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Distinctive local culture attracts tourists

The Lunar New Year holiday highlights have been experiential activities and exploration of the distinctive cultural features in each locality, which have increased the attractiveness of the destinations.

Two ministries consider expansion of visa waivers to promote tourism

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) will cooperate with the Ministry of Public Security (MPS) on a policy expanding visa exemptions to more countries as part of a plan to attract more tourists.

Receiving guests at orchards, farmers are pocketing big profits in agritourism

Vietnamese farmers grow crops and fruits to sell farm produce, of course, but also to provide services as part of agritourism, which is helping farmers earn billions of dong a year.

More countries to get visa waiver from Vietnam

The Vietnamese Ministries of Foreign Affairs and Public Security are working on a plan to expand the list of countries whose citizens are eligible for a unilateral visa waiver to attract more international tourists.

Tourism industry still craves visitors

Despite the significant increase in international tourist arrivals to Vietnam, some travel businesses in HCMC reported a "customer drought." Therefore, these enterprises suggest the need to reassess and make tourist arrival data transparent.

Sluggish formulation and implementation of policies hold back tourism: experts

Tourism firms are calling for new policies to thrive, but fear they request may go unanswered for as long as 10 years.

Domestic travel companies report surge in MICE tourism in Q1

Domestic travel companies have reported a surge in MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions) tourism in the first quarter of 2024, with both tourist arrivals and revenues exceeding those recorded in the same period last year.

Vietnam to open tourism promotion office in Laos

Vietnam will soon open a tourism promotion office in Vientiane, Laos, in an effort to change the method of carrying out tourism promotion activities overseas, revealed Nguyen Trung Khanh, head of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).

Da Nang emerges as venue for super-luxurious weddings

Da Nang, home of one of the six most beautiful beaches on the planet as recognized by Forbes, has become popular for weddings of ultra-wealthy couples.

Theme-based tours to inspire traveller interest in Vietnam

As tourism demand diversifies, new and interesting products tailored to the taste of each tourist group have been launched to better serve and attract visitors.

Vietnam seeking to diversify sports tourism experiences

Vietnam boasts a lot of advantages to develop sports tourism and is taking measures to promote this type of tourism - one of the fastest growing segments in the industry, with an estimated value of about 800 billion USD globally.

Expanding visa exemption policies will benefit Vietnamese tourism

Continuing to expand visa exemption policies will be beneficial for the development of tourism in Vietnam, experts said.

Vietnam to promote community-based tourism

Programmes supporting community-based tourism development, aimed at sustainability, need to be built and promoted.

Vietnam considers offering 'visas on arrival' to remain competitive in region

In Directive No 8 issued recently, the Prime Minister has asked agencies to consider granting visas on arrival for foreign travelers and report back to him in the second quarter.

Visitors impressed by what Vietnam has to offer

Take a walk around some of Vietnam’s tourism hot spots these days and its plain to see that business is beginning to boom once more.

Vietnam sees sharp increase in foreign arrivals in first two months

The number of foreign visitors to the nation reached more than three million in the first two months of the year, rising by 68.7% compared to the same period from last year, as announced on February 29 by the General Statistics Office (GSO).

Vietnam and Indonesia ramp up tourism co-operation

Vietnam and Indonesia launched two tourism connectivity programmes between Vietnamese and Indonesian businesses in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City on February 27 and February 28 aimed at stepping up tourism links.

Gov't mulls over establishment of tourism offices overseas to promote tourism

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has assigned the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to develop a plan on establishment of tourism offices overseas in a bid to promote sustainable tourism development.

Visa on arrival, 36-month multiple entry visa on the table: Gov’t

The public security ministry must also study the issuance of visas on arrival at border gates, and the report must be submitted to the Prime Minister in the second quarter of 2024.

Expansion of visa exemption policy conducive to Vietnam tourism

The expansion of the visa exemption policy to cover more countries is good for Vietnam tourism, said Head of the Secretariat of the Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) Hoang Nhan Chinh.