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Wary hoteliers crunch the numbers

by Suchat Sritama @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

International tourists keep coming in their droves, but an oversupply of rooms could squeeze profits. The hotel business in Thailand is constantly evolving, and hoteliers have mapped out strategies to cash in on the growing tourism industry. Thai tourism is on track for another record-breaking year, with more than 35 million international arrivals expected in […]

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Rip off: Aussie tourist charged $40,000 for meal in Vietnam

Rip off: Aussie tourist charged $40,000 for meal in Vietnam


Traveller

An Australian tourist has been overcharged to the tune of $40,000 by a restaurant in Vietnam's Ho Chi Minh City.

Discover Impressive Ban Gioc Waterfall and Its Festival in Cao Bang

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Cao Bang Province is blessed with Vietnam’s widest waterfall named Ban Gioc – the must-see highlight in the northern areas. The waterfall is mesmerizing and mighty while the ethnic culture of Tay makes it the ideal ground for the cultural festival. For any travel to Cao Bang, everybody is recommended to see this magnificent ecotourism […]

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25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN VIETNAM - The Hungry Suitcase

25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN VIETNAM - The Hungry Suitcase


The Hungry Suitcase

Thailand enjoys a 50% return rate for foreign tourists. In contrast, Vietnam only pulls back 5% of visitors.Personally, I feel that Vietnam walks all over Thailand in almost every travel category except beaches. So, why do so many people have such bad experiences and never return to Vietnam?I hope the list I have made below helps out first-time visitors. It may seem cynical and anti-Vietnamese. It’s not. I love this country; I want you to love it, too. I’d just like to alert travelers to beware of the common first-time mistakes that may sour their experience of the local people and the country overall.Do your homework, know what to expect, and this is the most rewarding country in Southeast Asia to explore.Here goes:-1-TAKE YOUR VISA SERIOUSLY, VERY SERIOUSLY INDEEDYes, it seems like common sense, but I have seen tourists turned ... Read More »

Viet Nam - Mekong Tourism

Viet Nam - Mekong Tourism


Mekong Tourism

Uncover Viet Nam’s Timeless Charm Uncover the timeless charms of Viet Nam’s incredible past, nature, and lifestyle. Northern Mountains…Diverse Nature “Viet Nam offers so much more than the standard tourist stops and photo ops. I ventured to hidden historic sites, hiked far from the Sapa trekking cliques, and scoured the delta where I only saw …

8 of the Best Cafes in Hanoi

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

The big cities in Vietnam have a cafe culture that is virtually unknown to the rest of the world. Don’t expect a Chemex of Ethiopian Yirgacheffe with hints of blueberry and strawberry or an Aeropressed Kenyan. You might be able to locate one eventually, but not before tripping over scores of cafes serving up tumblers of coffee so dark it looks like used motor oil and smells like the most intense mocha you’ve ever had. It’s no secret that we love Vietnamese coffee and as a follow up to our very popular Saigon cafes list, we offer a list of some of our favorites in the northern capital city. Also be sure to check out our handy guide to ordering coffee in Vietnam.

So, in the event that you can’t find this guy rolling around town, keep scrolling and we’ve got ... Read More »

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The Quintessence of Tonkin – New Must-see Cultural Program in Hanoi Vietnam

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Hanoi Vietnam is rich in history and culture that attracts visitors to the capital city for various interests. While some people are fond of the well-preserved historical landmarks, the others take it a must to see the local cultural performances. Hanoi is proud of the water puppetry art, and now the city wins praises for […]

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Partnership with Yunnan to boost tourism

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

Cambodia and tourism authorities in the Chinese province of Yunnan pledged earlier this week to work together to boost Cambodia’s appeal as a tourism destination, particularly through the development of its human capital and new tourism products. The commitment was made during a meeting on Monday between Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism, Wen Shuqiong, vice-president […]

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Southeast Asia Hostel Market Update, January 2018

by Bill Barnett @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

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VN accelerates overseas tourism promotion

VN accelerates overseas tourism promotion


vietnamnews.vn

The Việt Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) will focus on tourism promotion activities abroad from now to the end of the year.

