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Don Ca Tai Tu festival to kick off in April
March 30, 2017 08:03 AM  

The second National Don Ca Tai Tu Festival, themed “Southern Don Ca Tai Tu - Preservation and Development” will be held from April 8-12 in Binh Duong Province.

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The 1st International Culinary and Music Festival - Food Fest 2017 to come in Ha Noi
March 30, 2017 08:03 AM  

From 7-9 April, International Culinary and Music Festival - Food Fest 2017 will take place for the first time in Square of Royal City (Ha Noi) with many exciting activities of food competitions, games and musical performances.

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Phu Tho opens Xoan singing exhibition ahead of Hung Kings Temple Festival
March 30, 2017 08:03 AM  

The northern province of Phu Tho on March 28 opened an exhibition to introduce documents and items related to the UNESCO-recognised intangible cultural heritage of Phu Tho’s Xoan singing, as part of activities to celebrate the Hung Kings’ Temple Festival 2017.

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HCM City Tourism Festival draws 350,000 visitors
March 30, 2017 08:03 AM  

The freshly-ended Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Festival 2017 attracted about 350,000 visitors, a rise of 20 percent over the previous year, according to the organizing board.

The four-day event saw the sale of 6,000 tours with total revenue of 60 billion VND (263,340 USD).

Addressing a closing ceremony on March 26, Le Truong Hien Hoa, Director of the Ho Chi Minh Tourism Promotion Agency said that the event contributed to boosting domestic tourism, introducing new destinations and creating a chance for travel agencies and customers to meet and trade.

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EIU: Viet Nam determined to promote tourism
January 04, 2017 09:01 AM  

Viet Nam has deployed drastic measures to boost tourism in an effort to turn it into an important pillar of the economy, according to an analysis of the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) under the UK-based Economist Group released on September 3. 

It highlights the attractive landscapes across Viet Nam as well as the nation’s initiative on visa exemption for tourists from the UK, Germany, France, Spain and Italy until the middle of 2017 to lure more international tourists. 

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Viet Nam’s landscapes and people to appear on German TV show
January 04, 2017 09:01 AM  

German Television ARD is finalizing shots for a TV show on Viet Nam’s landscapes and people.

The production team for the show toured Viet Nam to capture beautiful spots and traditional culture, especially of ethnic minority groups.

Impressive images of Hoi An ancient town, blooming lotus season in the Ha Noi capital and imposing Ha Long Bay will appear in the show.
 

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Can Tho city wins Asian Townscape Award 2016
January 04, 2017 09:01 AM  

The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho has won the 2016 Asian Townscape Award from the Asia-Pacific regional office of the UN Human Settlements (UN-HABITAT) programme. 

The award seeks to honour significant efforts made by Asian cities and organisations for the improvement, revitalisation and creation of a beautiful and harmonious townscape that is safe and sustainable and respects history and local cultures. 

The awards ceremony for the contest, which consists of the Asian Townscape Prize and Jury Voting Prize, is expected to take place in China at the end of October. 

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New York Times names Vietnam a place to travel in your 20s
January 04, 2017 09:01 AM  

A new travel check list by the New York Times has listed Viet Nam among 20 places you should visit in your 20s, an age when people are eager to explore the world but do not have a lot of money or time off from work.

Viet Nam is recommended as a country rich in cuisine, culture and natural beauty, as well as low prices. The country attracted 7.3 million foreign visitors in the first nine months of this year, up 25% on-year.

The magazine highlighted three particular destinations - Ha Long Bay, the ancient town Hoi An and the former capital Hue.

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Ba Na voted Asia Pacific’s best New Golf Course
January 04, 2017 09:01 AM  

The Ba Na Hills Golf Club has been awarded ‘Best New Golf Course in Asia Pacific’ and ‘Best Golf Course in Viet Nam - the 1st Runner Up’ at the 2016 Asian Golf Awards.

Deputy Director of Da Nang city’s Tourism Department Nguyen Xuan Binh said the results were announced at the 2016 Asian Golf Awards Gala Award Presentation Ceremony in the Royal City of Hua Hin, Thailand last weekend.

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Da Nang City listed on top 10 holiday destinations in Asia 2016
January 04, 2017 09:01 AM  

Da Nang City has been recently voted on top 10 holiday destinations in Asia 2016 (ranked 9th position) by readers of the Smart Travel Asia, one of the most prestigious online maganizes in Asia.

The survey of the Smart Travel Asia lasted for 3 months from May to July 2016 with the participants of more than one million readers worldwide. The survey is based on 3 main criteria, including: quality of tourism products, comments of friends and co-workers, and reputation of brand/destination in virtual community.

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Tourism - important pillar in Viet Nam’s economy: EIU
January 04, 2017 09:01 AM  

Tourism has become an important pillar for Viet Nam’s economic growth, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) under the UK-based Economist Group.

The EIU suggested the Vietnamese Government invest in transport infrastructure and handle environmental problems to ensure sustainable growth.

The unit quoted data from the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism showing the number of foreign visitors to the Southeast Asian country surged sharply in 2016.

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Vietnamese, Russian youths hold cultural exchange.
January 04, 2017 08:01 AM  

The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union (HCMCYU) and Lenin Communist Youth Union held a cultural exchange programme in Moscow on December 12 to foster friendship and solidarity.

The event was attended by leaders of the Embassy of Viet Nam in Russia, representatives from the two unions and 400 youths from the two nations.

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