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Minister Nguyen Van Hung: Vietnam tourism misses an important ‘battle’

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When the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, Vietnam did not have international visitors, its major tourism source. 

The tourism sector then realized the importance of domestic tourism. It is necessary to have a new look and new approach toward the domestic tourism market.

That is the opinion of Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung, who spoke at a forum on domestic tourism held on April 15 in Ninh Binh province. This was the largest tourism forum held since the beginning of the year, with the participation of 500-600 domestic travel firms and local tourism authorities.

Bộ trưởng Nguyễn Văn Hùng: Giật mình nhìn lại, đã bỏ lỡ 1 'trận địa' quan trọng

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung.

Minister Nguyen Van Hung told the forum that the tourism industry has always taken the international market as a measure of success and efficiency. When the Covid-19 pandemic occurred, causing a serious crisis for the tourism industry, it was startled to look back and realize that it had missed an important “battle” – local tourists.

Therefore, this is the time for the local tourism sector to rethink and find a new approach to developing the domestic market, he said.

“The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has released many messages, recommendations and hopes that businesses will actively turn from the international to the domestic tourism market. We determine that domestic tourism will be the driving force to re-heat the tourism market and compensate for the loss of revenue and profits of the tourism industry. More importantly, we must deeply understand the potential market of more than 100 million people of Vietnam,” he said.

Therefore, at the forum, officials of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism proposed a number of solutions for tourism businesses to discuss to promote the development of the domestic tourism market.

According to the Ministry, tourism firms need to restructure soon, have solutions to manage human resources, research the domestic market, restructure the tourist market, and design products to meet the needs and a long-term strategy must be formed to develop the domestic tourism market.

Bộ trưởng Nguyễn Văn Hùng: Giật mình nhìn lại, đã bỏ lỡ 1 'trận địa' quan trọng

Since March, Vietnamsese tourists have flocked to local tourist sites.

At the same time, tourism associations must be based on special, distinctive and highly attractive tourism products and strengthen the promotion and building of brands and products; connect and spread the values of products to stimulate tourism needs; and associate tourism and tourism products with cultural factors.

Nguyen Anh Tuan, director of the Vietnam Institute of Tourism Research and Development, said the Covid-19 pandemic caused great damage to the tourism industry. However, this is also an opportunity for the tourism industry to recognize and reassess its development, especially with domestic tourism development.

In 2011, domestic tourists reached only 30 million, but in 2019 the number increased to 85 million (more than 2.8 times), with an average growth rate of about 15% per annum. The number of visitors increased the most in 2015, with 57 million visitors, an increase of 50% compared to 2014 and continued to maintain a high growth rate in the following years.

Therefore, in order to promote domestic tourism, Tuan noted that businesses have to solve two challenges simultaneously: Tourism manpower has been reduced due to the consequences of Covid-19 pandemic and digital transformation, and the development of smart travel and e-commerce applications. However, the ability to apply technology in the supply of tourism products (accommodation, transportation, dining and related services…) is limited.

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Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/travel/minister-nguyen-van-hung-vietnam-tourism-misses-an-important-battle-728322.html

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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

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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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