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Central coastal provinces favored by Russian travelers

Central coastal provinces favored by Russian travelers

Tourism destinations in Vietnam are gaining more and more attention from travelers from Russia, particularly coastal provinces in the central region such as Binh Thuan or Danang, with considerable rising number of tourists from this country since early 2012.

Hanoi – Chengdu weekly flights by Vietnam Airlines

Hanoi – Chengdu weekly flights by Vietnam Airlines

The national flag Vietnam Airline has officially announced its new direct fights connecting Hanoi (Vietnam) and Chengdu (China).

VIETNAM ONLINE THIS WEEK JUNE 3-9

VIETNAM ONLINE THIS WEEK JUNE 3-9

Hanoi has been experiencing a kind of mix weather these days with occasional bright sunshine and sudden heavy rain.

 Vietnamese chef to compete in the Culinary Olympics

Vietnamese chef to compete in the Culinary Olympics

Do Chi Cong, Hanoi Metropole hotel’s chef, will represent Vietnam at the prestigious international culinary competition, the Bocuse d’Or Asia, which will take place in Shanghai, China, from June 12 - 14.

Emirates Airlines to open new route Dubai - Ho Chi Minh City

Emirates Airlines to open new route Dubai - Ho Chi Minh City

An announcement from Emirates Airlines indicates that this reputable international airline is opening direct flights for both passengers and cargos to Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam from June 4 this year.

Nine sea and island records recognized

Nine sea and island records recognized

On the occasion of the Vietnam Sea and Island Week (June 1-8), the Vietnam Book of Records has announced nine new sea and island records.

ASEAN to simplify visa procedures

ASEAN to simplify visa procedures

During the East Asia Summit on tourism, trade and travel held in Bangkok, Thailand on May 30, ASEAN member states have agreed on the implementation of a common visa for non-ASEAN arrivals within 5 years.

Air Astana (Kazakhstan) to launch flights to Ho Chi Minh City

Air Astana (Kazakhstan) to launch flights to Ho Chi Minh City

Kazakhstan’s national flag airline Air Astana has just announced its new implementation of flights to Ho Chi Minh City. This new service is intended to be initiated in October 2012.

Vietnam Tourist Police Force to be established

Vietnam Tourist Police Force to be established

During the recent meeting of the National Assembly of Vietnam, several members have proposed the establishment of a tourist police force dedicated to protecting foreign tourists.

Banh bot loc among world’s top 30 dumplings

Banh bot loc among world’s top 30 dumplings

Banh bot loc, a culinary specialty of the former imperial capital Hue, has been listed in CNNGo’s list of tastiest dumplings.

Fruit festival juices up Ho Chi Minh City

Fruit festival juices up Ho Chi Minh City

The annual Southern Fruit Festival kicked off the summer yesterday at Ho Chi Minh’s Suoi Tien Park, with a wide variety of fruits on display on boats to recreate the vibe of Southern floating markets.

Vietnam invests in international cruise service

Vietnam invests in international cruise service

In recent years, Vietnam has become a popular stop point of many cruise ships travelling all over the world, such as five-star Costa Classica, Costa Romantica, Super Star Aquarius or Pacific Venus.

Quang Binh is at June of cave tourism

Quang Binh is at June of cave tourism

As announcement for Quang Binh authorities indicates, the month of cave tourism is projected to be held in this June.

European Vietnamese Documentary Film Week coming up

European Vietnamese Documentary Film Week coming up

Following the success of the first three events, this year the European Vietnamese Documentary Film Week will be hosted by National Documentary and Scientific Film Studio of Vietnam from 8 to 18 June in Hanoi and by Fafilm Vietnam from 15 to 24 June in Danang.

Hoi An to host International Choir Festival

Hoi An to host International Choir Festival

Hoi An ancient town, located in the south central coast of Vietnam, has been chosen to host the third International Choir Festival from June 19 - 22 next year.

Vietnam welcomes 3 million foreigners in first 5 months

Vietnam welcomes 3 million foreigners in first 5 months

Statistic published by Vietnam National Administration of Tourism reports around 3 million foreigners have visited Vietnam in the first 5 months of 2012. This figure increases by 17.5% over the same period last year.

Buryatia opens direct air route to Vietnam

Buryatia opens direct air route to Vietnam

Nordwind Airlines of Russia’s Republic of Buryatia has launched a new air route between the country’s capital city of Ulan-Ude and Vietnam’s coastal central town of Cam Ranh.

New Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh luxury bus

New Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh luxury bus

A luxury bus service between Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh was launched in Ho Chi Minh City on 25 May as a private - public cooperation between Cambodia Tourism Ministry and Cambodia’s leading hotel-casino NagaWorld.

Historical bomb shelter in Metropole Hotel officially open to public

Historical bomb shelter in Metropole Hotel officially open to public

After a year of restoration and preparation, the wartime bomb shelter under Metropole Hotel (Hanoi) has just been opened officially to public on May 21st, marked by a small ceremony at the garden of the hotel.

Tram Chim National Park recognized as wetland haven

Tram Chim National Park recognized as wetland haven

On May 22, the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap held a ceremony to receive a certificate recognizing Tram Chim National Park as a Ramsar Site of wetlands of international importance.

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