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Ranked after India with a modest gap of one percent, Vietnam is among the countries with the highest enthusiasm for traveling now and for confidence in welcoming foreign travelers.

Tourism booms as airfares rise

The number of travelers, especially in groups, has seen a boom as summer has arrived. However, travel firms are worried  as airfares are high, and tour guides and passenger buses are lacking.

Foreign tourism rises, Vietnam is top searched destination

Vietnam received 365,300 foreign travelers in the first five months of the year, or 4.5 times higher than the same period last year, but 95 percent lower compared with the same period in 2019.

Lack of qualified workers: weakness of Vietnam’s tourism

The country lacks qualified workers in the tourism industry, but the solutions to the problem are not easy to implement.

As Covid cases rise, Hanoians avoid crowds on weekends, go to the mountains and forests

As the number of Covid cases is increasing rapidly, many Hanoi families are going camping in the forests or mountains on weekends instead of booking tours or going to amusement places in the inner city.

Tourism reopening: travel firms thirsty for workers

The demand for workers is increasing in the tourism sector as Vietnam prepares for full tourism reopening from March 15. However, it’s very difficult to recruit workers at this time.

Local tourism sector may be set back seven years due to pandemic

Vietnam is expected to serve some 18 million international tourist arrivals and 85 million domestic ones by 2026 under a program on developing the local tourism sector during the 2022-2026 period.

Hoi An ancient streets – where time pauses

Experiencing the changes of space and time, yet Hoi An ancient streets still keep their old beauty, and relic complexes are maintained intact along with a huge intangible cultural base.

The secrets of Thang Long Imperial Citadel’s treasures

The “phoenix-themed Bodhi leaf” and the dragon-themed translucent porcelain bowls are among the most outstanding treasures, showing the outstanding skillfulness of ancient Vietnamese artisans.

 

Phu Quoc pearl island – tourist paradise of tropical region

Phu Quoc island city in the southern province of Kien Giang on November 20, 2021 welcomed the first international tourist group to Vietnam after nearly two years of the country’s “freezing status” due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Da Nang shakes hands with Klook in tourism promotion

The Da Nang Tourism Promotion Centre on January 21 signed a cooperation agreement with travel firm Klook Vietnam on strengthening communications and tourism promotion to attract more tourists to the central city.

HCMC to promote tourism in international markets

A dialogue on promoting HCMC’s tourism industry between the city’s leaders and foreign cultural and press officers and reporters residing in Vietnam was held on December 3.

Post-pandemic tourism: harnessing the value of cultural heritages

Fostering national tourism based on cultural values and available heritage is considered an effective solution for the sector to overcome challenges after the Covid-19 pandemic.

Railway through Central of Vietnam listed among six amazing Asia train journeys

The train passes through marvelous Vietnam's central scenery of water buffaloes graze in wide-open fields, humble villages flit by, and impossibly green fields.

Hanoi launches first safety tour in new normal

A safety tour with a combination of automatic audio guides and traditional sightseeing has been launched on at the Vietnam National Museum of History.

Delightful trekking route through Ta Giang

Beautiful landscapes, springs with crystal clear water, primary forests, rice fields carefully tended by ethnic people, and immense grasslands are what trekkers to Ta Giang in Khanh Hoa Province can expect on their trips.

Tours across provinces face roadblocks because of different rules

Tens of localities have announced their opening to travelers, commencing from October but others are still quiet. This has caused concern among travel firms as it is still difficult to organize tours.

Four groups of people ready to travel in post-Covid period

Luxury travel, MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions), community-based tourism and staycations are the four segments that Vietnam’s tourism industry can focus on in the post-Covid period, experts say.

The fruits of recovery

After three months of residents being locked down at home, Hanoi has lowered its coronavirus alert mode a level. Public exercising is allowed again, provided it is no more than 10 people in a group. 

Basketry dreams of a brighter future

There are various traditional crafts in need of preservation, such as the Van Lam embroidery in Ninh Binh Province, Bat Trang pottery in Ha Noi, and basketry of the Ro Ngao ethnic group in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum.