An exhibition hosted by the Embassy of Indonesia in Vietnam opened at the Umah Indo exhibition house in Hanoi on December 13.

Vietnam boosts tourism in Indian market

The Vietnamese tourism sector has identified India as a priority market, with a range of activities being deployed to exploit the South Asian market, including market research, product promotion, exhibitions, and conferences on tourism - aviation and tourism - film making cooperation.

Coastal Quang Ninh-Chinese Fujian sea cruise route launched

The five-star Costa Fortuna cruise ship arrived in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh on December 9, marking the opening of a marine tourism route linking the locality to Fujian province, China.

Transport infrastructure upgraded to serve tourism in Hoa Binh Lake

(HBO) – Bich Ha Port, located in the left bank of Hoa Binh Lake in Thai Thinh commune of Hoa Binh city, is one of the important facilities serving the transportation of goods from the city to communes bordering the lake and Son La province.

Da Bac sees opportunities from Hoa Binh lake tourism development

HBO – Da Bac district in Hoa Binh province boasts unique cultural and historical tradition, pristine forests, beautiful landscapes, spectacular mountains, numerous caves, streams and waterfalls. It has been included in the plan to build the Hoa Binh Reservoir National Tourist Area. These offer opportunities for the district to develop various forms of tourism, contributing to sustainable economic restructuring and improving the living conditions of local people.

Vietjet inaugurates Nha Trang – Seoul route

Low-cost carrier Vietjet inaugurated its Nha Trang-Seoul service connecting the south central coastal province of Khanh Hoa and the Republic of Korea's capital city on the afternoon of December 6 at Khanh Hoa's Cam Ranh International Airport.

Visiting Mai Chau to experience local life

(HBO) – The cool atmosphere of autumn has made Mai Chau beautiful and romantic like a young girl wearing a thin coat weaved with fog. The dream-like beauty is a special privilege of Mai Chau during the period from October to the end of March in the next year. It is also the ideal time for visitors to come to Mai Chau to experience the very interesting things that local life brings in.

Vietnam Airlines welcomes 200 millionth passenger

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines organised a ceremony to welcome the 200 millionth passenger at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, on December 5.

Da Bac community – based tourism joint stock company supports the community to promote long- lasting tourism

(HBO) - The Da Bac community – based tourism project funded by Dr. Vance Gledhill and implemented by Vietnam AFAP organization has been launched since July, 2014. This project is a part of long – term poverty reduction program of AFAP in Hoa Binh. In the past two years, with the financial support as well as technical consultation support in the process of implementing the project, such as consultating accommodation improvement, organizing intensive training courses to improve tourism major,the community – based tourism project has initially gained encouraging results and is highly appreciated by local people as well as local authorities.

Mekong Delta to improve tourism services

The number of tourists to the Mekong Delta has increased significantly as many tourism programmes have been successful over the last year, according to provincial authorities.

Promoting the values of featured tourism resources

(HBO) - For the past 9 years, the entire province has welcomed more than 1,9 million visitors, including 174 thousand foreign people and 1,7 millions of national tourists, the tourism income is estimated over 984 billion dongs. In 2017, the province is trying to greet 2,2 million tourists, with the total revenue of 1,200 billion dongs. To promote the development of all the tourism models associated with exploiting the potential of nature, history, culture and the values of tourism resources is one of the ways to create effectiveness and increase the attractions of the provincial "non-smoke” industry.

Over 11.6 million foreign tourists come to Vietnam in eleven months

Vietnam welcomed more than 11.6 million international tourists in 2017, not yet counting December, a year-on-year rise of 27.8%, according to Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

VND 30 trillion for tourism infrastructure in 2016-2020

The Government will spend over VND 30 trillion (US$1.3 billion) in tourism infrastructure development in the 2016-20 period, according to a target programme approved recently.

Cao Phong district moves to tap tourism potentials

(HBO) – The northern mountainous province of Hoa Binh’s Cao Phong district is located on key waterways and roads that facilitate its own transport and socio-economic growth. These routes include 6A national highway, 12B and 435B provincial highways, and Hoa Binh lake that leads to Son La city.

Receiving the certificate of the province - ranked relics of Mu Waterfall.

(HBO) - On November 23th, Lac Son District People’s Committee organized the ceremony of receiving the certificate of the province-ranked relics of Mu Waterfall in Tu Do commune (Lac Son).

Unique traits of Huu Thao homestay

(HBO) – Dinh Quy Huu, born in the 1990s, in Ke hamlet, Hien Luong commune (Da Bac district) has not only realised potentials of ethnic cultural identity such as traditional houses, daily activities and local cuisine, he has also developed new tourism products like raft-rowing and kayaking and learnt about western cuisine. All of them have created the unique traits of Huu Thao homestay, turning it into an interesting destination for tourists.

Mai Hich develops community-based tourism

(HBO) – Untouched rustic Mai Hich commune, which is emblazoned with ripen rice terraces surrounded by mountain ranges and trails covered by white smoke streaking from local houses’ roofs, has grown in stature among domestic and international visitors in recent years.

The survey of waterway on the lake between Son La and Hoa Binh Provinces

(HBO) - From 14th to 16th November, The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Hoa Binh, Son La, Dien Bien and Lai Chau provinces jointly organized the survey to construct an inter-lake waterway travel within Hoa Binh - Son La - Lai Chau Hydropower.

La Residence in Thua Thien-Hue among world’s best hotels
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La Residence Hotel & Spa in Vietnam’s central province of Thua Thien-Hue has been ranked by the US’s Conde Nast Traveler magazine as the eighth best hotel in Asia.

Tourism programme promotes heritage sites in Viet Bac region

A ceremony was held at Ba Be Lake in the mountainous northern province of Bac Kan on November 18, to open the ninth tourism programme entitled ‘Through Viet Bac Heritage Sites’ and Ba Be – Bac Kan tourism week.

Lam Dong offers new tourism code of conduct

The Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong has introduced its new tourism code of conduct.

Famtrip held to explore travel route along Hoa Binh Lake

(HBO) – The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the northern province of Hoa Binh recently held a familiarisation trip (famtrip) to study and develop tourism products and build a brand for the Hoa Binh Lake Tourism Area, with the participation of representatives from the Hanoi Department of Tourism and tour operators.

The mysterious beauty of Hum cave.

(HBO) - Ngoc Luong commune (Yen Thuy) is not only famous for smooth and flexible Cheo’s rhythm but also a lot of beauty sceneries with the mysterious cave system. Hum Cave is a cave containing many beautiful stalactites created by nature for millions of years, along with the system of worshipping the sacred Buddha in the cave to create the attraction for those who love discovering the natural mystery.

Exploiting potential development of community tourism

(HBO) - With advantages of natural conditions and cultural diversities of Muong, Thai, Mong, Dao ethnics, our province has many good conditions to develop community tourism. The community tourism has been developed quite early, which means that it gets some effective results and contributes in increasing the local people’s living conditions.

Vietnam, Czech Republic bolster tourism cooperation

Measures to boost tourism between Vietnam and the Czech Republic were have been discussed at a recent talk jointly held by the Vietnamese Embassy and Eurovina Travel in Prague.