Themed “Smart tourism”, the event will be held for the first time in Viet Nam, and expected to draw the attendance of about 300 delegates from 25 cities of six TPO member countries. Representatives from 25 member cities will give presentations about their smart tourism promotions and services. It will focus on measures to improve tourism development capacity of OTP member cities. The forum will include two sessions on “Smart Tourism” and “Case Study Presentation by member cities on Smart Tourism”, with the participations of international speakers and experts operating the tourism field. Deputy director of HCM City’s Department of Tourism Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa said the event is a great opportunity for the city’s tourism sector to develop new ideas and strategies for smart tourism. As the host city of the TPO forum, HCM City will also have a chance to promote the … [Read more...] about Asian-Pacific cities’ tourism promotion forum to be held in HCMC
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NDO – It cannot be denied that tourism promotion contributes significantly to the good growth of tourism of Vietnam's tourism in recent years. However, the field is facing many difficulties due to low professionalism, limited funding. Since the beginning of the year, Vietnam has welcomed nearly 7.5 million international visitors, up 29% over the same period last year. The total revenue from tourism was estimated at over VND307 trillion, up 26%. With this growth, Vietnam tourism industry is expected to achieve 30% growth in international visitor arrivals in 2017. In order to achieve growth in the past two years, other than simplifying immigration procedures for foreigners, diversifying and improving the quality of tourist products, strengthening management, and cleaning business environment, there is no small aspect when it comes to the tourism promotion of Vietnam. With the investment of the tourism industry and the coordination of all related levels and branches, the … [Read more...] about Boosting Vietnam tourism promotion
Hanoi, CNN see fruitful tourism promotion cooperation Footage of Hanoi broadcast by the US’ Cable News Network (CNN) has received positive feedback from the audience, Sunita Rajan, CNN Senior Vice President for Asia-Pacific region told Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung during their meeting in Hanoi on January 18. Nhat Tan bridge in Hanoi Rajan said that all people interviewed in a survey said they had good experience in Hanoi, adding that the film crew were also fascinated by the city and wished to visit it again. Chung said that a survey among foreign visitors at Noi Bai International Airport showed that many tourists had learned about Vietnam through CNN. He expressed his hope that in 2018, Hanoi and CNN will continue to effectively implement their signed cooperation deal. He asked the CNN to share information to help Hanoi map out specific orientations for tourism development and find suitable forms of promotion. The Hanoi leader was keen on … [Read more...] about Hanoi, CNN see fruitful tourism promotion cooperation
Your Say, published every Friday, invites readers to express their opinions on a topic or issue raised by the editor. Next week: Should Việt Nam follow South Korea in limiting tourism promotion support? The Vietnamese branch of the Korea Tourism Organisation said recently that it will no longer fund promotion campaigns for any tour from Vietnam to South Korea that costs less than VND12 million ($538). The move aims at limiting inexpensive and low-quality tours, it said. While Việt Nam has received increasing attention from international tourists, it also faces the problem of low-quality tours. Do you think the country's tourism management should follow South Korea's idea in limiting support for budget tour groups? Will such a move enable more quality tours? Please email your responses to: [email protected], or fax them to (84-4) 39332311. Address letters to The Editor, Việt Nam News, 79 Lý Thường Kiệt Street, Hà Nội. Responses must be received by Thursday morning, November 3, … [Read more...] about Should Việt Nam follow South Korea in limiting tourism promotion support?
(Cinet) – Starting from 2009, Da Nang city is an official member of Asia-Pacific tourism promotion organization (TPO). This is a good chance to develop tourism propaganda and promotion with a view to attracting tourists to Da Nang city. Presently, the organization consists of 80 members, of which 68 tourism promotion agencies and the remaining is tourism enterprises and non-governmental organizations of Asia-Pacific cities including Australia, China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Thailand, Vietnam, Mongolia and America When joining the TPO, cities can participate in activities such as developing ideas and information exchange programs with cities in the organization, promotion projects and developing new products in the tourist industry; strengthening human resources in the tourist field, exchanging tourist publications, conducting tourist research and survey and attending tourism Fairs held by the TPO As known, Vietnam now has four cities which … [Read more...] about Da Nang: An official member of Asia-Pacific tourism promotion organization