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.
Business

Riverway tourism - Ho Chi Minh City’s new resources

Two months after the Ho Chi Minh City authorities announced the riverway tourism development strategy with six routes from Bach Dang Wharf to Binh Dong, Cu Chi, Can Gio, Long An, Binh Quoi and Phu My Hung, assigned to Saigontourist, Sai Gon Tiep Thi newspaper conducted a survey in late August to outline the panorama of riverway tourism in the city.
Travel

Volunteer tour guides a hit with foreigners

After booking tickets, hotels and other services for their trip to the capital of Vietnam , Dorothy Colton and her husband from England visited the website www.tripadvisor.com to read recommendations from tourists all over the world. They accidentally found Hanoi Free Tour Guides, a non-profit organisation founded and run by youth. They tried booking a free tour via email and received a reply just few minutes later.
Travel

Escape into island wilderness

Within one day of your visit to Nha Trang city, you'll have a chance to discover wild islands and enjoy what you can't do in the mainland.
Possible reason for boat sinking identified Society

Possible reason for boat sinking identified

Colonel Vu Chi Thuc, the Director of Quang Ninh provincial Public Security Agency said on Feb. 21 human error was likely the main reason for the sinking of a tour boat in Ha Long Bay that left 12 passengers drowned.
Society

HCM City displays Tet culture

HCM City is preparing for traditional Tet (Lunar New Year) with music shows, charity activities, art exhibitions and calligraphy markets.
Vietnam tops must-visit destination poll Society

Vietnam tops must-visit destination poll

With its distinctive culture, beautiful natural scenery and affordable attractions, Vietnam has emerged as one of the top destinations for travellers in the next two years from Thailand, Australia, Japan and Singapore, according to a survey.
Society

Off-road tours offer rocky path

The northern mountainous region is one of the country's most beloved destinations for local and international travellers, but if you want real adventure, you should visit the area on an off-road motorbike tour.