Ca Tru and Quan Ho folksongs recognized by UNESCO
The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has inscribed Vietnam’s Ca Tru on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity on October 1.
Nation’s largest tourism expo opens in HCMC
The 5th International Travel Expo (ITE), the largest annual tourism event in Vietnam, kicked off in Ho Chi Minh City on October 1.
Number of US tourists skyrockets despite crisis
China, the US and the Republic of Korea remain Vietnam’s largest tourism markets despite waning over-all numbers of foreign arrivals in September.
Vietnamese may renew visas to US by mail
Vietnamese travellers to the US can save both time and money to renew their visas by mail, according to the US Embassy in Vietnam.
Ho Dynasty Citadel eyes world heritage status
The scientific file on the Ho Dynasty Citadel has been sent to Paris for consideration by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as a world heritage site.
From September 30 all vehicles will have freedom of movement between the Samat international border gate in Tay Ninh Province in Vietnam and the TrapeangPlong border gate in KamPongCham Province, Cambodia.
Sanctuary remains of ancient Cham people get protection
The remains of a 1,200 year-old Cham sanctuary unearthed in Phu Vang District in Hue will undergo major protection works costing VND 560 million (USD 32,000) that are likely to be completed next year.
Halong to be a non-smoking city
On September 26, Vietnam’s northern coastal Halong city mobilized a plan to establish the city as a non-smoking destination. The plan aims to promote the state’s regulations about the harmfulness of smoking to local people and tourists.
Da Nang celebrates World Tourism Day
Diverse activities took place in the central province of Da Nang to celebrate World Tourism Day 2009 on September 27 on the theme of “Tourism and biological diversity”.
Laos eyes Luong Prabang-Dien Bien Phu air route
The Lao government has agreed to the opening of a direct air route between the Lao province of Luong Prabang and Vietnam’s north-western city of Dien Bien Phu.
National Tourism Year 2010 to kick off next month
National Tourism Year 2010 will kick off starting in October with a series of commemorations of the 999th anniversary of the Thang Long-Hanoi, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).
Propaganda poster contest to commemorate 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long - Hanoi
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism coordinated with Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism to launch a nationwide propaganda poster contest for the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi on September 25.
The International Culture and Leisure Fair 2009 has been held by The Hague Online Organisation in Holland.
Hue cooperates with Thailand in tourism development
People’s Committee of Thua Thien-Hue Province on September 25 held a working session with a delegation from the Thai Senate’s Tourism Committee, led by head of the committee Tunyaratt Achariyachai.
Hoi An’s family chapel wins UNESCO award
The Tang Family Chapel in the ancient city of Hoi An has received the Honourable Mention Award 2009 from UNESCO in the Asia-Pacific region for conserving a cultural heritage.