisure travel – a novel type of tourism combining business travel with leisure time.

Ho Chi Minh City looks to cash in on new travel trends hinh anh 1HCM City has great potential for developing bleisure travel. (Photo: VNA)

HCM CityHo Chi Minh City expects to fully exploit bleisure travel – a novel type of tourism combining business travel with leisure time.

Phan Thi Thang, Vice Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Committee, said that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the behaviour and habits of tourists. Lack of travel for the two years of the pandemic has encouraged travelers to make better use of their time, yielding creative forms of tourism trends such as “bleisure” travel.

This type of tourism is to become a popular lifestyle when balancing work and leisure, bringing many benefits to stakeholders and a multi-industry supply chain, she said, adding that it will save time, costs and reduce stress for tourists, thereby improving their productivity and providing leisure time on the same journey.

Regarding tourism firms, it brings in more customers and increases revenue even in the low season, Thang said, noting that HCM City has great potential for developing bleisure travel.

The southern metropolis has over 4,000 hotels and lodging facilities with nearly 50,000 guest rooms, some 1,280 travel firms and some 7,000 tour guides. Up to 60% of the tour hosts are certified as international tour guides. It is an international trade centre, connecting many countries and territories. The city houses Tan Son Nhat international airport which receives millions of domestic and international visitors a year.

HCM City is also a locality with many famous architectures and heritages as well as a variety of products and services for travelers.

The city aims to elevate the promotion of MICE (meeting, incentive, convention, exhibition) tourism in post- COVID-19 period, according to a representative of the Department of Tourism.

Ho Chi Minh City looks to cash in on new travel trends hinh anh 2The Hop-on-Hop-off bus carries tourists to Ho Chi Minh City’s well-known attractions. (Photo: VNA)

This is also one of the solutions to promote international tourism, along with collaboration with ministries, agencies, Vietnamese representative offices abroad and international partners to bring tourists to HCM City, the representative said.

As soon as the country reopened to international travelers, the city’s tourism industry received a group of 130 tourists from the US.

In addition to the issuance of tourism stimulus policies, building new products and focusing on developing bleisure travel and MICE tourism, the city also welcomed tourists that arrive by cruise ships.

HCM City is a well-known and attractive destination in the travel itinerary of major international shipping lines such as Royal Caribbean Cruise Line Group, Princess Cruises, Costa Cruises and Viking Cruises.

The Department of Tourism believed cruise ships are a high potential type of tourism that will serve to attract new international visitors to the city in the future./

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/ho-chi-minh-city-looks-to-cash-in-on-new-travel-trends/244905.vnp

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