Discovering the mountain lives of the Thai people in Mai Chau

In Mai Chau Town, tourists can buy local fabric and souvenirs and enjoy traditional music and dances at the Lac and Poom Coong villages or a home stay with the locals.

Located 130 km from Hanoi and about three hours over a cloudy mountain range, Mai Chau offers a great day trip to tourists who are curious about Vietnam's northwest. The mountainous climate offers a full four-season experience in a single day. Photos: Minh Hung … [Read more...]

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Quang Nam aims to attract more domestic visitors

The tourism industry in the central coastal province Quang Nam will pay more attention to attracting domestic visitors in the time ahead in order to regain growth pace, according to the Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Dinh Hai. At the same time, the provincial authorities will create all possible conditions for tourism agencies to improve the diversity and quality of services while increasing destination linkages within the region. Local infrastructure … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s tourism in 2013 draft report introduced

A workshop was held in Hanoi on October 2 to introduce a draft report on Vietnam's tourism in 2013, the first of its kind built following international practice. The report is developed by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism with the assistance from the EU-funded Environmentally and Socially Responsible Tourism Capacity Development (ESRT) Project, with the aim of building a methodical and professional tourism statistic system. It will provide valuable information about both … [Read more...]

Jetstar Pacific to open new route connecting Hanoi-Vinh

The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (Source: VNA)

Vietnamese low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific will open a new route from Hanoi to Nghe An Province's Vinh City starting on October 27. The new service will be operational with one weekly flight using 180-seat Airbus A320 aircraft. … [Read more...]

Tourism sector aims to tap new markets

Local travel agencies are cannoning attention to new markets including Indonesia, India and Russia beside traditional ones such as the US, Europe, China and Japan as the former group is forecast to generate great numbers of visitors, the Saigon Times Daily reported. Phan Dinh Hue, Director of Viet Circle Travel, said the company has turned to Indonesia and India since the beginning of this year with positive results. Partners from each of the nations have booked four or five trips for one … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s Ethnology Museum amongst Asia’s top 25


The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology (Source: VNA) … [Read more...]

Public trust dented by cracks in new highways

by Thu Huong Head of the Government Office Nguyen Van Nen told a press conference on Wednesday that the public should not jump to the conclusion that an irresponsible error led to a crack appearing across the then three-day old Noi Bai-Lao Cai expressway. Reports also told of other sites where the brand-new road subsided "due to heavy rain". The 245km expressway, the longest in the country, was opened on September 21, halving the travel time between Ha Noi and Lao Cai Province. Built at a cost … [Read more...]

Taiwanese group to invest $1b in eco-tourism complex

QUANG NINH (VNS) - Happiness Cement Group of Taiwan has unveiled a plan to invest US$1 billion in the construction of a modern eco-tourism and urban area complex in north-eastern Quang Ninh Province. At a meeting with the provincial People's Committee on Tuesday, the company vowed to expedite all formalities as soon as possible to speed up the issuance of an investment certificate for the project. The complex will cover a 517-hectare site at Quang Yen Commune in Hoang Tan Island and include a … [Read more...]

Taiwanese group to invest in eco-tourism complex in Quang Ninh


The working session between Taiwan's Happiness Cement Group and authorities of Quang Ninh province (Photo:VNA) … [Read more...]

RoK promotes MICE tourism in Ha Noi


The Republic of Korea (RoK) held a seminar on MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Convention and Exhibition) tourism at the Lotte Hotel in Hanoi on September 30 with the participation of around 180 Vietnamese and Korean delegates. … [Read more...]