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Saigontourist aims to receive over 2 million visitors this year

In the next five years, Saigontourist will focus on attracting top tier visitors attending Meeting Incentive Conference Event (MICE) and combining tourist services with shopping activities.

Foreign visitors to HCMC surge 20% in 2010

Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Lã Quốc Khánh, said the city has taken a vanguard role in launching tourist promotion campaigns, which culminated in a program named “HCM City-100 tips”.

Hà Nội to prioritize cultural and eco-tourism

The capital city will fully tap its natural, cultural and historical potentials in order to diversify tourist products, develop tourism while protecting environment.

International seminar aims to build tourist destination brands

Attending the event were also 150 international tourism experts, managers and businesses from the tourism sector, representatives from the Vietnam Administration of Tourism, the Malaysia Tourism Promotion Department, the Netherlands Development Organization, the China National Tourism Administration and some Vietnamese travel companies.

Viet Nam targets wealthy tourists

More than 70 per cent of tourist sites in Viet Nam lay in coastal provinces – and 70 per cent of tourists choose beach tours. According to the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism, coastal tourism has yet to tap its great potential – 3,200km of coastline containing many of the world's finest beaches.

Vietnam ranks 12th in long-term tourism growth

The tourist growth rate in 2010 is expected at 3.4 per cent and will increase to 7.3 per cent in the next 10 years. The earnings from international visitors and tourist goods is estimated at $4.58 billion, accounting for 6.7 per cent of the total national export in 2010.

Con Dao listed in top 10 romantic tourist spots in 2010

Along with Con Dao Island in the top 10 are Yemen’s Cocotra, Australia’s Torres Strait, Japan’s Yaeama, Guyana’s Illes du Salut, the RoK’s Ulleungdo, Panama’s San Blas, Taiwan’s Pengu, Honduras’ Bay and Hog island and Uganda’s Ssese.

Int’l seminar on tourism development held in Huế

At the seminar, local tourism agencies of the three countries put forth plans for jointly tapping tourist potentials along the West-East economic corridor for rapid, strong and sustainable development.

Promotion increases int’l arrivals to Vietnam

Deputy Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) Nguyen Manh Cuong attributed the result to a promotion campaign jointly held by VNAT and the Trade Promotion Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade. The "Impressive Viet Nam Grand Sale 2010", launched to ignite tourism in August and September, included activities to increase consumption of both local and foreign tourists, organise promotional outlets, enhance production of consumer goods and souvenirs and increase average expenditure of tourist shopping.

Visa procedure

Most visitors to Việt Nam need a visa to enter the country. Visas are exempted for the citizens of the countries, which have signed a bilateral or unilateral visa exemption agreement with Việt Nam, tourist visa may be valid for 15 to 30 days.


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