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…
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…
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.
Every year, the September 27 is chosen by World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) as the World Tourism Day to celebrate. This year, World Tourism Day will commemorate its 30th anniversary in the vibrant country of Ghana under the theme "Tourism - Celebrating Diversity".
WORLD TOURISM DAY MESSAGE   (Sep 24, 2009)
WORLD TOURISM DAY MESSAGE
by Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General a.i. of UNWTO Tourism: Celebrating DiversityGhana, 27 September 2009 World Tourism Day (WTD) will commemorate its 30th anniversary this year. The celebration will be hosted by one of our first Member States, Ghana, under the theme Tourism: Celebrating Diversity.
Hanoi shops among Asia’s best
The capital city of Hanoi has been named one of the 13 best cities for shopping in Asia by Smart Travel Asia, the online travel magazine for Asia.
Local firms work on Vietnam-Laos-Thailand tours
Representatives of some 60 domestic tour operators are inspecting destinations in Vietnam, Laos and Thailand for a familiarization trip arranged by Vitours Company Limited and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in preparation for new overland tours.
Thai senators visit Quang Tri to boost tourism cooperation
A delegation of 28 Thai senators, led by Chair of the Thai Senate’s tourism committee Tungaratt Achariyachai, arrived in the central province of Quang Tri on September 23.