Tourists complain about Hanoi

Tourists complain about Hanoi

The Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism held a survey with the participation of 1,420 international tourists, with men accounting for 52 percent, the average age is 40. The questionnaires were delivered at the Noi Bai international airport and a number of tourist attractions of Hanoi. According to the survey, international visitors come to [...]

Vietnam Airlines opens flight from Nhatrang and Moscow

Vietnam Airlines opens flight from Nhatrang and Moscow

The national flag carrier will launch its first direct flight from Nha Trang to Moscow on April 5 via Boeing 777. Every Friday, a flight will depart Nha Trang City at 10.25 am and arrive in Moscow at 8pm local time. The carrier will soon increase two flights per week on Monday and Friday to meet customer [...]

Vietnam cannot attract tourists because of low budget promotion

Vietnam cannot attract tourists because of low budget promotion

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs–Nguyen Thanh Son, said that he feels ashamed of the stagnation of Vietnam’s tourism. While tourism is considered as the key industry which can more easily make money than many other industries in the context of the global economic crisis, it has not made any considerable progress over the last many [...]

Travel firms don’t cooperate to overcome difficulties

Travel firms don’t cooperate to overcome difficulties

The owner of a travel company in HCM City, which specializing in serving travelers from North America, said he has told his officer not to book hotel rooms soon, 3 or 4 months in advance. He said it would be better to book rooms just some days in advance, because the hotel room rates may [...]

Tour fee reductions raise worries about quality

Tour fee reductions raise worries about quality

A big travel company in Vietnam has offered the sharp 45 percent tour fee reduction for the tours with the destinations in Phu Yen, Kien Giang, Cambodia, Da Lat and Nha Trang. The tours to the northern and central regions have also been seen significant fee reductions. The 4-day Chau Doc – Ha Tien – [...]

Vietnam tourism at the International Tourism Fair in Berlin

Vietnam tourism at the International Tourism Fair in Berlin

The effort will contribute to realizing the country’s 2013 National Tourism Promotion Program-me to draw in more tourists from Germany, one of Vietnam Airlines’ key markets in the global network. As a member of Skyteam global airline alliance, Vietnam Airlines brings passengers to as many as 900 destinations across the world, of which there are [...]

Central Vietnam feels uneasy about tourism industry in 2013

Central Vietnam feels uneasy about tourism industry in 2013

In 2012, Hue City awarded a souvenir gift to the 2-millionth traveler to the ancient capital city. Da Nang reported it received 2.7 million tourists in 2012. The ancient town of Hoi An has been recognized as one of the 10 best tourist cities in Asia by the US journal Conde Nast Traveler. On the [...]

Vietnam Tourism stimulus programme in 2013

Vietnam Tourism stimulus programme in 2013

The domestic tourism stimulus programme aims to improve the quality and the competitiveness of domestic air travel, transport, hotel, and restaurant services. The tourism sector will collaborate on Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM) 2013, this year themed “Discovering the Red River Delta – the Origin of Vietnamese Culture”. The industry event is a valuable opportunity [...]

Travelers complain services at airports in Vietnam too expensive

Travelers complain services at airports in Vietnam too expensive

The prices of food, drinks, fruit at the airports all have been found as much more expensive than that at the markets. A 350 ml water bottle, which is VND4,000 at supermarket, is sold at VND15,000-25,000 at the airport. A kilo of apple, which can be bought from a vendor at VND20,000. Meanwhile, a pack [...]

Localities benefiting from the influx of tourists

Localities benefiting from the influx of tourists

According to a travel compan, this firm served more that 34,000 inbound tourists, 25% more than last year, from the first to the ninth day of Tet. The number of tourists booking tours to foreign countries, especially Southeast Asia nations, suddenly accelerated in the last minute. There were about 2,000 inbound tourists and over 2,100 [...]