Vietnamese tend to become “smart tourists” in the economic recession

Vietnamese tend to become “smart tourists” in the economic recession

Tuyet Mai, a teacher in Hanoi, said she only books the tours with discounts. In previous years, Mai accessed to the travel firms’ official websites, compared the quoted tour fees of different travel firms and booked the tours with the most competitive prices. However, Mai said, she has been not really satisfactory about the quality [...]

Vietnam Travel firms design new tours to avoid crisis

Vietnam Travel firms design new tours to avoid crisis

The domestic tours provided by travel companies were rather like each other. The firms did not compete in the originalities of the tours and the itineraries, but in the tour fees. Therefore, they reduced the tour fees continuously to attract more travelers. However, the tour fee reduction proves to be ineffective any longer. Despite the [...]

Thousands visitors to Phu Day festival 2013

Thousands visitors to Phu Day festival 2013

This year’s festival features traditional rituals including incense offerings at the main (Tien Huong) temple as well as palanquin and torchlight processions. A wide variety of cultural activities and traditional folk games such as lion and dragon dancing, playing underwater and human chess, wrestling and a tug-of-war competition are also to be staged during the [...]

Vietnam Travel firms keep insisting on visa waver

Vietnam Travel firms keep insisting on visa waver

According to the World Tourism Organization (WTO), the high expenses on visas, the complicated procedures for obtaining visas and unclear information have been the big psychological barriers for tourists. These are believed to be one of the main reasons that make tourists to refuse to go to some countries and decide to go to others [...]

Vietnam doesn’t know how to promote tourism

Vietnam doesn’t know how to promote tourism

A senior executive of Travel Company, which were present at the last 10 trade fairs in Berlin (ITB) has attributed this to the unprofessional and unmethodical advertisement campaigns carried out by Vietnam. The number of German tourists to Vietnam in the first three months of the year dropped dramatically by 51.7 percent in comparison with [...]

Trial tours of Son Doong cave to begin

Trial tours of Son Doong cave to begin

The Quang Binh province has approved an experimental adventure tour of Son Doong Cave suggested by Howard Limbert, expert of the British Cave Research Association. Limbert recommended that due to unexplored nature of cave, the trial tours, to be held twice a month, should consist of a group of only seven or eight visitors. Son [...]