Hanoi’s foreign arrival growth slows down Travel

Hanoi’s foreign arrival growth slows down

The number of foreign arrivals in Hanoi rose a moderate 5 percent, reaching nearly 1.4 million in the first five months of this year, according to the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Sapa prepares for long holiday rush Travel

Sapa prepares for long holiday rush

The district of Sapa in the northwest province of Lao Cai, one of the top tourism destinations in Vietnam, is expected to welcome about 50,000-70,000 visitors in the upcoming six-day vacation which starts from April 28.
Food tours offer a taste of the capital's cuisine beyond pho Travel

Food tours offer a taste of the capital's cuisine beyond pho

It's Rafael Carneiro of Brazil's first time visiting Vietnam. He has mostly eaten noodle soups since he arrived – which has given him the impression that all Vietnamese food is the same. But a street food tour he took in Hanoi proved him entirely wrong.
Tourism sector expects to benefit from ASEAN Community Business

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.
World

New app launched to help travellers in Thailand

The Thai Tourism Authority (TAT) has launched “Yours Connect”, a new app that will help travellers to find anywhere they want to go in the country with just couple taps in their mobile device.
Intense volcanic activity in the Philippines World

Intense volcanic activity in the Philippines

The Philippines’ volcano Mayon in the eastern province of Albay recorded intense activity, forcing authorities to evacuate thousands of residents in fear of an eruption on September 17.
Society

Vietnam seeks to protect migrant worker’s rights

A crowd of domestic and foreign journalists, experts and managers have gathered at a seminar in the central province of Quang Binh to draw measures to protect the rights and legitimate interests of migrant labourers.
Business

Vinh Phuc works to lure tourists

The northern province of Vinh Phuc is striving to offer more services to tourists from inside and outside the country, who are expected to arrive in droves during the forthcoming peak season.
Travel

Hanoi boosts links for tourism development

The Hanoi tourism sector is looking to regional links to improve efficiency as the capital is an attractive destination for tourists with more than 5,000 historical relics, close to 1,300 traditional craft villages, and a great number of intangible cultural heritages, according to radio The Voice of Vietnam
Deals offer new Hue for golden week Travel

Deals offer new Hue for golden week

Central Hue city is offering a variety of promotions for visitors during the year's third Golden Tourism Week at Hue Heritage Site, which will last from December 24 to 31.
Culture - Sports

Exploring Cu Chi by river

CNN has listed a system of tunnels in Ho Chi Minh City’s Cu Chi district as one of the world’s top underground tourist attractions. The complex of tunnels was formed between 1946 and 1948 48 during the resistance war against French aggression. During the Vietnam War, the tunnels, built on an area of the so-called “Iron Land” in southern Vietnam, were used as hospitals, communication and supply routes, and living quarters for Vietnamese soldiers. A reporter from Vietnam Investment Review’Timeout finds out more.
World

Bus accident in Indonesia claims six lives

A bus carrying 13 Chinese tourists plunged into a 20m-deep ravine on Bali island, Indonesia, on November 18, leaving six people dead and three others in critical conditions, the local authority reported.