Free Yangon Walks is re-launching

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

Myanmar Travel agency Beyond Boundaries has announced the re-launching of the popular Free Yangon Walks that showcase the history of downtown Yangon from the pre-colonial period to modern days Yangon. The popular tours were set-up by Australian Gino Joseph and ran till Oct 2016 when operations stopped due to logistic challenges and Gino moved back […]

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​Royal descendant named Vietnam tourism ambassador - Tuoi Tre News

​Royal descendant named Vietnam tourism ambassador - Tuoi Tre News


Tuoi Tre News

The South Korean-Vietnamese descends from a Vietnam prince who fled to Korea in the 13th century

Top Churches in Vietnam for Meaningful Christmas Eve

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Vietnam has several top churches for foreigners and locals to celebrate Merry Christmas. Christmas is the ideal time for the Christians to show off their great faith in their God and for the non-Christians to gather and memorize the last moments at the end of the year. Although this event has not been traditionally celebrated […]

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Czech Republic shows Vietnam tourism potential

Czech Republic shows Vietnam tourism potential


VOV - VOV Online Newspaper

VOV.VN - The Vietnamese Embassy, the Czech Republic Ministry of Regional Development (MRD) co-hosted a Vietnam Tourism Day on October 18 in Prague to introduce the country’s tourism opportunities to Czech management agencies, travel operators and people.

Tourism in Vietnam - Visit Vietnam

Tourism in Vietnam - Visit Vietnam


Vietnamitas en Madrid - tourist information about Vietnam and Southeast Asia

Vietnam tourism. Preparations for the trip to Vietnam, how to organize the trip, whether traveling for leisure or tourist agency. Tourist attractions and touring routes Vietnam.

10 Best Things to Do in Vietnam - Vietnam Best Attractions

10 Best Things to Do in Vietnam - Vietnam Best Attractions


vietnam-guide.com

Attractions in Vietnam are plentiful, ranging from stunning natural landscapes, untouched islets and quaint villages to war museums, colonial structures, and ancient citadels. The Cu Chi tunnels, located outside Ho Chi Minh City, represent the sheer grit and ‘can-do’ attitude of the Vietnamese while a visit

Vietnam Travel Guide

Vietnam Travel Guide


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

A comprehensive budget travel guide to Vietnam with tips and advice on things to do, see, ways to save money, and cost information.

Where to Head for the Best Vietnam Motorbike Tours

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Vietnam is a hot destination that steals your heart with picturesque scenery, romantic rivers, impressive mountain ranges, green and lush forests, stunning beaches, etc. This country is somewhat best explored by a motorbike. During the Vietnam motorbike tours, you will be given from admiration to admiration by the marvelous landscapes in the most authentic way. […]

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New Tourism Law aims to better ensure tourists’ interests

New Tourism Law aims to better ensure tourists’ interests


vietnamlawmagazine.vn

Deputy Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong talks with To Quoc (Fatherland) newswire about new provisions of the Tourism Law, which is expected to create a breakthrough in tourism development in the time to come.

Bangkok attracts more than 780,000 visitors over New Year period

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

The world’s most popular visitor destination, Bangkok, attracted more than 780,000 visitors over the festive 2017 New Year period, an increase of 30% from 2016 with over 50% international tourists. Among the top attractions during this period, the spectacular ‘Beautiful Bangkok by Magnolias @ Ratchaprasong’, a world-class 3D projection mapping performance incorporating a special New […]

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Dept of Tourism campaigns for clean restrooms

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

The Department of Tourism has called for responsible agencies to keep restrooms in tourist places clean at all times. Kicking off a clean toilet campaign, Department of Tourism Director General, Anan Wongbenjarat disclosed that Thailand was visited by 30 million people from around the world in 2017, and he expects the number to be the […]

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Get Farming Experience with Dalat Garden Tours

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Dalat in Vietnam gains fame as the “City Of Flowers,” “Foggy City,” or even “Sakura Land,” thanks to a mild climate and fresh air all year round. Wandering around fresh fruit and vegetable gardens is likely to be a new hot trend that attracts a large number of visitors every year. With a big advantage […]

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Chinese tourist surge strains Vietnam's tourism services

Chinese tourist surge strains Vietnam's tourism services


The Jakarta Post

More than 1.2 million Chinese tourists visited Vietnam in the first six month of 2016, a 47.5 per cent growth compared with the same period last year, straining its tourism industry.

How to Order Coffee in Vietnam Like a Local

by Bill @ The Hungry Suitcase

Vietnam is a country that runs on coffee. There is a cafe on just about every block in Saigon and Hanoi and they’re packed most of the day with a mix of locals leisurely sipping away enjoying the day and others grabbing a quick fix on their way to wherever they’re headed. The cafe culture in Saigon is why it’s one of our favorite cities in the world. To see the list of our favorite Saigon cafes, check out our post on it.

