Vietnam Travel News

Reverie Saigon named One Of Best Hotels In The World

The hotel that redefined luxury in Saigon has been awarded a spot on Travel + Leisure magazine’s 2021 T+L 500 – a coveted list, from the largest travel media brand in the United States, that recognizes the 500 best hotels around the globe.

Posted at 2021 Feb 23 13:07

Vietnam’s third Covid19 wave destroys tourism industry

Nguyen Quoc Ky, the Chairman of Vietravel, one of the country’s largest inbound / outbound tourism companies is concerned that the latest Covid-19 outbreak will have a significant negative impact on Vietnam’s travel industry.

Posted at 2021 Feb 07 21:37

Azerai Ke Ga Bay opens in Vietnam

Azerai Ke Ga Bay, an elegant and secluded oceanfront retreat in south-eastern Vietnam, has made its debut.

Posted at 2021 Feb 07 21:30

Vietnam welcomes 17,736 international visitors in January

The number of international visitors to Vietnam in January has been estimated at 17,736, up 9% over the previous month and down 99.1% over the same period last year due to the implementation of COVID-19 prevention and control measures.

Posted at 2021 Jan 30 07:44

Vietjet offers tickets from 0VND

Celebrating the Liberation Day of Hanoi capital October 10, Vietjet offers 550,000 promotional tickets priced only from 0VND (*) flying across Vietnam. Promotional tickets are up for grabs from 12:00 October 7 until the end of the day October 9, 2020 with the flight period from October 11, 2020 to March 31, 2021 (**).

Posted at 2020 Oct 10 19:35

Resorts preparing for guests in quarantine

Hotels playing the part of quarantine facilities for international visitors have prepared their properties, services, and safety measures to welcome guests having to travel during the ongoing pandemic.

Posted at 2020 Sep 20 08:38

Ministry asks for continued domestic tourism stimulus programmes

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has issued a document, asking tourism management departments, tourism associations and businesses to continue carrying out domestic tourism stimulus programmes in the remaining months of 2020.

Posted at 2020 Sep 20 08:34

Thousands of foreigner experts permitted to enter HCM City for work

Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs has raised a proposal to the municipal People’s Committee, regarding the entry of 7,000 foreign experts amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, saying their work is important to local business operation.

Posted at 2020 Sep 20 08:18

PM says yes to resuming flights to Thailand

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has green-lighted the Transport Ministry’s recommendation to resume commercial flights to Thailand, Vietnam's fastest growing tourist market.

Posted at 2020 Sep 20 07:30

Vietnam resumes six international flights

International students and foreign family members of Vietnamese citizens are among those allowed to enter Vietnam on commercial flights to be resumed.

Posted at 2020 Sep 20 07:22

Official: Vietnam Airlines resumes international flights

National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will resume international flights by conducting one-way flights linking Vietnam and Japan from September 18, following suspension caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Posted at 2020 Sep 15 12:01

Vietnam imperial city of Hue welcome tourists back

The central province of Thua Thien-Hue has given the green signal for the resumption of all culture, sports and tourism activities from September 12, 2020, after several days of suspension due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Posted at 2020 Sep 15 11:54

Social distancing rules lifted for travelers from Da Nang City

Vietnam’ Ministry of Transport (MoT) decided to lift social distancing rules between passengers on public transport vehicles departing from central city of Da Nang since 2:00 pm on Sunday, the Government portal (VGP) reported.

Posted at 2020 Sep 15 11:52

Vietnam Airlines will operate one-way flights to Japan

Vietnam Airlines will operate its first commercial international flight in months on September 18th. The Vietnamese flag carrier will fly to Tokyo’s Narita Airport, carrying passengers who need to get to Tokyo. The airline, however, will not currently be bringing passengers back to Vietnam.

Posted at 2020 Sep 15 11:51

Mui Ne recognised as national tourist site

The well-known tourist attraction of Mui Ne in the southern central province of Binh Thuan has been recognised as a national tourist site by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Posted at 2020 Aug 29 09:37

Hanoi adjusts plan to stimulate tourism demand

NDO – The Hanoi Department of Tourism will adjust its plan to stimulate tourism demand in accordance with the specific circumstances of the COVID-19 epidemic.

Posted at 2020 Aug 29 09:29

Vietnam cancels annual National Day motorcycle racing

Vietnam has decided to scrap an annual motorcycle racing championship to celebrate National Day (September 2), traditionally hosted by the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho, because of COVID-19.

