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Travel firms in dire need of Russian-speaking tour guides

The scarcity of Russian- and Korean-speaking tour guides is getting more severe in the near future as the number of visitors from these two markets is rising sharply, with Anh Duong Tourist Company alone saying it needs an additional 150 Russian-speaking tour guides next year. Hoang Thi Phong Thu, chairwoman of Anh Duong which joins [...]

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Develop a culture and entertainment complex in Sapa

Sa Pa District’s People’s Committee in the northern province of Lao Cai has announced a plan to develop a culture and entertainment complex in the district. The project will be built on an area of 41ha near Nguyen Chi Thanh Road and Hoang Lien National Park. It will be divided into three main areas including [...]

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Hotels in Vietnam among world’s cheapest

According to UK-based website Hotels.com, Hanoi currently ranks second and Ho Chi Minh City sixth among the top ten cities with the cheapest hotel prices. In 2013, the average hotel price in Hanoi was US$65.2 per night, down 20% compared to the previous year of US$81.9. Meanwhile, visitors to HCM City spent US$95.3 a night, [...]

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Japan Cherry blossom festival 2014 fascinates local youth

People came in droves to see more than 200 fresh Japanese cherry branches on the opening day of the festival in Hanoi on March 8. The two-day event, sponsored by the Vietnam-Japan Exchange Culture Association, is being held at the Vietnam Exhibition Centre, No148 Giang Vo Street. Despite light drizzle, visitors to the festival are [...]

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Vietnam attends the the 48th International Tourism Bourse in Berlin

Thirty Vietnamese travel operators attended the 48th International Tourism Bourse (ITB) – the world’s largest annual event of its kind which opened in Berlin on March 5. The five-day event attracted tens of thousands of travel agencies and tourism companies from 189 countries worldwide, to exhibit and promote their traditional tourism packages and products. International [...]

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Hue Festival 2014 tickets on sale

The organizers of Hue Festival 2014 has just announced the ticket prices for various events which will start from April 12. Tickets for the opening ceremony held at Ngo Mon Gate on April 12 cost VND300,000 (USD14) and the closing ceremony at Gia Hoi Park on April 20 at VND200,000. The Ao dai (traditional long [...]

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Japan airlines launches direct Hanoi-Tokyo route

The first direct flight between Hanoi and Tokyo is scheduled to lift off on March 30, via All Nippon Airways (ANA) of Japan. The inaugural flight of the newly established daily route departs from Japan’s Haneda airport at 8:45 and lands in Hanoi at 11:55, while the return flight leaves Noi Bai international airport at [...]

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Singapore Tourism Board announces new director for Vietnam

The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has appointed Glenn Koh as the new area director for Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos for a period of three years. Koh replaced his predecessor Fiona Loi, who has returned to the STB headquarters in Singapore. The STB said in its statement obtained by the Daily that “Koh will be responsible [...]

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Four cities to have tourist trams to attract more tourist

The Prime Minister has allowed Hanoi, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Quang Binh to use trams to transport tourists. The decision was made after the success of a pilot program on using trams at tourist sites in three cities and at the proposal of the Ministry of Transportation. According to the Ministry, this vehicle is [...]

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Sa Pa announces plans for cultural complex

Sa Pa District’s People’s Committee in the northern province of Lao Cai has announced a plan to develop a culture and entertainment complex in the district. The project will be built on an area of 41ha near Nguyen Chi Thanh Road and Hoang Lien National Park. It will be divided into three main areas including [...]

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Typical culture at Vieng market – Buy good luck

People usually flock to a unique market in Nam Dinh province’s Vu Ban District at midnight on the 7th and 8th days of the first lunar month to wish for a prosperous and lucky new year. According to popular belief, anything bought at the market will bring good luck to the customer for the whole [...]

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Visiter to Lao Cai increase of 5% during Lunar New Year 2014

The northern border province of Lao Cai welcomed 20,000 visitors during the lunar New Year (Tet) holiday, a year-on-year increase of 5%. Foreigners made up the majority of the tourists, with most of the 13,000 recorded coming from China and European countries. Tourism revenue exceeded VND20 billion, 7.4% of set annual targets and a 19% [...]