Coffee is brewed differently in Vietnam. It’s sort of a mix between the French press and pourover methods and despite producing great coffee, it’s surprisingly “low tech”. You won’t see any chem-lab looking siphons or giant blown-glass drip towers. Coffee is brewed in a little metal filter called a “phin”. Grounds go in, water goes in, and coffee ... Read More »

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What Best Ecotourism Destinations in Vietnam – The Nature-friendly Travel

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Sorting out those of the best ecotourism destinations in Vietnam can urge the nature lovers to opt for the Indochina travel to this beautiful S-shaped country soon. If you want to get rid of the daily hardship and stress, the eco-trip to Vietnam promises to cheer you up with the charming nature, friendly locals, and […]

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Why Most Tourists Never Return To Vietnam | The HoliDaze

Why Most Tourists Never Return To Vietnam | The HoliDaze


The HoliDaze

The culture is great, the scenery impressive, and the food delicious, but many travelers never return to Vietnam. Here's why; & how you can have a good trip

SIEM REAP’S 10 BEST BARS: CLASSY, HIDDEN DIVES JUST OUTSIDE OF ANGKOR

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Every year I find myself in Siem Reap, Cambodia for a week. It’s inevitable, and always enjoyable.

Angkor Wat is, along with Bagan in Myanmar, one of the two most spectacular temple sites in Asia, if not the world. I’ve come back again and again with friends, or by myself. Although lately I barely spend time in the temples of Angkor Wat, I love the cafe and bar scene of nearby Siem Reap, a charming little French colonial town adjacent to Angkor that now serves as the tourist-amenity center of the region. Though a tourist town, it’s far from a tourist trap. There is something about the clear blue sky, slow clouds and that long twilight that I love here. And, there’s the drinks.

Pub Street is famous here. It is the center of Siem Reap and the fulcrum of activity in ... Read More »

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Where have they gone? Vietnam's tourist numbers remain low as criticism mounts

Where have they gone? Vietnam's tourist numbers remain low as criticism mounts


Thanh Nien Daily

Industry insiders say Vietnam struggles to attract travelers while Thailand and Cambodia enjoy stable growth

A Complete Guide to Sapa Vietnam for Full Experiences

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Sapa Vietnam has numerous beautiful and exquisite corners for year-round vacations in which people discover the cool vibe, stunning mountain, ethnic village, etc. The experiences are all worthy and memorable. For a complete discovery of Sapa, find a full guide below so that trip to the existing paradise in the northwest of Vietnam just goes […]

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Panel discussion: A bright future for Vietnam tourism industry (Hanoi)

Panel discussion: A bright future for Vietnam tourism industry (Hanoi)


RMIT University Vietnam

This panel discussion by RMIT Vietnam's School of Business & Management uncovers opportunities for growth of Vietnam's tourism industry.

25 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TRAVELING IN THAILAND

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Thailand, with over 26 million foreign entries in 2016, can be a very touristic place to visit. By some accounts, 20% of the Thai GDP is based on tourism (worldwide nations average about 10%). Thailand is often an entry point for all of Asia, a constant revolving door of tourists on short or extended trips. We’re writing this article to help you avoid getting your hand caught in that often dangerous door.

Thailand is a country that can live up to its high expectations and reputation. It really can be paradise. On the other hand, it can be a disappointing place filled with drunken pub crawlers, tourist scams, empty promises and subpar made-for-tourists versions of local dishes. Pad thai made with instant noodles? You’ll find it all over Phuket and Koh Samui. If you venture past the tourists districts, the food ... Read More »

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Calls for special foreigners' police in Vietnam

Calls for special foreigners' police in Vietnam


ABC News

A recent spate of tourist deaths in Vietnam is refocusing attention on visitor safety in the alluring South-East Asian nation.

