in Viet Nam
MICE is an English abbreviation of Meeting, Incentive,
Convention and Exhibition. Viet Nam has successfully
organized many political, socio-economic events,
exhibitions and big international fairs. The Asia-Pacific
Economic Cooperation summit with the participation of
21 presidents and leaders of nations and economic
groups at the end of 2006 in Ha Noi; the 48th
International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO) in July,
2007; Earth beauty contest in Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa
Province in November, 2007; successful exhibitions and
fairs on international industry, agriculture, culture,
tourism, music festivals; Hue Festival warmly welcomed
in each two year in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2008...
Obviously, it is hard to list all international events held
in Viet Nam in the past years. The Conference of APEC 2006
Viet Nam has a thousand year history with many historical
vestiges, cultural architecture, and beauty spots around all
regions in Viet Nam and especially gentle and righteous
Vietnamese people in such a peaceful country. Tourism
infrastructure experiences a nonstop development, which
makes many organizations, units and visitors choose Viet
Nam a coming spot of MICE tourism.
MICE tourists visit Temple of Literature
21 leaders from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies
Viet Nam was the host country to welcome a lot of nation leaders,
foreign guests to attend conferences and conventions. It is the
success of such events that makes Viet Nam become a priceless
"brand name" for visitors to regard Viet Nam as a coming spot of
Commending and rewarding events will be of being more greatly
meaningful if they are held in a solemn and joyful atmosphere for
visitors in going for sightseeing, discovering new lands and
attractive cultural heritages, which become unforgettable
memories and stamps.
& rewarding Top Ten International Tour Operators and Hotels Award for year 2006
Many centers for exhibitions and fairs have been built in Ha Noi, Hai
Phong, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho… to display, introduce,
advertise and develop many products, machines, technology and so
on. It brings cooperation and collaboration in developing potentials in
economic relationship such as: production, services, circulation;
creates many cooperative chances in science and technology.
Many exhibitions and international fair events were successfully
organized, which is highly appreciated by partners and visitors.
Fair Opening Fair
Miss Vietnam Overseas Contest 2007
A number of regional and international cultural events were held
successfully in Viet Nam. For example, Hue Festival is organized
each two years; The Earth Beauty Contest in November 2007 in
Vinpearl Land, Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa Province; European music
festival in Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City in November 2007, etc.
Vietnamese people are really humane, friendly and hospitable, and
always warmly welcome friends from all over the world. There is a
Vietnamese proverb saying "People everywhere are mates".
Viet Nam is among 8 centers of original animals' and plants' breed.
Viet Nam has more than 30 National Parks, 6 World Biospheres
Reserves, dozens of natural preservation area, 400 springs of warm
mineral (40 - 1050C), and 2 landscapes of the Natural World Heritage,
that is Ha Long Bay and Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park, which
draws a vivid, plentiful and unique picture of Viet Nam nature. Socio-
natural environment has not broken yet, which regards the most
valuable treasure of Viet Nam. Vietnamese generations are highly
aware of conserving such treasure completely.
Although during thousands of years of formation and development,
Viet Nam has experienced many wars, Vietnamese all won in all anti-
invasion fights. Hence, Vietnamese deeply understand the value of
peace. The cultural heritages and historical moments in thousands of
years have been respectfully preserved and remained. This is priceless
treasure of history and the development stage of the country.
The community of 54 ethnic groups lives in happiness, unity and
peace. Religion followers are free to practice. Viet Nam now is a
History MICE tourists visit Temple of Literature
Viet Nam now has more than 3,000 vestiges and landscapes which
are nationally recognized, among which 7 heritages are recognized
the World Heritage by UNESCO (including 2 Natural Heritages, 2
Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, 3
Cultural Heritages). Visitors can have a chance to gaze with
veneration and discover historical, cultural vestiges and attractive
Ha Long Bay
Beauty spot MICE tourists visit My Son Cham Tower
Viet Nam has a 3,260km long coastline, ranks 27th among 156
countries having sea, which means that every 100km2 mainland has
1 km coastline, 6 times as high as the average number of the world.
The coastline has many beaches, among which, there are 125 ones
which can be developed into attractive spa and resort area in the
region and oversea. Ha Long Bay and Nha Trang are in the most
beautiful world bay club.
In many cities, big tourism centers, hotel and luxurious resorts, there are
services for conference and convention in accordance with eating,
relaxing and tour program services. In the convention center, every
meeting room is fully equipped with music and image support based on
the need. Moreover, copying, printing, translating and interpreting
always meet the full demand of convention's guests.
Events attracting a great number of participants ask for perfect services
can be satisfied. Exhibitions and Fairs require a large space and floor
can be met in urban areas and big centers in Viet Nam.
It is the careful preparation and organization that brings success for
events in Viet Nam.
Up to the end of 2007, there has nearly 9,000 accommodation with
more than 180 thousand rooms, among which there are 25 five -star
hotels with over 7,000 rooms; 76 four-star hotels with above 9,000
rooms; 155 three-star hotels including about 11,000 rooms. Also, Viet
Nam has many resorts, and other kinds of accommodation for visitors
to choose in the North, the Central and the South.
Most of the hotels, resorts and convention services have eating and
relaxing services for visitors.
Chau Long Hotel in Sa Pa
There are a large number of health care services such as
massage, sauna, relax and so on. There have also special service
areas in Viet Nam for bathing in mud from mineral, in warm
mineral, in leaf for curing diseases, and in acupuncture.
Coming to Viet Nam, visitors feel free to go shopping with a variety of goods, especially
handicraft: silk, embroidered, lacquer, pottery, cane and bamboo products, etc.
There are thousands of handicraft villages in Viet Nam which make many unique and
plentiful products in shapes and types clearly expressing stamps and souls of the
Visa - Customs
Visitors coming to Viet Nam are advisable to know customs regulations and the deadline
for visa free objects is from 15 days to 90 days. Visitor can search information on visa,
customs house on many means of communication.
From Viet Nam, there has an airline net to 39 international airports in 18 nations and
regions. There is also a runway connecting 20 provinces and cities in Viet Nam. Land
way, rail way and river way transportation is of great convenience.
Telecommunication - Electricity and Water
Viet Nam has the modern post, telecommunication, and information system keeping pace
with the nearby area and oversea.
The electricity and water system guarantees security and stability in urban areas and
Photos by: Truyen Phuong, Kim Dung, Van Thuc,
Nhat Vu, Anh Thu, Thanh Quyen.
MINISTRY OF CULTURE, SPORTS AND TOURISM
VIET NAM NATIONAL ADMINISTRATION OF TOURISM
Address: 80 Quan Su Street, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
Tel: (84-4) 9426 033 Fax: (84-4) 9424 115
License: 02/GP-XB dated 04 January 2008