Cruise tourism expected to grow in 2012
After difficult period, cruise tourism gradually stabilizes and promises to grow in 2012. Some cruise firms specializing in exploiting in Asian market reopened liner ships to Vietnam. This year promises to facilitate the development of cruise tourism in Vietnam after underdeveloped time due to poor infrastructure, limitations in branding destination strategy and human resources.
Tay Thien Festival opens in Vinh Phuc province
The Tay Thien festival kicked off in Dai Dinh commune, Tam Dao district, Vinh Phuc province on March 7 (the fifteenth day of the second lunar month), with the attendance of Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan and Minister of Construction Trinh Dinh Dung.
VN’s precious archaeology on show An international workshop on archaeology opened in Hanoi on Feb. 29 as a preparation for an upcoming display of Vietnam ’s precious archaeological items in Germany.
UNESCO week highlights culture’s role in development
The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, launched a “Culture and development” week from Mar. 5-9 in the capital city of Hanoi .
Chinese have a taste of Vietnamese food
The event, co-organized by InterContinental Hotels Groups (IHG) and Hong Kong Elite Champ Group, is part of a project to launch a series of Vietnamese restaurants in 15 IHG hotels across China.
Da Nang spotlights tourism potential
The centre to promote tourism in the central city of Da Nang held an event to promote its potential for tourism in Ho Chi Minh City on Feb. 24, which attracted almost 250,000 visitors.