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Locals hit the beach as Da Nang lifts swimming ban

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Thousands of residents in Da Nang returned to the beach Friday morning after a swimming ban was lifted following the city’s containment of the Covid-19 outbreak.

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Da Nang, the epicenter of Vietnam’s second Covid-19 wave and a tourist attraction in central Vietnam, decided to reopen public beaches from Friday morning after the city passed 13 days without new domestic infections.

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From 5.30 a.m. residents jog along Pham Van Dong Beach, voted one of the world’s most beautiful beaches by U.S. magazine Forbes in 2016.
Some residents still wear face masks in public to prevent the risk of domestic infections while others ignore the requirement.

Men sunbathe on the beach. Since July 28, the city banned residents from swimming to curb the spread of domestic infections after the first community transmission was recorded on July 25 after more than three months.

Men sunbathe on the beach.
Since July 28, Da Nang banned residents from swimming to curb the spread of Covid-19 after the first community transmission was recorded in the city on July 25 following the country’s 99-day streak of no community transmission.

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On the shore, loudspeakers warn people to keep a safe distance to limit the risk of infection.
Nguyen Duc Vu, head of the Management Board of Son Tra Peninsula and Tourist Beaches in Da Nang, said the board would consider imposing tighter social distancing restrictions in the coming days in case too many large crowds form.

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Ly Na, from Da Nang’s Thanh Khe District, is happy the coronavirus outbreak has been put under control and social distancing gradually eased. She and her family members flocked to the beach Friday morning after 45 hot and dry days.

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Children in face masks play on the beach.

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Life guards advise people to wear face masks and comply with anti-pandemic measures.
“Non-essential” services like karaoke parlors, bars, dance clubs, internet shops and sports-related services including gyms remain shut across Da Nang, with public gatherings of more than 20 people still banned.

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The popular tourism hub boasts a 30 km coastline and is home to many of Vietnam’s most beautiful beaches like My Khe, Pham Van Dong, Non Nuoc, and Nam O.

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As of 6 a.m. Friday, nearly 7,000 residents had come to public beaches, according to the management board.

Source: https://e.vnexpress.net/news/travel/places/locals-hit-the-beach-as-da-nang-lifts-swimming-ban-4160325.html

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Binh Thuan hosts workshops on national tourism area management

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Over 200 experts, researchers and managers from departments of culture, sports and tourism nationwide gathered at a workshop on national tourism area management, which was held in the central-south province of Binh Thuan on October 24.

Binh Thuan hosts workshops on national tourism area management hinh anh 1A beach in Binh Thuan (Photo: VNA)

Binh Thuan – Over
200 experts, researchers and managers from departments of culture, sports and
tourism nationwide gathered at a workshop on national tourism area management,
which was held in the central-south province of Binh Thuan on October 24.

Delegates focused their discussion and analysis
on the potential for developing national tourism areas, gave opinions on the national
tourism management model proposed by the Vietnam National Administration of
Tourism (VNAT), and proposed new suitable models of national tourism management.

According to the master plan on Vietnam’s tourism development to 2020 with a vision to 2030 approved by the
Prime Minister, the country will
have 49 locations in 43 provinces and cities that are potential to develop
national tourism areas.

As of October 2020, 22 locations have
been planned to develop into national tourist areas.
 
Deputy General Director of VNAT Ngo
Hoai Chung said localities are facing many difficulties and confusion in
managing national tourism areas because the Government has not had relevant regulations.

Participants proposed the Government
to quickly promulgate a general model of national tourism area management, thus
guiding localities in applying.

Dr. Tran Van Thong from Ho Chi Minh City University of Finance said the
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism needs to build an interdisciplinary
management model and clearly define functions and tasks for all management
levels.

The general management model should ensure economic factors, preservation of culture
and heritage values, natural resources, and local communities’ identity , he
stressed.

