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Vietnam’s tourism sector works to attract more foreign tourists

A fund for tourism development will be set up in the coming time in hope of providing financial sources for brand building of Vietnam’s tourism in foreign countries, according to Nguyen Van Tuan, head of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism . 

The fund will also support market research and development for tourism products and training for personnel in the sector. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and relevant agencies are reviewing necessary documents for establishment of the fund, he noted.

Tuan added that in 2018, Vietnam’s tourism promotion activities were organised in many countries. The country for the first time held such events in new markets including the Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland and New Zealand, in addition to the five Western European nations which are already enjoying visa exemption to Vietnam.

He said that countries with large populations like those in the Middle East, India, and Indonesia hold great potential which Vietnam need to bolster promotion. In the remaining months of the year, the tourism sector will participate in the World Travel Market International Travel Trade Show in London in November and tourism events in China and ASEAN.

According to research by the VNAT, the return visitor rate for Vietnam stood at 40.4 percent in 2017, a rise compared to the 33 percent recorded in 2014.

The research also showed that holidaymakers from Europe mostly choose tours travelling from northern to southern regions when they first come to the country, while Japanese tourists often visit destinations with rich cultural values and basic accommodation standards, particularly Da Nang, Hoi An and Hue.

Other destinations that record rising foreign tourist arrivals recently include Quang Binh, Binh Dinh, Phu Yen in the central region, the northern province of Ha Giang and the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong.

Vietnam+ ,26 Oct 2018



 “Ensuring food safety for restaurants & hotels”

 Thursday, 29th November 2018

Time: 8h30 - 16h30  

Venue: Seminar Room

 Time  Topic Speaker
8h30 - 9h15
9h15 - 9h30
Opening speech
Mr. Nguyen Huu Dung
CEO VinaCert Certification and Inspection Joint Stock Company
General Secretary VINALAB
9h30 - 10h00 Paper 1: Definition of food to Food management Mr. Nguyen Huu Dung
CEO Vina Cert Certification and Inspection Joint Stock Company
General Secretary VINALAB
10h00 - 10h30 Paper 2: From farm to table - Food safety solution for hotel, restaurant Prof. Dr. Phan Thi Kim
President of Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations
10h30 -  11h00 Paper 3: Draft criteria for restaurant and hotel classification Mr. Pham Ngoc Tran
Former Deputy General Director of Ministry of Science and Technology
Directorate For Standarts, Metrology and Quality 
11h30 End of Conference  
13h00 - 13h30
13h30 - 14h00 Opening speech Mr. Nguyen Huu Dung
CEO VinaCert Certification and Inspection Joint Stock Company
General Secretary VINALAB
14h00 - 15h00 Paper 1: The role of GS1 bar code, ensuring food safety in hotels MSc. Phan Hong Nga
Vietnam Quality Standards Institute 
15h00 - 16h00 Paper 2: Management of imported food: Opportunities and Challenges Dr. Nguyen Van Dung
Department of Food Safety - MOH
16h00 - 16h30 Paper 3: Organic agriculture products: Challenges in certification MSc. Pham Xuan Tuyen
Inspector of Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
16h30 End of Conference  

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