25 Top Tourist Attractions in Vietnam

25 Top Tourist Attractions in Vietnam


Touropia

Most travelers to Vietnam are attracted by the country's wonderful natural beauty: From the green rice fields in the north to the fascinating bustle of the Mekong Delta in the south. Vietnam however

How a rising tourism tide lifts all boats in Vietnam

How a rising tourism tide lifts all boats in Vietnam


South China Morning Post

The country is expecting 17 million tourists this year and it is not only the usual suspects like Nha Trang and Da Nang that stand to benefit

North Vietnam Photo Tour – Mr. Kieron Nelson Review

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Date: 6 – 25 Sep 2017 | Party of 1 passenger: Mr. Kieron Nelson (Toronto, Canada) | 10-day North Vietnam Photo Tour This is a follow up to my posting of April 23 2017 Finally recovered from a seventeen hour flight from Toronto to Hanoi via Taipei. Devastating flooding had occurred two weeks before my scheduled […]

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Vietnam (tourism)

Vietnam (tourism)


Logopedia

[1] During a ceremony in Hanoi on January 26, 2011, the winner of a contest to create a new tourism logo for Vietnam was presented. The new slogan became "A Different Orient", or "Sự khác biệt Á Đông" in Vietnamese.

Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam – Get Full Tips at HCM City Travel Guide

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Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam (formerly named Saigon) is a huge magnet attracting people of all kind and background to gather, work, and earn their daily bread. If asking for the most bustling and less sleepy destination in Vietnam, then the answer might point to the city named after Uncle Ho: Ho Chi Minh […]

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India-Myanmar-Thailand highway to be ready in 3 years; work starts

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

The Indian government has awarded all the contracts under the India-Myanmar-Thailand highway over the last three months and the highway is likely to be ready in three years, the external affairs ministry said. “Government of India is implementing two projects as part of Trilateral Highway between India, Myanmar and Thailand. These are construction of 69 […]

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Hue Street Food for Happy Vietnam Food Tour

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Hue is romantic in each of its details, from culture to history, beauty, and food. Not only do the tourists come to this city to visit the Imperial Citadel, Perfume River, Thien Mu Pagoda, etc., but some also enjoy the Hue Street Food. The trip will lack something enjoyable if you skip the chance to […]

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Vietnam Travel | Places to visit in   Vietnam

Vietnam Travel | Places to visit in Vietnam


Rough Guides

Explore places to visit in Vietnam with Rough Guides: find out when to go, view itineraries and read about lakes, bays, street food and water puppets.

Leading minds share Myanmar insights

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

Tourists travelling with Khiri Travel in Myanmar can now meet and talk with Burmese royalty, artists, environmental activists and academics. New for 2018, the company’s Myanmar office has launched ‘tour’ options for visitors that the company claims with give its clients an opportunity to get close and personal with thought leaders from across Burmese society. […]

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Thailand showcases Thai local experiences at ATF 2018

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

The countdown to the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2018 in Chiang Mai from 22 to 26 January is underway with Thailand rolling out the red carpet to welcome participants under the theme of ‘Sustainable Connectivity, Boundless Prosperity’. Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn, Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), said the TAT will have a dedicated […]

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Vietnam Emerging as an Attractive Tourism Destination for Indians

Vietnam Emerging as an Attractive Tourism Destination for Indians


NDTV.com

Vietnam, a country known for its exquisitely beautiful places and rich food, is emerging as an attractive tourism and business destination for Indians. The incentive of cheap manufacturing and an untapped market is also helping in bringing Indian companies to Vietnam in big numbers.

Responsible tourism in Vietnam

Responsible tourism in Vietnam


responsibletravel.com

Responsible tourism in Vietnam. Easy to read, honest advice on responsible tourism in Vietnam to help you make sure your trip has a positive effect on the environment and local communities.

Posh hostels edging into Southeast Asia’s mainstream budget and economy hotel sector

by Bill Barnett @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

New market report question’s if cookie cutter hotels groups will again fall asleep at the wheel as they did with OTA’s and Airbnb  Call them poshtels, hostels or hybrid hotels, but one of the most exciting travel spaces across Asia is the emergence of socially-focused accommodation. Not only have millennials embraced the shift, but a […]

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Vietnam Tourism Roadshow in Nordic Counties 2017

Vietnam Tourism Roadshow in Nordic Counties 2017


thebtourist

In mid September, Vietnam National Association of Tourism ( VNAT ) had introduced about Vietnam Tourism in promotion program of Vietnamese Tourism in some European co...

The best of Vietnam Tourism: Top food from every region

The best of Vietnam Tourism: Top food from every region


Enchanting Travels

Vietnam tourism is incomplete without sampling some of the local favorites. Here's our list of what you can sink your teeth into, and where to find it.