Posted at 2020 Aug 29 09:19

Hanoi's Noi Bai Airport plans for further expansion

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has submitted a plan that will see the expansion of Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport by building two new runways and passenger terminals.

Posted at 2020 Aug 24 10:46

The Street Vendors in Hanoi

In Hanoi, street vendors brought the world of inexpensive food to the corner of your street and sometimes to your front door.

Posted at 2020 Aug 21 11:49

Four idyllic local islands share names with animals

Dao Rua, known as Turtle island, and Dao Khi, known as Monkey island, are among some of the famous tourist spots across the country that have both a beautiful landscape and unique names.

Posted at 2020 Aug 21 11:38

Hoi An turns quite amid pandemic

Streets in Hoi An Town, which are often crowded with tourists, particularly at weekends, are deserted during this time when social distancing regulations are being imposed as part of Covid-19 prevention efforts.

Posted at 2020 Aug 21 11:32

Stranded visitors aid virus-stricken Da Nang

Some visitors from across Vietnam could have left Da Nang, Vietnam’s biggest Covid-19 hotspot, but decided to open a kitchen to feed those in quarantine for free instead.

Posted at 2020 Aug 19 13:59

Yen Bai to host Mu Cang Chai Terraced Field Festival

Activities to mark the National Day (September 2) and the Mu Cang Chai Terraced Field Festival is scheduled to take place in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai between August 29 and October 18.

Posted at 2020 Aug 18 12:56

Vietjet opens sales for 1.5 million tickets for Lunar New Year 2021

Getting ready to welcome the spring season and the Lunar New Year, from August 12, 2020, Vietjet officially opens sales for up to 1.5 million tickets for Lunar New Year on all domestic routes to meet the increasing travel demand of passengers and avoid the ticket scarcity during the peak holiday season. The sooner you buy, the better the price you get.

Posted at 2020 Aug 16 10:04

Begin selling air tickets for lunar new year 2021

Vietnam’s budget airline Vietjet Air and hybrid carrier Bamboo Airways on Wednesday began selling tickets for domestic flights during the 2021 Lunar New Year, which falls next February.

Posted at 2020 Aug 16 10:02

Hue approves night market plan

Local authorities in the central province of Thua Thien Hue have approved a plan to set up a night market in the existing parking lot of Dong Ba Market, in the former imperial citadel, as a destination for tourists.

Posted at 2020 Aug 16 10:00

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum reopen from August 15

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc inspected the periodic renovation of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, which began two months ago and completed on Friday.

Posted at 2020 Aug 16 09:58

New cave discovered in Quang Tri

A large cave has been discovered in Tria Village, Huong Son Commune, Huong Hoa District in the central province of Quang Tri, according to Do Van Binh, the director of provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Posted at 2020 Aug 15 09:45

Sa Pa empty amid new Covid-19 wave

Many hotels and restaurants in the tourist town of Sapa have seen a sharp fall in the number of visitors due to the second wave of Covid-19.

Posted at 2020 Aug 15 09:43

Northwestern golden season comes calling

The most beautiful time of year in the northwestern mountains is slowly beginning and as the terraced rice fields ripen, the region is draped in a changing colourful blanket day by day.

Posted at 2020 Aug 15 09:36

Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival postponed

The Government has approved the postponement of the eighth Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival, initially slated for March 2021 in the central highlands’ province of Dak Lak, due to COVID-19.

Posted at 2020 Aug 14 09:30

Hoi An basks in social distancing glow

Lensman Do Anh Vu takes to the streets of Hoi An town to experience the unusual lull caused by social distancing amid Vietnam's second Covid-19 wave.

Posted at 2020 Aug 14 09:28

Quang Nam extends suspension of activities over COVID-19

Authorities in Quang Nam Province, located in central Vietnam, on Wednesday decided to continue temporarily closing non-essential businesses, crowded activities and inter-provincial commercial transportation routes amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the country.

Posted at 2020 Aug 14 09:20

'Love is not tourism': Hope for couples kept apart by COVID-19

Coronavirus travel restrictions have kept lovers and unmarried couples apart since the outbreak, but governments around the world are now showing more understanding of their plight, with some introducing measures to allow a happy and long-awaited reunion.

