Local firm launches free tourism app about Vietnam

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Tourists on a beach in the central city of Danang. Photo: Dieu Hien … [Read more...]

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Vietnamese sacred objects in timeline

Banister design image of 'Sau' and Phoenix from the Ly dynasty 11th - 12th century at Ba Tam Pagoda, Hanoi

Nhan Dan Online - An official document No 352/MTNATL, introducing Vietnam's sacred object specimens, has been presented to the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of provinces across the country. Following are some images of Vietnam's traditional sacred objects from photo reporter of Nguyen Hoai Nam. … [Read more...]

VietJet Air passenger wins luxury scooter in lucky draw

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VietNamNet Bridge - Low-cost carrier VietJet Air on Thursday announced the name of the first winner of a Honda SH 125, the monthly prize in the airline's latest mega-promotion, "Enjoy Flying with VietJet and Win a Car." The lucky passenger, Tran Tien Dung, flew on flight VJ8373 on 25 July, 2014, and sat in seat 8D. VietJet also drew the weekly winner of a Samsung Galaxy Core 2 Duo, Tran Quang Trung, who sat on seat 15c on flight VJ8858 on 19 August, 2014. … [Read more...]

Boosting tourism growth between Viet Nam and Japan

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(TITC) - Japan has become one of the most important source markets of Viet Nam Tourism with increasing number of tourist arrivals. … [Read more...]

Tourists from sinking boat rescued

The boat was submerged in the sea off Ba Hang and Hon Ga Choi.

Twenty passengers, including 12 foreign tourists, were rescued on August 28 after the boat they were staying on overnight in Ha Long Bay sank during strong winds. The boat QN 2477, which can carry up to 48 people, slowly submerged in the sea off Ba Hang and Hon Ga Choi. … [Read more...]

Over 190,000 tourist arrivals to Cu Lao Cham

Tourists flocked to Cu Lao Cham during summer. Photo: M.V

(CPV) - Cu Lao Cham island received more than 195,000 tourist arrivals from the start of the year, achieving 95% of the year's target, said the management board for the island on August 27. The majority of visitors to the island arrived during summer with over 1,000 domestic tourists daily, during the week and between 2,000-3,000 over the weekends and public holidays. From now until the National Day holiday (September 2) , Cu Lao Cham is expected to greet about 200,000 tourists from Hoi An, … [Read more...]

Two cruise ships capsize on Halong Bay

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Two cruise ships anchored in Ha Long Bay suddenly sank due to high winds at 9pm on August 28. … [Read more...]

Cruise terminal to be built in Phu Quoc

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Phu Quoc Island (Photo: VNA) … [Read more...]

Vietnam ministries float visa waiver for tourists from 9 more countries

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The Ministry of Transport and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism have proposed that the Vietnamese government expand its visa waiver scheme for nine more international tourists, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT). Accordingly, if approved, visitors from France, Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, India, and Canada would enjoy visa exemptions when traveling to Vietnam. … [Read more...]

Cruise ship sinks in Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay, 12 foreigners rescued

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A cruise ship with 12 foreigners on board sank in Ha Long Bay due to violent winds in the northern province of Quang Ninh on Thursday afternoon but all of them were saved, according to local authorities. The accident occurred at 2:15 pm, when Tung Trang cruise ship #QN2477 was hit by powerful winds amid a downpour in the Ba Hang area, near Ga Choi Isle in the bay. … [Read more...]