An unpleasant experience shared by a female Australian tourist in a Facebook post after a two-day tour in early May to a place which was supposed to be Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, has brought discredit to Vietnam’s tourism.
With the expectation of introducing unique characters of the Mong ethnic group to domestic and foreign tourists, the Lao Cai provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has introduced a pilot programme to bring the Gau Tao festival to tourists.
The Republic of Korea (RoK) and Japan have been defined as the primary markets of Hanoi’s tourism thanks to their high growth in the number of arrivals to the capital.
Six tourist attractions and historical relics in the capital city of Hanoi will open, free of charge, during Tet holiday 2015 (from December 30th, 2014 to January 2nd, 2015 of the lunar year), according to a decision by the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee.
Ho Chi Minh city greeted about 4.4 million foreign tourist arrivals in 2014, a 7% rise over a year earlier, reported the municipal Department of Tourism.
(VNF) - The recruitment season for Vietnamese host institutions interested in the English Teaching Assistantship Program (ETA) in the 2015 - 2016 school year was officially announced by the US mission to Vietnam on January 12th.
A socio-economic development project worth VND2.839 trillion (USD132 million) in Ly Son island district in the central province of Quang Ngai has been approved, vtv.vn reported on January 12th.
Construction of Phan Thiet airport in Thien Nghiep commune, Phan Thiet city, in the southern coastal province of Binh Thuan will commence in January, according to the provincial People’s Committee.
By putting traditional craft villages into their tour programs, travel firms want to introduce new products, raise awareness of their conservation and help villagers earn some extra income. Following are some places recommended for Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.
Tourist sites nationwide attracted large numbers of visitors during the calendar New Year’s holiday (Jan 1st-4th, 2015), significantly contributing to the sector’s revenue.
The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of central Quang Ngai province is gearing up for the launch of home-stay service in Ly Son island district.
Direct flights between Moscow and Nha Trang city in the central province of Khanh Hoa resumed on February 1st after an interruption.
On December 30th, the Hanoi municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism organised a ceremony to receive the 3 millionth foreign visitor in 2014. The lucky traveler is Ms. Papazoglou Elenci from Greece.
Vietnam received over 7.87 million foreign arrivals and served 38.5 million domestic arrivals in 2014, up 4% and 10% over 2013, respectively, reported the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.