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China aims to boost tourism with Vietnam

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China wants to boost cooperation in tourism with Vietnam, Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration Shao Qiwei told Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan.
During their meeting in Hanoi on August 9, the Chinese tourism official briefed Deputy PM Nhan on the results of talks with Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The two sides signed a memorandum of understanding on tourism cooperation between Vietnam and China in the 2010-2013 period.
Chairman Shao said tourism has made significant contributions to China’s annual economic growth and the Chinese leaders decided to develop the sector as the country’s spearhead industry.
Deputy PM Nhan spoke highly of the current Vietnam visit by top leader of the Chinese tourism sector, describing it as a manifestation of the development in tourism cooperation between the two countries.
Both countries’ tourism sectors have potential for greater cooperation thanks to their geographies, he said. The Deputy PM stressed that Vietnam was willing to create favourable conditions for Chinese people in border provinces to visit Vietnam for longer periods.
He said he believed bilateral cooperation in the field would be further promoted, particularly in sea cruises and language training for tourist guides.

 

Quang Ninh to host tourist forum

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The northern coastal province of Quang Ninh will have another chance to promote its abundant tourism potential when the East Asia Inter-regional Tourism Forum (EATOF) takes place in the province from September 13-17.
Founded in 1999 in Gangwon in the Republic of Korea with the memberships of nine East Asian countries, including the Republic of Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Mongolia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Russia, and China, EATOF aims to promote cooperation and the development of tourism among member countries. Only one EATOF member province per country is admitted to the organisation on a permanent basis.
In 2006, Quang Ninh province became a new regular member and Siem Reap in Cambodia , and Luang Prabang in Laos subsequently joined EATOF in 2009.
It is expected some 200 representatives from 12 EATOF Permanent Secretariat meeting, as well as art performances presented by EATOF member countries, will be among the EATOF forum’s agenda.

 

An Giang, Cambodia team up to develop tourism

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An GiangThe Mekong Delta province of An Giang is cooperating with neighboring Cambodia to upgrading tourist attractions and improve tourist services.
The province is focusing on developing Cam Mountain Tourism Park into a key tourist service area, building a cable car system which is expected to be ready in 2012 on Cam Mountain, and building a 7km road from the foot of the mountain to Van Linh Pagoda.

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International Tourism Festival to mark Hanoi’s millennial anniversary

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Bao Son ParadiseAn International Tourism Festival will be held at Hanoi’s Bao Son Paradise Theme Park from October 2-5 to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi and National Tourism Year 2010.
During the festival, there will be a trade fair with 315 booths representing150 domestic and foreign businesses and a wide range of cultural and sports activities, including music and dance performances, folk games, human chess, and street festivals.

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VNAT invites tourism sector on Europe campaign

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viet namThe Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has invited tourism agencies, hoteliers and travel firms to join a marketing program in Germany, Belgium and France later this month.
According to VNAT, all international travel companies and hotels with three-star standard and higher can join the campaign that will travel to some of Vietnam’s key target markets.

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