11 must-eats for a food tour in Hoi An

11 must-eats for a food tour in Hoi An

Hoi An attracts millions of visitors every year to its centuries-old relics, nights that are magically lit up by hand-made lanterns, and gentle activities like cruising on the Hoai River that flows through it. This old town in the central province of Quang Nam…

Vietnam’s Phu Quoc named among top honeymoon places

Vietnam’s Phu Quoc named among top honeymoon places

British popular travel site Rough Guides has named Vietnam’s biggest island Phu Quoc among the world’s best honeymoon destinations. The top-20 list describes the country’s southern island as one of the most appealing honeymoon islands among abundant candidates in Asia. Tourism development has not…

Tourism sector expects to benefit from ASEAN Community

Tourism sector expects to benefit from ASEAN Community

The ASEAN Community, scheduled to establish in 2015, is expected to greatly benefit tourism sector as the Mutual Recognition Arrangement on Tourism Professionals (MRA-TP) among ASEAN members will take effect in all member countries. Currently, ASEAN has built common standards for six tourism areas,…

Ho Chi Minh City rolls out digital tourist info stations

Ho Chi Minh City rolls out digital tourist info stations

Visitors to Ho Chi Minh City can now search for where to go and what to do at a brand new tourist assistance station downtown. The station, in front of the Opera House, has a touch screen of 47 inches that can connect to…

Vietnam orders a cut in entrance fees to world-renowned caves

Vietnam orders a cut in entrance fees to world-renowned caves

Vietnam’s tourism authority has asked the central province of Quang Binh to bring entrance fees at its world famous caves back to the original level, following a steep increase heavily protested by travel agencies. The move came with bad timing, as Vietnam was in…

Vietnam continues to waive visas for 7 countries

Vietnam continues to waive visas for 7 countries

Rejecting a proposal by the foreign affairs ministry, the government has forged ahead with the visa waiver for single-entry visits of up to 15 days for Danish, Finnish, Japanese, Norwegian, Russian, South Korean, and Swedish nationals. In April 2013, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs…