Hanoi’s tourism sector urged to utilize potential

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Tourism is considered a potential gold mine for Hanoi, yet the capital’s performance to boost the development of the sector has been limited. Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Pham Quang Nghi made the remark at a March 7 working session with the Hanoi…

Hotels in Vietnam among world’s cheapest

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According to UK-based website Hotels.com, Hanoi currently ranks second and Ho Chi Minh City sixth among the top ten cities with the cheapest hotel prices. In 2013, the average hotel price in Hanoi was US$65.2 per night, down 20% compared to the previous year…

Visa exemption for foreigners to Phu Quoc takes effect

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A policy to grant a 30-day visa exemption for foreign passport holders visiting Phu Quoc Island off the coast of the southern province of Kien Giang took effect on March 10. Visa exemption is also applicable to those foreigners, who are in transit at…

Visitors swarming into Vietnam via Huu Nghi bordergate

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Since the beginning of the year, nearly 111,000 tourists have crossed into Vietnam through Huu Nghi (Friendship) bordergate in northern Lang Son province. The figure, which is substantially higher than that reported in the previous year at this time, included about 62,000 foreign tourists…

Cua Lo aims to increase tourist traffic

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Cua Lo town in the central province of Nghe An expects to welcome 2.2 million tourists, this year and increase tourism revenue by 19.9% compared to last year. Tourism festivals kick off in Do Son, Cua Lo Cua Lo Beach – an attractive destination…

Ha Long Bay among world’s top 10 Valentine’s Day destinations

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Ha Long Bay has been cited as a vision of astonishing beauty and one of the top ten Valentine’s Day getaways in the world by US-based National Geographic magazine. The magazine recommends lovers book “an overnight cruise to watch the islands’ limestone pillars, caves,…

Off-road trip to Pu Luong tests backpackers’ motorbike skills

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Switsh: White Thai women wash their hair in a stream on the road to Hieu hamlet During my adventures across the country, I had been amazed by the twisting roads in the north and impressed by the driving skills of local residents on their…