Viet Nam News by Bồ Xuân Hiệp CẦN THƠ - French and Vietnamese experts met recently in Cần Thơ to discuss how to better preserve the cultural heritage of Việt Nam, particularly in the central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế. Nguyễn Dung, vice chairman of the province's People's Committee, said that preservation and restoration of cultural heritage plays a critical role in improving tourism to the central province of Thừa Thiên-Huế. However, time and urbanisation have seriously affected heritage buildings in the province as well as in Hà Nội and HCM City, he said. Established as the capital of a unified Việt Nam in 1802, Huế was the political, cultural and religious centre under the Nguyễn Dynasty until 1945. Many of its palaces and pagodas remain, although some were bombed in the American War. Dung spoke at a symposium that was part of the 10th Việt Nam-France cooperation conference held last week, attended by hundreds of experts from Nimes, France and Việt Nam, which focused on … [Read more...] about France helps VN preserve heritage
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Enhancing the Business Role in Sustainable Development Green growth and sustainable development is a considerable challenge for developing countries like Vietnam. To address global challenges of low-carbon growth, climate change response, water resource preservation, biodiversity, urbanisation and sustainable cities among others, the roles of both government agencies and businesses are very important. To learn more about this issue, the Vietnam Business Forum interviewed Mr Nguyen Quang Vinh, Director of the Office for Business Sustainable Development (SD4B) under VCCI and General Secretary of the Vietnam Business Council for Sustainable Development (VBCSD). Thu Ha reports. How do you assess sustainable development trends in the world today? Sustainable development is a vital trend in the world development process. This trend not only brings economic benefits, but also looks towards the restoration and conservation of natural ecosystems and the mitigation of climate change. At … [Read more...] about Enhancing the Business Role in Sustainable Development
VietNamNet Bridge – The purpose of organizing national tourism years in different localities is to advertise the hosting localities as the tourism destinations, which serve as the key events of the years to popularize Vietnam tourism images. However, the events have not brought the desired effects. The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism VNAT has admitted that the biggest achievement of the national tourism years is… the monumental opening ceremony. Meanwhile, local authorities do not pay attention to develop their special tourism products to attract travelers. National tourism years fail to fulfill their duties According to travel firms, which can exactly measure the efficiency of the activities of organizing national tourism years based on the actual turnover and number of tourists, the event aims to popularize local tourism products and attract more travelers; therefore, the event should be organized in the localities with good tourism foundation that can … [Read more...] about Organizing national tourism years, what for?
Around 10 Dao youth surround French filmmaker Patrick Moreau as he teaches them how to use a camera. Their faces brighten as they learn how to work with a machine they have never even touched before. The course continues under the plan that one day, one of these students will film their daily lives, and record for the first time an inside view of the unique aspects of the Dao culture. For the last eight months, this group of Dao Quan Trang ethnic minority students from the Ngoi Tu village, near Thac Bac Lake in Yen Bai Province, have also been learning French, English, cuisine, woodwork, masonry, informatics and economics, all tools that should help them work and manage the newly-established eco-friendly tourism village in their hamlet and take part in their region’s development. LavieVuLinh project in the village of Ngoi Tu was set up two years ago by Fredo Binh, a French-Vietnamese man hoping for greater immersion of tourists and the local people. It is a long term tourism … [Read more...] about Dao youth learn cameras, tourism
World Travel Market (WTM), the premier global event for the travel industry, is expanding its successful WTM Vision Conference into Europe and the Middle East in 2011. WTM Vision Conference has run successfully for the past two years as a mid-year, half-day conference in London offering high-caliber speakers, content, and analysis to the travel and tourism industry’s senior leaders. For 2011, the London conference will be supported by two new further WTM Vision Conference events; the first in Milan, Italy, on April 14 and the second at WTM’s sister exhibition Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai, UAE, on May 4. Leading global research company Euromonitor International will continue its support of the WTM Vision Conference by offering delegates to each of the three events its latest research into the global travel and tourism industry on a free and exclusive basis. For the previous two WTM Vision Conference events in London Euromonitor International has supplied its … [Read more...] about World Travel Market expands WTM Vision Conference into Europe and the Middle East