Int’l arrivals drop for tenth month

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March marked the 10th consecutive month of international visitors to Vietnam declining, according to figures of the General Statistics Office (GSO). … [Read more...]

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Can Tho-Lam Dong air route to be launched on April 26

A direct air route linking the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho and the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong will be launched on April 26, with one-way fare set at 840,000 VND (around 38.6 USD). The information was released at a working session between the Vietnam Air Services Company (Vasco) and representatives of the two localities in Can Tho on April 1. The air route will be operated by Vasco and the Vietravel tourist company. Under the contract, Vietravel will charter two flights using … [Read more...]

Vietnam suffers tenth straight drop in tourist arrival number

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Vietnam suffered a record fall in the number of foreign tourist visits in March, keeping its downward trend for the tenth consecutive month, statistics show. Foreigners paid 543,300 tourist visits to Vietnam last month, down 23.4 percent compared to the same period last year, the General Statistics Office said in a quarterly report released Monday. … [Read more...]

Is Hanoi barking up the wrong tree?

Fringe benefits: A view of the Thu Le Lake in dowtown Ha Noi. The tree coverage in the city is at around 2sq.m per person. The city plans to increase this slowly, by planting 1,500-2,000 trees every year. — VNS Photos Truong Vi

VietNamNet Bridge – A tree-felling project runs foul of public opinion, highlighting Hanoians' deep, spiritual ties with the city's trees. Luong Thu Huong and Le Huong talk to a few experts about the re-greening challenges that lie ahead. He could not quite put his finger on the overwhelming sadness that he felt. … [Read more...]

Restoration of two structures in Hue’s King Tu Duc tomb completed

Xung Khiem floating pavilion (left) and Du Khiem pier (right), two unique structures of King Tu Duc’s tomb

VietNamNet Bridge – Restoration of Du Khiem pier and Xung Khiem floating pavilion in the ancient city, was completed after almost two years of restoration work. The restoration is part of a project launched in May 2013 with a total investment of VND 26 billion (US$1.2 million) by the Hue Relics Project Management Board to conserve the two structures and Khiem Cung Gate in the imperial tomb of King Tu Duc. The preservation of Khiem Cung Gate is expected to be completed at the end of this … [Read more...]

CAAV says to delay TSN taxiway expansion amid worries

Le Anh CAAV director general Lai Xuan Thanh told the Daily yesterday that CAAV is working with Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) to decide an appropriate date to carry out the plan. Local carriers had expressed concern that the project would deliver a blow to their business performance as the duration of project implementation coincided with the high air travel season. Le Manh Hung, general director of ACV, said the corporation is weighing the timing of repair work which will allow … [Read more...]

Thanh Hoa prepares for National Tourism year 2015

UNESCO recognized Citadel of Ho Dynasty

(VOVworld) - The opening week of National Tourism Year 2015 will be celebrated in Thanh Hoa province from April 3 to 10 with ten culture-tourism activities. This is the highlight of National Tourism Year 2015, through which Thanh Hoa provincial authorities hope to create the impression of a friendly city with tangible and intangible cultural values and unique landscapes. Preparations have been completed for the opening ceremony on April 3. … [Read more...]

Flower street welcomes National Tourism Year

(VOV) - In the lead up to the – Connecting World Heritages – tourism year, the northern province of Thanh Hoa staged a flower street on April 1 decorated to feature the nation’s rich cultural heritage. Every year the Vietnam National Tourism Administration sets a theme for tourism promotion. Inspired by the country’s UNESCO heritage sites, this year’s theme will promote their connectivity and tourism appeal. The tourism year also aims to facilitate ASEAN regional … [Read more...]

Flower street portrays Thanh Hoa as land of heritage

A view of Le Loi street decked out in flowers to herald the 2015 National Tourism Year. (Photo: baothanhhoa.vn) Le Loi street in the central province of Thanh Hoa is decked out in flowers to herald the 2015 National Tourism Year that has the theme "Connecting World Heritages". The street, opened from April 1-8 by the provincial People’s Committee and the Vietnam Cultural Heritage Association, looks to honour local and national cultural heritage values. Visitors could see prominent … [Read more...]

2 million foreigners visit Vietnam in Q1

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Foreign visitors are taking a tour around Hanoi Old Quarter. (Photo: VNA) … [Read more...]