VietNamNet Bridge – The professionalism, not the big sum of money, will decide the success of tourism promotion programs. Huynh Tan Vinh, Chair of the Da Nang Tourism Association, informed that 4-5 star hotels in the coastal areas of Da Nang and Hoi An have decided to join hands to establish the Da Nang 5-star Hotel Association, whose main function is to promote Da Nang’s sea tourism. More than 10 hotels have joined the organization, though the membership fee is not low. Each of the members has to pay $6000 for the first year of membership, while the figure may be higher in the next years. The Da Nang 5-star hotel Association would carry out in a professional way the promotion campaigns to introduce to travelers the great tourism potentials. Especially, the promotion programs would run independently with the programs to be launched by local authorities. In fact, this is not a new model at all. Ten years ago, Paul Stone, who was then General Director of the 5-star … [Read more...] about How much does Vietnam need to promote tourism, 1 trillion or 1 billion dong?
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New Zealand kicks off contest to promote tourism The Saigon Times Daily Students show excitement at the launch of the “New Zealand - New Horizon” contest in Hanoi last week - PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE NEW ZEALAND EMBASSY IN VIETNAM The New Zealand Embassy in Vietnam on April 25 kicks off a competition in Hanoi in which contestants will design a poster and slogan for promoting New Zealand tourism in Vietnam on the occasion of the first direct air service between Auckland and HCMC being launched in June. According to the embassy, tourism has recently become one of New Zealand’s most important industries. The number of Vietnamese visitors to New Zealand has remained small while over 30,000 New Zealanders visit Vietnam a year. The “New Zealand - New Horizon” contest aims to bolster Vietnamese people’s interest in and knowledge of New Zealand and its landscapes, culture, food and relationship with Vietnam. “Tourism links are a really … [Read more...] about New Zealand kicks off contest to promote tourism
(Cinet)- Tourism conference on the sidelines of the Vietnam International Tourism Mart features ideas and suggestions on balancing tourism development and heritage preservation in Hanoi on April 3. The Viet Nam International Travel Mart (VITM) 2015 officially opened in Ha Noi on April 03, adopting the theme "Viet Nam – The Land of Heritage." It is said this year would focus on introducing natural and cultural heritages that have won UNESCO recognition, as well as numerous other attractive destinations in Viet Nam. Numerous workshops and forums discussing tourism activities, including a seminar on Environmentally and Socially Responsible Tourism (ESRT) and another on how to increase the attraction of Ha Noi's tourism products will be held during the five-day event. The space at the Viet Nam Exhibition Fair Centre also highlights iconic sites of Ha Noi, like Van Mieu (the Temple of Literature) while a lotus pond invites people to visit the southern province of Dong Thap. An onion … [Read more...] about Seminar to promote tourism development and heritage preservation
(Cinet)- In 2013, Ho Chi Minh city’s tourism industry aims to serve 7.2 million foreigners and 35 million domestic tourists, developing Vietnam into an attractive and high quality tourist destination. Delegates discussed key contents such as: how to attract foreign visitors through travel agencies and foreign media, and promote Vietnam through the “Vietnam-Endless Beauty” campaign in key and potential markets, including China, India, the Middle East, Japan, and the Republic of Korea, as well as Russia and Eastern Europe, France and Western Europe, the US, Australia, New Zealand and ASEAN member countries, ect. The tourism industry will also promote domestic tourism on national holidays and during major events this year. It will launch advertising campaigns for places in Vietnam that appeal to international visitors. It also aims to raise awareness among local communities, offer discounts on various travel packages, boost the development of tourism products and … [Read more...] about Ho Chi Minh city to promote tourism stimulation programmes
VietNamNet Bridge – The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has requested the Ministry of Finance to advocate its plan to allocate a bigger budget for the activities of developing tourism products, building brands and for tourism promotion campaigns. Thoi bao Kinh te Saigon has quoted Hoang Thi Diep, Deputy Head of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), as saying that due to the lack of money, it is very difficult to implement the programs to advertise Vietnam’s tourism and its destinations. In 2011, VNAT budgeted 35 billion dong to the activities of marketing the destination points. Meanwhile, the budget has been cut down to 30 billion dong for this year. Diep said that strengthening tourism promotion activities is the thing that needs to be done now, in the context of the stiff competitions of destination points. Therefore, it is really questionable to see the budget for tourism promotion activities cut down. Diep, when answering the … [Read more...] about Travel firms want more money to promote tourism