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COVID-19: HCM City hotels allowed to resume receiving tourists

Tourist accommodation establishments operating in Ho Chi Minh City will be permitted to receive new arrivals, under the condition that they fully comply with the requirements aimed at preventing the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). It requested that all establishments move to update information on their list of guests and send it to the department before 10:00am […]

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Hotels urged to provide free lodging for first responders

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has called on hotels and other lodgings to accommodate people who are helping with the response to COVID-19 like doctors, other health care providers and first responders. TTC Hospitality is offering its 52-room hotel in HCM City’s Tân Bình District for free as lodging for doctors and nurses at the HCM […]

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Tourist arrivals in Hanoi drop strongly

Tourist arrivals in Hanoi in the first quarter are estimated at 3.85 million, down 47.2 percent annually, according to the Hanoi Department of Tourism. Hanoi (VNA) – Tourist arrivals in Hanoi in the first quarter are estimated at 3.85 million, down 47.2 percent annually, according to the Hanoi Department of Tourism. Of them, over 956,000 were foreigners and […]

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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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A style honed in VN that’s becoming a real egg-stravaganza

Mixing coffee with eggs makes no sense at all. The two go together like ducks to boiling water.  Yet in Vietnam this is a thing. In fact it’s a very big thing. Using egg whites instead of cream or milk was necessary in the 1940s due to rationing during the war. Condensed milk, the usual […]

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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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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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