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Vietnam ranks second at Int’l Tourism Exchange

Vietnamese tourism came second in the “Go Asia Award – Most popular destination in Asia” at Germany ’s 2013 International Tourism Exchange (ITB) Berlin , according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) on March 12. The award reflects the outcome of an annual online poll conducted by Go Asia ( www.goasia.de ). Thailand ... Read More »

Columbus 2 cruise liner makes first visit to Vietnam

The four-star international cruise ship Columbus 2 of Germany with 900 tourists and crews on board, anchored at Saigon Port in Ho Chi Minh City on March 11 for its first ever visit to Vietnam. After landing, the tourists visited well-known local attractions such as Ngoc Hoang (Jade Emperor) pagoda and the underground tunnels of Cu Chi. They were also ... Read More »

Quang Ninh to tap heritage sites for development

Northern Quang Ninh province will develop three important heritage sites from next month until 2025 to promote the values of the sites, thus contributing to the province’s tourism and economy. According to Ho Chi Duc, head of the managing board of the key vestiges of Quang Ninh, the planning of the three complexes are among key developments to shift the ... Read More »

Hoi An: World’s favourite destination

Ancient Hoi An town wins the hearts of tourists with its laid-back lifestyle and the sincerity, plainness and enthusiasm of its residents. Located in central Quang Nam province, Hoi An was ranked first in the world’s top 10 favourite cities by Wanderlust, a well-known British tourism magazine, on January 31, 2013. It beat Cusco city in Peru, Kyoto in Japan, ... Read More »

Catholic church pays homage to diversified cultural array

Catholic church pays homage to diversified cultural array   Place of worship: An overview of Phat Diem Cathedral. — VNA/VNS Photo Quy Trung   Heavenly: The main church is sophisticatedly carved with paintings depicting Biblical narratives. Stepping inside from the court, people may have to stop for a while to adjust to the darkness, which is similar to the atmosphere ... Read More »

Malaysia rolls out the welcome mat

Malaysia rolls out the welcome mat   Foreign tourists visit the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur. — VNS Photo Van Dat HCM CITY (VNS) — Viet Nam is among the tourism markets that Malaysia is targeting in a major promotion campaign launched last week in Kuala Lumpur. Speaking at the inauguration of the Visit Malaysia Year 2014 campaign at ... Read More »

Ha Noi hotels rank second worldwide for service

Ha Noi hotels rank second worldwide for service HANOI (VNS)– Ha Noi, the capital city of Vietnam, is second in a list of 100 international cities with the good hotels services, according to a new survey. The survey, conducted by the well-known tourism website Trivago, asked tourists to rate their satisfaction of hotel services in 100 cites around the world. ... Read More »

Travel firms brace for congested Tet

Travel firms brace for congested Tet People at Giap Bat Bus Station in Ha Noi. The station is expected to receive at least 30,000 passengers daily during the pre-Tet period, which reaches its peak about a week before the holiday begins on February 10 this year. — VNA/VNS Photo The Duyet HA NOI (VNS)— Travel companies in Ha Noi are ... Read More »

Tet market to open at Da Nang resort

Poor receive gifts ahead of Tet Many believe that those who have a pleasant Tet will enjoy a prosperous year. So as the biggest holiday in Viet Nam approaches, the Government is working to ensure that even disadvantaged people can celebrate the Lunar New Year in style. Reservoirs to release water to parched farms The water level of rivers will ... Read More »

Con Dao named a ‘mysterious’ island

Con Dao named a ‘mysterious’ island   Con Dao, an island district in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province, has been included in Lonely Planet’s travel magazine as one of the top nine of the world’s most mysterious islands.—File photo HCM City (VNS)- Con Dao, an island district in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province, has been included in Lonely ... Read More »