(HBO) – Mai Chau district is an outstanding tourist draw in Hoa Binh province. The provincial People’s Committee has approved a master plan to develop Mai Chau district into a national tourism site with local homestays hanging "Homestay ASEAN” award during 2016-2018. Currently, the district is focusing on calling for investments in tourism, seeing it as a spearheaded economy.
Suoi Lon resort in Tan Mai commune (Mai Chau district) is being constructed.
Upon completion, it will serve demand of tourists inside and outside the
the significance of tourism development in Mai Chau district, the Resolution of
the 25th Congress of the provincial Party Organisation for 2015-2020
period set target of developing community-based tourism in companion with
building new-style rural areas. Particularly, in October 2016, the provincial
People’s Committee gave the green light to a master plan to develop Mai Chau
into a national tourism site by 2030. Thus, the district’s culture-sport division
has been entrusted to popularise Mai Chau’s images to attract investment.
Due attention has been given to developing workforce in tourism sector and
technical infrastructure. Currently, Mai Chau houses 146 accommodations with
seven hotels, 21 guest houses and 117 homestays. There are 13 community-based
villages with standout accommodations like Mai Chau Ecolodge resort (Na Phon
commune), Villas Mai Chau (Mai Hich commune), Lac village (Chieng Chau commune),
Pom Cong (Mai Chau town) and Hich village (Mai Hich commune).
Diverse tourism products have made Mai Chau attractive to both
domestic and foreign tourists. Revenue from tourism services, as a result,
remarkably increased, contributing to increasing state budget collection and
improving local livelihoods. Last year, the district earned over nearly 89.38
billion VND from welcoming 324,536 tourists, including 99,314 foreigners and
225,222 domestic travellers.
The district has attracted investors in various projects like Mai Chau
Ecolodge, Sol Bungalows together with branching out community-based tourism in
Lac, Van and Poom Cong villages.
According to the province’s master plan, 710 hectares will be zoned off for
tourism development with 16 investment projects and 12 others supporting tourism
development. Key areas will be Mai Chau town, Chieng Chau commune and communes
in the vicinity like Tong Dau and Na Phon.
By the end of 2017, the district has seven tourism projects with total
registered capital of 83 billion VND, 56 billion VND of which was disbursed.
Roads connecting local tourist attractions have been upgraded, repaired or newly
Also, the district is calling businesses to expand investments in Phuc San, Tan
Dan and Tan Mai communes. Some eco-tourism projects are being carried out in
Tan Mai and Noong Luong communes with total investment of tens of millions VND.
Once completion, the communes will be alluring destinations for domestic and
Investment in tourism infrastructure, services and human resource training is needed to draw more tourists to Cái Răng floating market in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Cần Thơ, experts have said.
A tourism promotion event, titled "A Soulful Vietnam”, opened in the northern Italian city of Milan on October 3, with dozens of travel agencies in attendance.
The Muong Lo Tourism-Culture Week and the Mu Cang Chai Terraced Field Festival will take place in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai on October 12-14, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Duong Van Tien has said.
Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam has been ranked the 14th best place in the world for expatriates to live by the The Travel website, thanks to the ancient town’s "cheap cost of living”.
(HBO) – Hoa Binh Lake stretches 70 kilometers and spreads over 17 communes in five districts and city. There are 47 islands in the lake, including 11 limestone islands with a combined the area of 116 hectares, and 36 mountainous islands covering an area of nearly 160 hectares. The lake is described as a drawing, and billed as "Ha Long Bay” of Hoa Binh province. Besides stunning natural landscapes, the lake owns special culture of ethnic minority groups like Muong, Tay, Dao and Thai, posing potential to develop tourism products to lure visitors.
The number of visitors travelling to Vietnam in the first nine months of 2018 was estimated at 11.61 million, up 22.9% over the same period of last year, according to the General Statistics Office.