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VietJet Air joins Amadeus Global Distribution System

Leading low-cost airline VietJet Air on July 3 signed a comprehensive cooperation agreement with Amadeus Global Distribution System – the largest technology provider in the worldwide travel and tourism industry. The deal will offer opportunities to tens of thousands of travel companies across the world and passengers using Vietjet Air services. Through Amadeus’ agent network, [...]

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Launching domestic tourism stimulus programme

A domestic tourism stimulus programme has been launched as part of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) in celebration of its 54th founding anniversary (July 9). VNAT General Director Nguyen Van Tuan said that the programme is being deployed across the country aimed at achieving sustainable growth of the tourism industry. This programme focuses on [...]

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Int’l visitors to Vietnam show drastic surge

The number of international visitors to Vietnam reached nearly 4.3 million in the first six months of 2014, up more than 21% from last year’s same period. The information was released by the financial and accounting firm Grant Thornton Vietnam at a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City on July 2 to announce the results [...]

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Da Nang aims to attract 3.6 million tourists

Da Nang’s tourism promotion centre has launched a programme to promote MICE tourism (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) in Ha Noi and HCM City, the two major domestic tourism markets. Ha Noi was the first stop of the programme yesterday before it reached HCM City today, along with 20,000 vouchers offering between five per cent [...]

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Sunset cruise sheds different light on magical Hoi An

Ancient Hoi An is probably the most popular destination in the central coastal region, but getting a view of it from the Hoai River at sunset shows how little it has changed in a thousand years. A new tour capitalises on the river that winds through a town once one of the busiest ports in [...]


Conference discusses tourism policies for future development

Over 160 delegates from 17 nations gathered in HCM city on July 2 for the 20th Conference on Tourism Policy of Future Development in Asia Pacific Region. The three-day event co-organised by HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Asia-Pacific Tourism Association (APTA), aims to share experiences in promoting growth, improving the [...]

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Hue greets visitor 1,000,000 this year

The central city of Hue yesterday welcomed the 1,000,000th visitor to its royal monuments this year. The visitor, Ha Noi resident Ho Mai Phuong, received a free room for two days at a local four-star hotel and became a lifetime visitor to Hue’s monuments, meaning she could visit them free of charge. According to the [...]

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Vietnam as environmentally friendly in traveller’s eyes

Both foreign and local travellers involved in a EU-funded survey in Vietnam say all the destinations they arrive at are environmentally friendly, and visitors respect local cultures and environments. The Environmentally and Socially Responsible Tourism Capacity Development Programme (ESRT) surveyed 1,543 visitors, including 786 foreigners, who have been to Hue, Danang, Hoi An, Ha Long [...]

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Panorama of Trang An – Bai Dinh World Cultural and Natural Heritage

The Trang An Tourism Complex in northern Ninh Binh Province has been declared a World Culture and Nature Heritage site by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organsiation (UNESCO). It is the first world site in the country combining both natural and cultural aspects. The recognition was announced on Monday at a meeting of [...]


Vietnam, Philippines enter into cruise partnership

Vietnam and the Philippines on June 26 signed a cooperation plan on cruise tourism in the 2014-16 period, aiming at making the best use of sea potentials for their sustainable development. Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ho Anh Tuan, who inked the document with Philippine Deputy Tourism Minister Daniel G. Corpuz, stated that [...]

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Mekong Delta receives 11 million visitors

The Mekong Delta has received 11 million visitors this year, an increase of 9 percent over the same period last year, according to the Mekong Delta Tourism Association. Total turnover reached VND2,566 billion (US$121 million), up 27 percent year on year. The number of international tourists increased 16 percent totaling 803,700. Tien Giang Province attracted [...]


June 23rd, 2014 – Trang An complex receives UNESCO title

The UNESCO Heritage Committee has recognised Vietnam’s Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex in Ninh Binh province as a World Heritage Site, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST). The site was honoured at the 38th meeting of the UNESCO Heritage Committee in Doha, Qatar, on June 23. Addressing the meeting, MoSCT Deputy [...]