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Green tourism festival kicks off in Da nang city

More than 300 people attended the opening day of an open air green tourism festival in Danang city on July 20 as part of activities to promote eco-tourism in the city. Opening day featured 20 outstanding artworks from a photo contest themed around travel. Attendees also had a chance to hear leading tourism industry experts [...]

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Hoa Lo Prison listed as one of five “macabre destinations”

Hoa Lo Prison in downtown Hanoi has been listed as one of five “macabre destinations” in Southeast Asia, according to CNN Travel. In the article titled Dark tourism: 5 macabre Southeast Asia destinations posted on CNN’s website, the piece describes the multimedia approach used to depict the horrific past of the former prison. The prison [...]

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Int’l arrivals to Vietnam still increase despite sea dispute

The Vietnamese tourism industry still enjoyed steady growth in the first six months of this year despite a decline in the number of tourists from Chinese-speaking markets in May due to the ongoing dispute in the East Vietnam Sea, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism said Wednesday. The number of domestic and international tourists – [...]

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East Sea tension not affecting Vietnam’s tourism

Tensions in the East Sea (South China Sea) have not affected the flow of international tourists to Vietnam, said Nguyen Manh Cuong, Deputy General Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), at an international conference held in Hanoi Wednesday. “Vietnam is still a safe, friendly, and attractive destination, and the information that Vietnam [...]

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“Exciting Vietnam” – a golden chance for tourism sector

An international marketing campaign aimed at branding the nation’s reputation as a safe, hospitable and attractive tourism destination, where guests are always welcome kicked off in Hanoi on July 9. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST) in coordination with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs held an international press conference to launch the programme [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]