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Thanh Hoa aims to attract more tourists from RoK

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The north central province of Thanh Hoa has organised various activities to promote its tourism to international markets, including the Republic of Korea (RoK), with the aim of spread its image as a four-season tourist destination.

Thanh Hoa aims to attract more tourists from RoK hinh anh 1A popular check-in place in Pu Luong, Thanh Hoa. (Photo: VNA)

Thanh Hoa – The north central
province of Thanh Hoa has organised various activities to promote its tourism
to international markets, including the Republic of Korea (RoK), with the aim of spread its image as a four-season tourist destination.

Among its major markets such as Japan, the
RoK, China and Thailand, Thanh Hoa has paid special attention to the RoK – a leading
partner of the province for years.

Pham Duc Tri, Vice Director of the province’s Centre for Investment, Trade and Tourism Promotion, said that the RoK currently has the highest number of 37 investment projects in Thanh Hoa, and ranked
second among foreign investors in terms of investment capital with about 1.62 billion
USD, accounting for 26.5 percent of the total foreign-invested projects and 11
percent of total foreign direct investment (FDI) in the province.

Korean-funded projects in Thanh Hoa have
been effective, making positive contributions to speeding up the industrial and
handicraft development in the province, creating jobs and increasing the local
budget’s revenue, said Tri.

Meanwhile, Vice Director of the provincial
Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Vuong Thi Hai Yen said that tourist
attractions in Thanh Hoa have been popular among Korean tourists. In order to continue
to attract more visitors from the RoK, Thanh Hoa will
actively join more tourism promotion events in the RoK in the time to come.

In September, the Vietnam National
Administration of Tourism will organise a programme to introduce Vietnamese tourism
in the RoK. Thanh Hoa will take advantage of the event to further popularise
its tourism in the country by directly join the programme or sending
publications and typical products to the event to introduce the province’s
tourism potential, she said.

This year, Thanh Hoa will coordinate
closely with the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism and the Vietnamese
Tourism Ambassador in the RoK to organise activities to set up connections with
Korean partners and hold famtrips for them in Thanh Hoa, Yen said.

Thanh Hoa is seen as one of the localities
with huge potential for developing tourism on the back of its diverse and rich
tourism resources, both natural and human.

Known as a “miniature Vietnam”, Thanh Hoa has all kinds of terrain,
from mountain, midland, to plain and coast, with many beautiful landscapes and
valuable historical – cultural vestiges. At the same time, the province also
has a system of infrastructure and technical facilities for tourism that is
constantly expanding, gradually improving quality, convenience and modernity.

In recent years, Thanh Hoa has become one
of the top cities and provinces in terms of tourism growth nationwide. During
the 2016-2019 period, the number of tourist arrivals in the province grew by
15.2 percent annually while tourism revenue rose by 31.7 percent year-on-year,
contributing to local socio-economic development.

After COVID-19 was put under good control,
Thanh Hoa tourism has bustled again with the reopening of all tourist
destinations. The province is creating its image as a safe, friendly and
attractive destination. Apart from tourism resources, infrastructure and
diverse products, difference is also a highlight, thus prompting visitors to
travel to the locality.

Local tourism sector has posted impressive
growth in recent years. However, its development is still not commensurate with
potential.

Thanh Hoa’s Sam Son beach is a familiar
destination for many people. It is home to several hidden charms waiting for
tourists to explore, including Van Chai ancient fishing village. The village is
busy at dawn as fishermen returning shore with catches and those at home coming
to help sort out the fish.

Sam Son town was promoted to a city in
2017, in a move which aims to meet the local urbanisation process and develop
Sam Son into a national tourist city.

In addition to the renowned Sam Son beach,
Thanh Hoa is home to various charming others, namely Hai Tien in Hoang Hoa
district; Tien Trang Quang Xuong in Quang Xuong district; Hai Hoa and Hai Thanh
in Tinh Gia; Bai Dong (East Beach); Vinh Son; Quang Nham, and Hai Binh./.

 

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/thanh-hoa-aims-to-attract-more-tourists-from-rok/231522.vnp

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Hanoi to impress visitors through beautiful gifts, tourism photos

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To create a breakthrough in tourism promotion, and contribute to the rapid and sustainable development of Hanoi’s tourism industry, the Department of Tourism of the capital city has launched a gift design contest and a tourism photo competition.

Hanoi to impress visitors through beautiful gifts, tourism photos hinh anh 1Thang Long Imperial Citadel (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi – To create a breakthrough in tourism promotion, and
contribute to the rapid and sustainable development of Hanoi’s tourism
industry, the Department of Tourism of the capital city has launched a gift design
contest and a tourism photo competition.

The two contests aim to select photos and products that meet
the artistic criteria, show a typical, rich and diverse culture, tourism
resources, tourist attractions, historical sites, festivals, traditional craft
villages, and the culinary culture of Hanoi for dissemination and promotion of
the capital city’s tourism to both domestic and international tourists.

