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“Exciting Vietnam” tourism campaign kicked off

Posted On Aug 27 2014 By admin | no comments

A media campaign dubbed “Exciting Vietnam”, attended by numerous representatives from the diplomatic corps, international organisations and press agencies, was kicked-off at a press...

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Urgent Vietnam Visa – Working Off Hours or Weekend

Urgent Vietnam Visa – Working Off Hours or Weekend

Posted On Aug 19 2014 By nguyenquan | no comments

Normally, visa is the first compulsory document that you have to handle before departure (both visa at the embassy and visa on arrival). However, since due to some urgent reasons (see below), some...

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International tourists to Viet Nam in July recorded positive growth

International tourists to Viet Nam in July recorded positive growth

Posted On Aug 07 2014 By admin | no comments

According to the General Statistics Office, international visitors to Viet Nam in July estimated 564,736 arrivals (up 4.6% over last month) which added to the total number of 4,852,621 in the first 7...

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Number of foreign arrivals bounces back

Number of foreign arrivals bounces back

Posted On Aug 04 2014 By admin | no comments

The number of foreign tourists to Viet Nam reached 564,700 in July, an increase of 4.6% against last month, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO). In the January-July period, the country...

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Walking programme offers chance to discover Hanoi history through street sound

Walking programme offers chance to discover Hanoi history through street sound

Posted On Jul 23 2014 By admin | no comments

The 2014 Hanoi Sound Walk programme is scheduled to begin in early October, promising to provide attendees with a chance to discover the typical sounds of the capital in the past. Under the...

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Foreign media invited to promote Viet Nam tourism

Foreign media invited to promote Viet Nam tourism

Posted On Jul 08 2014 By admin | no comments

Representatives of dozens of foreign media agencies in Viet Nam will attend a press conference in Hanoi and start a trans-Viet Nam journey to explore the country’s tourism potential. Correspondents...

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Viet Nam officially adopts VAT refund policy

Viet Nam officially adopts VAT refund policy

Posted On Jul 07 2014 By admin | no comments

Ministry of Finance has issued Circular No.72/2014/TT-BTC on value-added tax (VAT) refund for purchases made in Viet Nam by foreigners, overseas Vietnamese when leaving the country. Accordingly, from...

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TripAdvisor names 95 attractions in Hanoi

TripAdvisor names 95 attractions in Hanoi

Posted On Jul 02 2014 By admin | no comments

TripAdvisor, the US’s premier travel website, has rated the best 95 attractions in Hanoi in 2014 based on the reviews from people who have visited the capital city of Vietnam. The Hanoi Catru Club...

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Viet Nam’s land, people introduced in Western Australia

Viet Nam’s land, people introduced in Western Australia

Posted On Jul 02 2014 By admin | no comments

A photo exhibition on the land and people of Viet Nam opened in Perth city, the State of Western Australia, on June 30. The photos on show were taken by Michael Vander Zanden, Director of the Classic...

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Foreign arrivals increase by 21% in six months

Foreign arrivals increase by 21% in six months

Posted On Jun 28 2014 By admin | no comments

Vietnam has received nearly 4.3 million foreign travelers during the first six months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 21.11%, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) announced...

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EU-funded project promotes central region’s tourism

EU-funded project promotes central region’s tourism

Posted On Jun 20 2014 By admin | no comments

Nearly 100 delegates from the three localities participated in a seminar on tourism management in Danang city, on June 18, as part of an EU-funded project on tourism development and social...

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Hoang Sa, Truong Sa exhibition opens in Thai Binh

Hoang Sa, Truong Sa exhibition opens in Thai Binh

Posted On Jun 19 2014 By admin | no comments

An exhibition of historical evidence proving Viet Nam’s sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos opened in the northern province of Thai Binh on June 17. On display...

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Almost 11 million tourists visit Mekong River Delta

Almost 11 million tourists visit Mekong River Delta

Posted On Jun 16 2014 By admin | no comments

The Mekong River Delta greeted almost 11 million tourists since the beginning of this year, a year-on-year rise of close to 90%, earning total tourism turnover of more than VND2.56 trillion, up 27%...

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Ensuring safety for int’l tourists in Viet Nam

Ensuring safety for int’l tourists in Viet Nam

Posted On Jun 12 2014 By admin | no comments

In respond to bad effects caused by recent tensions, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Vietnam National Administration of Tourism have sent urgent dispatchs to provincial departments of...

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Travel firms propose extension of visa waivers

Travel firms propose extension of visa waivers

Posted On Jun 10 2014 By admin | no comments

Extending visa waivers for foreign tourists has been proposed as a solution to help lure more travelers, especially as tourism from China has fallen due to tensions in the East Sea. The Tourism...

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Quang Ninh welcomes over 4.2 million tourists in five months

Quang Ninh welcomes over 4.2 million tourists in five months

Posted On Jun 10 2014 By admin | no comments

According to the Quang Ninh provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the number of tourists to the province in May reached an estimated 456,400, bringing the total figure in the first...

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More airports allowed to open VAT refund counters for foreigners

More airports allowed to open VAT refund counters for foreigners

Posted On Jun 09 2014 By admin | no comments

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved more international airports and seaports to open counters for value-added tax (VAT) refunds for the goods foreign passport holders buy in Vietnam and bring...

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Vietnam ensures safety for international tourists

Vietnam ensures safety for international tourists

Posted On Jun 04 2014 By admin | no comments

Vietnam ensures the security and safety of foreign tourists visiting the country, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ho Anh Tuan has confirmed. At his working session with the northern...

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Vietnamese, Argentinean localities boost tourism ties

Vietnamese, Argentinean localities boost tourism ties

Posted On Jun 04 2014 By admin | no comments

Argentina’s Puerto Iguazú city wishes to be twinned with Ha Long in the northern province of Quang Ninh, in order to fully tap the tourism potential of the two localities, which between them own...

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Thua Thien-Hue welcomes over 1 million visitors in five months

Thua Thien-Hue welcomes over 1 million visitors in five months

Posted On Jun 03 2014 By admin | no comments

The central province of Thua Thien Hue welcomed more than 1 million tourists in the first five months of this year, an increase of 13 percent from the same period last year. Among the visitors,...

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