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Hoi An aims to become bicycle-friendly city

Hoi An aims to become bicycle-friendly city

A seminar discussing a project on the use of bicycles in the ancient city of Hoi An of the central province of Quang Nam was held in the city in October.

Exciting activities at 4th Kon Tum provincial Culture and Tourism Week 2018

Exciting activities at 4th Kon Tum provincial Culture and Tourism Week 2018

The 4th Kon Tum provincial Culture and Tourism Week 2018 will be held from December 14th to 17th, 2018 to introduce the provincial potential in economic development, culture, tourism and investment

Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark to receive UNESCO status

Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark to receive UNESCO status

A photo of Ban Gioc Waterfall  Non Nuoc Cao Bang is about 300km from Ha Noi capital city. It covers more than 3,000 sq.km. in the districts of Ha Quang, Tra Linh, Quang Uyen, Trung Khanh, Ha Lang and Phuc Hoa and part of Hoa An, Nguyen Binh and Thach An districts. The geopark is home to fossils, ocean sediment, volcanic rocks, minerals, and especially karst landscapes, which can give researchers an insight into an over-500-million-year history of the Earth. It is also well known for rich biodiversity and many indigenous fauna and flora species. According to the Cao Bang provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the province will carry out three tourism routes in the geopark area so as to attract more tourists.This is the second UNESCO-recognised Global Geopark in Viet Nam after Dong Van Karst Plateau, which was recognised in 2010.Non Nuoc Cao Bang was established in 2015. In November 2016, Cao Bang submitted a dossier to UNESCO to seek the global geopark recognition. A survey…

International visitors to Viet Nam in October and 10 months of 2018

International visitors to Viet Nam in October and 10 months of 2018

International visitors to Viet Nam in October estimated 1,205,157 arrivals, decrease 0.6% over last month and up 17.6% over the same period last year. Total international arrivals in 10 months reached 12,821,647 arrivals, increase 22.4% over the same period last year.

Travel + leisure gives tips on exploring Vietnam by train

Travel + leisure gives tips on exploring Vietnam by train

In recent years, not many people take the train through Vietnam and see the sights these days, because it’s very slow and the delays can be frustrating.

Vietnam welcomes 12.8 million foreign tourists in 10 months

Vietnam welcomes 12.8 million foreign tourists in 10 months

More than 12.8 million foreign tourists have chosen Vietnam as their destination over the last 10 months, up 22.4 percent year on year, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).

E-visa scheme to be extended by two years

E-visa scheme to be extended by two years

E-visa scheme to be extended by two years The Vietnamese government has approved a two-year extension of the pilot e-visa issuance programme for foreigners visiting the country.

Ba Ria-Vung Tau promotes cultural values in tourism development

Ba Ria-Vung Tau promotes cultural values in tourism development

Located in Viet Nam’s key southern economic region, Ba Ria-Vung Tau is endowed with favorable geographical and natural conditions for tourism development. In addition to its beautiful beaches, Ba Ria-Vung Tau is home to many landmarks, historical relics, and coastal festivals.

Second Lang Biang pink grass festival scheduled for late November

Second Lang Biang pink grass festival scheduled for late November

The Central Highlands province of Lam Dong has agreed to allow the Lac Duong District to host the Second Lang Biang Pink Grass Festival 2018, which is scheduled to begin in late November.

Cao Bang on its path to develop signature local tourist products

Cao Bang on its path to develop signature local tourist products

Located in a mountainous border region, Cao Bang province is home to the diverse culture of local ethic minority groups, as well as historical sites and stunning tourist attractions. The local authorities have rolled out every effort to utilise these advantages in the building of signature tourist products in a bid to foster the local hospitality sector.

Viet Nam International Travel Mart (VITM) project receives approval

Viet Nam International Travel Mart (VITM) project receives approval

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has recently approved a project to organise the Viet Nam International Travel Mart (VITM), promoting it as an important international and national tourism event.

Ly Son geopark in central province seeks global status

Ly Son geopark in central province seeks global status

Chairman of the UNESCO Global Geoparks Council Guy Martini has expressed his hope that the central province of Quang Ngai will submit the dossiers of the Ly Son geopark to the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to seek a global status next year.

Vietnamese airports serve nearly 80 million passengers in nine months

Vietnamese airports serve nearly 80 million passengers in nine months

Vietnamese airports served 79.28 million passengers in the first nine months of 2018, a rise of 12.1 percent year-on-year; and transported 1.1 million tonnes of goods, up 5.6 percent, reported the Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam (CAAV).

Da Nang a top 10 holiday destination for Singaporeans

Da Nang a top 10 holiday destination for Singaporeans

This is shown by data compiled by Kayak, a Singapore-based travel booking site that allows people to look for cheap flights and hotels for holidays.

Vietnam's Seven localities pilot double-decker bus service

Vietnam's Seven localities pilot double-decker bus service

Ha Noi, Quang Ninh, Quang Nam, Da Nang, Thua Thien - Hue, Lam Dong, Kien Giang and Ho Chi Minh city will pilot transport services by double-decker bus, announced the Ministry of Transport.