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South Korea ‘blocks’ budget tours from Vietnam

The country has turned its back on guided tours costing less than $540.

Vietnam cashes in on spending boom by Chinese tourists

Chinese visitors splurged $130 a day on average in Vietnam last year, up from $119 in 2014.

Taiwan suspends special visa program for Vietnamese

Taiwan has decided to halt issuing visas for groups of Vietnamese tourists under a special program launched in 2015.
December 28, 2018 | 03:49 pm GMT+7

New Vietnam international airport welcomes first passenger flight

An international airport that will be used for both commercial and military purposes was officially opened to traffic after two years of construction.
December 30, 2018 | 02:57 pm GMT+7

South Korean diplomat claims robbery in Saigon taxi

Saigon police are investigating an alleged robbery wherein a taxi driver stole a phone from a South Korean diplomat.
January 06, 2019 | 10:04 am GMT+7

Alert police catch Saigon phone snatcher

Saigon cops watching a young man behaving suspiciously caught him after he snatched a phone from a South Korean tourist Tuesday.
March 13, 2019 | 06:01 pm GMT+7

Da Nang shortens renowned international fireworks festival

The much-anticipated annual fireworks festival in Da Nang has been cut in half from two months to one.
March 21, 2019 | 09:18 am GMT+7

Saigon remains nation’s top tourism draw

Ho Chi Minh City was the most visited locality in Vietnam by foreign tourists in the first quarter of the year.
April 04, 2019 | 01:30 pm GMT+7

Stay away from Sri Lanka, Algeria, Vietnam advises tourists

Avoid travel to Sri Lanka and Algeria, Vietnam’s tourism administration advises, in the wake of bomb blasts and terrorist attacks.
April 26, 2019 | 06:56 pm GMT+7

Thailand tops growth in tourist arrivals to Vietnam

The number of Thai tourists visiting Vietnam posted the highest growth in the January-April period.
April 30, 2019 | 08:00 am GMT+7

More foreign tourists visit HCMC than Hanoi

Saigon has received more foreign visitors than Hanoi in the first half of 2019, reaffirming its reputation as a popular global destination.
June 27, 2019 | 10:35 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s volcanic island cluster wants entry fees to support conservation

Quang Ngai authorities are planning to charge entrance fees to the popular Ly Son Island to fund conservation efforts.
July 10, 2019 | 09:51 am GMT+7

Unsafe traffic, cheating diminish Vietnam’s tourism gains

Poor traffic safety and being cheated are among the most negative experiences for tourists in Vietnam, a World Bank report says.
July 11, 2019 | 10:19 am GMT+7

Hoi An’s global popularity peaks in new listing

The ancient town of Hoi An has topped this year’s tourism hotspot listing by New York-based Travel + Leisure.
July 11, 2019 | 07:35 pm GMT+7

Hue Festival to make an earlier entrance next year

The biennial Hue Festival will mark its 20th edition from April 1-6 next year with performances by artists from 20 countries.
July 19, 2019 | 09:56 pm GMT+7
 
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