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Delta tourism to go through the roof

Delta tourism to go through the roof

A Saigontourist representative just unveiled the holding company would kick-off the construction of its four-star Saigon-Vinh Long hotel in Vinh Long city in the Mekong Delta at a cost of VND157 billion ($7.58 million) in the first quarter of 2012. The prospective hotel, consisting of nine floors, 84 rooms covering 2,300 square metres, is slated […]

Vietnam welcomes five million tourists

Vietnam on December 24 had international tourist number five million for 2010 – a visitor from China. This opened a new page in the development of the tourism industry. The welcome mat was put out for Zhou Ying, a Chinese auditor, who flew into Vietnam on flight VN901, from Beijing to Hanoi. “Five million, the […]

Statues of former State leaders on display in HCM

An exhibition featuring 25 miniature statues of President Ho Chi Minh and Vice President Ton Duc Thang opened at the Ton Duc Thang Museum in HCM City on October 20. In addition sculptors from the HCM City Fine Arts Association sent in 26 entries for a contest to create a giant copper statue of the […]

Vietnam Visa exemption to be officially applied

Agreements on Vietnam visa exemption has been signed with 55 countries (56 agreements), among 54 agreements has entered into effect except 2 agreements (With Angola and Brazil). Tourists in these countries will be exempted visa for entry, exit and transit. The duration of stay subject to visa exemption begins from the date of entry. On […]

Vietnam wins two golds at int’l puppetry festival

Vietnam bagged two out of the total four gold prizes for performances at the second International Puppetry Festival, which closed in Hanoi on September 9. The host’s gold prizes went to the Thang Long Puppetry Theatre’s water puppetry programme in celebration of the 1,000 th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi and the Vietnam Puppetry Theatre’s “Andersen” […]

HCM City explores new routes for river tourism

The HCMC tourism authority will survey a new tourist route upstream the  to the neighboring province of Dong Nai early next month as the city government on Monday gave approval, an official said. HCM City yacht society in the offering Vietnam Airlines offers more flights to tourism destinations Nguyen Viet Anh, head of the Travel […]

A special Khanh Hoa offering

Undulating white sand dunes all along the beautiful Doc Let Beach have made it a favorite in the central province of Khanh Hoa. Visitors often choose to stay at highly popular Doc Let Resort, but winning the hearts and minds of increasing numbers of tourists in recent years is the White Sand Doc Let Resort […]

A quiet island get-away near Nha Trang

The white sandy beaches and coral reefs of Binh Ba Island are only a short motorbike and boat ride from Cam Ranh Township in the central coast province of Khanh Hoa. A view of Chuong Beach on Binh Ba Island in Nha Trang City. (Photo: SGT) The coral island presents a change of pace from […]