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Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island listed among world’s 10 lost paradises

Vietnam’s Phu Quoc Island has recently been cherry-picked as one of the lost paradises found at 10 unassuming beaches around the world, according to the Singaporean newswire AsiaOne. The list, introduced by the newswire, is handpicked by the online travel agent ZUJI, promising to offer tourists a relaxing vacation away from the hustle and bustle [...]

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Vietnam welcomes 3.75 million foreign arrivals

The nation welcomed 3.75 million foreign arrivals in the first five months of this year, demonstrating a year-on-year increase of 26.07%. Vietnam sets a target of attracting 8 million foreign arrivals by the end of 2014. It currently reaches 46.85% of the yearly plan. In May alone, 674,200 foreign arrivals came to Vietnam, down 9.62% [...]

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French TV portrays Vietnam’s beauty

French TV “France 3” on May 23 aired a long documentary introducing Vietnam’s natural beauty and the unique customs of different regions. Through a program “Faut pas rever”, Tania Young takes French TV viewers on a journey along the S-shaped country from Hanoi through Hue to Ho Chi Minh City. The program provides an insight [...]

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HCM City hosts kite festival

The first Artistic Kite Festival will be held in the Tieng Song Ecological Tourism Centre in Can Gio District in HCM City on May 24 and 25. Kite artistes from 18 kite clubs across the country will show off their skills in making traditional Vietnamese kites at the festival. The event aims to promote traditional [...]

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Italian food and wine tasting in Vietnam

An Italian food and wine tasting event was held at the Sofitel Plaza Hanoi Hotel on May 20, introducing attendees to the unique versatility of Italian cuisine and its simple cooking style. The event, sponsored by Cosmos International Co. Ltd, featured the finest of Italian cuisine which has always been known for its garlic, olive [...]

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Nha Trang to host Gastronomy Festival 2014

The touristic beach city Nha Trang will host the Vietnamese Gastronomy Festival 2014, which is scheduled to take place from July 1 to 7. A culinary contest gathering professional chefs from three regions of the country will be a major event at the festival. A gastronomy fair titled Huong Vi Viet (Vietnamese Flavour) will replicate [...]

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Vietnam should focus on high spending markets

Government officials made the statement at a press conference held in Hanoi on May 19, stating that a concurrent de-emphasis of lower spending markets would result in an overall benefit and more profitable tourism sector. One of the relatively important solutions to developing the Vietnam tourism sector in the current period is to shift its [...]

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Hoi An’s full moon festival recommended for tourists

Hoi An in central Viet Nam has been recommended by the world-known travel guide Rough Guides as one of the destinations that offer the most interesting night activities. In 20 unforgettable things to do at night on your travels, Rough Guides features Hoi An’s full moon festival alongside the “white nights” in Russia, “twilight ballooning” [...]

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Rise in island tourism prompted by East Sea dispute

Amid rising tensions in the East Sea, many Vietnamese have been choosing to spend their vacations at beaches and islands to express their love for the country. According to several travel agencies, the latest holiday, April 30, saw the number of visitors to Ly Son Island sharply increase. The Hoang Sa-Bac Hai fleet museum, the [...]

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Vietnam cited as a top 10 best value holiday destination

Vietnam ranked 2nd among the top 10 best value holiday destinations, according to leading global travel search site Skyscanner. The site says that despite its rise in popularity over the last few years, Vietnam is still super cheap, and a beautiful country to visit. Visitors can easily get by on £5 a day, which includes [...]

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Vietnam remains the top foreign visitor to Cambodia

According to Cambodian Tourism Minister Thong Khon, 189,816 people travelling to the neighbouring country, a year-on-year rise of 4.2 percent in the first quarter of this year. Vietnam topped the chart in 2013 with over 850,000 arrivals. As many as 133,500 Cambodians were welcomed to Vietnam in January-March, up over 30 percent against the same [...]

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Vietnam launches ‘golden spoon’ contest to promote tourism via cuisine

In keeping with the saying “The quickest way to someone’s heart is through their stomach,” a countrywide cooking contest has been launched in an effort to help Vietnam win the heart of global tourists through its unique, traditional cuisine. Now in its second year, the 2014 Golden Spoon Awards aims at seeking and honoring traditional [...]