Biking is an interesting and authentic way to explore the countryside in Vietnam. A new selection of biking tours recently has been launched to offer its guests the opportunity to discover daily life in the heart of the Mekong Delta region.
Cao Bang Province Upgrades Historic Relic of Coc Bo Cave
Ha Quang District and the Cao Bang Provincial Department of Culture, Information and Tourism have coordinated with Lung Lo Construction Company under the Ministry of National Defense in upgrading the…
Lao Cai Province Preserves and Promotes Ethnic Cultural Identity
After more than two years of implementation, a project on developing, preserving and promoting the cultures of ethnic minority groups in the Northeastern Mountainous Province of Lao Cai in the…
Drastic changes are vital for Vietnam to have a competitive tourist industry
Vietnam tourism sector will risk lagging far behind other regional countries and find it difficult to maintain a high growth rate if breakthrough measures are not taken to generate enough qualified personnel, a senior tourism official has said.
An agreement on visa exemption for common passport holders signed between Vietnam and Cambodia will take effect as from Dec. 4, 2008 announced the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Halong Bay greets 2.3 million tourists since early this year
The Halong Bay Management Department reported that nearly 2.3 million tourists, including 1.5 million foreign tourists, had visited Ha Long Bay in the first ten months of 2008, marking an increase of 49 percent year on year.
Gongs and court music make heritage list
Nha nhac (Vietnamese court music) and gong culture are listed among the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, issued for the first time on Nov. 4, 2008 at the third session of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Committee on Intangible Cultural Heritage in Istanbul, Turkey.
Coffee festival to be held in Dak Lak province
The second Buon Me Thuot Coffee Festival will be held from December 10 to 14, 2008 in Buon Me Thuot town, Dak Lak Central Highlands province.
Hanoi lacks luxury hotel rooms   (Nov 09, 2008)
Hanoi lacks luxury hotel rooms
Hanoi-based travel companies are facing the decrease of their income due to the lack of hi-end rooms for visitors to Vietnam at the peak period.
ACMECS to increase cooperation in trade, investment and tourism
The ACMECS Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Hanoi on November 6, 2008 emphasised the need to simplify customs procedures for the travel of people and transport of goods via border gates.
Tourism industry urged to improve human resources
It is necessary to raise the quality of human resources in the tourism industry to maintain the sector’s growth rate and ensure the sustainable development of Vietnam’s tourism, said Nguyen Manh Cuong, Deputy Head of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).
Da Nang: Let off fireworks to attract tourists
Aiming to build a green and touristy city, Da Nang will organise periodical international firework festivals to attract tourists, said Da Nang Chairman Tran Van Minh.
Vietnam to host Buddhist summit in 2010
Participants attending the 5th World Buddhist summit in Kobe, Japan, have chosen Hanoi as the venue for the 6th summit in 2010.
National oil paintings exhibition opens
A number of 170 oil paintings selected from the National Oil Paintings Exhibition are now on display at the Vietnam Culture and Arts Exhibition Centre from November 5, 2008.
Ceramic treasures and a kiln dating back to the 7th-8th centuries have been unearthed at  Tuan Chau, Ha Long City in the northern province of Quang Ninh.