First 40 e-visas issued under new pilot Travel

First 40 e-visas issued under new pilot

Officials of Ho Chi Minh City’s Tourism Department on February 4 welcomed the first foreigner entering Vietnam on an e-visa, Richard Kenneth Wilson of the UK, at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport.
Travel

Vietnam tourism faces challenges

An estimated 617,895 international arrivals were recorded in Vietnam in March, down 10.4 percent from February and 12.9 percent from the same period last year, marking the 10th consecutive month of decline, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).
Society

2014 Tet travel bookings decline

After weeks of wide-scale promotions for the upcoming Lunar New Year Tet holiday, bookings have suffered a marked decline from last year with travel companies noting a poor response from customers, according to a report in Tuoi tre (The Youth) newpaper.
Society

Schools, travel businesses urged to work hand in hand

Tour guides play a decisive role in the success of the tourism industry. However, Vietnam’s current workforce, even those trained in tourism schools, have not yet been able to meet the real work requirements. Experts have attempted to find a solution to Vietnam’s tourism human resources. Report by the Vietnam Business Forum.
Memorial service held for senior Buddhist dignitary Society

Memorial service held for senior Buddhist dignitary

Thousands of people gathered at the Quan Su Pagoda – the headquarters of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) in Hanoi on Nov. 30 for a solemn memorial service for Most Venerable Thich Thanh Tu, Permanent Vice President of the VBS’s Executive Council.
Society

Tributes paid to senior Buddhist dignitary

People from all walks of life paid tributes to Most Venerable Thich Thanh Tu, Permanent Vice President of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha’s Executive Council, at the Quan Su Pagoda – the headquarters of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha in Hanoi from Nov. 28.