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VietNamNet Bridge - The HCMC hotel market this year has welcomed many foreign brands, including Mandarin Oriental, Movenpick and Best Western Premier. 

More foreign travelers to HCMC choose self-guided tours

VietNamNet Bridge - Many foreign travelers are creating their own tours to HCM City instead of booking package tours at travel agencies. 

MICE travel booms in Da Nang

VietNamnet Bridge - Da Nang City has become a favorite destination for MICE (meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions) tourists.

A code of conduct proposed for Chinese travelers

VietNamNet Bridge - Some experts believe that a specific code of conduct for Chinese travelers can help better manage problems that have existed in recent years. 

Vietnamese travelers making more trips to Japan, South Korea

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam has become the fastest-growing market for Japan and South Korea’s tourism.

Travel firms see higher earnings as personal incomes rise

After collecting tens of billions of dong from selling tours at a tourism trade fair held in Hanoi earlier this month, travel firms hope they can earn the same at a similar event to be held in HCMC. 

Strict visa policy limits tourist arrivals

VietNamNet Bridge - Visa waivers are used by many countries to attract tourists, but Vietnam has chosen to  pursue a strict visa policy.

Foreign firms have biggest share of online tourism market

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese companies have only 20 percent of the online tourism market, with foreign companies taking up the rest.

When will peace return to Nha Trang Bay?

Recognized as a national landscape and controlled strictly under the Heritage Law, Nha Trang Bay in Khanh Hoa province, a famous tourism area, has been compromised by unsound proposals.

Vietnam to spend more money on tourism promotion

VietNamNet Bridge - The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), together with travel firms and hotels, will run two large-scale marketing campaigns in four Chinese and five European cities in April and June. 

Chinese-only shops in Nha Trang flourish despite numerous violations

VietNamNet Bridge - The number of shops that only serve Chinese travelers and refuse Vietnamese customers have been increasing in Nha Trang, to the embarrassment of state and local officials.  

Travelers pay high fees for low-cost tours run by disreputable firms

VietNamNet Bridge - More and more travelers have lodged complaints about the quality of low-cost tours and the irresponsibility of travel firms. 

Zero-VND tours damaging Vietnam’s tourism environment

VietNamNet Bridge - The so-called zero-dong tours with Chinese tourists continue despite great efforts by local authorities to stop them.

Astrotourism activities kick off at observatory in Khanh Hoa

VietNamNet Bridge - Travel firms are thinking of developing astrotourism activities to attract domestic and foreign travelers.

Domestic tours stuck as hotels fully booked by Chinese travelers

VietNamNet Bridge - Travel firms complain they cannot book hotel rooms in Nha Trang and Da Nang because most rooms have been reserved for Chinese travelers.

Vietnamese spend big money on shopping during overseas trips

VietNamNet Bridge - Reports have found that the amount of money Vietnamese travelers spend on shopping overseas is higher than the fees of their tour packages.

Nha Trang struggles to manage rising number of Chinese travelers

The number of Chinese travelers to the coastal city of Nha Trang has soared in recent months.

Tourism sector poised to earn big money from Chinese travelers

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam has been advised to attract more Chinese tourists from first-class cities who travel regularly, book tours via online channels, and spend big money on trips. 

Travel firms to sell ‘experience’, not tours

VietNamNet Bridge - Only unique or unusual tours can satisfy the increasingly high requirements of tourists today.

Vietnam indecisive about visa waiver extension program

VietNamNet Bridge - If Vietnam exempts Visa’s for travelers from more than 100 countries, it will lose hundreds of millions of dollars each year.