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An impressive Ly ngua o (a Southern Vietnamese folk song) concert closed the 2nd Asian Zither Festival in Ho chi minh city on September 4.
MICE tours (which combine travelling with attending meetings, conferences or events/exhibitions) are booming in the country, and have emerged as a lucrative business for the tourism sector.
The Giai Dieu Mua Thu (Autumn Melody) concert programme is scheduled to take place at the Ho chi minh city Conservatoire from August 15-17.
A collection of twenty paintings entitled “Lotus Ponds” by Japanese artist Kato Shojiro is on displayed at a two-week exhibition organized at Tu Do Gallery in District 1.
When you arrive at Nhat Thong restaurant on Tong Dan street in Hanoi the doors swing open as if they have been expecting you. As step inside a waitress clad in a golden ao dai greets us with a wide smile before guiding us to our table through the resplendent surroundings.
The total number of hotels in Viet nam has increased by 147 percent in the last three years, according to a report on hotels by Grant Thorton (Vietnam) Ltd.
An exhibition of wedding dresses, co-organised by Babi Cultural Service Trading Co. Ltd. and the Young Fashion Magazine, was held at the Phu Tho sports hall in Ho chi minh city from July 31 to August 3.
A number of special Vietnamese dishes were introduced to US friends at an event highlighting Vietnamese food and drinks organised by the Vietnamese Embassy in the US on July 29.
Providing free tourist information is a new service that is mushrooming in Vietnam especially in Hcm city
Forty contestants will vie for the crown of Miss Vietnam Tourism at Phan Dinh Phung Sports House in Hcm city on August 2.
The wind is blowing in the city square. Coils of string are brought out and kites begin to fill the sky. The wind lifts them higher and higher.
Saigontourist Travel Service Company has so far this year welcomed nearly 18,300 visitors on Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions (MICE) tours, a year-on-year increase of 17 percent.
Saigon Restaurant Cruise Ship, featuring hundreds of Vietnamese traditional dishes, has been a favorite rendezvous for local and foreign visitors for more than ten years.
Vietnam airlines will be the official sponsoring airline for the 60th Miss World contest, which will take place in Vietnam in 2010.
Miss Universe 2008 is being held in Vietnam but it is the personal affair of the Miss Universe Organisation. Vietnam’s participation in the contest is limited.
2,289,287 was the number of international visitors coming to Vietnam in the first six months of 2008, up by 8.1 per cent year on year, according to the General Department of Tourism.
Over ten South Korean televisions and around 200 representatives from many televisions and film studios in Vietnam last week joined a two-day Vietnam-Korea Media Co-operation Seminar organized in HCMC by the Korea Communications Commission.
A "Family and Children Festival 2008" for children and teenagers organized by the HCMC Department of Culture and Information, the Committee for Population, Family and Children, the Municipal Youth Union and the Association of Women Unions will take place in the 23/9 Park from today until Sunday.
The Vietnam Tourism Association has selected Saigontourist Travel Service Co. and the five-star Caravelle hotel in HCMC as the best international tour operator and the best hotel in the country in 2007.
There is a pathway of which both sides are lined with Cai and Kim Dong rivers leading to a 200-year-plus pottery village, a 10-minute drive from central Nha trang city
Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan has asked the tourism industry to focus on launching promotional campaigns in an effort to further cash in on the National Year of Tourism.
Oliu Cafe struggles to stand out in the capital’s overcrowded dining scene, but its quirkiness has Aaron Santos coming back for more.
The second National Journalism Awards ceremony was held in Hanoi on June 21 by the Council for National Journalism and the Vietnam Journalists’ Association.
Vietnam will host the annual United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) Asia-Pacific Conference on Metropolitan Tourism in 2009.
The government has given the nod to the national flag carrier Vietnam airlines to sell 10-20 percent of its stock to foreign strategic partners.
The first candidates of Miss Universe 2008 pageant arrived at Hcm City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport this morning, June 17.
If you are visiting Saigon there are three daylong tours that you just should not miss -- city tour, a trip to the Cuchi tunnels, and the Mekong Delta trip. Since the itineraries for the three are fairly standard at all travel agents’, here are some tips to get the best out of them.
The Vietnam Environmental Protection Fund and the low-cost Air carrier Jetstar Pacific on June 13 signed an agreement on a greenhouse effect reduction programme.
A new national competition sponsored by the Cultural Development and Exchange Fund (CDEF) of the Danish Embassy in Viet nam is encouraging young performance artists.
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