TAG : community-based tourism

  • In their own interest

    In their own interest

    Those involved in community-based tourism must always consider cultural preservation and environmental protection.




    Community-based tourism gives visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in local life and culture.


  • Killing the goose

    Killing the goose

    It’s imperative that community-based tourism be properly planned to ensure that the original attraction isn’t ruined


  • Community-based tourism in Lai Chau

    The Mong ethnic minority people in Sin Sui Ho hamlet in northern Lai Chau province, a popular tourism destination in Vietnam’s northern mountains, have been developing community-based tourism to leverage the area’s natural beauty and unique cultural values. There is a Mong market near the hamlet selling many local specialties such as pork, bamboo shoots, sticky rice, corn, cardamom, clothing, and brocade scarves. Vases of orchids line the way to the hamlet and are placed in front of houses and beneath the trees.

    Traditional Mong culture is associated with festivals, dances, and the ‘Jew’s harp’, which is played by both men and women to make friends and find partners. Tourists are treated to the specialties and traditional dances and songs performed by local people. According to hamlet authorities, six of the 100 local households are involved in community-based tourism, serving eight to ten tourists a day. The province has invested $9 million in expanding the road from Lai Chau to make Sin Sui Ho more accessible.



    The best to way to appreciate people’s lives in Vietnam’s more remote areas is to simply go out and spend a few days with them.


  • Can Tho to diversify tourism services

    The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho targets to expand services, improve facilities, and enhance service quality to boost tourism development in 2015. The city plans to accelerate the implementation of tourism-oriented projects, including the construction of high-end hotels and restaurants in the Khuong and Cai Khe hillocks in Ninh Kieu district and especially the Con Au eco-tourist resort. It will also devise measures to preserve and upgrade local cultural and historic sites, such as the Bui Huu Nghia relic site, Binh Thuy ancient village, the Vuon Man (Plum Garden) revolutionary base, and the Long Quang Pagoda, to uphold and promote their traditional values. Community-based tourism services at Vam Sang, Muoi Cuong, My Thom and Vu Binh sites will be boosted through close coordination with local farmers. Additionally, six more tourist agencies have been permitted to operate branches in the city to serve international visitors, including Transmekong, Saigontourst, Viettravel, Fidi, TST, and Vietcircle. Promotion activities will also take place throughout the Mekong Delta and Vietnam’s northern and central regions, to establish a tourism triangle and tap the potential of their natural conditions.

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