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The death of a man who was working as a tour guide on an unlicensed tour in Khanh Hoa province shows the negative consequences of ‘underground tours’.

Non-cash payment program launched

The program on using non-cash payment methods at all schools and hospitals in the locality initiated by HCMC authorities may fail as it has not been welcomed by the public.

When will non-stop flights to US begin?

Bamboo Airways says it may begin providing non-stop flights to the US early next year, while Vietnam Airlines says these flights will be available in two years.

Government officials divided over visa waiver policy

While experts and travel firms say visa policy plays an important role in attracting tourists, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs disagrees that that visa ranking affects tourism competitiveness.

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's tourism going the wrong way: Tourists prefer green travel, not skyscrapers

More and more international-standard resorts and hotels have arisen in Vietnam, but these facilities are not what foreign travelers want. They visit Vietnam to ‘return to nature’.

Tourist schools receive big training orders as travel firms lack workers

Travel firms now tend to place orders for workers directly with training establishments, as some schools say the number of graduates ordered by travel firms has been increasing by 5,000 each year.

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.


Nha Trang’s low-cost tours pay low taxes, tarnish tourism image

VietNamNet Bridge - The Khanh Hoa provincial authorities are finding it difficult to control low-cost tours, which are booming in the sea city of Nha Trang.

Vietnam glitters on Southeast Asian tourism map

Natural resources and cultural assets are believed to be the biggest advantages of Vietnam in attracting travelers. As such, the country needs to develop a tourism identity with focus on sustainable development, experts say.

With e-visa, Vietnam opens doors to more foreign travelers

VietNamNet Bridge - The extension of the e-visa policy to a wide range of countries, plus important events held in Vietnam recently, have brought golden opportunities to attract more travelers.

Air carriers open new international air routes as travel industry booms

VietNamNet Bridge - As the domestic market is getting saturated, air carriers are opening international air routes as demand increases for inbound and outbound tours.

VN’s largest cave in the world still a magnet for int’l press

The largest cave in the world, Son Doong Cave, which is in Vietnam’s central province of Quảng Bình, continues to receive attention from international press outlets, the provincial Department of Tourism announced.

Tourism profits increase as online bookings boom

VietNamNet Bridge - Online bookings have been developing rapidly in the tourism industry, bringing trillions of dong a year to travel firms, reports say.

Hoi An city named top family destination

The central city of Hoi An has been ranked fifth among the top 10 family destinations by the international magazine Better Homes and Gardens.

HCM City among world's top cultural destinations for 2019

Vietnam’s southern city Ho Chi Minh City has claimed a place on UK travel website Culture Trip’s list of the 12 best cities for culture in the world in 2019.

South Korea to see more Vietnamese visitors with new visa policy

VietNamNet Bridge - South Korea’s new visa policy for Vietnamese citizens is expected to stimulate travel in the country, possibly doubling the number of Vietnamese visitors. 

Digitalizing tourism is a must, experts say

VietNamNet Bridge - To obtain the targeted turnover of $45 billion by 2025, the tourism industry needs to reform its way of doing business through digitalization, experts say.