Buddhist festival opens in Da Nang
Thousands of Buddhist dignitaries, monks, nuns, followers and tourists flocked to the Quan The Am (Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva) festival from March 9-11 to offer prayers of peace for the nation.
Diplomatic corps explores tourism potential in Ninh Binh
More than 200 Vietnamese and foreign delegates made a fact-finding tour of the northern province of Ninh Binh on February 25 to explore its investment opportunities and natural beauty.
Photo exhibition on Dong Van stone plateau
A photo exhibition to promote tourism and products of Dong Van Stone Plateau in the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang is being held in Dong Van town.
Xoan singing promoted as a draw to tourists
Twelve groups and 59 individuals were honoured at a ceremony in the northern province of Phu Tho on February 18 for their contributions to preserving hat Xoan (Xoan singing), the world intangible cultural heritage in need of urgent protection.
Seven international cruises to dock in central Vietnam
The Saigon Travel Service Company (Saigontourist) will welcome seven cruise ships from the high-end Star Cruises firm to Chan May Port in Thua Thien Hue and Tien Sa Port in Danang from February 14 to March 5.
Dak Lak preserves over 2,300 sets of gongs
The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak has preserved 2,307 sets of bronze gongs, said the local relevant agency.
Costa Crociere S.p.A. to send one more cruise ship to Viet Nam
Besides the Costa Classica cruise ship, Costa Crociere S.p.A. this year plans to send one more luxury vessel named Costa Victoria to bring international visitors to the country.
Hoi An becomes first Asian city to provide free wifi
Hoi An ancient town in the central province of Quang Nam started offering free wireless internet (wifi) access at the beginning of the Lunar New Year, becoming the first city in Asia to provide such service.
HCM City in the top 10 of street food destinations
HCM City has been listed in the top 10 of world's best street food destinations.
Luxury Travel Ltd and DMC to establish a representative office in key markets
Luxury Travel Ltd (a long established specialist in luxury privately guided and fully bespoke holidays in Viet Nam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand) is expanding its reach with the launch of representative office in London. This office will service UK and Ireland travel agents and tour operators from January 2012.
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