Son Doong Cave tours increase in popularity
The Quang Binh People’s Committee has approved bumping up the sales of tours to Son Doong Cave in 2017, one of the world’s largest caves, from 500 top 800 due to increased demand.
Ho Chi Minh City exhibition displays UNESCO-recognised cultural heritage of Viet Nam
A photo exhibition introducing Vietnamese UNESCO-recognised intangible cultural heritage opened at Nguyen Van Binh Book Street in Ho Chi Minh City on January 13.
India, Viet Nam tourism bodies link up
In addition to investment and trading, there is also huge potential for cooperation between Viet Nam and India in tourism, a conference heard in HCM City on January 13.
Electric cars carry visitors around Sa Dec flower village
Electric cars have already taken thousands of foreign and local visitors to Sa Dec flower village in the Mekong province of Dong Thap after the service was launched on January 10.
Viet Nam to rank 2nd in travel growth
Viet Nam is expected to enjoy a compound annual growth rate of 9.5 percent between 2016 and 2021 for outbound travel among Asia Pacific’s emerging markets, according to the “Future of Outbound Travel in Asia Pacific 2016 to 2021” report by MasterCard.
More relics in Hue to undergo conservation
Nine projects will be implemented in 2017 to conserve and restore relics in the Complex of Hue Monuments, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, according to the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre.
APEC souvenir, gift design contest launched
A contest for designing and producing souvenirs and gifts for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Year 2017 has been launched in Da Nang city.
Thua Thien-Hue grants licence to Spanish-funded tourism service project
The central province of Thua Thien-Hue on January 9 granted an investment licence to Spain’s PSH Group to construct the Hue Amusement & Beach Park project in Phu Vang district.
Eighteen national treasures presented to the public for the first time
Eighteen national treasures recognised by Viet Nam’s authorities over the past period are being presented under a special exhibition held for the first time by the National Museum of Viet Nam History in Ha Noi.
Island district looks to boost tourism
Local authorities of the Phu Quy island district in the central province of Binh Thuan have spared no effort in promoting local tourism.
Clean-up campaign launched for green Ha Long Bay
As many as 100 volunteers took part in a clean-up campaign themed “Alliance action for a Green Ha Long” launched in the northern province of Quang Ninh on January 10.
Ly Son island to establish walking street
The People’s Committee of the central province of Quang Ngai has approved a plan to turn a coastal road in Ly Son island into a walking street.
Vietnamese in Canada welcome traditional Lunar New Year
Hundreds of Vietnamese living in Canada attended an art programme welcoming the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) in Toronto city on January 8.
Eight Tay Bac localities enjoy fruitful tourism cooperation
Eight Tay Bac (northwestern mountainous) provinces enjoyed a year-on-year rise of 11.8 percent in the number of visitors in 2016 thanks to their close cooperation in tourism promotion.
Old Quarter tourist spot promoted
The Dong Lac Communal House has been recognised by the Ha Noi Tourism Department as a new tourist destination in the Old Quarter.