The new delicious creations of Banh Chung or Vietnamese traditional cake for Tet has won the hearts of culinary connoisseurs. Amid socio-economic development, traditional food is still kept and enjoyed. In addition, there has been renovation and creativity based on the tradition for new delicious dishes that are welcome. Banh Chung (traditional rice cake made of glutinous rice, green bean and pork), a symbol of food during Tet (Lunar New Year Festival) is one of them. Brown rice Banh Chung “No fat” is the attractive marketing of brown rice Banh Chung for which many people “hunt” for it this Tet. Made in the same way of making traditional banh chung, the only difference of this cake is brown rice, instead of the traditional white one. Brown rice not only brings a new brown color to the traditional green cake but also contains substances good for health, suitable for those with diet, diabetes or problem with heart and blood pressure. It is soon favored by diners as people … [Read more...] about New unique Banh Chung attracts diners
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Travel companies need to develop unique products that are responsible for the local community and eco-friendly to meet the requirements of tourists. The survey entitled “What Matters 2021” found that traveling with loved ones is the top commitment for the Vietnamese respondents aged 18-24, 25-34, and 35-44, while making eco-friendly travel choices was the top commitment for those in age groups of 44-54 and above. Sustainable tourism has become a trend due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, Mr. Phung Quang Thang, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Travel Association said and adding that health problems and risks are primary concerns for Vietnamese travelers. Therefore, travel companies need to develop unique products that are responsible for the local community and eco-friendly to meet the requirements of tourists, Mr. Thang said. The survey also revealed that 33% of Vietnamese respondents were interested in spending on traveling more with friends or family and 14% … [Read more...] about Vietnam people commit to sustainable tourism in 2021: Survey
This comment was made by Outbox Consulting - a company specialising in providing in-depth research and consulting solutions for the tourism and hospitality sectors in Vietnam in a report on Vietnam’s Travel Trends in 2021, announced on February 24. Changing travel habits Before COVID-19, exploring a crowded city, strolling through bustling markets, enjoying dinner at a bistro brimming with locals, or touring major attractions were Vietnamese tourists’ favourite activities. However, as the epidemic has still been fully resolved, tourists are now giving their top priority to their safety in the new situation. Therefore, socially distant travel is expected to be the trend once again in 2021. Travelers will select sparsely populated areas nearby so that they can set plans and tours that align with their travel demands and ensure protection from the pandemic. Vietnamese tourists often spend 2-3 days, especially weekends or short holidays, travelling to domestic destinations. This … [Read more...] about Travelling to nearby, safe destinations: the main tourism trend in Vietnam in 2021
Tet is coming. Where is the best accommodation for shopping trips on the year’s biggest sales season in Saigon? An unprecedented year deserves an unprecedented shopping experience. Have you ever thought of a shopping staycation to contemplate over an authentic Saigon as local migrants are coming home for Tet? If so, where could be the ideal destination? On the occasion of the Lunar New Year, some hotels in Ho Chi Minh city have promotional prices for their room rates. Centrally located in the District 1, the Odys Boutique Hotel is offering a special price for its Superior room at only VND800,000 (US$34) per room per night with breakfast. Saigon Tourist offers an accommodation voucher program for Tet at a preferential price of only VND899,000 (US$35) per room for two people including breakfast. The voucher can be redeemed to one-night-stay at three 5-star hotels of Majestic, Rex and Grand or two night-night-stays at 4-star hotels of Kim Do and De Nhat (The First) hotels. … [Read more...] about Tet Holidays: Four reasons for a shopping staycation in Saigon
The increase of domestic tourism In 2020, despite the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Vietnam’s tourism sector recorded positive results thanks to a spectacular turnaround. Since international tourists were not allowed to visit Vietnam and Vietnamese people could not travel abroad, domestic tourism was boosted with the launch of various stimulus programmes to attract more domestic tourists. Two major programmes included “Vietnamese people travel Vietnam” and “The safe and attractive tourism of Vietnam” , both significantly contributing to bringing the number of domestic visitors as high as 56 million. One positive feature of domestic tourism is that it contributed to helping visitors have more opportunities to know more about the beautiful landscapes of the country. Following that success, the tourism sector has set a target of making domestic tourism the main force maintaining its operation in 2021, focusing on promoting alliances. In addition, the sector will enhance the … [Read more...] about What tourism trend in 2021?