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  • Cruise tourism development plan still awaiting inter-ministerial cooperation

    Cruise tourism development plan still awaiting inter-ministerial cooperation

    Vietnam’s natural conditions are good enough to receive both big cruise ships and yachts. However, in order to develop cruise tourism, Vietnam would have to settle many problems in port infrastructure, port management, travel agent management and many others.

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  • Dreaming of a lazy springtime immersed in traditional culture

    Dreaming of a lazy springtime immersed in traditional culture

    The weather in northern Viet Nam during late March and early April always reminds me of my favourite book Thuong Nho Muoi Hai (Twelve Months to Remember) written by Vu Bang. He wrote about the love and nostalgia for his wife and fatherland in the north, experienced while stationed in various parts of the country over the course of decades. The book includes a serial of stories about typical food, fruits, drinks and popular pastimes enjoyed during the year.

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  • What to do to attract more Japanese travelers?

    What to do to attract more Japanese travelers?

    At the HCM City International Tourism Trade Fair held in September 2011, a representative of JTB, the leading travel firm in Japan, said before the Vietnamese high ranking officials that a lot of Japanese people would get surprised when hearing about such a high number of Japanese travelers to Vietnam.

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  • More Russian tourists arrive

    More Russian tourists arrive

    The number of Russian tourists to Viet Nam continues to increase sharply, despite the loss of one major travel agency, the now-bankrupt Lanta-Tur Voyache of Russia, Tuoi Tre (The Youth) newspaper reported yesterday. Travel agencies said Russian visitors often toured Viet Nam only in the winter break, but they now were booking tours throughout the entire year.

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  • Fishing together with Can Gio fishermen

    Fishing together with Can Gio fishermen

    Located by the East Sea coast and 50 kilometers southeast of the downtown of HCMC, Can Gio District has many things for tourists to discover, from rivers to mangrove forests and the life of locals, especially fishermen.

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  • Hue Festival to highlight rich cultural diversity of Central Provinces

    Hue Festival to highlight rich cultural diversity of Central Provinces

    During Hue Festival 2012 from April 7 to 15, the culturally rich, traditionally vibrant and spiritually enriched world of people from the central provinces of the country will come alive under the theme “Cultural Heritage-Rendezvous with Historic Cities”. Residents in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue will actively participate in the Hue Festival as “real artists” and not as spectators.

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  • Muong villagers preserve and develop traditional culture

    Muong villagers preserve and develop traditional culture

    Giang Mo village, surrounded by vast green forests, is ideal for people to escape from the constant noise and traffic congestion of cities. Located in Binh Thanh commune, Cao Phong districts, some 12km from Hoa Binh City, the village leans against Cham Mountain, with small houses built on stilts along the Cai stream. A winding paved road takes visitors to the local Muong community with a total of more than 100 houses on stilts, which has become a popular destination for tourists.

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