Posted at 2020 Aug 14 09:18

Vietnam PM says next 10 days critical in virus fight

HANOI -- Vietnam's Prime Minister said on Wednesday that the next 10 days would be critical in the Southeast Asian country's fight against a new coronavirus outbreak, which resurfaced late last month after three months of no domestic cases.

Posted at 2020 Aug 13 09:21

Sustainable Tourism is the only way forward

The 21st century has connected the world unlike ever before, making it a ‘Not So Lonely A Planet.’ However, this connectedness has brought about an over-exhaustion of the resources.

Posted at 2020 Aug 11 19:12

Local companies see Covid-19 drive four million tourists away

A business report revealed that the coronavirus pandemic has caused a loss of four million visitors to local travel companies, as a result of which some 90% of the HCMC-based ones had to suspend their operations, while 90% of employees from three-to-five star hotels had to opt for unpaid leave.

Posted at 2020 Aug 11 09:37

Sli songs of Nung ethnic people preserved by local artist

The Northern border province of Lang Son is famous for Then and Sli singing of the Nung ethnic people as over the years a number of local artists have made every effort to preserve and promote these folk melodies.

Posted at 2020 Aug 10 09:10

Hung Yen works to revive UNESCO-recognised Ca Tru singing

People in the northern province of Hung Yen are working diligently to revive the golden days of Ca Tru ceremonial singing which has been recognised as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

Posted at 2020 Aug 10 09:07

Hanoi plans big for 1010th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi

Hanoi authorities are planning various activities to celebrate the 1010th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi (1010-2010), focusing on educating the youth on the tradition of national construction and defence and honouring the historical and revolution values.

Posted at 2020 Aug 08 12:36

Hanoi shuts down bars, clubs and bans parties after COVID-19 spike

The head of Hanoi’s city administration announced today that all city bars, pubs and clubs were ordered to close and all large gatherings were banned from midnight on Wednesday. The tightening of the restrictions in Vietnam’s capital city followed a COVID-19 outbreak in the city of Danang.

Posted at 2020 Aug 07 11:31

Saigon to fine maskless people in public from August 5

Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City will start fining people who fail to wear a face mask in public from Wednesday, in an effort to curb the COVID-19 epidemic, the city’s chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong announced on Monday.

Posted at 2020 Aug 05 09:35

Da Nang beaches empty as residents practice social distancing

Beaches that had been crowded with summer vacationers in Da Nang earlier this month fell silent on Wednesday as the central Vietnamese city reinstated enhanced social distancing measures to curb the second wave of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreaks.

Posted at 2020 Aug 04 11:23

Opening time for Hue Festival 2020 adjusted

NDO/VNA – The Hue Festival 2020 will open on August 26 this year, two days earlier than the previously-decided date of August 28, the festival organising board said on July 21.

Posted at 2020 Jul 30 07:29

Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark named among world’s 50 best views

NDO – Vietnam’s tourist attractions continue winning the hearts of travel lovers across the globe as evidenced with Non Nuoc Cao Bang Geopark in the northern border province of Cao Bang being recently named among the 50 best views in the world by US news site Insider.

Posted at 2020 Jul 30 07:26

Over 310 visitors still stranded in Da Nang

More than 310 visitors are now stranded in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang after strict social distancing rules were reinstated in the city on Tuesday due to recent novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreaks.

Posted at 2020 Jul 30 07:13

Fresh Covid-19 outbreak renews Da Nang travel agent blues

A day before July 25, Nguyen Van Thoai Street was bustling with restaurants, cafés, and tea shops serving customers in Vietnam's tourism hotspot Da Nang. The scene was abuzz with noise until late at night.

Posted at 2020 Jul 29 16:27

Vietnam will conduct 50 more flights to repatriate citizens abroad

From now to the end of August 2020, the aviation sector will continue working with diplomatic and military agencies to conduct 50 more flights to bring over 13,000 Vietnamese citizens home, according to head of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) Dinh Viet Thang.

Posted at 2020 Jul 21 19:42

Quang Ninh receives ASEAN Sustainable Urban Tourism Products Award 2020

NDO – The authorities and people of Mong Cai City, in the northern province of Quang Ninh, held a ceremony on July 18 to receive the ASEAN Sustainable Urban Tourism Products Award 2020 for the Border Propaganda Information Cluster at Sa Vi Cape, Mong Cai City.

