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Vietnamese lawmakers back new tourism fund, reject controversial hotel surcharge

Tourism officials have been blaming a dearth of cash on ineffective PR efforts.

Foreign investors in race to take over real estate projects in Vietnam

The country's resort sector is looking like an attractive proposition as tourist numbers continue to climb.

Natural beauty, cheap prices drive Vietnam up global travel ranking

Captivating scenes and diverse cultures are the major draws.
June 08, 2017 | 07:52 pm GMT+7

Vietnam province celebrates heritage week with free entry to popular ancient town

Take in a world biosphere reserve, ancient Hindu temples and the old town itself all free of charge.
June 08, 2017 | 05:00 pm GMT+7

Vietnam approves direct flight to Czech Republic

Presidents from both countries met in Hanoi this week to discuss a raft of new deals.
June 07, 2017 | 05:54 pm GMT+7

'Godzilla' director visits 'Kong' filming locations in Vietnam

Gareth Edwards, fresh from his 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' mega-success, has checked out Ha Long Bay and Ninh Binh.
June 07, 2017 | 11:08 am GMT+7

Don't let them leave: Vietnam advised to act fast as clock ticking on visa-free travel

An industry group calls for a 5-year extension to the visa waiver scheme for certain European tourists that expires this month.
June 05, 2017 | 08:21 am GMT+7

Vietnam province closes popular jungle resort for environmental pollution

The retreat has been in service for around a year without a permit.
June 01, 2017 | 10:32 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s Son Doong Cave, where tourism and conservation coexist

New hope in times when tourism and economic development are damaging the environment.
May 31, 2017 | 09:47 am GMT+7

Money talks: Vietnam's tourism boss envies cash-rich Asian neighbors

Minister Nguyen Ngoc Thien says PR efforts are 'going nowhere' because the country doesn't have deep enough pockets.
May 30, 2017 | 07:10 pm GMT+7

Saigon’s post office, wartime tunnels voted into top Asian landmarks

They join India’s Taj Mahal and the Great Wall of China in the new TripAdvisor list.
May 30, 2017 | 11:32 am GMT+7

Move over Rome: Summer travelers turn to Saigon, Mumbai for fresh experience

New travel data from American Express show that bookings for Saigon have almost doubled.
May 29, 2017 | 10:58 am GMT+7

Hanoi, Saigon plan hotel expansions as foreign arrivals continue to rise

Vietnam's largest cities plan to add around 1,000 new rooms each.
May 28, 2017 | 02:16 pm GMT+7

On the money: How much should you tip in Vietnam?

Some may say any tip is a good tip, but it's important to get the right amount.
May 26, 2017 | 12:11 pm GMT+7

Vietnam seeks to charm more Chinese tourists

Recent roadshows tried to convince more Chinese travelers to go south to both familiar and emerging destinations.
May 24, 2017 | 11:51 am GMT+7