community-based tourism

Meditation and yoga eco-tour helps ease COVID woes

Spending eight years decorating a 5,000sq.m shrimp farm in Cẩm Thanh nipa palm forest in Hội An, local resident Võ Bá Quốc has turned it into a meditation, vegetarian and yoga retreat forming a tranquil eco-village to calm the mind, body and spirit.

Ethnic community gives farming a face-lift

A community of 41 ethnic groups in Quảng Sơn Commune has been building high-valued farms with exportable crops at Dano Farm – the first ‘green’ agro-forestry co-operative of a multi-ethnic community.

Ethnic Cơ Tu people treasure threatened freshwater fish

Vũng Bọt Stream at the junction of the Bắc (North) and Nam (South) rivers that merge the Cu Đê River is home to the 'niên' fish (Onychostoma gerlachi), a natural freshwater fish species that is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Inner Sanctum

Developing sustainable community-based tourism

The people play a central role in the development of community-based tourism, and the local government also has a vital role. Bảo Khánh talks with the Chairman of the Việt Nam Community–based Tourism Association (VCTC) Phạm Hải Quỳnh about his views on sustainable tourism development

Talking Shop

Việt Nam focuses on rural tourism development

With long-standing agricultural production, poetic landscapes and ancient villages, Việt Nam's agricultural and rural areas have the potential for tourism development. Nguyễn Minh Tiến, director of the Agricultural Trade Promotion Center, spoke with Vietnam News Agency about the issue.