Posted at 2020 Jul 19 20:23

Vietnam getting ready to resume international flights

Under the direction of the Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Vietnamese ministries and agencies are actively working with foreign counterparts on the restoration of air transport links between Vietnam and a number of countries and territories, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Le Thi Thu Hang has said.

Posted at 2020 Jul 18 10:21

Quang Ninh promotes local tourism in Dak Lak Province

NDO – Quang Ninh Province promoted its destinations and tourism stimulus programmes for 2020 at a conference held in Buon Ma Thuot City, in the Central Highland province of Dak Lak, on June 12.

Posted at 2020 Jul 18 10:15

Festival to promote Da Nang’s tourism

NDO – The “Da Nang Fantastic Festival 2020” will be held from July 30 to August 5, featuring many attractive activities to promote tourism in the central city.

Posted at 2020 Jul 18 10:12

Check out Vietnam's third UNESCO Global Geopark

The recent designation of a geopark in Dak Nong Province in Vietnam’s Central Highlands as a UNESCO Global Geopark will provide the province with a golden opportunity to boost its tourism sector, the provincial administration told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.

Posted at 2020 Jul 18 10:10

Vietnam will resume some international air routes very soon

Vietnam will implement a pilot scheme of reopening international air routes to several regional countries to bring back Vietnamese citizens stranded overseas due to COVID-19, as well as foreign specialists, business executives and skilled workers to Vietnam.

Posted at 2020 Jul 14 21:38

Hue’s rustic fair retains ancient fragrance

The “Old scent old village” fair in Hue, Vietnam’s former imperial capital, highlights the rustic beauty and hospitality of its Phuoc Tich ancient village.

Posted at 2020 Jul 14 21:29

Vietnam tourism looks toward the future

The Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM) 2020 will take place in Hanoi from August 12 to 18 under the theme ‘Vietnam tourism looks toward the future’, announced the Vietnam Tourism Association (VTA) on July 9.

Posted at 2020 Jul 11 09:54

2020 Vietnam International Travel Mart to feature 400 booths

NDO – The Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM) 2020 will take place in Hanoi from August 12 to 18 under the theme ‘Vietnam tourism looks toward the future’, announced the Vietnam Tourism Association (VTA) on July 9.

Posted at 2020 Jul 10 12:59

The bucolic charm of a Hue summer

Hue attracts visitors with its scenic charms, unique architecture and languid pace of life, as reflected in a series of photos by Nguyen Tan Anh Phong.

Posted at 2020 Jul 10 12:00

How Vietnam welcomed 8,800 arrivals of foreign visitors in June 2020?

A state-run newspapers, the Nhan Dan (People) newspaper citing the latest report from General Statistics Office, Vietnam welcomed 8,800 arrivals of international visitors in June 2020, representing a month-on-month decrease of 61.3% and down 99.3% compared to the same period last year.

Posted at 2020 Jul 08 08:53

Vietnam Airlines starts three new domestic routes

Vietnam Airlines is stepping up its flying out of Da Lat in southern Vietnam. From July 2, the airline will begin flying to Can Tho from Da Lat. Shortly after, new routes between Da Lat and Hue and Da Lat and Thanh Hoa will begin. The new flights are aimed at improving connectivity and trade between Vietnams’ provinces and cities.

Posted at 2020 Jul 08 08:37

Vietnam ranks No.5 among the world’s friendliest countries in 2020

Vietnam has been ranked No.5 among the world’s friendliest countries in 2020, according to the latest survey conducted by InterNations, a global network for people who live and work abroad. As a particularly safe country, Vietnam is a good choice for solo travelers.

Posted at 2020 Jul 08 08:32

Central Highlanders work to keep traditional cultural practices alive

NDO - Many locales in the Central Highlands have worked to preserve and keep their tribes’ traditional cultural practices alive, thus contributing to promoting solidarity in the community and nurturing love and pride in their ancestors’ valuable heritage amongst the younger generations.

Posted at 2020 Jul 08 08:26

Promoting traditional cultural value of Vietnamese families

NDO - Themed “Preserve and promote cultural traditions and good behaviours within the family”, the 2020 Vietnam Family Festival is being observed across the country with assorted activities honouring time-honoured traditions practiced by many generations of Vietnamese families.

Posted at 2020 Jul 08 08:20

Vietnam’s world cultural heritages honoured through Ao Dai

NDO – Twenty-one collections of Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional long dress), which featured world cultural heritages of Vietnam, were introduced to the public at a programme held at Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (the Temple of Literature) on June 28.

