Yen Tu Buddhist Spring Festival kicks off

yen-tu

The annual Yen Tu Pagoda Spring Festival in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninhopened with a ceremony on Feb. 12 (tenth day of the first lunar month). yen tuDeputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan beat the drum to launch the start of the … [Read more...]

Aiming for 4.5 million visitors

VietNamNet Bridge – The tourism industry must join together to develop a tourism network, Deputy Minister of Culture, Tourism and Sports Tran Chien Thang told Thoi bao Kinh te Viet Nam (Economic Times) newspaper. What measures would help … [Read more...]

Spring tours will help stimulate tourism demand

VietNamNet Bridge – While the number of travelers and turnover of the tourism industry have been decreasing dramatically, travel firms hope that the spring tours before, on, and after Tet will help stimulate the demand, bringing a new momentum to … [Read more...]

Noi Bai airport: illegal taxis cheating international travelers

VietNamNet Bridge – Many cases of foreign travelers swindled by illegal taxis at Noi Bai airport have been reported recently. Travel firms have voiced concern that the existence of illegal taxis may seriously threaten the image of Vietnam’s … [Read more...]

Impressive Vietnam: travel firms shocked with tour fee reductions

VietNamNet Bridge – The announced tour fee reductions of 30-50% to be applied for January-September 2009 on the website of the ‘Impressive Vietnam’ campaign has caused shock to many transport firms and hotels. Travel firms are still awaiting … [Read more...]

New addition to Ba Be National Park

VietNamNet Bridge – New cement steps have been built outside and inside Hua Ma Cave, paving an easy way for travelers to stroll up and down the new tourist destination in Ba Be National Park in the northern province of Bac Kan Ma in Quang Khe … [Read more...]

Vietnam to attract 5 million foreign tourists in 2009

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese officials have introduced a host of solutions to attract more tourists to the country amidst the global economic slowdown. At a press conference in Hanoi on January 10, the officials said that Vietnam plans to … [Read more...]

Vietnam Airlines launches new domestic route

VietNamNet Bridge - The national flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines, has announced that it is to launch direct flights linking Hanoi and the coastal city of Quy Nhon in central Binh Dinh province, beginning with three flights per week as of January … [Read more...]

Coconut festival opens in Ben Tre

Ben Tre (VNA) – The first Coconut Festival opened on Jan. 13 in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre , promising to bring tourists a taste of various local coconut products. The seven-day festival held by the provincial People’s Committee, marks … [Read more...]

Ancient town to host New Year’s Eve carnival

Hoi An Town in central Quang Nam Province will entertain tourists with a New Year’s Eve carnival featuring foreign artists. According to Le Van Giang, head of the town’s administration Monday, the New Year’s Eve celebrations will include … [Read more...]