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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 ... 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 »

Ha Long Bay – must go destination in a lifetime

Ha Long Bay of Vietnam has been included in the list of “100 trips you must take in your lifetime” recently released by the US magazine Business Insider. The magazine recommended spending a night on a junk boat in the bay, amid a multitude of limestone islands and islets rising from the sea, in a variety of sizes and shapes ... Read More »

Vietnam attracts British tourists

Vietnam is ranked seventh among the ten leading long-haul destinations selected by British tourists, according to the website easyvoyage.co.uk of the famous travel agency Hayes Jarvis. The ranking is based on the bookings of British holidaymakers from October 2012 to January 2013. Vietnam has become more attractive to the UK’s tourists in the long-haul holiday market thanks to the opening ... Read More »

Con Son-Kiep Bac Spring Festival commences

The Con Son-Kiep Bac 2013 Spring Festival opened at Con Son pagoda in the northern province of Hai Duong on February 25 (the 16 th day of the first lunar month). The opening ceremony was attended by Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Dang Thi Bich Lien, Permanent Vice President of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s Executive Council Most Venerable ... Read More »

26,000 tourists flock to Ba Na Hills during Tet holidays

26,000 tourists flock to Ba Na Hills during Tet holidays DA NANG (VNS) – The Ba Na Hills Mountain Resort hosted 26,000 tourists during the Lunar New Year holiday between February 10-15, a source from the holiday haven has revealed. Ba Na was so busy that the two cable car routes which carry visitors to the top of the 1,500m ... Read More »

Circus celebrates life in bamboo

Circus celebrates life in bamboo Looking up: A scene in the new circus act titled A O (Ah Oh) reflecting the daily lives of southern Vietnamese villages. — Photo courtesy Lune Company HCM CITY (VNS)– A new circus act entitled A O (Ah Oh) reflecting on the daily lives of Vietnamese southern villages has hit stages in HCM City, bringing ... Read More »

Lao Cai issues 7,000 entrance visas at Tet

Property market needs help to recover The property market in the central city will see no major changes this year, said Nguyen Thu Hang, head of the research and consulting department of Savills Viet Nam. Nation on alert over spread of SARS-like virus The Health Ministry has instructed localities to be vigilant over the spread of a potentially fatal virus ... Read More »

National tourism plan seeks to draw more visitors

Property market needs help to recover The property market in the central city will see no major changes this year, said Nguyen Thu Hang, head of the research and consulting department of Savills Viet Nam. Nation on alert over spread of SARS-like virus The Health Ministry has instructed localities to be vigilant over the spread of a potentially fatal virus ... Read More »

Quang Nam records visitors in a week of new year

Quang Nam records visitors in a week of new year   As many as 80,000 tourists visited two UNESCO-recognised world heritage sites – the ancient town of Hoi An and My Son Sanctuary – during the seven days of the lunar New Year holiday.—VNA/VNS photo Van Son DA NANG (VNS)– As many as 80,000 tourists visited two UNESCO-recognised world heritage ... Read More »