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The ethnic brocade village of central Vietnam

The H’Re ethnic minority community of Quang Ngai Province in central Vietnam still cherishes their time-honored craft of brocade weaving. Teng Village, in Ba To District’s Ba Thanh Commune, is the only village in the province that still retains the age-old craft of H’Re brocade weaving. According to village elders, for centuries, Teng villagers have [...]

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Da Nang sisters introduce Vietnamese cuisine to the world

After four years of preparation, Ha Huyen founded the largest channel featuring Vietnamese food on YouTube, called Helen’s Recipes (Vietnamese Food). It has had over 20 million hits, mostly from foreigners, on YouTube. After years of study in Singapore, Germany, Japan, and Australia, the two sisters born in the central city of Da Nang, Le [...]

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Quang Ninh bestows ‘Tourism Beach’ title on two destinations

Quang Ninh Province has recognised Soi Sim beach in Ha Long Bay and Tra Co beach in Mong Cai town as meeting standards required for tourism. It now requires local authorities to display “Tourism Beach” signs and enforce rules specific to such beaches. Both have soft sand, reliable security and rescue systems, and well-trained service [...]

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International visitor numbers up in July, 2014

Viet Nam’s international arrival numbers rose again in July after falling for two consecutive months, to set a 4.6 per cent month-on-month increase, the General Statistics Office (GSO) reported yesterday. Nearly 565,000 foreign tourists arrived in the country in July, bringing the total number of arrivals in the first seven months to about 4.85 million, [...]

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Lam Dong, Khanh Hoa cooperate to lure Russian tourists

Central Highland province of Lam Dong and central Khanh Hoa province are effectively cooperating in attracting foreign visitors, particularly those from Russia. The provinces’ July 22 conference reviewed their cooperation programme from 2010-2015, aimed at creating cultural, sport and tourism links with the northern Eurasian country. Under the programme, a direct air route from Russia [...]

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Noi Bai Airport offers sleepbox services

On Tuesday the Noi Bai International airport launched sleep-box services for passengers who want to rest while waiting for the flight. The sleep-boxes are on the 3rd floor of T1 terminal hall. Each sleep-box is 4m2 and 3m high, equipped with a bed, wardrobe, blanket, pillow, clothes hangers and alarm clock. Passengers are also served [...]

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Can Tho-Danang new air route: opportunity for development

The new air route between Can Tho and Danang will facilitate tourism development and investment cooperation, said Can Tho City People’s Committee Chairman Le Hung Dung. Chairman Dung made the statement at a press briefing on July 16, announcing the launch of the new Vietjet Air route between the two localities. At the press briefing, [...]

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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 [...]