Update news holiday

The central city had 210,000 tourists on two days – the country's reunification day on April 30 and May Day, the Provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said.

Long holiday offers big break for tour companies

  A sharp increase in the number of people choosing different tour packages during the upcoming extended holiday next week has offered a golden opportunity to tourist companies to maximise turnover.

HCM City to celebrate Unification Day with fireworks

 VietNamNet Bridge – The HCM City People's Committee has approved a firework show for the upcoming holidays – the country’s unification (April 30) and May Day.

Long 9-day Tet holiday makes businesses worried stiff

 VietNamNet Bridge – Business owners have expressed their worry that the long 9-day Tet holiday would upset their production plans.

After firework warehouse explosion, consideration of public firework use halted

After the incident at the firework warehouse of Z121 Factory that killed at least 24 people and injured nearly 100 others, the Ministry of Public Security says that the proposal of allowing sales and use of non-sound fireworks has been halted.

HCM City streets lit up for holiday

Le Duan Street in HCM City’s District 1 has been decorated with colourful flowers and sparkling decorations to mark the holiday period.

A series of events to celebrate April 30 victory in HCM City

Decorating Le Duan Road with an art light system, a traditional boat race on the canal of Tau Hu - Ben Nghe and a marathon competition on Hoang Sa - Truong Sa roads are among a series of activities to celebrate HCM City’s Liberation Day (April 30).

Short term, low cost tours favored for New Year travel season

The 2013 New Year holiday would last four days. However, travel firms say most clients book short term 2-3 day tours.

Traffic police face checks during holiday period

 VietNamNet Bridge – Traffic police found to be abusing their powers will be strictly punished, the Ministry of Public Security has ordered.