Lam Dong province acts to preserve gong culture
The Central Highlands province of Lam Dong has approved a plan to preserve and promote the gong cultural space, which has been recognised by UNESCO as an intangible heritage of humanity.  
Travelodge’s first Viet Nam hotel to be built in Cam Ranh
Arena Cam Ranh will be the first Travelodge hotel in Viet Nam and the first Skype by Travelodge, which is the upper midscale brand of Travelodge Asia, a leading hotel…
Viet Nam’s tourism promoted at world’s largest travel show
More than 40 leading Vietnamese tourism companies have introduced their products at ITB 2018, the world’s largest tourism trade fair that opened in Germany’s Berlin on March 7.   
Da Nang promotes image via fireworks festival
The central city of Da Nang aims to promote the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival (DIFF) to foreign friends and the city’s image as a leading destination of festivals and events in Asia, a municipal official said at a press conference on March 7.
Viet Nam promotes tourism in Russia
A delegation of the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) will participate in the 2018 Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT 2018), slated for March 13-15 in Moscow, Russia.  
Four Ha Noi promotion videos to be screened on CNN
The US’s Cable News Network (CNN) has announced the broadcast schedule for three 30-second promotion clips focusing on Ha Noi.  
Le Loi stele named as national treasure
A stone stele created during the reign of King Le Thai To (1428-1433) in the northwest mountainous border province of Lai Chau has been recognised as national treasure and the memorial site for the king has been listed as a national historical site.  
Viet Nam to join world’s leading travel trade show in Berlin
A Vietnamese delegation will attend the world’s leading travel trade show ITB Berlin which will take place in the German capital city from March 7-11.  
Old Vietnamese education, imperial examinations on spotlight
An exhibition is underway in Ha Noi, displaying over 50 photos, documents and items reflecting the old Vietnamese education and examinations.
Hmong patterns recognised as national intangible cultural heritage
Traditional textiles patterns of Hmong ethnic people in Sa Long commune, Muong Cha district, the northwestern province of Dien Bien, have been recognised as national intangible cultural heritage.  
Minh The Festival recognized as national intangible cultural heritage
Minh The Festival in the northern coastal city of Hai Phong has been recognized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as national intangible cultural heritage.
Can Tho serves 1.8 million tourists in two months
The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho welcomed an estimated 1.8 million tourists in the first two months of 2018, up 19 percent against the same period in 2017, and fulfilling 22 percent of its set target.   
Da Nang City hosts slew of festive events
The central city of Da Nang plans to organise a wide range of cultural and festive programmes along the banks of the Han River at weekends and on public holidays to attract more international and local tourists.  
30,000 USD in grant for best startup tourism initiative in Mekong
Start-up tourism firms will have a chance to get a cash grant and a six-month intensive training course worth 30, 000 USD in total when joining the “Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism” (MIST) programme in 2018.   
Thua Thien-Hue records surge of tourists in two months
Tourist arrivals in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue in the first two months of 2018 rose sharply by 46.6 percent from a year earlier to over 715,960, partly thanks to various activities held during the Lunar New Year holiday (Tet).