Weekly round up: Made-in-Vietnam phone, tourist visa fees, software piracy

Vietnam gets tough on sex harassment at work   The new code of conduct aims to help workers in the country recognize sexual harassment and protect themselves.    Faced with public outrage, Nha Trang scales down megaproject

Police have discovered eight foreign companies using 1,000 pirated software programs worth up to US$618,000. … [Read more...]

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Quang Binh Makes Tourism Key Economic Sector

What are important tasks in Quang Binh tourism promotion and development in the coming time?

Quang Binh intersects various cultural flows and holds many historical and cultural values created in different ages. The province is typical of the north central region where numerous ethnic groups reside with various cultural traditions and significant diversity. Ahead of the Quang Binh Tourism Promotion Conference 2015, Vietnam Business Forum has an interview with Mr Luong Van Luyen, Director of Quang Binh Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Duy Binh reports.Could you please introduce … [Read more...]

Bac Ha plum tree gardens lure visitors for harvest


The annual Bac Ha Plum Festival attracts a number of tourists. Photo: VNA … [Read more...]

Vietjet Air opens Ho Chi Minh city – Chu Lai route


The low-cost carrier Vietjet Air on May 27th launched the Ho Chi Minh city – Chu Lai route at the starting price of VND149,000. With the attractive ticket price and convenient flight time, the air route will meet the travel demand of people of Ho Chi Minh city and two provinces of Quang Nam and Quang Ngai. The flight departs from Ho Chi Minh city at 7:25am and arrives in Chu Lai at 08:40am every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday. The return flight takes off from Chu Lai at 9:15am … [Read more...]

Enjoying Nha Trang with 150m high lighthouse


A lighthouse built on the 45th floor of of the Best Western Premier Havana in the coastal city of Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa Province will be lighted up in coming time. The construction called Skylight with a capacity of around 1,000 people includes a Beach club, 360˚ Skydeck, skywalk, and lighthouse with an overall view to Nha Trang City. … [Read more...]

Vietnam boats three among 27 Asia’s natural wonders

Boats on Ha Long Bay (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam is home to three among Asia’s 27 natural wonders listed by website Smarter Travel. … [Read more...]

Strong VND reduces Vietnam’s tourism competitiveness: experts


The stable dollar/dong exchange rate is having a negative impact on Vietnam’s agriculture and export sectors, especially the tourist industry, local economists warned Thursday. With the Vietnamese dong remaining stable against the strong U.S. dollar, tourism packages to Vietnam have become more expensive, Dr. Nguyen Duc Thanh said at a ceremony to introduce the annual 2015 Vietnam Economic Report in Hanoi. … [Read more...]

Cau Dat tea hills in Da Lat


(VOV) - About 25km from the city’s centre, Cau Dat village with its tea hills is one of the most favourite tourist destinations in Da Lat City. … [Read more...]

Riding a cyclo among top 40 tourist experiences in Vietnam

"Riding a classic cyclo" is one of 40 unforgettable experiences for tourists in Vietnam, according to a list published on the website The Huffington Post at www.huffingtonpost.com. Besides the three-wheel bicycle taxis, other popular experiences include eating a bowl of steaming pho at a street-side restaurant, lighting incense at the famous Huong Pagoda in Hanoi, one of Vietnam's most famous Buddhist shrines, taking a bike tour in Hoi An ancient town, hiring a motorbike and zooming along city … [Read more...]