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Kien Giang turns to island tourism

Phan Thanh Phong, chief officer of Hai Tac (Pirate) Archipelago, 20km off the south-western coast, has a dream like all the other residents in the island commune. Speaking to journalists who recently visited Tien Hai Commune — the official name of the archipelago – he said he wished power supply to the islands were not […]

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Air routes from China to Danang suspended

Fourteen out of 15 chartered air routes from China to Vietnam’s central Danang city have been cancelled until the end of September 2014. The cancellation was made due to a sharp reduction in the number of Chinese tourists to Vietnam in the second quarter of this year. According to a recent report from CBRE Vietnam, […]

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Mekong Delta shimmers as flood season begins

The annual flood season has begun in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta and upstream provinces like Dong Thap and An Giang are waiting for tourists to explore the beauty of the flooded landscape. The 7,612-ha Tram Chim National Park in Dong Thap and the 850ha Tra Su cajeput forest in An Giang are among the […]

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Tuan Chau Marina named Vietnam’s largest artificial port

Tuan Chau Marina in the northern province of Quang Ninh officially becomes the largest artificial port in Vietnam as of August 4. This was announced at a ceremony to receive the Guinness certificate for Vietnam’s largest Tuan Chau artificial marina – Ha Long Bay held in Quang Ninh province on August 4. After receiving Vietnam […]

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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 […]