Vietnam welcomes first e-Visa visitor
14:48 | 06/02/2017 Culture & Tourism
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism and the Immigration Management Department held a ceremony at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport on February 4 to greet Richard Kenneth Wilson (Britain), the first e-Visa visitor to Vietnam.
Tapping the Northwest’s tourism potential
15:22 | 31/01/2017 Society
(VEN) - Tourism is considered one of the driving forces for socioeconomic development in the northwestern region. In 2017, the Lao Cai - Northwest National Tourism Year themed “Colors of the Northwest” is expected to provide many golden opportunities for the region’s tourism sector to take off.
Homestay services improve farmer’s income
15:30 | 29/01/2017 Society
(VEN) - Exploring nature and local traditional cultures as well as living locals’ lives are something that a lot of domestic and foreign visitors to the Mekong Delta really love. That explains the increase in homestay services as part of the region’s local living tours.
Making sure visitors want to return for more
13:34 | 28/01/2017 Culture & Tourism
(VEN) - In 2016, the government for the first time held a national conference on tourism development with the participation of the Prime Minister and two Deputy Prime Ministers. Also in 2016, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) launched a campaign to inspect and improve service quality of accommodation facilities nationwide, reflecting the determination at the highest levels of the administration to enhance Vietnam’s image in the eyes of visitors.
Ta Phin Commune: Herbal baths and the smell of orchids
15:27 | 26/01/2017 Culture & Tourism
(VEN) - We recently had a chance to visit Ta Phin Commune in the Sa Pa District of Lao Cai Province, the home of the Red Dao ethnic group that accounts for more than 68 percent of the commune’s population. Over the past 10 years, new farming techniques and community tourism have greatly improved residents’ lives and changed the face of their village.
Tourism to peak during Tet holiday
11:16 | 22/01/2017 Culture & Tourism
In recent years, instead of welcoming in the Lunar New Year at home, many Vietnamese families have opted to go travelling to experience the Tet atmosphere in domestic and international destinations. Aiming to meet the demand, during this year’s Tet holiday, travel agents have launched attractive tours, along with a range of promotional programmes.
Yen Bai lures giant tourism projects
13:51 | 12/01/2017 Culture & Tourism
(VEN) - Endowed with many famous landscapes and cultures featuring the lives of different minority ethnic groups, Yen Bai has effectively taken many measures to develop and turn tourism into a spearhead industry.