Posted at 2020 Jul 08 08:19

Kite artisans show talents at festival in Nam Dinh

NDO – The first national kite festival was held in the northern province of Nam Dinh on July 5, attracting the participation of nearly 60 kite clubs from 40 cities and provinces nationwide.

Posted at 2020 Jul 08 08:15

Ninh Binh offers a host of experiences for vacationers this summer

NDO – Kayaking to explore the UNESCO-recognised Trang An complex, exploring the night life at Cuc Phuong forest, or just enjoy a relaxing weekend are among a host of fascinating experiences for vacationers to the northern province of Ninh Binh, being implemented by the local authorities to boost domestic tourism demand this summer.

Posted at 2020 Jul 05 21:25

Vietjet honored for “the Operating Lease Deal of the Year” by Airfinance Journal

(Ho Chi Minh City, July 1, 2020) – New-age carrier Vietjet has been honored as the winner of “the Operating Lease Deal of the Year” for its 10 Airbus aircraft operating lease in 2019. The title is listed amongst the Annual Global Awards of the world prestigious aviation and aerospace finance industry magazine Airfinance Journal.

Posted at 2020 Jul 01 12:12

Vietjet paints a positive picture

SINGAPORE, 30 June 2020: Vietjet is now ready to resume international flights from Vietnam starting July albeit with precautions to ensure safety for passengers and staff, the airline’s board told shareholders at the weekend.

Posted at 2020 Jun 30 18:53

Hue Imperial Citadel reveals new gates

The two historically undocumented gates at Hue Imperial Citadel in central Vietnam, which were discovered recently, could be an escape route for the Nguyen Dynasty, researchers say.

Posted at 2020 Jun 30 18:39

Vietnam to hold off welcoming inbound tourists

Vietnam’s borders will remain shut to foreign tourists, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said while addressing a meeting on the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemic in Hanoi on Wednesday afternoon.

Posted at 2020 Jun 26 18:07

Travel Reclaiming its Dwelling!

"Travel Changes you… As we move through this Life and this World you can change things slightly; you leave marks behind, however small and in return, life - and travel leaves marks on you most of the time those marks on your body or on your heart are beautiful often" - Anthony Bordain.

Posted at 2020 Jun 26 18:02

The World Cup of Food: France v Vietnam

The World Cup of Food semi-finals are here! The winner this week goes through to the grand final to fight for the title of World’s Greatest Cusine.

Posted at 2020 Jun 26 12:27

36th ASEAN Summit opens in Hanoi

Hanoi (VNA) –The 36th ASEAN Summit themed “Cohesive and Responsive” took place in Hanoi on June 26 under the chair by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Posted at 2020 Jun 26 12:24

Japanese business travelers enter Vietnam after easing of ban

JIJI. HANOI – Some 150 Japanese business travelers arrived in Vietnam on Thursday, marking the first such entry since Tokyo and Hanoi agreed last week to mutually ease restrictions imposed as part of the fight against the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Posted at 2020 Jun 26 12:21

Vietjet is the first airline to return to Phuket airport on 13 June 2020

Following the announcement of Civil Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) about re-opening Phuket International airport for domestic flight operation starting from 13 June 2020, Thai Vietjet is the first and only airline confirmed to resume operation of the route between Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) and Phuket international airport to serve passengers demand from that date.

Posted at 2020 Jun 25 10:58

Vietjet simultaneously inaugurates 8 routes, celebrating 2020 “hot” summer

Following the mission of sky connection to bring people and tourists to discover beautiful destinations in Vietnam, the new-age carrier Vietjet jubilantly welcomes maiden flights connecting Da Nang, the most liveable city in Vietnam with Phu Quoc (Kien Giang Province), Da Lat (Lam Dong Province), Buon Ma Thuot (Dak Lak Province), Vinh and Thanh Hoa; the capital city of Hanoi with Dong Hoi (Quang Binh Province); Hai Phong with Quy Nhon (Binh Dinh Province); Vinh and Phu Quoc.

Posted at 2020 Jun 25 10:56

Opportunities for Vietnam’s economy in post COVID-19 phase

By Prof. Pankaj Jha. The opening up of the tourism sector and resuming of normal industrial production affirms that Vietnam spectacularly overcame COVID-19 and is now ready to become a regional economic hub that can replace China in the global supply chain in select sectors.

