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Tourism promotion event held to attract British visitors to Vietnam

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Vietnam Reopening, a tourism promotion programme after the country’s border reopening to international travellers, took place in London on April 7.

Tourism promotion event held to attract British visitors to Vietnam hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn)

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Vietnam Reopening, a tourism promotion programme after the country’s border
reopening to international travellers, took place in London on April
7.

The programme, the first of
its kind held overseas since the reopening on March 15, updated participants on
Vietnam’s tourism resumption policy, along with travel products and services of
national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and Thien Minh Group (TMG) – two organisers of
the event. It also served as a platform for Vietnamese and British businesses
to share information and seek partnership chances.

In his speech, Ambassador
Nguyen Hoang Long said Vietnam is emerging as an attractive destination for
foreign tourists thanks to beautiful landscapes, hospitable people, and diverse cuisine. Over the last 10 years, the number of British visitors to Vietnam has
grown by 15 – 20 percent annually, which is partly thanks to direct flights
conducted by Vietnam Airlines and Bamboo Airways.

The country looks to become
one of the leading tourist attractions in the world, he noted, affirming that
the embassy and other representative agencies of Vietnam in the UK will do
their utmost to provide the best services for British travellers who are interested
in Vietnam.

TMG Chairman and CEO Tran
Trong Kien held that the Vietnamese Government’s tourism reopening decision is
completely right and clear-sighted. As some major sources of tourists like
China and Japan remain closed to or still restrict international tourism, the
reopening with only a few restrictions will help Vietnam’s tourism sector
connect with large markets like Europe, including the UK.

The target of welcoming 500,000
– 1 million British visitors this year is completely feasible, he added.

Tourism promotion event held to attract British visitors to Vietnam hinh anh 2Vietnamese Ambassador to the UK Nguyen Hoang Long speaks at the programme. (Photo: VNA)

Nicolas Corney, Director for
aviation services of the London-based Southall Travel, applauded Vietnam’s
tourism reopening, describing this as a big opportunity for bolstering tourism
between the two countries.

He added the 15-day visa
exemption for tourists to Vietnam is a perfect condition for those wishing to
travel to the country for the first time, and expressed his belief that with
beautiful natural landscapes, special culture, and charming cuisine, Vietnam
has only few tourism rivals in the region.

It is important for the
country to further popularise its tourism reopening policy and entry procedures
such as those on pre-departure COVID-19 testing, Corney recommended.

Before the pandemic, Vietnam
posted annual tourism growth of 22.7 percent during 2015 – 2019. The sector made up 9.2 percent of its gross domestic product.

The tourism industry aims to return
to 45 – 50 percent of the pre-pandemic levels in 2022 – 2023, attracting about
9 million international arrivals by the end of 2023./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/tourism-promotion-event-held-to-attract-british-visitors-to-vietnam/224758.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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