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Vietnam highlights high-end tourists

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touristsIn a next 10-year plan, tourism sector will target US$ 8.9 billion in turnover in 2015 generating 5.2% of GDP;US$15.9 billion in revenue (6% of GDP) in 2020.

Deputy head of  the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism's Tourism Marketing Department Nguyen Thanh Huong said the number of tourists targeted would be the same, but the percentage of high spenders would boost income from quality tourism services and products.

Vietnam is one of famous destinations having most beautiful beaches, islands, bays of the world. Therefore, more than 70 per cent of tourist sites in Vietnam lay in coastal provinces – and 70 per cent of tourists choose beach tours. However, coastal tourism has yet to tap its great potential – 3,200km of coastline.

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Viet Nam - the favorite destination for Australian visitors

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australian touristThe latest statistics on the increasing number of international visitors to Viet Nam in 2010 have reflected that Viet Nam is becoming a tourist destination with the fast growth rate in the Southeast Asia. Of which, the number of Australian visitors has showed that Australia is the 6th potential market and one of main contributors to Viet Nam tourism.

Australia is separated from the rest of countries in the world map. Maybe this causes Australians love to travel, communicate and make friends. Australians used to travel to Indonesia (particularly Bali), Fiji and Thailand in the Asia-Pacific region. However, the trend is changing when more and more Australian visitors have been choosing Viet Nam to spend their vacation.

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Vietnam Airlines launches 13 direct flights to Taiwan

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vietnam airlinesAiming to meet increasing travel demand between Taiwan and the Mekong River Delta, the national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines launched 13 direct flights from Taiwan (Taipei, Gao Xiong, and Tai Zhong) to Can Tho and vice versa for the lunar New Year 2011 (Tet holiday).

The first flight from Can Tho to Taipei departed at 1.55pm on December 20th and the return starts at 7.40pm. The following flights will operate on December 29, 2010, and January 12, 19, 21, 29, 30, and February 5, 7, 9, 12, 2011.

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Halong Bay in world’s top ten sailing cruise

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ha long bayThe US National Geographic online magazine listed Vietnam’s Halong Bay as 6th in world’s top ten sailing cruise.
In its introduction, the National Geographic says Halong Bay, or the Bay of the Descending Dragon, in northeastern Vietnam, is scattered with some 3,000 precipitous, strangely sculpted limestone islands and outcrops, and dotted with small floating villages and deserted sandy beaches.
In spring and early summer the water is particularly calm and clear. This UNESCO World Heritage site is best explored by a cruise on a junk.
Halong Bay has been previously listed in the world’s top ten sailing cruise by the Lonely Planet Magazine.

 

Majestic Hotel braces for e-transactions

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The five-star Majestic Hotel in downtown HCMC is working on a plan to spur electronic transactions in 2011 to facilitate its business expansion, the hotel’s general director said.

Nguyen Anh Vu told the Daily the hotel would be constructing a new website to facilitate e-payments and boost this sales channel.

The number of guests who make bookings and pay online has been on the rise, accounting for over 28% of guests at the hotel. Meanwhile, online sales make up around 30% of total room revenue from early 2010 to December 8, 2010.

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