Son Doong Cave tours increase in popularity
The Quang Binh People’s Committee has approved bumping up the sales of tours to Son Doong Cave in 2017, one of the world’s largest caves, from 500 top 800 due to increased demand.
Ho Chi Minh City exhibition displays UNESCO-recognised cultural heritage of Viet Nam
A photo exhibition introducing Vietnamese UNESCO-recognised intangible cultural heritage opened at Nguyen Van Binh Book Street in Ho Chi Minh City on January 13.
India, Viet Nam tourism bodies link up
In addition to investment and trading, there is also huge potential for cooperation between Viet Nam and India in tourism, a conference heard in HCM City on January 13.
Electric cars carry visitors around Sa Dec flower village
Electric cars have already taken thousands of foreign and local visitors to Sa Dec flower village in the Mekong province of Dong Thap after the service was launched on January 10.
More relics in Hue to undergo conservation
Nine projects will be implemented in 2017 to conserve and restore relics in the Complex of Hue Monuments, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, according to the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre.
APEC souvenir, gift design contest launched
A contest for designing and producing souvenirs and gifts for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Year 2017 has been launched in Da Nang city.
Eighteen national treasures presented to the public for the first time
Eighteen national treasures recognised by Viet Nam’s authorities over the past period are being presented under a special exhibition held for the first time by the National Museum of Viet Nam History in Ha Noi.
Island district looks to boost tourism
Local authorities of the Phu Quy island district in the central province of Binh Thuan have spared no effort in promoting local tourism.
Clean-up campaign launched for green Ha Long Bay
As many as 100 volunteers took part in a clean-up campaign themed “Alliance action for a Green Ha Long” launched in the northern province of Quang Ninh on January 10.
Ly Son island to establish walking street
The People’s Committee of the central province of Quang Ngai has approved a plan to turn a coastal road in Ly Son island into a walking street.
Eight Tay Bac localities enjoy fruitful tourism cooperation
Eight Tay Bac (northwestern mountainous) provinces enjoyed a year-on-year rise of 11.8 percent in the number of visitors in 2016 thanks to their close cooperation in tourism promotion.
Old Quarter tourist spot promoted
The Dong Lac Communal House has been recognised by the Ha Noi Tourism Department as a new tourist destination in the Old Quarter.
‘Two Countries – Four Destinations’ tour launched
The ‘Two Countries – Four Destination’ tour, connecting Ha Long and Mong Cai in Viet Nam with Dongxing and Guilin in China, was launched at a ceremony held in Quang Ninh Province on January 5.
New plants to bloom across terrace fields in Mu Cang Chai
Mu Cang Chai district of the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai, well-known for its impressive terrace fields, is looking to planting rapeseed (Brassica napus) as a new way to raise local incomes while boosting tourism.
Phu Quoc island district targets over 1.8 million tourists in 2017
Phu Quoc island district in the southern province of Kien Giang strives to lure over 1.8 million tourists, including 300,000 foreigners, in 2017, showing a year-on-year increase of 25.5 percent and 42.7 percent, respectively.