Vietnam’s VietJet Air voted among Asia’s best budget airlines

Vietnamese no-frills airline VietJet Air has been voted as one of Asia's ten best budget carriers by Smart Travel Asia readers, the airline announced Thursday.The Hanoi-based carrier shared the ninth post with Thailand's Nok Air in the "Top 10 Budget Airlines" in the tenth annual 2014 Best In Travel Poll conducted by Smart Travel Asia, one of the region's most dedicated online travel magazine, according to VietJet Air. AirAsia tops the list, which also includes other most established airlines … [Read more...]

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First tourism department debuts in Ho Chi Minh City

A foreigner arrive in HCM City for her holiday (Photo: VNA) … [Read more...]

Hanoi keen on promoting tourism

International tourists taking an eco-tour in Hanoi (Photo:VNA) … [Read more...]

Thung Nai – ‘Ha Long Bay on land’

The Hanoitimes - With a perfect combination of mountains, forests, and peaceful lakes, Thung Nai in the northern province of Hoa Binh has become the epitome of poetic landscapes, attracting tourists from all corners of the world. When visitors arrive in Thung Nai in Cao Phong district, they are enchanted by what some call 'Ha Long Bay on land' and the Muong ethnic group, indigent to the region. Legend has it that "Thung Nai", was once a great valley covered by vast forests, and was home to … [Read more...]

US$212 mln cable car system to be built to Son Doong Cave

The Quang Binh People's Committee announced on Wednesday that the north-central province has approved the construction of a cable car system to Son Doong Cave- the world's current largest- in UNESCO-recognized Phong Nha- Ke Bang National Park.According to Truong An Ninh, spokesperson of the provincial People's Committee, the province has permitted Sun Group - a local developer of tourism properties - to conduct surveys for the construction of a cable car system to Son Doong. The 10.6km long … [Read more...]

City and resort of Vietnam ranked high in the world and Asian tourism

Photo for illustration. Photo: InterContinental Da Nang Sun Peninsula Resort

PANO - Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam has been selected by the website www.roughguides.com as one of the 20 most attractive cities in the world. The city ranks the 10th on the list, depicted as an ever-bustling city, considered the "capital" of Vietnamese cuisine, home to the most innovative street food, international restaurants and French-style cafés. Meanwhile, the title of Asian luxurious resort 2014 has been awarded to InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort at the 21stWorld Travel … [Read more...]

Vietnam plans cable car in world’s largest cave

A view of the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh Province where a Da Nang company plans to install a cable car system in Son Doong, the world's largest cave. Photo: Ryan Deboodt/http://www.ryandeboodt.com A local resort developer has received the green light to build a US$212-million cable car system inside the world's largest cave -- Son Doong in north central Vietnam. … [Read more...]

Best heritage photos on display in Ho Chi Minh City

Ha Long bay - a world natural heritage site (Photo: VNA) The best 100 photos selected from the 2014 Vietnam Heritage Photo Awards are being displayed at a four-day exhibition which opened in Ho Chi Minh City on October 22. … [Read more...]

Hanoi, Lao Cai ready to tackle Ebola virus

Officials check the health quarantine at Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport (Photo: VNA) … [Read more...]

Hindu god Shiva statue recognized as a national treasure

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(Cinet)- Mukhalinga, a statue of the Hindu god Shiva that was unearthed at the My Son Sanctuary site in 2012, is officially recognized as a national treasure. … [Read more...]