Japanese TV show spotlights Vietnam’s cuisine, manners
The Vietnamese Embassy in Japan has cooperated with Fuji television (Fuji TV) to broadcast a TV programme featuring Vietnam’s food and drink, as well as the nation’s gastronomic culture, manners and customs.
ASEAN aims for dynamic regional tourist industry
The ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF 2009) wrapped up in Hanoi on January 12, following seven days of meetings, launching a promising year for its members’ tourist industries, particularly Vietnam’s tourism…
Saigontourist welcomes seafaring tourists to Vietnam
The Saigontourist Travel Company welcomed 450 foreign tourists and crew who joined the five-star cruise liner “Columbus” on January 12. The ship’s passengers were predominantly German.
Luxury Travel receives Vietnam's Best Service Awards 2008
The Vietnam’s first luxury tour company Luxury Travel will present on January 17, 2009 in Hanoi Opera House with a Vietnam's Best Service Awards 2008 from the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
Halong Bay passes wonders second round
Halong Bay - one of Vietnam’s World Heritage Sites - is officially a contender in the second phase of the New 7 Wonders of Nature.
Hai Au Hotel wins international quality award
Hai Au Hotel, a four-star hotel in the central province of Binh Dinh, has won the “International Quality Crown – London 2008” award for its service quality.
Cultural Tet fete for tourists   (Jan 08, 2009)
Cultural Tet fete for tourists
Ba Ria-Vung Tau (VNA) - A cultural tourism festival welcoming the Lunar New Year will be organised in the southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau between January 22 and February 2, 2009.
1000th anniversary of Thang Long – Hanoi to be promoted and popularized abroad
On January 5th, in Hanoi, the Hanoi City People’s Committee and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs signed an agreement to cooperate on activities in the 2009-2010 period to mark 1000 years of Thang Long – Hanoi.
Tourism’s urgent plan to attract more visitors in 2009
A nationwide promotion is one of the urgent measures being taken by the tourism sector to stimulate tourism in order to achieve the sector’s target of welcoming 4.5 million foreign tourists in 2009.
Hanoi to have lantern festival for Tet
A lantern festival will take place at the Bao Son Paradise Park in Ha Noi from January 1 to February 17, 2009 to celebrate the lunar New Year Festival of Tet, which will fall on January 25.
Special Tet show for overseas Vietnamese on January 19, 2009
A special live TV broadcast for overseas Vietnamese will be made at the Temple of Literature in downtown Hanoi on January 19, 2009 to welcome the Lunar New Year festival.
Vietnam welcomes first foreign visitors of new year
The Costa Allegra cruise ship anchored Tien Sa port in central Da Nang City on January 1, 2009 bringing the first 800 foreign tourists to the country.
Ha Long Bay welcomes 5,000 tourists on New Year’s Day
386 tourist ships carrying 4,900 passengers, including 3,700 foreigners, left Bai Chay tourist wharf in the northern province of Quang Ninh to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO-recognised World Natural Heritage site, on the first day of 2009.
Ben Thanh Tourist says will sell tours online in 2009
Ben Thanh Tourist will start selling tours online from after the first quarter of 2009, which will be made possible owing to a recent cooperation agreement the travel firm signed with Vietcombank and an IT solution provider.
Nearly 60 per cent of handicraft villages around the country have been forced to cut back on their production because of the global financial crisis, according to a ministry official.