Vietnam Airlines maintains Skytrax four-star rating for three consecutive years
The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has been certified as a 4-Star Airline by the international air transport rating organization SKYTRAX for three consecutive years.
Japanese puppetry performances mark Viet Nam – Japan diplomatic ties
The Japan Foundation Centre for Cultural Exchange in Viet Nam recently presented performances of traditional Japanese puppetry in Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City. The performances, hosted by the…
Co To Island’s Van Chay recognised as tourism beach
Van Chay beach on the Co To resort island has been verified as meeting the requirements for a tourist beach, according to Tran Nhu Long, Chairman of the island district’s…
City named among Asia's best destinations for 2018 by Lonely Planet
The prestigious travel guide company Lonely Planet has recently selected the 10 most attractive destinations in Asia that visitors should not miss in 2018, with Viet Nam’s Ho Chi Minh City among the top recommendations.  
Vietnamese cuisine, culture introduced in Thailand
Vietnamese cuisine and culture will be nudged closer to Thai people through standout dishes introduced at the Vietnamese food week, which is underway in Bangkok, Thailand.  
Japan’s modern artworks displayed in HCM City
Japan’s contemporary artworks are being introduced to the public in Ho Chi Minh City at the “10 in HCMC” exhibition which opened on July 17.  
Ha Long Bay among 100 most beautiful UNESCO World Heritages
The US newspaper Newsweek has listed Ha Long Bay of Viet Nam among the Top 100 most beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites, which include both natural and man-made wonders.  
Mountainous district becomes emerging travel destination
Though a poor village 10 years ago, Ban Don or Don village in the mountainous district of Ba Thuoc, Thanh Hoa province has now become one of the emerging travel destinations with its homestay service for visitors who wish to explore the local life.  
CNN commercials boost Ha Noi’s foreign tourist arrivals
The 2-million-USD deal between Ha Noi and the US television network CNN from 2017 – 2018 has spurred international tourist arrivals to the capital city over the past year.  
Vietnamese festival in Japan’s Kanagawa on the horizon
The fourth Vietnamese Festival in Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture will take place in Yokohama city from September 7-9, the event’s organisation board announced at a press conference on July 13.   
Viet Nam has most affordable beaches: TravelBird
Viet Nam has most affordable beaches in the world, according to TravelBird, a Netherland-based travel company.  
Feel Japan in Viet Nam 2018 kicks off in HCM City
Feel Japan in Viet Nam 2018 opened in Ho Chi Minh City on July 14, as part of events marking 45 years of Viet Nam – Japan relations.  
International conference “World heritage and sustainable development in the contemporary context”
(TITC) - The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MOCST) and the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) co-organized international conference on world heritages and sustainable development in the contemporary context (Ha Long, 9-10 July 2018).  
Ninh Binh welcomes more than 5.2 million visitors in first half of 2018
The northern province of Ninh Binh received more than 5.2 million visitors during the first half of this year, meeting 73.3% of the year’s plan and up 5.3% against the same period last year, according to the provincial Department of Tourism.  
Tourist arrivals to Ha Noi up 10 percent in first half
Tourist arrivals to the capital city of Ha Noi topped 13.19 million in the first half of this year, up 10 percent year-on-year, pushing up revenue by 9.3 percent annually to over 39.2 trillion VND (1.74 billion USD).   
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