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New programme aims to lure North American tourists to Vietnam

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) is inviting hospitality enterprises involved in travel, hotel, transportation, catering and entertainment to join a programme to promote Vietnamese tourism in North America starting this September. Hosted by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), the programme will take place in Toronto, Canada on September 17; in Washington …

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Foreign tourists happy with Vietnam’s visa exemption policy

Foreign visitors have warmly welcomed Vietnam’s continued visa exemptions for guests from the UK, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy, saying the policy is good for the country to spur tourism. From the beginning of July, citizens from the UK, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy will enjoy visa exemptions for the next three years, until June …

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Tourism property project in Halong to feature Hanoi and Hoi An old quarters

A tourism real estate project featuring old quarters in Hanoi and Hoi An cities will take shape in Ha Long City next year. SYRENA Vietnam under BIM Group has just launched a tourism real estate project named Little Vietnam in Quang Ninh Province’s Ha Long City.     The project will feature old quarters in …

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16 Aug | tropical | No Comments

Foreign travellers spend more for longer stays HCM City: Survey

HCM City authorities are making efforts to ensure foreign visitors extend their stay in the city, and they seem to be paying off. Last year the city received 6.36 million foreign visitors, up 22.8 per cent from the previous year. Importantly, the visitors are staying longer and spending more. A survey of the city’s tourism …

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Vietnam named among world’s beautiful biking destinations

Self, a US magazine for women, has announced its annual list of top 12 beautiful biking destinations in the world, which you’ll want to add to your bucket list. Vietnam named among world’s beautiful biking destinations, travel news, Vietnam guide, Vietnam airlines, Vietnam tour, tour Vietnam, Hanoi, ho chi minh city, Saigon, travelling to Vietnam, …

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Hanoi works to conserve Co Loa historical site

Hanoi will spend VND60 billion (US$2.6 million) on preserving and promoting the value of the Co Loa historical site in Dong Anh district during the 2018-2020 period after the site is reported to be encroached seriously. The project will cover an area of 860.4ha, including the centre of the Co Loa Citadel and subordinate constructions …

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15 Aug | tropical | No Comments

Vietnam: A great place to live

The online magazine ‘Business Insider’ recently published an article written by leading investment strategist, Tim Staermose, who talked about impressions of Vietnam after his eight-day visit to the Southeast Asian country. Peaceful, with reasonable prices and extremely safe, were his main observations. Forty years on from the war with the US, Staermose felt that the …

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Hue to restore royal palace

The central city of Hue has announced plans to restore a palace in the former royal citadel in an attempt to give visitors a glimpse at how the former kings of the Nguyễn Dynasty (1802-1945) lived. The People’s Committee of Thừa Thiên-Huế Province recently approved funding of VNĐ123 billion (US$5.2 million) for the restoration of …

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14 Aug | tropical | No Comments

Travel firms complain about higher excursion fees

The Ha Long Bay Management Board is intending to raise excursion and accommodation fees for one night from VND550,000 to VND950,000 per traveler ($42). The fees would be VND1.3 million instead of VND750,000 for two-night stay on Ha Long Bay. Though the Quang Ninh provincial authorities affirmed they have not approved the plan, travel firms …

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2018 Da Nang summer travel programme to offer a range of exciting activities

A series of 23 exciting events under the 2018 Da Nang Summer Destination programme, taking place from June 16 to 20, promises to give visitors a new and interesting experience in the coastal city this summer.  The Da Nang municipal Tourism Department announced the agenda for the annual summer travel stimulus programme on Thursday, aimed …

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