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State bans use of public vehicles to attend festivals

State bans use of public vehicles to attend festivals   State employees and agencies are banned from using public vehicles to go to festivals and organising festival visits during working hours. However, many cars with ‘green number plate’ were found at Yen Tu Festival in northern Quang Ninh Province. —photo vnexpress.net HA NOI (VNS)— State ... Read More »

Travel agents attend Berlin expo

Travel agents attend Berlin expo Illustrative image.—File photo DA NANG (VNS)- Vietnamese travel agencies will participate in the International Trade Show Berlin (ITB) in the German capital from March 6-10, a source from the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) told Viet Nam News yesterday. The source said the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and 25 travel companies will ... Read More »

VN to develop tourism brand

VN to develop tourism brand Foreign tourists visit the Gao Giong ecological tourism site in Cao Lanh District in the southern province of Dong Thap. The country wants to strengthen the tourism sector to attract more visitors. — VNA/VNS Photo Dinh Hue HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam aims to strengthen the brand of its tourism sector in order to ... Read More »

Perfume Pagoda pilgrimage continues to attract visitors

Perfume Pagoda pilgrimage continues to attract visitors Water taxis: Pilgrims and tourists boat along the Yen Stream to reach the entrance of the Perfume Pagoda. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Tung (VNS)The boat is drifting softly along the Yen Stream under the blue sky, passing a landscape of peaceful rice paddies, lillies and limestone mountains. Sitting in the boat, my friends ... Read More »

New highways to streamline border crossing

New highways to streamline border crossing HA NOI (VNS)— The transport of travellers and goods between Thailand, Laos and Viet Nam will take less time when two additional highways are added to a regional agreement to cross-border transportation. Transport ministers of the three countries agreed in a meeting in Ha Noi yesterday that they would shortly finalise a memorandum of ... Read More »

Hoi An receives most favourite city award

Hoi An city received the Top City in the World award voted by Wanderlust Magazine’s readers at a ceremony in the central province of Quang Nam on February 23. The ancient town came out with a whopping 97.18 percent satisfaction rating. According to the UK ’s leading travel magazine, nearly 3,000 of its readers voted in this year’s awards. Speaking ... Read More »

US cruise ship brings 600 tourists to central region

The luxury US cruise ship Seven Seas Voyager on February 20 anchored at Chan May port in central Thua Thien-Hue province, bringing 600 tourists to world-renowned sites in the central region. During the journey, the tourists visited the UNESCO-recognised heritage sites of Hue Ancient Capital and Hoi An Ancient Town where they enjoyed special local dishes and Nha Nhac (royal ... Read More »

Hanoi: Second best city for hotels

Hanoi, 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. Dresden in Germany came top, while London was bottom of the ... Read More »

Long Tong festival kicks off in northern provinces

The Long Tong (going to the field) festival got underway in Bo Lu field, Nam Mau commune, Ba Be district of Bac Kan province on February 19 (the tenth day of the first lunar month). This is the biggest agricultural festival of the northern mountainous province and Viet Bac region (including six provinces of Bac Kan , Thai Nguyen, Tuyen ... Read More »

Int’l travel mart in Hanoi to kickstart tourism year

Up to 400 Vietnamese and foreign tourist companies are expected to attend the Vietnam International Travel Mart in Hanoi in April. The four-day event from April 18 will feature travel specials from agents, tour operators, airlines, hotels and resorts. The event will help mark National Tourism Year 2013: Song Hong (Red River) Delta-Hai Phong. Vietnam Tourism Association Vice President Vu ... Read More »