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Detailed tourism reform needed

A “very detailed” restructuring plan is needed to resolve prominent problems in the tourism sector, says Deputy Prime Minister Vũ Đức Đam. In a Thursday meeting with Nguyễn Văn Tuấn, General Director, National Administration of Tourism and other stakeholders, Đam also said that the plan should focus on measures to …

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Old floating villages open to tourists

Authorities in Hạ Long City plan to develop the ancient floating villages on Hạ Long Bay into a tourist magnet. A portion of the VNĐ1.7 trillion (US$74.7 million) from the proceeds of entrance tickets to the bay will be set aside to develop the former boat villages in the Cửa …

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Vietjet opens Đà Lạt-Bangkok route

Vietjet will open its new route connecting Đà Lạt City with Bangkok on December 18 to better meet travelling demand for the Đà Lạt Flower Festival, slated to be held on December 23-27. Vietjet is the first airline operating a direct service between Đà Lạt and Bangkok. The new route …

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Quang Ninh approves Ha Long-Co To seaplane route

Chairman of Quang Ninh Province People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Long gave his nod to Hai Au Aviation’s proposal of launching a seaplane flight route from Ha Long City to Co To Island. Quang Ninh approves Ha Long-Co To seaplane route, travel news, Vietnam guide, Vietnam airlines, Vietnam tour, tour Vietnam, …

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Tourists complain of Ha Long Bay trip cut short

A group of tourists that visited Ha Long Bay are complaining that their standard 4-hour trip was cut short by two and a half hours by the boat crew.    Tourists complain of Ha Long Bay trip cut short, travel news, Vietnam guide, Vietnam airlines, Vietnam tour, tour Vietnam, Hanoi, …

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Vietnam’s dynamic MICE industry

Tourism is arguably the driving force of Vietnam. In the first half of 2017, visitor numbers increased by 72.2% to over 1.2 million, with total visitor numbers to Vietnam projected to reach 3.2 million by the year-end. With continual strong GDP growth, further infrastructure development, improved connectivity and accessibility, and …

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Hanoi hopes to welcome 23.83 million visitors in 2017

Hanoi expects to serve 23.83 million visitors, including 4.95 foreigners, this year, a rise of nine percent from the previous year. Tourism revenue is estimated to reach 70.96 billion VND (3.12 million USD), up 15 percent against last year. To realise the target, Hanoi is striving to expand its tourism …

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HCM City Launches Bilingual Tourism Magazine

Check-in Saigon is intended to highlight attractive tourist sites of the city to travellers. The magazine brings tourists culture, the image of people as well as food of HCM City. It also includes the opinions of travellers who came to the city. It is published on the first Monday of …

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Vietnam on track to attract 10 million foreign tourists in 2017

The Vietnamese government has defined tourism as a spearhead economic sector and promulgated many policies to support its growth. Doctor Tran Quang Hao, an expert in tourism development, said the industry has made a great contribution to realizing Vietnam’s target GDP growth of 6.7%. He added, “With the current growth, …

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Bell pagoda in Hung Yen province

The villagers built a pagoda to hang the bell. Every time the bell was struck, its sound travelled for thousands of miles. Thus the temple is called Bell Pagoda. Bell Pagoda was built under the reign of the Le Dynasty in the 15th century, and it was upgraded in 1702. …

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