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Welcome to Vietnam 2015 HD
« on: September 10, 2015, 09:31:38 AM »

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Re: Welcome to Vietnam 2015 HD
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2015, 07:06:50 AM »
The videos look like an attempt to bring back falling tourists numbers.  Show them beautiful scenery for those who don't know much about VN.  But what about bringing back those who has been in the country?

There's no foundation reason for travelers to come back, which is the quality of the trip.

VN tourism's litany of woes

HCM CITY (VNS) — Poor services, lack of attractions, and myopic authorities have helped cause a decline in foreign visitor arrivals since last October.

Statistics from the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism revealed that 5.69 million international tourists visited the country till September of this year.

This was a drop of 5.9 per cent over the same period last year. In September, international visitors to Viet Nam were estimated at more than 626,300 arrivals, decreasing 5.8 per cent against the previous month after posting rises in July and August.

Markets which posted the biggest falls in the number of arrivals to Viet Nam included Cambodia, which dropped 43.5 per cent over the same period last year, Thailand, which was down 27.6 per cent, and Laos that dropped 25.9 per cent, in addition to China, which went down 18.2 per cent, Indonesia, which dropped 13.2 per cent, and Russia which saw a drop of 10.6 per cent.

The World Tourism Organisation's statistics revealed at a recent meeting in Ha Noi that the number of foreign arrivals to Viet Nam rose by an average 8.9 per cent during the past decade, far exceeding the average growth rate of the world at 3.4 per cent.

However, the number of foreign arrivals to Viet Nam has been on a downward trend this year from a year ago, suggesting that the country's tourism industry needed to be improved to fully tap its potential and attract foreigners.

"International visitor numbers have declined relentlessly since October 2014," Tuoi tre (Youth) newspaper said in a report. "Tourism authorities blame the fluctuations in the Russian rouble for the decline in Russian tourism arrivals."

But at the same time visitor numbers are growing in to other countries in the region.

Thailand, for instance, saw the number of visitors rise by 27.4 per cent in the first eight months of this year.

Cambodia has also reported consistent growth. According to statistics from its Ministry of Tourism, international tourist numbers topped 2.3 million in the first six months, up 4.6 per cent.

It had received more than 4.5 million visitors last year, a 7 per cent rise.

It would be hard for Vietnamese tourism to compete since neighbouring countries like Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore regularly launch interesting promotions and tourism products, tourism experts said.

The newspaper quoted analysts as saying the slump in Viet Nam's tourism is because of poor promotion and a dearth of products.

A clip titled "Welcome to Viet Nam" launched on social media and YouTube by the Ministry of Tourism was hailed by professional tour operators.

The newspaper quoted the analysts as saying that if something like this had been done sooner and on a regular basis, Viet Nam's tourism would not be a basket case like now since the country has many more interesting things than shown in the clip.

If beautiful images of Viet Nam are shown regularly, there would be more international visitors to the country, Matthew Underwood, director of Matterhorn Communications, a PR company which counts many resorts in Viet Nam among its clients, said.

Information about Viet Nam is scarce in many countries, with many even thinking the country was at war recently.

A director of an international travel company with a representative office in Viet Nam said the number of European visitors his company brought to the country this year had fallen by double digits.

It had to find customers in other markets but this had not been enough, he said.

"We organised fam trips, bringing journalists and representatives of travel companies to Viet Nam, but our Vietnamese partners charged us." — VNS

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Re: Welcome to Vietnam 2015 HD
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2015, 12:39:31 PM »
May be it should be better this way. Thailand exploits their women for sex tourism, which is pathetic. VN country side is very...very beautiful BTW, but it's not well known.

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Re: Welcome to Vietnam 2015 HD
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2015, 09:58:01 PM »
Yeah, but once they come and gets scammed or find no bathrooms they'll vow never to return.  The government then scratches their heads and builds a gondola or European Village to try and lure them back.

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