The voting portal at www.worldtravelawards.com NDO – Topping Asia in the three categories of Heritage, Culture and Cuisine for two years in a row in 2019 and 2020, Vietnam is expected to be named in more categories in the prestigious World Travel Awards (WTA) 2021. The WTA 2021 officially opened...

Illustrative image. NDO – A series of interesting activities with the theme “Vietnam with ethnic colours” will be organised at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in the Dong Mo tourism area of Son Tay Town, Hanoi, from April 1 to May 3. The programme features the...

Bustling Nga Nam floating market (Photo: Dinh Hao) NDO – People in Soc Trang are proud to preserve their over a hundred year old tradition of trading at Nga Nam (five-way intersection) Floating Market. Located at the confluence of five different canals, the old floating market acts as both a...

Bustling Nga Nam floating market (Photo: Dinh Hao) NDO – People in Soc Trang are proud to preserve their over a hundred year old tradition of trading at Nga Nam (five-way intersection) Floating Market. Located at the confluence of five different canals, the old floating market acts as both a...

Overseas Vietnamese repatriated from Japan undergoing medical supervision at Da Nang airport, February 2021. (Photo: NDO/Anh Dao) NDO – Vietnam plans to resume regular international passenger flights from this July, according to a plan developed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV). The CAAV has submitted the three-phase plan...

NDO/VNA – National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will resume flights on the Hanoi-Narita (Tokyo), Hanoi-Incheon (Seoul), Hanoi-Sydney, and Ho Chi Minh City-Sydney routes from April 1 to June 30, a representative of the airline said. The move is part of efforts to restore its international flights in a safe fashion,...

Hon Gai man-made beach will be put into operation next month, adding a new place of entertainment for visitors to the city. (Photo: baoquangninh.com.vn) NDO – Authorities in the northern province of Quang Ninh have taken practical actions to stimulate tourism in the hope of welcoming 6 million visitors to...

NDO – The Sai Gon Railway Passenger Transport Company has announced discounts of 50% on over 10,000 tickets applied in April and May this yearin a bid to stimulate travel demand. Trains with discounted tickets must have departure time from April 5 to 28 and from May 4-26. Discounted tickets...

A beautiful beach on Phu Quy island NDO – In recent years, Phu Quy island has become a more popular destination on the tourist travel list. Covering a total area of around 17.8 s.q.km in the south-central province of Binh Thuan, the island is 56 nautical miles from the centre...

Foreign visitors in Hoi An ancient city (Photo: VNA) NDO/VNA – The number of foreign visitors to Vietnam in the first quarter of this year fell 98.7% year-on-year to just over 48,000, as the COVID-19 pandmeic continued to throw cold water on the country’s inbound tourism sector, the General Statistics...

Youngsters remove the rocks to create a level surface for the garden. NDO – With the willing spirit of the young Vietnamese generation, local youth in Ha Giang Province are contributing to change the face of rural villages in the country’s northernmost locality. The family of Ly Thi May, a...

The Ba Na Hill Da Nang tourist area offers special incentives for visitors within the Amazing Central Heritage programme. NDO – A joint domestic stimulus tourism programme was announced by the Da Nang Department of Tourism in coordination with three localities in the central region on March 26. Themed “Amazing...

Vietnam Railways Corporation runs dozens more trains during the April 30-May Day holidays. (Photo: VNR) NDO – Vietnam Railways Corporation (VNR) has decided to add more trains to serve travel needs predicted to surge during the upcoming the Southern Liberation and National Reunification Day (April 30) and May Day (May...

Trang An tourism site in Ninh Binh province. NDO/VNA – The National Tourism Year 2021 is set to kick off in the northern province of Ninh Binh on April 20 in association with the Hoa Lu festival – one of Vietnam’s 100 national intangible cultural heritages. Secretary of the provincial...

The delegation, led by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, laid wreaths at President Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum. NDO – A delegation of parliamentarians laid wreaths and paid tribute to President Ho Chi Minh ahead of the opening session of the 14th National Assembly’s...

An aerial view of Hue Imperial Citadel, a major tourist attraction in Hue imperial city. NDO – The Thua Thien – Hue Provincial Tourism Department recently launched a photo and video contest entitled ‘Hue in my heart’. Taking place from April to December this year, all Vietnamese citizens at home...

Illustrative image. Under the theme “Hue Traditional Craft Festival – The quintessence of Vietnamese craft”, the festival is one of the biggest events for Hue City in stimulating tourism demand. The month-long festival will hold attractive activities and events such as: a design competition for traditional handicraft products, a sculpture...

Exhibition to highlight French gastronomy NDO – A photo exhibition entitled ‘Toque blanche’ will kick off at the French Cultural Institute in Hanoi (L’Espace) on April 9, to highlight the excellence of French gastronomy. The exhibition will bring together two groups of photographers from HaileCao Studio with black and white...

A beach in Phu Quoc Island (Photo: NDO/Viet Tien) NDO/VNA – Many travel companies said domestic tourism is recovering quickly, and even a number of tours for the South Liberation and National Reunification Day (April 30) and the May Day holidays have been fully booked. The Dau tu (Vietnam Investment...