Hanoi and Saigon grab a bite on list of world’s best food destinations

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have been named among the world’s best food destinations by Caterwings, a site that offers online food ordering service in Europe. Saigon rode in at 80th position, while Hanoi secured 87th spot, on the list of 100 destinations ranked by 20,000 food journalists and restaurant critics. The research began … Continue reading Hanoi and Saigon grab a bite on list of world’s best food destinations

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Northwestern provinces boost links for sustainable tourism development

Northwestern provinces efforts to develop tourism To fully tap potential, the region’s provinces of Hoa Binh, Son La, Lai Chau, Dien Bien, Phu Tho, Lao Cai, Yen Bai and Ha Giang have enhanced links for sustainable tourism development. Since the eight provinces signed a tourism cooperation agreement in 2008, they have focused on building infrastructure … Continue reading Northwestern provinces boost links for sustainable tourism development

Through 20 years of connection: How the internet has changed life in Vietnam

Internet has changed Vietnamese life The best thing Vu Ngoc Anh could do was to sit tight. He was born with brittle bone disease, known scientifically as osteogenesis imperfecta which is a group of genetic disorders that cause bones to break easily. Growing up in a rural commune a one-hour drive from Vietnam's northern city … Continue reading Through 20 years of connection: How the internet has changed life in Vietnam

$1 billion plan taxis onto runway to upgrade int’l airports in Vietnam

Passengers at Cat Bi Airport near Ha Long Bay. Photo by VnExpress/Giang Chinh Aviation agencies want more money for new terminals and runways near top tourist destinations. Vietnam’s aviation agency has proposed a plan to upgrade three international airports near popular tourist destinations Ha Long, Hoi An and Hue over the next three years. The … Continue reading $1 billion plan taxis onto runway to upgrade int’l airports in Vietnam

Fund to boost Vietnam tourism development

Vietnam tourism development The Vietnam Tourism Development Fund (VTDF) will have an initial charter capital of VND300 billion (US$13.22 million) from the State budget, according to a draft decision on the establishment and operation of the fund.  The fund will help boost investment in promotion, product development, train and develop human resources, and improve institutional … Continue reading Fund to boost Vietnam tourism development

Bac Kan tourism week promotes regional tourism cooperation

The tourism week opened a series of cultural events that aim to strengthen tourism cooperation between the six participating provinces of Bac Kan, Cao Bang, Lang Son, Thai Nguyen, Tuyen Quang and Ha Giang. The week’s activities introduce and promote the historical and cultural relics, the landscape, people, food and culture of the northern mountainous … Continue reading Bac Kan tourism week promotes regional tourism cooperation