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How possible is tourism industry’s eight million visitor target?

Vietnam has set a target of receiving eight million foreign visitors in 2023, and this target will only be achieved by refining visa policies, improving the quality of tourism products, and increasing the readiness to welcome visitors.

Air passenger transport increases slightly in May

The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam reported that the number of passengers through airports nationwide reached 2.88 million passengers this month, down 70 per cent compared to the same period last year.


Luxury hotel segment sees sharp expansion

With 50 five-star hotels and 68 four-star hotels being built last year, the luxury segment now has 466 hotels with 97,098 rooms.

Vietnam sees record hike in international visitors

The country has seen an estimated 6.2 million international visitors in the first half of this year, up 30.2 per cent year-on-year, 

Vietnam hospitality emerging in 2017

 VietNamNet Bridge – As new travelling trends emerge, the Vietnamese hospitality industry is making some crucial changes to herald in a busy 2017.

Visa exemption brings more Europeans to Vietnam

Vietnam saw a big leap in tourist arrivals from Italy, Spain, the UK, Germany and France in the first seven months of this year as its visa waiver for these five Western European markets continued to pay off.

Vietnam welcomes 7.94 million foreign arrivals in 2015

 VietNamNet Bridge – International visitors to Vietnam witnessed a modest year-on-year decrease of 0.2 percent to 7.94 million in 2015, the latest report from the General Statistics Office (GSO) reveals.

Direct flight from Guangzhou to Phu Quoc Island to open in 2016

VietNamNet Bridge – This January, a direct international flight from Guangzhou, China to Phu Quoc Island in the southern Kien Giang Province will be created to meet the increasing demand of Chinese tourists who want to visit the island.

Foreign travel operators laud Vietnam’s visa exemptions

 VietNamNet Bridge – Travel operators attending the recently-concluded International Trade Show for Asian Travel Market hailed Vietnam’s 15-day visa exemption for tourists from Italy, Spain, the UK, France, Germany and Belarus.

Visa fees for int’l tourists to fall sharply next month

 From November 23, foreigners will pay US$25 for a single-entry visa and US$50 for a visa valid for three months or less when they visit Vietnam, according to a circular recently issued by the Ministry of Finance.

Foreign tourist numbers start to recover

 VietNamNet Bridge – The number of foreign tourists visiting Viet Nam has grown over the last three months, following a 13-month decline due to disease, unstable economies and fierce regional competition.

Hanoi’s Old Quarter in the afternoon

VietNamNet Bridge – Hanoi’s Old Quarter in Hoan Kiem Precinct is the top special historical vestige and sight-seeing of the capital, luring international visitors thanks to their mostly original state.

International arrivals likely to surge 8-18 percent

 VietNamNet Bridge – International visitors to Vietnam are likely to burgeon from 8 to 18 percent should the Government create more favourable conditions for visa waivers,

Ha Long to host 2015 Carnaval

 VietNamNet Bridge – The 2015 Carnaval Ha Long, is set to open on April 27 on Hoang Quoc Viet Street, Hung Thang Ward, Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province.

Centre provides Old Quarter info

VietNamNet Bridge – A centre for foreign tourists to learn about Ha Noi's Old Quarter was inaugurated yesterday at 50 Dao Duy Tu Street.

Russian tourists to Binh Thuan forecast to plummet in 2015

 VietNamNet Bridge – Russia’s economic downturn and the ruble’s dramatic slide have coincided with a significant drop in the number of Russian tourists heading for Binh Thuan south central province.

Vietnam plans unilateral visa waiver for more nations

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam is considering offering unilateral visa exemptions for more countries and simplifying visa procedures in order to woo more international visitors.

VNAT to launch tourism stimulus program

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam National Administration of Tourism announced a stimulus program for domestic tours in an effort to offset the falling number of international arrivals in the last six months.

Hue lantern – a unique cultural product revived

VietNamNet Bridge – The lantern is a traditional handicraft product of Hue Ancient Capital, however the lantern is losing its position in Hue’s market. The lantern is now being used from Hoi An to Da Nang and China.

Ho Chi Minh Museum to remain open at noontime

 VietNamNet Bridge – From September 1, the Ho Chi Minh Museum will remain open from 8am-5pm everyday with no noon break, except on Mondays and Fridays, when it will open only from 8am-12pm.