18,000 tourists spend 18.3 mln USD on outbound tours during Tet Business

18,000 tourists spend 18.3 mln USD on outbound tours during Tet

Around 18,000 Vietnamese tourists chose outbound tours through travel agencies in Ho Chi Minh City during the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday this year, spending a total of 430 billion VND (18.3 million USD), according to a report from the city's Department of Tourism.
Retail sales of goods, services up 20% in January Business

Retail sales of goods, services up 20% in January

Vietnam’s total retail sales of goods and services in January was estimated at 544.8 trillion VND (23.22 billion USD), up 5.2% from the previous month and 20% as compared with the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
OVs in Thailand celebrate traditional Lunar New Year Society

OVs in Thailand celebrate traditional Lunar New Year

Overseas Vietnamese (OVs) in Thailand gathered at a programme hosted by the Vietnamese Consulate General in Khon Kaen province on January 29 to celebrate the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) festival – the longest and biggest traditional holiday of Vietnam.
Hoa Binh’s Khai Ha festival thrills visitors Culture - Sports

Hoa Binh’s Khai Ha festival thrills visitors

The 2023 Khai ha (going down to the field) festival, the biggest traditional folk event of the Muong ethnic group in the northwestern province of Hoa Binh, took place at the provincial level for the first time from January 27 – 29 (the sixth to eighth day of the lunar new year).
Neu pole lowering, seal opening ceremony celebrates new year Culture - Sports

Neu pole lowering, seal opening ceremony celebrates new year

A ceremony was held at the Hue Imperial Relic Site in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue’s Hue City on January 28 (the seventh day of the first lunar month) to take down the Neu pole (a tall bamboo pole with red garment strips used to ward off evil spirits during the lunar New Year) and open the New Year seal.