Road trips

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Cruise operators oppose sudden Cat Ba fee rises

The authorities of Haiphong City have decided to impose a sharp increase in fees for Cat Ba Island, sparking strong protest from cruise operators. Cat Ba Island Under the newly-issued resolution approved by Haiphong authorities, from January 11 this year, charges for visiting Cat Ba will be increased to VND80,000 (USD3.47) for adults, while VND40,000 […]

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Switzerland supports Vietnam in sustainable tourism development

The Swiss Sustainable Tourism Programme (SSTP), the first of its kind funded by Switzerland’s State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) for Vietnam, has officially kicked off, according to the programme’s management board. Specifically, the programme, which aims to raise the competitiveness and sustainability of Vietnamese tourism, will be implemented from late 2018 to May 2022, […]

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Northern Cao Bang province taps tourism potential

2018 was considered a successful year for Cao Bang’s tourism sector, as the northern mountainous province welcomed a record 1.2 million tourists, a year-on-year rise of 30 percent. The local tourism industry grossed 360 billion VND (15.5 million USD) in revenue, up 90 percent against the previous year. In 2018, Non Nuoc Cao Bang received […]

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Son Doong cave named on Lonely Planet’s bucket-list trips

Son Doong, the world’s largest known cave located in Vietnam’s central province of Quang Binh, has been ranked third among the worldwide bucket-list trips for 2019 by Lonely Planet, a prestigious travel guide magazine.  Son Doong cave (Photo:Ryan Deboodt) “The incredible depths of the world’s largest cave lures in travellers who want a true adventure. […]

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Train tourism promotion programme launched in Da Nang

A cooperation agreement to promote a train tourism programme was signed between the SaiGon Passenger Transport JSC and the Da Nang Tourism Association of the central city of Da Nang on  January 7. Accordingly, the transport company will prepare all conditions on train such the number of seats and beds on carriages, and ensure the hygiene in toilets […]

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Vietnam Tourism launches video contest

Vietnam’s national tourism board is calling on Vietnamese people to share the best of their cities with international travellers through short amateur videos in a new online campaign titled, ‘#MyVietnam’. Poster of the contest. Launched in Hanoi on December 7, the campaign debuted with three videos — My Hoi An, My Hue and My Ho […]

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President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum closes for maintenance

The President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi will be closed to visitors for maintenance from June 15 to August 15, according to the mausoleum’s Management Board. In its statement, the board said that the adjacent Monument to Heroic Martyrs will be also closed in the same period for annual maintenance and renovation. The sites […]

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Unique music buffet offered at Hue Festival 2018

Foreign artists devoted their unique performances to entertain audiences at An Dinh Palace on April 30 as part of  the ongoing Hue Festival 2018 in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue. An art performance at Hue Festival Thousands of rock fans had a frenetic night with songs in the debut album of France’s rock band […]

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Free entrance for tourists on International Museum Day

The Department of Cultural Heritage under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has directed museums nationwide to provide free entrance for tourists on International Museum Day (May 18th).   Visitors to the Viet Nam Museum of Ethnology Accordingly, to mark the international museum day, the International Council of Museums encouraged museums towards activities under […]

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