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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 ... 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 »

Hanoi forecasts 35 pct tourist growth during Tet

Hanoi ’s tourist industry expects the number of travellers will increase by 35 percent during the nine-day Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday. Many travel agencies have their Tet tours fully booked as early as one month before Tet. According to Duong Mai Lan, head of the Planning and Marketing Department of the Vietravel Company’s Hanoi branch, about 3,000 people have ... Read More »

British-owned cruise ship docks at Quy Nhon port

The Minerva, a 5-star cruise ship carrying 500 tourists and 200 crew members, docked at Quy Nhon port, coastal Binh Dinh province on January 31. This is the first ship of this rating to dock at the port and the first large tour group to arrive in the province in 2013. Minerva began its voyage from Hong Kong. It stopped ... Read More »

UK magazine readers vote Hoi An as top city

Wanderlust, the UK’s leading travel magazine, has declared Vietnam’s Hoi An city the world’s Top City in its latest Readers’ Travel Awards. Hoi An came out with a massive 97.18 percent satisfaction rating. According to Wanderlust, nearly 3,000 of its readers voted in this year’s awards. At the award ceremony held on January 31 in London , the magazine’s founder ... Read More »

First cruise ships dock at Nha Trang, Da Nang

The Dutch cruise ship, Volendam, was the first ship to dock at Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa Province in the Lunar New Year. On February 12 or the third day of the Lunar New Year, over 400 tourists on board the ship came ashore to take a sightseeing tour around the city and neighbouring regions. They visited the Cai River ... Read More »

Lao Cai: 7,000 tourists in 1st week of New Year

Over 7,000 foreign tourists, mostly Chinese, entered Vietnam through the Lao Cai International Border Gate during the first seven days of the Lunar New Year, according to local authorities. Tran Vu Hoang, Chief of the Customs Office at Lao Cai International Border Gate, said a large number of Chinese families chose to visit Vietnam over Tet. During the first days ... Read More »

Hoi An Chic resort offers countryside flavour

Situated in the centre of Cam Chau, 4km from Hoi An’s Old Quarter, the four-star Hoi An Chic resort is a new destination where tourists can experience rural life. Pham Vu Dung, manager of Rose Travel Service company, said the newly opened resort offers guests an exciting tour programme during their stay in the village. “Hoi An is a well-known ... Read More »

Festival celebrates nation’s legendary mother

A festival to commemorate the nation’s legendary mother, Au Co, officially started at Au Co Temple in Ha Hoa district in the northern midland province of Phu Tho on February 16, the seventh day of the first lunar month. The festival is part of activities of the “Return to the root” 2013 tourism programme jointly organised by the northern provinces ... Read More »