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  • Work begins on Fansipan cable car

    Work begins on Fansipan cable car

    The 7km-long cable system - the first of its kind in Asia - will be able to carry a maximum of 2,000 people per hour, with a capacity of 35 passengers per car.When the system is put into operation, it will shorten the current two-day journey required to reach Fansipan's summit down to 15 minutes.The cable...

  • Lao Cai celebrates 110th anniversary of Sa Pa tourism

    Lao Cai celebrates 110th anniversary of Sa Pa tourism

    Sa Pa Street Festival 2013, which comprised many special activities depicting local culture and the history of the town, has an important meaning in raising public awareness and responsibility of preserving cultural identity and natural sites of Sa Pa, creating more tourism products and fueling the ...

  • Hue relic complex serves 1.6 million visitors in ten months

    Hue relic complex serves 1.6 million visitors in ten months

    With the revenue, the Hue Relic Conservation Centre has fulfilled 102.7 percent of the set annual target, two months ahead of schedule, said the centre's director Phan Thanh Hai. The achievement and be attributed to the centre's active participation in tourism promotion forums, cooperation with...

  • Khanh Hoa welcomes nearly 13 million tourists

    Khanh Hoa welcomes nearly 13 million tourists

    The figure includes over 546,000 overseas arrivals, up 25 percent against the same period last year. The record figure is attributed to Nha Trang city, which has upgraded its infrastructure, diversified tourism products, improved services, maintained prices and ensured tourism security. The...

  • Binh Thuan faces tourism staff shortages

    Binh Thuan faces tourism staff shortages

    About 12,000 people are working for the province's tourism industry, and the figure had been up by 10 per cent on average each year. Despite the increase in number of trained staff in recent years, the quality of human resources had failed to meet demand from local tourism companies. Vo Hoang Tuyet Linh,...

  • Kho My Cave in Quan Ba (Ha Giang) recognized as a National Relic Site

    Kho My Cave in Quan Ba (Ha Giang) recognized as a National Relic Site

    With the length of 474 m, Kho My Cave, located in the global geopark of Dong Van Karst Plateau, is rated as one of the most beautiful caves in Ha Giang. In addition to the scenic values, Kho My Cave is also famous for its archaeological values. The fact that the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism...

  • Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province launches program of "reliable tourist businesses in period 2014-2015"

    Ba Ria - Vung Tau Province launches program of reliable tourist businesses in period 2014-2015

    The program has been launched since 2007 to honor prestigious travel agencies and create a healthy business environment for travel agencies. The program has such criteria as comfortable material conditions, ensured security, food hygiene, reasonable prices, quality services, various products, ...

  • International arrivals to Vietnam continue to rise

    International arrivals to Vietnam continue to rise

    The number of international arrivals for tourism rose strongly, achieving 3,750,017 (up 12.7%), accounting for over 60% of international arrivals to Vietnam, followed by those for business: 1,023,800 (up 8.6%); for visiting relatives: 1,018,156 (up 8.4%). International arrivals to Viet Nam by air...

  • Luxury Travel to Promote Quality and Responsible Tourism at WTM London

    Luxury Travel to Promote Quality and Responsible Tourism at WTM London

    Vietnam-based Luxury Travel (http://www.luxurytravels.asia/) is attending both World Travel Market (WTM) and International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM) to promote luxury travel products at World Travel Market London 2013 (WTM) from November 4 to 7.Luxury Travel is attending both WTM and A Taste of...

  • 1,200 int'l cruise tourists visit Ha Long

    1,200 int'l cruise tourists visit Ha Long

    The SuperStar Gemini cruise is under the Malaysian Star Cruises' coorperation (the 3rd largest shipping line of the world).This was the first time the SuperStar Gemini cruise visited Ha Long in the season of 2013 - 2014, in the framework of the new cooperative program between the Star Cruises and ...

  • Number of tourists to Dong Thap rose strongly

    Number of tourists to Dong Thap rose strongly

    In order to achieve these positive results, the province has carried out many lifestyle tourism promotional campaigns. Tram Chim National Park's Tourism Center in collaboration with the farmers in the buffer zone upgraded infrastructure and added equipments to serve "lifestyle travel programs in...

  • Promoting community-based tourism in Hoa Binh

    Promoting community-based tourism in Hoa Binh

    This program is part of the project of restoration and preservation Muong ethnic culture through community-based ecotourism and CECAD's improving poor capacity program in Thanh Hoi and Tu Ne communes. Located about 100km from Ha Noi, Thanh Hoi and Tu Ne communes are considered as the cradle of ancient...

  • Selected photos on heritage put on show

    Selected photos on heritage put on show

    The 122 photos and photo sets were chosen from more than 6,000 entries in the national contest, the second of its kind held so far. The photos highlight many vivid corners of ethnic peoples' daily and working life and the spiritual space of unique festivals as well as the spectacular scenes of nature. Gia...

  • Myanmar visa requirement waived for Vietnamese travellers

    Myanmar visa requirement waived for Vietnamese travellers

    The visa exemption for both countries was effective on October 26. To qualify for visa exemption, travellers must have a passport valid for at least six months. In the past, a tourist visa to Myanmar cost USD20 for Vietnamese passport holders. Myanmar travellers were charged USD55 for a visa to Vietnam....

  • Hoi An voted as scenic city of 2013 in Asia

    Hoi An voted as scenic city of 2013 in Asia

    Hoi An was voted the second-best city in the Far East by US Conde Nast Traveler readers. The ranking was based on culture, friendliness, atmosphere, restaurants, lodging and shopping.The 10 cities under consideration were Kyoto and Tokyo in Japan, Hoi An in Vietnam, Ubud in Indonesia, Luang Prabang in...

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