Mountainous district becomes emerging travel destination
Though a poor village 10 years ago, Ban Don or Don village in the mountainous district of Ba Thuoc, Thanh Hoa province has now become one of the emerging travel destinations with its homestay service for visitors who wish to explore the local life.  
CNN commercials boost Ha Noi’s foreign tourist arrivals
The 2-million-USD deal between Ha Noi and the US television network CNN from 2017 – 2018 has spurred international tourist arrivals to the capital city over the past year.  
Feel Japan in Viet Nam 2018 kicks off in HCM City
Feel Japan in Viet Nam 2018 opened in Ho Chi Minh City on July 14, as part of events marking 45 years of Viet Nam – Japan relations.  
International conference “World heritage and sustainable development in the contemporary context”
(TITC) - The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MOCST) and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) co-organized international conference on world heritages and sustainable development in the contemporary context (Ha Long, 9-10 July 2018).  
Ninh Binh welcomes more than 5.2 million visitors in first half of 2018
The northern province of Ninh Binh received more than 5.2 million visitors during the first half of this year, meeting 73.3% of the year’s plan and up 5.3% against the same period last year, according to the provincial Department of Tourism.  
Tourist arrivals to Ha Noi up 10 percent in first half
Tourist arrivals to the capital city of Ha Noi topped 13.19 million in the first half of this year, up 10 percent year-on-year, pushing up revenue by 9.3 percent annually to over 39.2 trillion VND (1.74 billion USD).   
UNESCO to send experts to examine cave complex in Central Highlands
A team of experts from UNESCO will be setting off to the Krong No volcanic site in the central province of Dak Nong between July 17 and 22 to examine the possibility of recognising it as a Global Geopark.  
Quang Binh approves trial tour to explore Vom and Gieng Vooc Caves
Quang Binh provincial authorities have approved the operation of a trial ecological tour to explore Vom and Gieng Vooc caves from July 15, 2018 to January 15, 2019, according to an announcement by the local People’s Committee on July 11.  
Viet Nam’s natural wonder gets closer with new airport
Starting late December, visitors will be able to fly to the Van Don Airport, just 50 kilometers from Ha Long Bay.  
Restored towers at My Son sanctuary ready to serve visitors
Tower K, a rare building remaining in the complex of temples at My Son Sanctuary in Duy Xuyen district, the central province of Quang Nam, is now ready to welcome visitors after being upgraded with the support of Indian experts.   
Leading tourism enterprises won Viet Nam Tourism Awards 2018
(TITC) – On the occasion of the 58th anniversary of Viet Nam's tourism sector (July 9, 1960-2017), on 9 July, in Ha Noi, the winners of Viet Nam Tourism Awards 2018 were honored at a ceremony held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. The ceremony had the attendance of Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam.  
Seminar on the preservation of Co Loa relic site
Tia Sang (Ray of Light) Magazine, in association with the Department of Cultural Heritage under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Thang Long-Ha Noi Heritage Conservation Center, on July 7 held a seminar themed "Co Loa Citadel: From core value to conservation and development."  
Mau Son Tourism Festival 2018 launched
(TITC)- On July 7, Mau Son Tourism Festival was organized by Lang Son Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism with many exciting activities. The event draws the attendance of thousands of visitors.  
Photo exhibition “I love Viet Nam” opens in Ha Noi
(TITC) – On 5 July 2018, a ceremony was held in Ha Noi to give prizes of the 8th National Tourism Art Photography Contest  and open the photo exhibition “I love Viet Nam”.    
Int’l visitors to Viet Nam reach nearly 7.9 million arrivals in 6 months
(TITC) – On July 5, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism organized press conference to announce remarkable results in the 6 first months of 2018.  
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