25 10, 2009

Ethnic tourism in Sapa, Vietnam: expansion or preservation

By |October 25th, 2009|International Tourism Context, Master in Tourism Destination Management, Vietnam|1 Comment

“Ethnic” has become a popular tourist icon consumed and promoted locally and afar (Gladney,1999)(1). Together with culture tourism, in recent years, ethnic tourism has been increasingly developed. Ethnic tourism is employed by many countries to facilitate economic and cultural development and to assist in heritage preservation (Li Yang, Geoffrey Wall, 2009)(1). Vietnam is striving […]

4 10, 2009

Comparison of stakeholder’s perspectives on tourism impacts

By |October 4th, 2009|International Tourism Context, Master in Tourism Destination Management, Vietnam|2 Comments

“Tourism is a goose that not only lays a golden egg, but also fouls its own nest” (Hawkins, 1982). Identifying both positive and negative aspects of tourism impacts, indeed, is of importance in tourism management and planning. Besides, studying perceived impact will provide an opportunity to better understand the impacts of tourism, therefore, will […]

4 10, 2009

Shortage of qualified tourism human resource in Vietnam

By |October 4th, 2009|Asia, International Tourism Context, Master in Tourism Destination Management, Vietnam|5 Comments

Within 2008, there are more than 4 millions international tourists come to visit Vietnam. In order to adapt to the large increasing international tourist flow, Vietnam needs to create good strategic plan in which developing human resource in tourism sector is recognised as an urgent requirement. Human resources, who are directly influencing service quality, […]

2 07, 2008

VIETNAM – HCM hopes to double tourism dollars

By |July 2nd, 2008|Asia, Vietnam|Comments Off on VIETNAM – HCM hopes to double tourism dollars

Property-report.com, June 2008

A series of tourism promotion activities will be held in major cities across the country, namely Hanoi, Hai Phong, Da Nang, Hue, Da Lat, Nha Trang and Can Tho, to attract more local visitors to Ho Chi Minh City where boasts historical sites and worth seeing architectural works like Chu Chi tunnels, […]

17 06, 2008

REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTS – Sea tourism key economic driver for central region till 2020

By |June 17th, 2008|Asia, Regional developments, Vietnam|Comments Off on REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTS – Sea tourism key economic driver for central region till 2020

Vietnam net bridge, 12-6-2008

The region is envisaged needing around VND411 trillion in 2006-2010, VND608 trillion in 2011-2015, and VND1,314 trillion in 2016-2020. Its GDP will reach around 12.5% in 2006-2010, and 12.9-13% in 2011-2020. Priority will go to developing high quality tourism services and products to make the region a high-class sea tourism services […]

3 06, 2008

VIETNAM – The fight to withstand the test of time

By |June 3rd, 2008|Asia, Vietnam|Comments Off on VIETNAM – The fight to withstand the test of time

 vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn, June 1 2008 
Kieu Van Trieu, 72, is known locally as a “living encyclopaedia” on life past and present in his native Duong Lam Village, Ha Tay Province. But not everyone shares the old man’s passion for local history. Workers who restored the local communal house have destroyed all the original features, he complains. […]

2 06, 2008

VIETNAM – Tourism investment booms

By |June 2nd, 2008|Asia, Vietnam|Comments Off on VIETNAM – Tourism investment booms

Thanhniennews.com, May 28, 2008

Hyatt Regency will be the third five-star project in Da Nang, Vietnam’s third-largest city, after the Furama Resort Danang and the newer Green Plaza Hotel. This number is still modest compared to the southern metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City and the northern capital of Hanoi, which are home to […]

2 06, 2008

VIETNAM – 9,000-room Luxury Hotel Resort and Entertainment Destination planned

By |June 2nd, 2008|Asia, Vietnam|Comments Off on VIETNAM – 9,000-room Luxury Hotel Resort and Entertainment Destination planned

Asiatraveltips.com, Monday, 2 June 2008
Ho Tram Strip, designed by Las Vegas’ premier architectural firm Steelman Partners, is aiming to become Vietnam’s largest single tourism venture. The planned US$4.2 billion, 9,000-room luxury hotel resort and entertainment destination will be located on the white sand beaches of Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province, in southern Vietnam.  […]

28 05, 2008

VIETNAM – approves the development of a Super Casino resort near 'Saigon'

By |May 28th, 2008|Asia, Vietnam|Comments Off on VIETNAM – approves the development of a Super Casino resort near 'Saigon'

Jackpot.co.uk, 22-5-2008

Asian Coast Development Ltd. (ACDL Group) has been given the go-ahead in Vietnam to build a $4.2 billion tourism complex. The Canada-based casino and resort group are to construct the development in the seaside province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau just east of the city of Ho Chi Minh (historically known as Saigon). The […]

20 05, 2008

AVIATION – Surviving the time of high costs

By |May 20th, 2008|Asia, Aviation, Thailand, Vietnam|Comments Off on AVIATION – Surviving the time of high costs

Vietnam net bridge, 15/05/2008
 
 Tourism boom urges AirAsia to look to flying to more destinations in Vietnam after the carrier succeeded in launching daily flight from Kuala Lumpur to HCMC, and four weekly flights from Bangkok from last month. Tassapon BijIeveld, chief executive officer of Thai AirAsia, a Bangkok-based member of the fast growing low-cost […]