Saigontourist receives 2,000 maritime tourists
The Sai Gon Travel Service Company (Saigontourist) welcomed 2,000 tourists and crew sailing aboard the five-star cruise liner Costa Classica, which docked at the Lotus Port in Ho Chi Minh City on April 26. The visitors, most from Italy, Spain, the United Kingdom and Germany, will have a five-day Vietnam tour.
BBC chosen for Vietnam tourism commercial
Vietnam will put a television commercial on BBC in a tourism promotion campaign this year though it has cut down on the budget for tourism commercials on international TV channels.
Air Mekong launches direct flight to Phu Quoc
The Mekong Aviation JSC (Air Mekong) will launch a direct flight from Hanoi to Phu Quoc Island in the southern province of Kien Giang on April 28.
Vitours focuses on individuals in helicopter promotion
The Danang-based Vitours, the only travel company offering helicopter tours in the city, has launched a promotional program to try and attract individual travelers instead of giving groups priority.
Vietnam attends tour expo in RoK
A show of Vietnamese traditional ao dai (long robe) was part of activities to open the Daegu-Gyeongbuk Tour Expo 2011 in the Republic of Korea (RoK)’s Daegu city, one of the three largest tourism fairs in the East Asian country.
National Phu Day Festival begins
The Phu Day Festival has begun with traditional ceremonies, plus artistic activities and unique national games including singing, human chess, wrestling and dragon and lion dancing.
Travel firms want to go big on caravan tours
More local travel agencies are working on plans to develop caravan services in the ASEAN region, according to a latest report by the HCMC tourism authority.
Visiting Southeast Asia with one visa
Tourists will soon be able surf in Bali, shop in Singapore and eat spicy street food in Thailand before crossing into Cambodia and cruising the Mekong in Vietnam with a single tourist visa.
Visit Vietnam’s ethnic culture
Since the first days of Vietnamese civilization, the nation’s 54 ethnic tribes have added their vibrant colors to Vietnam’s highlands, plains and coastal areas. Through historical ups and downs, some ethnic tribes have left their territory or mingled with other tribes and gradually lost their unique social and cultural traits.
Soc Trang's Clay Pagoda recognised as a cultural relic
A pagoda known for its clay Buddha statues has been recognised as a historical and cultural relic of the Mekong Delta Province of Soc Trang.
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