Tourists staying at hotels along a street in Duong Dong Town on Phu Quoc Island now have to present a pass to be able to enjoy the white sands and blue waters of the famed holiday destination off southern Vietnam. Entrance to the beach along Tran Hung Dao Street is blocked by a series of seaside hotels, and those staying at lodging facilities on the other side of the road must walk a long way to get there. "We and four other hotels thus have to ‘lease’ the entrance to the beach from such hotels to help our customers," Nguyen Van Hai, deputy director of Bien Xanh Hotel, told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper. Bien Xanh has to pay Moon Resort, located on the seaside, VND40 million (US$1,837) a year as the "entrance leasing fee," Hai said. "Our guests are given a ‘beach pass,’ which they are supposed to show to the Moon Resort guards to be allowed onto the beach," he elaborated. Phu Quoc Island is a district administered by Kien Giang province. Other hotels such … [Read more...] about You need a ‘beach pass’ to swim in this Vietnam resort town
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The move comes after a recent crackdown on illegal Chinese tour guides. The popular resort town of Nha Trang in the central province of Khanh Hoa has issued a code of conduct warning tourists against spreading false information that could taint its image. According to the code, which took effect on August 17, visitors to Nha Trang are asked not to violate laws or provide false information about the city's history. Guests are also required to respect regional culture and customs, protect the environment, drink in moderation and not to waste food at all-you-can-eat buffet restaurants. The code also regulates authorities, travel agencies and locals, and it is being translated into different languages to distribute to foreign tourists. In March authorities in the town ordered the tourism department to publish a list, updated daily, of establishments that overcharge or provide substandard services. In June the Khanh Hoa provincial administration also instructed its tourism department … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s resort town asks visitors to have a little respect
(VOV) - Vietnam – a region increasingly being defined by optimism, opportunity and growth – is emerging as a promising land for travellers around the globe with the potential to lift tens of millions of its citizens out of poverty. Although the scale of Vietnam’s tourism industry has not been as high as other countries in the region, which often accounts for 10% of GDP, it accounts for around 4% of Vietnam’s GDP. Two years ahead of time Foreign currency cash inflows from international visitors in 2014 ranked third after Overseas Vietnamese remittances of US$12 billion and disbursed foreign direct investment of US$12.35 billion. The money has also benefited the economy by raising foreign currency reserves and stabilising exchange rates. The industry has generated hundreds of thousands of jobs not only at border gates, airports and resorts and in cities but also at remote areas with new tourism sites. Despite garnering huge cash inflows from foreign arrivals, … [Read more...] about Vietnam tourism holds great promise for millions
A corner of the Anam resort (Photo: www.theanam.com)Hanoi (VNA) – The five-star Anam resort, located in the Cam Ranh Bay of the central coastalprovince of Khanh Hoa, was listed among world’s hot new hotels by the travelmagazine Conde Nast Traveller India.The magazine saidvisitors could enjoy a true holiday and take shelter from the stressful modernlife at the Anam. It noted that less than one hour by flight from the Ho ChiMinh City and near the resort city of Nha Trang, the resort has villa roofs that recall Hue’s imperialpalace, along with Asian accents such as lanterns and vases and three largeswimming pools.KhanhHoa and its resort city Nha Trang are among Vietnam’s most popular destinationsthanks to beautiful beaches and islands alongside friendly locals, the safeenvironment and affordable prices. … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s resort among world’s hot new hotels
VietNamNet Bridge - A number of low-cost air carriers have announced the opening of air routes between Vietnam and Japan, while Japanese travel firms are planning to promote tours to Vietnam, raising hope about a new wave of Japanese travelers. The director of a HCM City-based travel firm said that Japan was one of the best markets for Vietnam tourism, but the number of Japanese travelers on tours had been declining in recent years. In early 2000s, many Japanese travelers travelled to Vietnam. At that time, the governments of Vietnam and Japan encouraged their citizens to travel to other countries to travel and study. Japanese liked Vietnam’s ao dai (long traditional dress) and food. The transport conditions were favorable with many air routes that linked large cities of Vietnam and Japan. All of these conditions are still available now, and are even better. However, the number of tourists on tours has decreased. “The statistics about Japanese travelers still show a … [Read more...] about Will there be a new Japanese travel wave to Vietnam?