Famous tourist attractions in Hanoi and tours between the capital city and neighboring provinces will help turn the visits on the occasion of the 31st SEA Games into memorable experiences. The Southeast Asian Games is not only a sporting event held in a couple of weeks but also an opportunity for the host country to promote its cultural and historical appeals, scenic spots as well as people. The Huc Bridge - a small bridge over Hoan Kiem Lake to enter the Ngoc Son Temple in Hanoi. Photo: Vinh Pham The 31st SEA Games is taking place in Hanoi and 11 nearby provinces and cities from May 12 to 23. So, what appealing destinations should tourists visit when coming to this big event? Departing from Hanoi... The capital city is a destination that tourists can’t miss when attending this SEA Games, especially those staying in Vietnam for only a few days. Hanoi is renowned for countless ancient buildings, special scenic spots, and relics such as the … [Read more...] about Where to go and what to do in Hanoi for locals and tourists?
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Visitors at the last edition of the Vietnam International Premium Products Fair. This year the fair will be held from June 2 to 5 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre . (Photo courtesy of Coex Vietnam) HCM City (VNS/VNA) - The Vietnam International Premium Products Fair will be held again in Ho Chi Minh City after being delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. VIPREMIUM 2022 returns from June 2 to 5 with a mission of connecting domestic and foreign businesses in the beauty - fashion, premium food and beverages , gift and houseware, smart devices, healthy and eco-friendly items, stationery, and office items industries, according to the organisers. To be held at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre, the fair will have 350 booths set up by 250 companies, and is expected to welcome 10,000 buyers and visitors. Among its highlights will be the Korea Sourcing Fair with brands from across Korea and premium consumer products. Seminars will be hosted on … [Read more...] about Vietnam International Premium Products Fair attracts over 250 exhibitors
More than 400 Vietnamese women aged 18 to 27 have signed up for the first Miss Sea Tourism Việt Nam 2022 competition launched in Nha Trang City, Khánh Hòa Province. The event is part of the province’s efforts to promote tourism recovery this year. Photo courtesy of the organiser NHA TRANG — The first Miss Sea Tourism Việt Nam 2022 pageant, held in Nha Trang City, has attracted the participation of more than 400 young aspirants. The contest is part of Khánh Hòa Province's efforts to boost tourism recovery this year. From the aspirants aged 18 to 27 and at least 1.60m tall, 20 candidates will be shortlisted for the semifinal round to be held on Champa Island in Nha Trang from July 7 to 9. The contestants will compete in the categories of traditional costumes, swimsuits, question-and-answer sessions and evening wear. They will also take part in two additional competitions highlighting their work in promoting tourist activities in Khánh Hòa. Ten finalists will vie for the … [Read more...] about Coastal province launches beauty contest to promote tourism
Because of strict visa policies, promotions to attract international tourists have not been as effective as expected, according to many businesses. Enterprises have made huge investments to welcome back tourists, but such illogical visa policies may slow down the tourism recovery pace. Being confused and facing difficulties Many travel companies in Da Nang City told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper that visa policies for foreign tourists were still their biggest concern. Before the COVID-19 outbreak, Vietnam offered the visa waiver policy for citizens of many countries and the normal visa approval period was three to five days (visas which were valid for 30 days). However, the list of countries whose citizens are entitled to Vietnam’s visa waiver policy has been shortened and the visa processing period has been lengthened, putting enterprises at a disadvantage. Cao Tri Dung, chairman of the Da Nang Tourism Association, said that after the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of … [Read more...] about Strict visa policies hinder international guests from visiting Vietnam
Tu Le Commune, located at the foot of Khau Pha Mountain Pass in Van Chan District, Yen Bai Province, northwestern Vietnam has long been famous for its majestic scenery, especially during the harvest season, and well-known specialties -- sticky rice and young sticky rice flakes. Besides the scenic beauty of nature that attracts thousands of visitors every year, the commune now offers a new destination -- Le Champ Tu Le Resort Hot Spring & Spa. Le Champ means field in French as the name of the destination is inspired by the enchanting, signature scenery in Tu Le -- terraced fields. A dream come true Thanks to the development of tourism in Vietnam, the northwestern region with a charming pristine beauty has become a popular tourist area. Visitors to the area often desire to discover the magnificent nature there, such as the golden, terraced fields that glitter so brilliantly that they reflect the blue sky and white clouds above during the harvest season. A comfortable … [Read more...] about This stunning mountainous resort provides fresh relaxing space in northwestern Vietnam
A Thai familiarization trip (fam trip) group visited Phu Quoc Island, off Kien Giang Province in southern Vietnam, for a survey tour earlier this week as a preparation for bringing more Thai travelers to the offshore island city, commonly known as the ‘pearl island.’ Some 30 members of the group started their three-day tour of Phu Quoc on Wednesday with a welcome from the provincial Department of Tourism, Kien Giang Tourism Association, and local travel firms. “This is the first Thai tourist group that has visited Phu Quoc since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit Vietnam in early 2020,” said Nguyen Chi Thanh, deputy director of the Kien Giang Department of Tourism. During their stay, the fam trip group enjoyed a cable car journey on Hon Thom (Pineapple Islet), part of Phu Quoc Island City, and visited Phu Quoc prison relics, Long Beach Center, VinWonders Phu Quoc Theme Park, and Vinpearl Safari Phu Quoc. Thai fam trip members and other tourists are seen at the Aquarium … [Read more...] about Thai group visits Vietnam’s Phu Quoc, promises to bring tourists to ‘pearl island’