In recent years, Vietnam has been trying to enhance the role of women in tourism, one of the important industries of the country. If tourism has contributed greatly to the economy in general, women have also proved a big influence in the development of Vietnamese tourism.
On October 20, a special day just for Vietnamese women, let’s meet extraordinary women, whether they are an expert, a senior leader in the industry or simply a travel enthusiast!
Travel blogger is a promising and exciting job for those who love traveling then sharing their stories with others. With their true experiences, they often impact and inspire many people to pack their bags and travel. The Vietnamese travel blogger community is mostly male but there are still some famous, pretty and charismatic ladies.
Le Ha Truc
Originally a model, but with a hobby of traveling and exploring, Le Ha Truc has become a very popular female travel blogger in Vietnam. Success follows passion. Thanks to beautiful images, thoughtful content and hard work, Truc has built a very good influence with more than 160,000 followers on her personal Facebook account and more than 350,000 followers on Instagram. On every post, Ha Truc receives thousands of interactions and inspires many, especially young people, to explore the world.
Before being a model and a travel blogger, she used to be self-deprecating because of her overweight body. With great determination, Le Ha Truc now owns a healthy and neat body, so she becomes more confident and believes in herself.
Nhi Dang is a popular lady in tourism. Her story surprised many people as she quit her 8-hour-in-office job to travel around. Nhi Dang has become an inspiration to many women to live freely and do whatever they like. As a motion graphic designer, on her journeys, Nhi Dang recorded a lot of nice and attractive footage, enough to encourage others to travel immediately.
The curly-haired and cool blogger currently has more than 59,000 followers on her personal Facebook and 20,000 followers on Instagram. Visit Nhi Dang’s pages on social media, you can admire the beautiful images of nature and people from Vietnam to other countries in the world.
Senior leaders in the tourism industry
Dang Huong Giang, Director of Hanoi Department of Tourism
In early 2021, Dang Huong Giang was appointed Director of Hanoi Tourism Department. Her guidance and direction has helped Hanoi tourism gain many impressive achievements during and after the pandemic. The city has developed new and attractive tourism products, diversified from inner city to suburban tours, applied digital technology to tourism, organized festivals to attract tourists, etc.
In the first nine months of this year, Hanoi welcomed more than 13.8 million arrivals (including 13.1 million domestic tourists and more than 766,000 international visitors), a four-fold increase over the same period last year. Total revenue from visitors is estimated at 39,690 billion VND.
Nguyen Thi Hoai An, Director of Tourism Promotion Center of Da Nang
To strongly boost Da Nang tourism, Nguyen Thi Hoai An, now the Director of Tourism Promotion Center of Da Nang, has made important contributions. In 2014, the Danang FantastiCity brand identity was launched, marking a new stage in the city’s tourism communication. As a young leader of the Tourism Promotion Center, her spirit of daring to try new things has inspired many colleagues.
With the dream of making Da Nang’s tourism keep booming, the female director is cherishing many bold new plans, especially during the recovery period from Covid-19.
Photo: Nguyen Thi Hoai An.
The powerful women love challenges
Nguyen Thi Thanh Nha, the first Vietnamese woman to reach the summit of Mount Everest
In May 2022, Nguyen Thi Thanh Nha, a female lawyer and founder of Celigal Lawyers, became the first Vietnamese woman to successfully conquer the roof of the world – Mount Everest 8,848 meters high. There are just 4 Vietnamese people who have done it so far.
Up till now, Thanh Nha has in turn conquered 6 peaks: Kilimanjaro (the highest mountain in Africa), Aconcagua (the highest mountain in South America), Elbrus (the highest mountain in Europe), Carstensz Pyramid (the highest in Oceania), Vinson Massif (the highest in Antarctica) and Everest. She is aiming to climb North America’s highest Denali peak in 2023 to become the first Vietnamese woman to conquer Seven Summits.
She hopes that Vietnamese people will be more interested in mountain climbing as well as adventures in distant lands, broaden their mind, overcome fears and challenge themselves.
Four U60 women drove across Vietnam
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” This summer, four Vietnamese women (over 50 years old) drove 6,750 km by themselves through 31 provinces and cities and checked-in more than 180 locations in 35 days. Their relationship is teacher – student and companion at Chu Van An high school, Hanoi. The oldest was born in 1962 and the youngest was born in 1971.
At this age, they still have a strong desire to travel across Vietnam and their passion for travel has connected them together, and helped them complete the long journey. Among the stops, the group spent time visiting various historical sites and martyrs’ cemeteries. Because they always keep in mind that today they can travel across the country thanks to those who have exchanged their youth to protect for the next generations.
An article can’t tell everything about women in the Vietnamese tourism industry. Whether they have a big influence or are silently dedicating every day, they all aim for valuable things to themselves and the industry. Of course, they deserve to be honored and receive better treats.