Vietnam’s Son Doong cave listed among the most surreal places in the world to visit before you die

Southeastern region boosts human-centred tourism development

08:08 | 29/06/2020

VGP – Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam has called upon the Southeastern region to focus on human-centred tourism development and enable local people to engage in tourism development in favor of poverty reduction.

A corner of the Southeastern region – Illustration photo

The Government leader made the statement at a conference on tourism development connectivity in the Southeastern Region on June 28 in Tay Ninh province.

Addressing the event, Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan said that the Southeastern region is the most dynamic region in Viet Nam thanks to abundant advantages.

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Effective conservation science must shift away from doomsday views and toward solutions: Study

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  • Too much of conservation research focuses on describing the state of nature, in particular declines in biodiversity, and not on developing sustainable solutions to conservation challenges, say the authors of a new study.
  • Studies that “ring the alarm bell” tend to dominate because of the challenges of doing the kind of complex multidisciplinary research needed to develop workable solutions, and the fact that professional and financial incentives are lacking for the latter kind of work.
  • The researchers highlighted three cases in which the accumulated body of research on a particular conservation challenge took a solution-oriented trajectory and met with success: South Asian vultures, whooping cranes, and seabird bycatch.

Conservation science that more effectively serves the goals of protecting and enhancing global biodiversity must shift away from tracking declines and toward devising real-world solutions, a recent study suggests.

Too much of the field’s research focuses on describing the state of nature (such as the fact that a particular population is declining), and too little on what is causing those declines and how to address it, the authors write in their paper in the journal Conservation Letters. Tiếp tục đọc “Effective conservation science must shift away from doomsday views and toward solutions: Study”

Du lịch cưỡi voi: Đã đến lúc cần phải loại bỏ

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Loại hình cưỡi voi du lịch thực tế chỉ phục vụ một nhóm đối tượng nhất định chứ không phải là văn hóa của người dân bản địa. Ảnh: B.TRUNG
Loại hình cưỡi voi du lịch thực tế chỉ phục vụ một nhóm đối tượng nhất định chứ không phải là văn hóa của người dân bản địa. Ảnh: B.TRUNG
Cưỡi voi – loại hình du lịch bóc lột sức động vật và chứa nhiều rủi ro cho du khách lẫn người quản tượng đã đến lúc cần phải bị loại bỏ. Sau vụ voi nhà quật chết nài voi tại Đắk Lắk, cơ quan chức năng mới liệt kê hàng loạt bất cập trong công tác quản lý loại hình du lịch này…

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Vietnam passport bottom of 2020 global power list

By Nguyen Quy   January 9, 2020 | 09:31 am GMT+7 VnExpress

Vietnam passport bottom of 2020 global power list

People holding a Vietnamese passport have free access to 54 countries and territories. Photo by Shutterstock/Hoang Truong.

Among those enjoying the least visa free access, Vietnam’s passport climbed two spots to 88th among 107 in the latest power ranking.

Vietnamese passport holders can now travel to 54 countries and territories against 51 from last year, according to Henley Passport Index 2020, released Wednesday by British global citizenship and residence advisory firm Henley & Partners.

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37 foreigners suffer alleged food poisoning in tourism hotspot

By Xuan Ngoc   January 1, 2020 | 03:20 pm GMT+7 VNExpress

37 foreigners suffer alleged food poisoning in tourism hotspot

Chinese tourists buy souvenirs from a street vendor in Nha Trang, central Vietnam. Photo by VnExpress/Xuan Ngoc.

Authorities in central Nha Trang Town are investigating the hospitalization of 37 foreigners showing symptoms of food poisoning.

The group of tourists ate a buffet breakfast at Diamond Bay Condotel Resort in Nha Trang of Khanh Hoa Province on Tuesday that contained 30 dishes and served around 600 customers, including Vietnamese, Russians and Chinese.

Several hours later, many began suffering stomach pain, vomiting and diarrhea and were sent to the emergency room at a local hospital, said Le Tan Hung, deputy director of the provincial health department.

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Sun Group slides to the top with new Phu Quoc water park

By Phat Dat   January 1, 2020 | 09:00 am GMT+7 VNExpress

Designed by leading global experts, Aquatopia in Phu Quoc may well be the most modern water world in Southeast Asia.

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Vietnam’s premier developer of theme parks and entertainment complexes, Sun Group has officially opened the doors of Aquatopia Water Park on Hon Thom Island in the island district of Phu Quoc, southern Kien Giang Province.

The modern water park will immediately draw more travelers looking to ring in 2020 or celebrate Tet (Lunar New Year holiday) on the pearl island, now one of the world’s leading beach destinations.

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Dự án nghỉ dưỡng “tác động” 4.200m2 đất rừng phòng hộ

Thứ Tư, 18/12/2019, 15:36:41

NDĐTTrong quá trình thi công mặt bằng để xây dựng năm biệt thự trên diện tích được cấp phép 1.300m2, Công ty TNHH Bệnh viện đa khoa Hồng Đức, chủ đầu tư Dự án khu điều dưỡng, nghỉ dưỡng và an dưỡng tiêu chuẩn quốc tế, tại Khu du lịch quốc gia hồ Tuyền Lâm (TP Đà Lạt, Lâm Đồng), đã san ủi, “tác động” hơn 4.200m2 đất rừng phòng hộ.

Dự án nghỉ dưỡng “tác động” 4.200m2 đất rừng phòng hộ
Chủ đầu tư đã “tác động” hơn 4.200m2 đất rừng phòng hộ trong quá trình thực hiện dự án.

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Vietnam turning into medical tourism destination for dental, cosmetic care

VOA – By Ralph Jennings – December 18, 2019 05:17 AM

Chinese tourists ride rickshaws for sightseeing in Hanoi, Vietnam, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. China tops the list of number of…
Chinese tourists ride rickshaws for sightseeing in Hanoi, Vietnam, Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. China tops the list of number of tourists coming to Vietnam.

TAIPEI, TAIWAN – Foreign tourists normally pour into Vietnam to see colonial architecture and limestone jutting out of the sea. Now some are headed to Vietnam’s clinics and hospitals. They’re part of Asia’s latest medical tourism industry.

Vietnamese officials hope medical tourists will emerge from the threefold increase in arrivals between 2010 and 2018. The key attractions: dentists and cosmetic surgery. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam turning into medical tourism destination for dental, cosmetic care”

Cruise ship to connect Mekong Delta with Cambodia

The four-star Victoria Mekong cruise ship is set to start carrying tourists on a route between Vietnam’s Can Tho City and Cambodia’s capital of Phnom Penh on December 11, Thien Minh Group said recently.

cruise ship to connect mekong delta with cambodia hinh 0The four-star Victoria Mekong cruise ship. The four-star Victoria Mekong cruise ship is set to start its operation on a route between Vietnam’s Can Tho City and Cambodia’s capital of Phnom Penh on December 11 – Photo: Xuan Thu

Vo Xuan Thu, general director of Victoria Can Tho Resort, a member of Thien Minh Group, told the Saigon Times that the price of a trip, including meals and beverages onboard, starts from VND21 million. Tiếp tục đọc “Cruise ship to connect Mekong Delta with Cambodia”