return icon

Hanoi ready for this year's SEA Games 31 and ASEAN Para Games 11

The observance of Covid-19 prevention and control protocol will continue to be the motto of Hanoi's tourism industry in 2021.


Hanoi will this year host many major sport events of the region, including the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) and the ASEAN Para Games 11, Mr. Tran Trung Hieu, the Deputy Director of the Hanoi Department of Tourism has said.



The region's biggest sporting event will be held in Hanoi and 10 neighbouring provinces from November 21 to December 2 this year. Meanwhile, the ASEAN Para Games 11 will open in December.

Mr, Hieu said this will be a great opportunity to promote the attraction for the capital and drawing more tourists to Hanoi. “The capital’s tour operators should grasp this opportunity.”

To make successful events, Mr. Hieu said Hanoi tourism sector will continue prioritizing the Covid-19 prevention and control as its important task for recovery in 2021, calling on local travel businesses to enhance their cooperation in order to create a safe and attractive tourism market.

Mr. Phung Quang Thang, Chairman of the Hanoi Travel Association, said that travel agencies need to strengthen links to deal with the shortage of human resources and implement sustainable tourism.

Focus on domestic travelers

In the tourism strategy for 2021, Hanoi will build products which focus on domestic travelers, eco-tourism, community, cultural and spiritual, resort, and healthcare, sport groups; promote links between 4-5-star hotels, restaurants, and trade centers to build tourism products targeting at Hanoians.

In addition, Hanoi continues strengthening the implementation of a series of outstanding events including domestic travel stimulus and craft street festivals.

In the complicated development of Covid-19 in the world, the national tourism industry has identified the domestic market as the main source of revenue at least in the first half of 2021.

Mr. Thang, who is also the Director of Hanoitourist Travel Company, said that domestic trips are offered at the lowest prices in 2020 as part of the efforts to stimulate travel and cannot be any lower, thereby the local companies would compete in terms of quality instead of price.

According to Ms. Le Thanh Thao, the Director of Asia Solar Company, the tourism trend in 2021 will be much different from 2020 as tour operators will focus solely on the domestic market. Besides traditional products, the company will build unique tour programs to provinces of Lai Chau, Son La, Cao Bang, Tuyen Quang, Quang Tri, An Giang, and Soc Trang.

At this time, managements of destinations have also offered many products in 2021, of which, the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam) will organize the spring festival for domestic tourists, Hoa Lo Prison Relic continues launching a new version of the night tour while the Ba Vi National Park Management Board will expand the offers with a number of new activities such as mountain climbing and terrain trekking.

One of the highlights of the tourism industry at the end of 2020 is the birth of the first travel airline - Vietravel Airlines which will make the first flight in January 2021connecting Hue - Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City and then expanding to other key tourist sites.

According to General Director of the Vietnam General Administration of Tourism Nguyen Trung Khanh, the inauguration of more air routes from Hanoi to other tourist areas and vice versa will create opportunities to develop the tourism market as well as increase the number of visitors to the capital.


My Dinh Stadium upgrade for 31st SEA Games

My Dinh Stadium upgrade for 31st SEA Games

Hanoi’s My Dinh Stadium is being upgraded to host the 31st SEA Games which will be held in late 2021.


A unique cave awaits explorers in Quang Binh Province

Va Cave in the core zone of the Phong Nha- Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh Province, with its unique stalagmites and stalactites, is a natural beauty waiting to be discovered by explorers.

The most important 'economic corridors' for next 10-30 years

The national planning draft for 2021-2030 with a vision towards 2050 focuses on the formulation and development of economic corridors, dynamic zones, large cities and economic zones associated with the national infrastructure framework.

Artisans strive to keep traditional craft alive

Artisan Tran Van Ban is busy all day from early in the morning to the evening. He is carving out beautiful mooncake molds to serve people's demands for the Mid-Autumn Festival which is approaching in the next few weeks.

Goalkeeper Dang Van Lam returns home to join a V.league 1’s club

Goalkeeper Dang Van Lam is set for a return to V.League 1 after touching down in HCM City with his agent.

VN Aviation Business Association proposal raising domestic airfare ceiling

The president of the Vietnam Aviation Business Association (VABA) has proposed to adjust the ceiling fare for domestic airlines to promote the industry's recovery.

More than 251 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines administered in Vietnam

More than 251 million doses of COID-19 vaccines have been administered to Vietnamese people of all ages across the country, including nearly 100,000 doses given on August 14, according to the Ministry of Health.

Foreign experts learn from Vietnam’s biphasic in vitro maturation technology

A group of four Australian doctors and experts visited My Duc Hospital in Phu Nhuan district, Ho Chi Minh City, to learn from the Vietnamese side’s experience in biphasic in vitro maturation (CAPA-IVM) from August 13-14.

HCM City ready to reactivate COVID-19 treatment hospitals

The Department of Health of Ho Chi Minh City has recently requested its medical facilities to get plans readied for the acceptance and treatment of COVID-19 patients in the context of increases in the number of new cases.

How many supermarkets are in Hanoi, HCM City?

In some localities in the country, no new supermarket has been set up over the last seven years.

Can the Vietnamese metaverse classroom compete with Facebook and Google?

With beautiful graphics, colors and materials, Vietnam’s Elite Meta is dreaming of competing equally with giants Facebook and Google.

PM thanks Russian scientists for preservation of President Ho’s embalmed body

Russian experts have joined the preservation of President Ho Chi Minh’s body for over 50 years since he passed away in 1969.

Shares to keep upward trend this week: brokers

Vietnamese shares are forecast to continue their upward trend this week as profit-taking pressure is cooling down significantly.

Emulating the ambitions of Singapore’s high-tech vision

With its vibrant economic development, Vietnam offers an unparalleled investment destination for Singaporean corporations.

Entertainment and cultural events of the week (August 15-21)

Upcoming entertainment and cultural events in Vietnam's major cities on August 15-21.

My, Nghi represent Việt Nam at Simone Asia Pacific Cup

Nguyen Thao My and Ngo Bao Nghi will battle it out for personal and team glory at the inaugural Simone Asia Pacific Cup in Indonesia later this month.