Posted at 2020 Jun 25 10:48

Travel from Japan to Vietnam to partially resume on Thursday

TOKYO - Travel from Japan to Vietnam will partially resume this week, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi said Tuesday, marking the first step in easing travel restrictions aimed at stemming the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Posted at 2020 Jun 25 10:46

Vietnam doesn't prohibit int’l flights: aviation authority

Deputy chief of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) Vo Huy Cuong has recently affirmed there is no restriction on any international air route and that it is up to airlines to decide whether they want to resume regular flights in the context that Vietnam still bars entry to foreigners.

Posted at 2020 Jun 25 10:40

Vietnam and Thailand look to lead regional tourism revival

Jakarta/Sydney | Vietnam and Thailand are looking to lure well-heeled travellers to getaways on their own islands as they promote what has become the most important asset for tourism-dependent economies: a low COVID-19 count.

Posted at 2020 Jun 24 12:00

Vietnam plans to resume flights to some virus-free countries

Vietnam plans to allow a resumption of flights to and from countries that have had no cases of coronavirus for 30 days, state media cited the prime minister as saying on Tuesday, with priority destinations including Japan, South Korea and Cambodia.

Posted at 2020 Jun 24 11:57

Vietnam maintains strict health rules

HANOI, 24 June 2020: Only Vietnamese nationals, foreigners on diplomatic or official business, and highly skilled workers are currently allowed to travel to Vietnam, the official website Vietnam Tourism reported 23 June.

Posted at 2020 Jun 24 11:52

Cambodia lifts cross-border travel restrictions with Vietnam

The government yesterday informed Vietnam regarding its decision to lift the ban on cross-border movement via borders shared with the country but said prevention guidelines remain in place to mitigate risks of coronavirus transmission.

Posted at 2020 Jun 24 11:51

Vietnam a good example of COVID-19 response: WB country director

Vietnam has become a good example of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response in the world thanks to drastic directions from the government, outgoing Country Director for the World Bank in Vietnam Ousmane Dione told Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc during a meeting in Hanoi on Monday.

Posted at 2020 Jun 24 11:45

Experience a regal dawn on Quy Nhon’s Queen Beach

Queen Beach, on Vietnam’s central coast, has triggered curiosity among travelers for its countless boulders resembling giant birds’ eggs that cover over hundreds of square meters.

Posted at 2020 Jun 23 11:10

British pilot leaves intensive care

A British pilot, Vietnam’s most critically endangered novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patient, has been moved out of the intensive care unit (ICU) at a Ho Chi Minh City hospital and is now able to arm-wrestle with his doctor in the institution’s physical rehabilitation ward.

Posted at 2020 Jun 22 17:18

Commence construction of Vietnam’s largest theme park

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and local and central officials attended a ceremony, pressing symbolic buttons to start the construction of Vietnam’s largest theme park in Hai Phong on Sunday.

Posted at 2020 Jun 22 17:15

A spot of Cambodia in central Saigon

Existing for half a century, the traditional Cambodian market in Ho Chi Minh City has long attracted visitors with its authentic fare.

Posted at 2020 Jun 22 12:00

Japan and Vietnam Agree to Ease Bilateral Travel Restrictions

Japan and Vietnam have agreed to partially lift travel bans and ease restrictions step by step as a way to reopen economic and bilateral exchanges between the two Asian nations where coronavirus infections have largely been taken under control.

Posted at 2020 Jun 21 07:31

Vietnam’s press museum to open to public

The Vietnam Press Museum in Hanoi will open to visitors for the first time since its establishment on the occasion of the 95th Vietnamese Press Day (June 21).

Posted at 2020 Jun 19 09:59

Ba Ria-Vung Tau reopens beaches

Ba Ria-Vung Tau has reopened its beaches from Thursday, the last province in Vietnam to do so following a social distancing ease effective two weeks ago.

Posted at 2020 Jun 17 10:18

Vietnam by night, an aerial view

Photographer Pham Huy Trung captures beautiful night shots of some of the country’s popular urban landscapes from above.

Posted at 2020 Jun 17 10:07

Vietnam is a very versatile and beautiful country

When Gong Rong Nan first arrived in Ho Chi Minh City three years ago, he did not know much about this country. Now he feels fortunate to live here thanks to his passion for photography.

