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Problems have arisen after a hot development period of homestay service over the past few years. Many homestays have shut down, while existing homestays have kicked off unhealthy competition by slashing rents.

Da Nang is in hotel oversupply crisis

The high growth of accommodations, especially 1-3 star hotels, has caused a hotel oversupply in Da Nang.

Hue and Da Nang see drop in South Korean travelers

There are signs showing a decline in number of travelers from South Korea, the biggest market for Thua Thien-Hue and Da Nang, the two tourism centers of the central region.

Could foreign e-wallets lead to a foreign currency drain?

Nepal on May 21 imposed a ban on transactions with Chinese e-wallets Alipay and WeChat Pay in the country. What about Vietnam?

Vietnam still cannot attract first-time travellers to return

Having lived in Vietnam since the 1980s, Kenneth Atkinson, president of Grant Thorton Vietnam, said the number of foreign travelers to Vietnam is increasing rapidly, but most of them do not return again.

Vietnamese rush to travel South Korea as tour prices drop

South Korea’s loosened visa policy and sharp tour fee decreases have prompted Vietnamese to register for tours to the country.

Tourism soars between Japan and Vietnam as more direct flights open

The number of Japanese travelers to Da Nang soared by 18 times in 2011-2017 as non-stop flights between Vietnam and Japan have given a push to tourism industry development.

Vietnam takes steps to attract more MICE tourists

The number of MICE travelers to Vietnam has been increasing steadily in the last few years, but Vietnam is still far from becoming an outstanding destination for MICE travelers.

Vietnam seeks to attract more wealthy travelers

Affluent travelers who reserve whole resorts, fly to Vietnam on special aircraft, use a private chef, or go to Vietnam on a weekend just to play golf are sought after by travel firms.


Number of foreign tourists grows rapidly, but average spending rises slowly

More European travellers are choosing thematic tours to learn about culture, ecosystems and religions in Vietnam.

New regulation forces thousands of tourism bosses to return to school

Circular 06/2017 released by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism stipulates that from January 1, 2019, the managers of domestic and international travel firms must have associate or higher-level degrees in a travel major.

Investors in short-term apartment rentals for tourists struggle to make a profit

Most travelers choosing homestays and short-term rentals like novelty and often change tourism destinations, and do not return to the same rental.

Vietnam’s tourism improvements see positive results

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam’s great efforts to satisfy travelers have brought more foreign tourists to the country.

93% of foreign travelers satisfied about tours, survey finds

Experts and travel firms have conflicting views about the survey which found that 93.5 percent of travellers found their visit ‘satisfactory’ or ‘very satisfactory’, and less than 1 percent ‘unsatisfactory’.

Vietnam to spend more money on tourism promotion

VietNamNet Bridge - The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), together with travel firms and hotels, will run two large-scale marketing campaigns in four Chinese and five European cities in April and June. 

Travel firms to sell ‘experience’, not tours

VietNamNet Bridge - Only unique or unusual tours can satisfy the increasingly high requirements of tourists today.

Vietnam vows to attract 15 million foreign travelers in 2018

While large travel firms are optimistic about the government plan to attract 15 million foreign travelers in 2018 and obtain total revenue of VND620 trillion, some analysts doubt the feasibility.

Domestic OTA reforms to compete with foreign giants

Several years ago, Vietnamese could name only several foreign online travel agents (OTAs), but  more and more Vietnamese OTAs have become well known.

Major cities welcome first tourists of 2018

Ho Chi Minh City greeted the first foreign visitors of 2018 at Tan Son Nhat International Airport on January 1 morning.

Tour guides join associations so they can keep their jobs

VietNamNet Bridge - Thousands of freelancers are hurrying to join tourism and tour guide associations as the membership will give them opportunities to practice as legal tour guides.