Recommendations at the workshop will serve as a basis for the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to propose an appropriate
national tourism management model to the PM for approval, towards improving the
efficiency of the management of national tourism areas as well as the quality
of tourism products, contributing to making Vietnam’s tourism a key economic
sector soon./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/binh-thuan-hosts-workshops-on-national-tourism-area-management/189187.vnp

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Kayaking in Ba Hang Village: A leisurely way to discover Quang Ninh’s landscape

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Ba Hang Village is well known as an amazing area on Ha Long Bay. It has now become an ideal place for kayaking to discover the natural beauty of Quang Ninh Province.

Kayaking in Ba Hang Village: A leisurely way to discover Quang Ninh’s landscape
Kayaking in Ba Hang village: A leisurely way to discover Quang Ninh’s landscape. (Photo: baoquangninh.com.vn)

It is beautiful to visit Ha Long Bay in autumn, and taking a short tour to Ba Hang will undoubtedly help visitors enjoy their trip to the fullest.

Ba Hang is a calm water area surrounded by high mountains. It was accidentally discovered by local fishermen on their way to look for shelter from a storm. The area boasts charming landscapes and amazing caves.

The fishermen also found other caves which are exposed when the tide goes out. Inside the caves there are large and peaceful spaces with a rich array of aquatic species.

According to the geological research of Ha Long Bay’s Management Board, the name Ba Hang (Three Caves) comes from the fact that small lakes in the area are connected together by the mouths of the three caves.

What attracts tourists the most in Ba Hang is their tranquil beauty, clear and calm seawater, and fresh air. It is even more perfect to discover the area by kayak in autumn.

Located in Hung Thang Ward, Ha Long City, Na Hang is part of the Thien Cung – Dau Go tourist route. Visitors can kayak to the lovely Ba Hang fishing village after concluding their trip to Dau Go cave.

Kayaking in Ba Hang Village: A leisurely way to discover Quang Ninh’s landscape
Beautiful sunset in Ba Hang. (Photo: baoquangninh.com.vn)

The kayaking service in Ba Hang is now managed by Van Chai Con Do Co Tich Cooperative, with a total of 55 good quality kayaks available for rent.

Visitors will receive enthusiastic assistance from local fishermen, who will provide them with basic technical instructions on kayaking.

Tourists are allowed to kayak within a 16 hectare area around Ba Hang fishing village, during which they can row through caves. If they are lucky enough, they will see monkeys climbing on the mountain cliffs during their voyage.

It is recommended kayakers dress in neat clothes, wear life jackets, pack their mobile phones and electronic devices in a waterproof bag, and carefully follow their tour guide’s instructions.

It takes tourists 35 to 60 minutes to thoroughly investigate the Ba Hang area, depending on their selected itinerary on Ha Long Bay. NDO

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/travel/kayaking-in-ba-hang-village-a-leisurely-way-to-discover-quang-ninh-s-landscape-682902.html

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Vietnam, India boost tourism cooperation post-COVID-19

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A webinar discussing post-COVID-19 tourism cooperation between Vietnam and India was held in Ho Chi Minh City on October 23.

Vietnam, India boost tourism cooperation post-COVID-19 hinh anh 1In India (Photo: Internet)
 
HCM City – A webinar discussing
post-COVID-19 tourism cooperation between Vietnam and India was held in Ho Chi
Minh City on October 23.

Speaking at the event, Indian Consul General in Ho Chi Minh
City Madam Mohan Sethi said the webinar aims to enable State management and
travel agencies to discuss bilateral tourism cooperation following the
pandemic.

Deputy head of the Vietnam National Administration of
Tourism (VNAT)’s Tourism Market Department Tran Phong Binh said due to the
impacts of COVID-19, tourist arrivals in Vietnam only hit 3.7 million in nine
months of this year, down 67.4 percent year-on-year. The total revenue slumped
by over 53 percent to nearly 10 billion USD.

Last year, about 33,000 Vietnamese travelled to India and
around 170,000 Indians arrived in Vietnam.

Participants at the event also debated tourism stimulus
plans once the pandemic is under control./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/vietnam-india-boost-tourism-cooperation-postcovid19/189170.vnp

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