At least 12 dead in northern Vietnam bus accident

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The scene of the accident, where a bus ferrying 53 passengers plunged into an abyss, leaving at least 12 dead and 41 others injured on September 1, 2014. Photo: Khanh Van … [Read more...]

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New tourist products attract holidaymakers

Visitors in Ba Na Hills , one of attractive tourist destination of the central city of Da Nang (Photo: SGGP)

Holidaymakers have chosen domestic destinations on Vietnam's national holidays this year instead of foreign beaches and cities because managers of country's landscapes have launched new tourist products and travelling operators have offered attracting discounts. Since the central city of Da Nang invested in new tourist products, the number of holidaymakers arrived in the city increased much on National Holidays. … [Read more...]

Nha Trang greets 37,000 tourist arrivals on National Day

Mun and Mot islands, Ca Tri Nguyen Lake, fishing village, and Bai Tranh are favourite destinations in Nha Trang.  Hanoitimes

The Hanoitimes - Nha Trang is expected to welcome a large number of both local and foreign visitors to celebrate the National Day (September 2) holiday and partake in cultural and scenic tours of the Nha Trang Bay area. According to the central Khanh Hoa province's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the city greets nearly 37,000 visitors, including 10,000 foreign arrivals during the holiday, up 38% compared to the same period of last year. … [Read more...]

Unilateral visa exemption proposed for more nations

Dao Loan The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) said it and the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) have submitted documents to the Government seeking unilateral visa exemption for travelers from Italy, Germany, Britain, France, Spain, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and India with an aim to attract more tourists from these countries. A similar proposal was earlier made by the Tourism Advisory Board comprising tourism and trade officials, leaders of top enterprises … [Read more...]

Vietnam authorities suspend tours to world’s largest cave

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Visitors camp inside Son Doong Cave overnight. Photo credit: Oxalis Company … [Read more...]

Central region: number of tourists increases on National Day

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(VOVworld) - The number of visitors to central provinces has increased sharply during the 4-day holiday to mark Vietnam's 69thNational Day. Marine tourism is one of the most popular choices. Nha Trang city in Khanh Hoa province has welcomed 37,000 tourists, nearly 10,000 of which are foreigners. Da Nang city, meanwhile, is expected to receive more than 90,000 arrivals. Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Cultures, Sports and Tourism Tran Chi Cuong said: "There have been new … [Read more...]

Vietnam to be world’s 7th fastest-growing aviation market: IATA

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Vietnam's aviation market is forecast to be the world's 7th fastest-growing from 2013 to 2017, with annual growth rates of 6.9 percent and 6.6 percent expected for international passengers and freight, respectively, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). These statistics were shared by Tony Tyler, general director of IATA, at a workshop co-organized by the association and national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines in Hanoi on Wednesday. … [Read more...]

HCM City tourism association told to lure more visitors

A city official has urged the HCM City Tourism Association (HTA) to carry out measures to raise the city's tourism competitiveness, while industry leaders have asked the government to amend laws related to tourism. Speaking at the association's Congress in HCM City yesterday, Nguyen Thi Hong, the city's deputy chairwoman, said while tourism had been affected by worldwide political and economic insecurity, the city had seen an increase of 10 per cent in the number of foreign tourists and … [Read more...]

Thousands flock to Nha Trang on National Day

(VOV) - Thousands of local and foreign visitors flocked to the coastal city of Nha Trang on August 31 to celebrate the National Day (September 2) holiday and partake in cultural and scenic tours of the Nha Trang Bay area. Nha Trang is expected to welcome some 37,000 visitors, including 10,000 foreign arrivals during the holiday, up 38% compared to last year, according to the central Khanh Hoa province's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.Some of the most favourite destinations in Nha … [Read more...]

The quiet of Hoi An ancient town

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(VOV) - In a beautiful serene location nestled on the banks of the Thu Bon River, the ancient town of Hoi An offers tourists a relaxed atmosphere with low, tile-roofed houses and narrow streets. Those who come to Hoi An, just 30 km south of Danang, always want to return for a second time. … [Read more...]