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Ethnic minorities receive ecotourism training

A series of training courses are being organised for 1,200 ethnic minority people who are part of ecotourism chains in the central provinces of Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Nam. The programme, which is being run by Helvetas Vietnam, aims to improve ...

Son La develops medicinal herbs in association with community tourism

Developing medicinal herbs is a new direction to restructure high economic crops in the northern mountainous province of Son La. But in order to overcome difficulties in output for medicinal herbs, many experts believe that Son La needs to promote innovative start-ups in this field ...

Anh Tuyet

Thirty tourism units sign commitments on environmental and wildlife protection

Representatives from 30 travel enterprises and conservation organisations signed a commitment to support tourism with high responsibility regarding theenvironment, nature and wildlife protection on December 17.The commitment highlighted the respect for nature, ecosystems and local culture in tourism business activities as well as the prohibition ...

Environmentally-friendly production and consumption to enhanced

The production and use of environmentally-friendly and recycled products will be encouraged in economic development plans for the 2021-30 period.In 2021-2025, laws and policies on sustainable production and consumption will be employed, including regulations, technical standards of sustainable production, ecological designs, designs for reusing and recycling ...

Entry fees proposed for Ly Son Island off central Vietnam

The administration of Quang Ngai Province in central Vietnam is considering an entry fee for visitors to its popular Ly Son Island, with tickets costing up to VND50,000 (US$2.15) per person, to fund conservation efforts on the island.Keep reading ...

Tuoi Tre News Reporter

Vietnam’s ‘pearl island’ eyes freedom from plastic

Phu Quoc, Vietnam’s biggest island, wants to be mostly plastic free by 2020 so as to promote genuine eco-tourism. The southern province of Kien Giang, which is home to Phu Quoc, dubbed the “pearl island,” worked with the World Wild Fund Vietnam (WWF) on Wednesday ...

Minh Nga

National parks focus on eco-tourism development

“Việt Nam’s nature reserves and national parks are aiming to boost eco-tourism to facilitate both conservation and economic growth, but their efforts have been hampered by a lack of planning, human resources and funds,” said Lê Văn Lanh of the National Association for Nature Reserves ...

VNS Reporter

Non Nuoc Cao Bang named second global geopark in Vietnam

Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark in the northern border province of Cao Bang was recognised as a global geopark by the UNESCO Global Geoparks Council in Paris on April 12. This is the second UNESCO-recognised Global Geopark in Vietnam after Dong Van Karst Plateau, which ...

VNA Reporter

Vietnam eyes tourism reform

Vietnam’s tourism industry is booming and is fast becoming the driving force behind economic growth – but it also faces calls for reform to keep up with high standards. The “smoke-free” industry has witnessed spectacular success in the past few years with higher growth rate ...

Mai Huong

Vietnamese passport makes minor gain, still among world’s least powerful

Most economies are opening up, but some countries such as the U.S. have adopted a more ‘immigration-hostile policy.’ The Vietnamese passport has been ranked 88 out of 104 economies, gaining two positions from last year in a ranking that sees more doors opening worldwide.Keep reading ...

Vi Vu

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