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Beihai-Ha Long Bay tourist route to launch in April

A maritime tourist route between Beihai in the Chinese province of Guangxi and Ha Long Bay in Vietnam’s northern province of Quang Ninh is to start operating early this April. On March 5, high-speed cruise liner Beiyou 16 with 22-member crew on board safely docked at Tuan Chau port, the departing site for Ha Long ... Read More »

Bai Tu Long Bay: A national treasure

Located in the northern province of Quang Ninh, Bai Tu Long National Park comprises 40 islands, either earth or limestone, scattering across three communes, Ha Long, Van Yen and Minh Chau of Van Dong district. The bay covers a total area of 15,783 hectares, including 6,125 hectares of land, and is home to 1,090 species of fauna and flora. The ... Read More »

Spring festivals create tourism boom in provinces

Central Highlands Lam Dong province and southern An Giang province have seen a surge in the number of visitors over the past month. Lam Dong, home to the famous resort city of Da Lat , attracted 385,700 tourists in February, a year on year increase of 35.4 percent, including 33,800 foreign visitors. The result is attributable to the long Lunar ... Read More »

Eco-tour appreciates beauty of Son La’s Ang hamlet

An eco-tour to Ang Hamlet in Dong Sang commune, Moc Chau district in the northern mountainous province of Son La will enable tourists to explore stunning features of the Mother Nature and the Thai ethnic people’s unique culture. One of the must-see destinations of the eco-tour is a pine forest near a poetic lake that forms a peaceful scene for ... Read More »

Mekong cities work together to lure regional guests

HCM City will work together with Phnom Penh, Vientiane, Yangon to promote tourism in Japan and the Republic of Korea.   According to the HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the coordination will be discussed at a meeting of the four cities in the Mekong sub-region, scheduled for HCM City on March 20-22. Last September, the cities’ mayors ... Read More »

Vietnam proves popular to Russian holidaymakers

The number of tourists from Russia to Vietnam were higher than any other country during January and February, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO). More than 54,000 Russians visited during the first two months of the year, accounting for one-fourth of the total number of Russian tourists last year. Vietnam received a total of 1.21 million foreign visitors in ... Read More »

Tour offers green perspective

Tour offers green perspective Romantic: Tran Quoc Pagoda, a famous tourist and cultural site in Ha Noi. — VNA/VNS Photo Trong Duc As perhaps Ha Noi’s most tranquil spot, it is difficult to think of many ways to improve the experience of wandering around the West Lake. However, an ambitious tourist company is trying to do exactly that. How? By ... Read More »

Hanoi tourism to promote potentials abroad

The Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has planned to promote the capital city as a tourist destination in the foreign media. The promotion programme will be featured on several television channels in Russia and the Asia Travel Mart Online Magazine. Marketing will also be carried out in potential foreign markets such as Canada , China and the Republic ... Read More »

Hanoi expects to welcome 15.5 mln tourists in 2013

Hanoi expects to serve 15.5 million tourists, including 2.25 million foreigners, in 2013, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Mai Tien Dung said on February 26. During the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival from February 9-18, the capital city received 2.08 million tourists, including 60,000 foreigners, representing a year-on-year increase of 11 percent. Despite ... Read More »

Local tourists up, foreign arrivals down

International arrivals to Vietnam are estimated at just above 570,000 in February, a year-on-year decrease of 18.3 percent. Figures from the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism and the General Statistics Office show that in the first two months of 2013, the country welcomed over 1.2 million foreign tourists, down 9.6 percent from the same period last year. Sharp declines were ... Read More »