Vietnamese province holds fast to plan to build controversial cable car in cave kingdom

Vietnamese province holds fast to plan to build controversial cable car in cave kingdom

A Quang Binh official claims the public support the plan, but stops short of who or how many people have been surveyed. Failure to build a cable car in Vietnam’s UNESCO-listed Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park would be tantamount to a “waste of natural…

Vietnam promotes tourism in Australia

Vietnam promotes tourism in Australia

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and the Vietnamese Embassy in Australia launched a programme in Sydney on October 4 to promote Vietnam’s tourism in the host country. More than 100 entrepreneurs operating in tourism and hotel sectors were brought together at the…

Vietnam has a big night at Mekong tourism awards

Vietnam has a big night at Mekong tourism awards

Vietnam’s flagship carrier and leading travel operators are regular winners at the regional awards. vietnam-has-a-big-night-at-mekong-tourism-awards The 2016 Mekong Tourism Alliance Awards (MTAA) were announced on September 7, and Vietnam’s tourism firms were once again among the winners. Vietnam Airlines shared Best Airlines of the…

Hue plans audio guides, free Wi-Fi for tourists

Hue plans audio guides, free Wi-Fi for tourists

The former imperial city Hue is going to install an audio guide system in five languages to serve visitors at its attractions. Phan Thanh Hai, director of the Center for Preservation of Hue Former Citadel Relics, said audio guides are being planned for major…

Hanoi lets bars, restaurants stay open longer to boost tourism

Hanoi lets bars, restaurants stay open longer to boost tourism

Hanoi has decided to allow restaurants and bars in the downtown Hoan Kiem District to stay open through 2 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, easing a midnight curfew that has somewhat diminished the city’s thriving nightlife. Officials said at a meeting Wednesday that…

Vietnam Airlines to open direct flights to US in 2018

Vietnam Airlines to open direct flights to US in 2018

A security guard cycles near an Airbus A350-900 aircraft during its delivery ceremony at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi July 2, 2015. Photo by Reuters/Kham Prolonged layovers between Vietnam and the United States might soon be a thing of the past. National carrier…

Hanoi to lift midnight curfew for tourists to have fun

Hanoi to lift midnight curfew for tourists to have fun

Hanoi plans to lift its midnight curfew to let tourists have more fun at night, the city chairman said at a tourism promotion conference in Hoi An Tuesday. Nguyen Duc Chung said many foreigners consider Hanoi’s night life a “specialty,” and so the city…

Vietnam tourism ministry calls for longer visa exemption for European tourists

Vietnam tourism ministry calls for longer visa exemption for European tourists

Vietnam’s tourism ministry Thursday urged the government to double the visa-free stay period for tourists from five European countries to 30 days to attract more visitors. The visa waiver for visitors from France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK, made last July, would be…

Ha Long, Hoi An chosen as top travel sites in Southeast Asia

Ha Long, Hoi An chosen as top travel sites in Southeast Asia

A student travelers forum managed by US magazine USA Today has recommended Hanoi, Ha Long Bay and Hoi An among ten most beautiful places to visit in Southeast Asia. The article, published on College Tourist, a forum of the USA Today College Contributor network,…

Train tours to central coast to begin this month

Train tours to central coast to begin this month

Tourists traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to the central coast will have more options this month with discounted tours being launched jointly by tourism agencies and the railways following an agreement they signed on November 9. The agreement was signed by the Saigon…