Entries should show the difference and diversity in
materials and colours, and be friendly to the environment, safe to human
health, and not deformed or changed by the climate and weather. The
organising board prioritizes products that use available materials, are local
traditional crafts and convenient for mass production, and have high
applicability and reasonable prices.

All professional and amateur photographers, artisans,
painters, designers, organisations, enterprises and individuals can participate
in the contest held from June 1 to July 31.

The organising board will present awards and display works
from September to October.

All individuals and organisations can find out detailed
information about the contests’ rules on the website of the Department of
Tourism (http://sodulich.hanoi.gov.vn) and on the mass media. Entries can be
sent to the Hanoi Department of Tourism’s headquarter at 11B Cat Linh street,
Dong Da district.

The capital city is making every effort to revive its
tourism after more than two years of the COVID-19 pandemic.

About 8.61 million tourists, including some 211,300
foreigners, visited the city between January and June, nearly tripling the
figure in the same period last year.

The city’s total tourism revenue in the first half of 2022
amounted to approximately 25.2 trillion VND (1.08 billion USD), more than three
times the figure in the first six months of 2021.

Local hotels rated 1-5 stars recorded an average occupation
rate of over 30% during the period, up 6.11% year-on-year.

The capital city, home to 24 recognised tourist
destinations, is offering a series of enticing products to attract tourists
given its reopening of the local tourism industry. These include night tours at
Hoa Lo Prison and Thang Long ancient citadel; a northern mountainous wet market
programme at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Son Tay
township; and the Hanoi City Tour by double-decker buses. 

In addition, Hanoi has also launched many tourism
exhibitions, trade fairs, and festivals.

Hanoi to impress visitors through beautiful gifts, tourism photos hinh anh 2Tourism gifts (Photo: VNA)

It is striving to welcome and serve 9-10 million visitors
in 2022, including 1.2-2 million international visitors. Total revenue from
tourists is expected to reach 27-35 trillion VND.

By 2023, the city is planning to welcome and serve 12-14
million visitors, including 2.5-3.5 million foreign visitors, earning a
total revenue from 42 to 55 trillion VND.

It eyes to welcome over 30 million visitors, including 7
million foreigners, by 2025, according to the municipal Party Committee’ draft
conclusion on tourism development for 2016-2020 and following years. The
visitors are expected to spend more than 130 trillion VND while in the capital.

To that end, Hanoi plans to expand new tourism products
based on the potential of each area, in a bid to gradually resume all tourism activities
this year in an important step to develop the tourism sector sustainably after
the pandemic.

Culinary and heritage tourism as well as MICE, a type of
tourism combining meeting, incentives, conferences and events will be promoted
in inner districts while spiritual and agro-tourism will be developed in
suburban areas.

Such types of tourism including resort and health tourism;
community and spiritual tourism will be prioritised in rural areas of the city.

The municipal People’s Committee has designed seven main
tasks and solutions to develop tourism in adaptation to the new normal, with an
emphasis on ensuring safety for both destinations and visitors.

The city will strive to devise unique tourism products to
meet visitors’ demand, and improve quality of tourism products and destinations
linked with heritage sites, relics and craft villages.

Seminars will be organised to train local residents at
destinations in knowledge and skills relating to serving tourists. Training
classes on community-based tourism will also be held in some districts at the
same time.

Hotels and resorts in inner and suburban areas are
encouraged to implement promotion programmes as well as services tailored to
satisfy tourists’ demand for short vacations./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/hanoi-to-impress-visitors-through-beautiful-gifts-tourism-photos/232197.vnp

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Vietnam’s cultural heritage space to run in Hoi An

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An exhibition of Vietnam’s cultural heritage space will open in Hoi An city, the central province of Quang Nam, from July 8 to 13.

Vietnam’s cultural heritage space to run in Hoi An hinh anh 1Trang An landscape complex in Ninh Binh province (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi – An exhibition of Vietnam’s cultural
heritage space will open in Hoi An city, the central province of Quang Nam,
from July 8 to 13.

A total of 160 photos on display will introduce UNESCO-recognised
heritages, national special relic sites and intangible heritages in Vietnam
such as the Dien Bien Phu battlefield in Dien Bien, Hung Temple in Phu Tho,
water puppetry, and Binh Dinh martial arts.

Green tourist destinations and a trend of environmentally
friendly tourism will also be featured.

In another part of the exhibition, visitors will be treated to images of and items from traditional craft villages across the country.

Every day during the course of the event, an exchange programme
spotlighting folk art and culture is scheduled.

As an activity to welcome the Visit Vietnam Year 2022 hosted
by Quang Nam under the theme of green tourism, the exhibition will go online
from July 12 at http://trienlamvhnt.vn./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/vietnams-cultural-heritage-space-to-run-in-hoi-an/232175.vnp

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Exploring Bat Trang pottery museum in Hanoi

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The pottery museum in Bat Trang ancient pottery village forms part of the Centre for the Quintessence of the Vietnamese Craft Village and is about 15km from the heart of Hanoi. The museum houses myriad cultural and historical values from the village.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/exploring-bat-trang-pottery-museum-in-hanoi/232129.vnp

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