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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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Pho with beef meatballs among best street foods in Asia
January 04, 2017 08:01 AM  

Pho bo vien thap cam (Vietnamese noodle soup with mixed beef meatballs) in Ho Chi Minh City has been described as the best street food in Asia by Australia’s Traveller website.

The travel website wrote that tiny and shabby stores are “usually hidden from casual view by the hordes of motorbikes inevitably parked out the front, as a steady stream of locals stops in for some of the best noodle soup in the country”. 

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Sa Pa and Da Lat listed on the top ten destinations on the rise in Asia
January 04, 2017 08:01 AM  

Da Lat and Sa Pa - the two Viet Nam’s famous tourist places have been recently voted on the top ten destinations on the rise in Asia in 2017 by the well-known tourist advisor site of TripAdvisor.

This voting result is based the opinions of millions of visitors on the quality of accommodation, restaurant, attraction, and growth in hotel booking demand. Accordingly, Da Lat and Sa Pa ranked 4th and 6th positions on the list.

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VNAT organizes Viet Nam tourism road show in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
January 04, 2017 08:01 AM  

(TITC) - On December 7, a roadshow to promote Viet Nam tourism took place in Kuala Lumpur. It was part of Viet Nam’s campaign to promote tourism in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore.

This was also an opportunity for Viet Nam and Malaysia’s tourism companies to share information, seek cooperation and promote bilateral visitors exchange.

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Viet Nam among best places for student adventure
January 04, 2017 08:01 AM  

The travel guide and information website Roughguides has released a list of the 10 best places to travel as student, in which Viet Nam was suggested as an attractive spot for foodie adventure.

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Viet Nam Culture Week kicks off in Iran
January 04, 2017 08:01 AM  

The Viet Nam Embassy has opened a Viet Nam Culture Week in Tehran, Iran with a view to helping people from the two nations get deeper insights into each other’s culture.

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Ha Long Bay among top UNESCO heritage sites
January 04, 2017 08:01 AM  

The UK-based travel website Rough Guides has listed Ha Long Bay among the top ten UNESCO heritage sites in Asia.

According to the site, the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Tonkin in north-eastern Vietnam are sprinkled with awe-inspiring limestone formations covered by rainforests.

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Northern Viet Nam named Forbes’ cheapest travel place.
January 04, 2017 07:01 AM  

The US magazine Forbes has listed northern Viet Nam as the cheapest place to visit in 2017.

According to the magazine, areas along the border with China, north of Ha Noi, budget travellers can find private accommodation priced at 10-15 USD a night and dorms for 5 USD on average, while meals cost maximum 2 USD. 

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