Posted at 2020 Jun 15 09:49

Vietnam schoolgirl creates art from the chaos of the coronavirus

HANOI -- Stuck at home with school suspended, Nguyen Doi Chung Anh made the most of an enhanced social distancing drive in Vietnam by using art to demonstrate tragedy, resilience and chaos in the world’s battle against the coronavirus.

Posted at 2020 Jun 15 09:36

Vietnam allows resumption of disco, karaoke parlors

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Tuesday has allowed the resumption of disco, karaoke parlors as the country going than 50 days clear of any community transmission of the Covid-19 virus. Vietnam Government portal reported.

Posted at 2020 Jun 12 11:20

5-star luxury resort complex opens in Cat Ba

NDO – The 5-star Flamingo Cat Ba Beach Resort Complex officially opened on Cat Ba Island, Hai Phongcity on June 6, after more than two years of construction.

Posted at 2020 Jun 10 05:15

Scuba diving – ‘must try’ experience in Phu Quoc island

In addition to taking a dip in cool and emerald water in stunning beaches, visiting gorgeous tourist attractions and enjoying special seafood, scuba diving is also an activity that can’t be missed when traveling to Phu Quoc island.

Posted at 2020 Jun 10 05:14

Quang Ninh: Japan-style village shrouded in mist of hot springs

Lying on the edge of Ha Long Bay (Quang Ninh) is a Japan-style hot-spring resort which has been modeled on a traditional Japanese village. The hot-spring resort Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh has recently become the hot travel destination for this summer that tourists must not miss out on.

Posted at 2020 Jun 10 05:11

HCM City officially launches tourism stimulus programme

A scheme aimed at stimulating domestic tourism demand was officially unveiled in Ho Chi Minh City on June 9 in respond to the ‘Vietnamese people travel in Vietnam’ campaign previously launched by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Posted at 2020 Jun 10 05:04

Vietnam may be role model in quick tourism recovery

Bloomberg news site on Sunday run a story called “Vietnam breaks out of the Covid tourist trap”, saying Vietnam may be a model for the rest of the world as local holidaymakers are back.

Posted at 2020 Jun 10 05:02

The extraordinary wooden houses of Central Vietnam

When it comes to glorious traditional crafts in Vietnam, the vibrant outfits of the Flower Hmong and Red Dao peoples of northern Vietnam usually get all the attention. But travel to the little explored Central Highlands, bordering Laos and Cambodia, and you'll find extraordinary native architecture.

Posted at 2020 Jun 10 04:56

More Vietnamese prefer solo travel

Solo travel has become an emerging trend among Vietnamese as 47 percent of respondents have embarked on more than four solo trips in the past year, a survey found.

Posted at 2020 Jun 04 06:28

Tourism firms yet to tap into solo travel trend

Vietnam has been listed as one of 30 best solo travel destinations by the U.S. News newspaper, and Ho Chi Minh City has been listed as among the top five cities for such trips by accommodation giant Airbnb.

Posted at 2020 Jun 04 06:25

Travel’s Reopening: A Global Timeline

The World is opening for travel again, one step at a time. Below we’re plotting the news events about the reopening of various travel sectors around the world on a timeline, in order to better explain the when and the where of how the reopening and potential recovery of the world’s most consequential sector goes from here.

Posted at 2020 Jun 02 17:04

Locations Leading the Way in Eco-Friendly Tourism in Vietnam

If you are taking a vacation in Vietnam, there are some wonderful eco-friendly places to stay that understand sustainability and why it is so important to use local produce and forego plastics. They are peaceful retreats away from the hustle and bustle where you can truly relax.

Posted at 2020 Jun 01 10:22

Unexpected adventure in Bạch Mã National Park

Located in a mountainous area on the border between the former North and South of Việt Nam, the park is reachable from Huế and Đà Nẵng by motorbike or bus. The drive from Huế did not take me more than two hours.

Posted at 2020 May 30 09:03

Fishing on Hon Yen a cast apart

Hon Yen Island in Phu Yen Province offers visitors an ideal excuse to get tangled up in local fishing culture.

Posted at 2020 May 29 10:43

Visit Vietnam after Covid-19 crisis, why not?

Travel will continue after the Covid-19 outbreak. The industry will return sooner than you think, and with some great deals. “Gorgeous” beaches and “insanely good food” make Vietnam a great post Covid-19 destination, says New York-based travel magazine Travel + Leisure.

Posted at 2020 May 28 14:20