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When Did Vietnam Open To Tourism

Simple truth: Vietnam just not 'serious about tourism'

Simple truth: Vietnam just not 'serious about tourism'


Thanh Nien Daily

You can market a tourism destination all you like, but if people go there and have a negative experience, they simply won't go back.

Traveling in Vietnam as an American

Traveling in Vietnam as an American


A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

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Foreign tourist arrivals up 12 percent - Khmer Times

Foreign tourist arrivals up 12 percent - Khmer Times


Khmer Times

Foreign tourist arrivals to Cambodia went up more than 12 percent in the first quarter of 2017, as the country ramped up efforts to improve services and attractions for visitors.

RHB Bank Lao Opens 3rd Branch in Dongdok

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RHB Bank Lao has opened a third branch in Dongdok on the 26th of January, 2018. The official ceremony was attended by Country Head Danny Ling, and Branch Manager Thonglay Phonvilaisouk and other staff members. Opening under the theme of an open house, customers and invited guests were encouraged to learn about bank …

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Can Travel Bloggers Influence Destination Marketing?

by PATAconversations @ PATA Conversations

Can travel bloggers influence tourism marketing? Seasoned veteran Matt Gibson, aka XpatMatt and inbound president of the Professional Travel Bloggers Association, shares his strategies on how both sides of the industry can work together effectively. At what point in your career did you realize you could make travel writing your primary focus? I studied writing... Read more →

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Discover: Santa Fe

by @ Wikitravel

In the celebrated art colony of Santa Fe, New Mexico, you can of course get paintings of the scenery of the southwestern United States, but did you know you can also get original paintings of Daffy Duck and Wile E. Coyote?

Vietnam War Sites of Interest

Vietnam War Sites of Interest


TripSavvy

A south-to-north tour of Vietnam War sites, like Hue and Hoi An. Learn more about historic Vietnam War sites of interest to visit on your trip to Vietnam.

Laos Featured on Time and Leisure’s 50 Best Places to Travel in 2018

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Luang Prabang has done it again by landing on top travel magazine, Travel and Leisure‘s ‘The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2018.” This UNESCO World Heritage Site lives up to its name by making an appearance on this list, serendipitously coinciding with the country’s official state sanctioned tourism …

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Good morning, Vietnam

Good morning, Vietnam


philstar.com

Vietnam was Roberto, my son’s, idea. He constantly surfs the net. Intrigued by Anthony Bordain’s visit to the country, he suggested we go there. It’s a challenge to align his schedule with my other son, Benjamin’s, in International School, but we found six days, since Benj just started his vacation.

5 of SAIGON’S BEST HIDDEN COCKTAIL BARS

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) is a place of surprises, much of them elusive to first-time visitors with just a few days on the ground. Though a bit challenging at first, Ho Chi Minh City eventually became our favorite city in the world and a base for many of our adventures in the Southeast Asian region. It’s also a pretty great place to go out and grab a drink, whether it’s a Monday or Saturday, Saigon’s music venues, breathtaking rooftop bars, and tiny neighborhood spots are buzzing.

Unlike the more world famous, easy-to-find spots of Bangkok and Shanghai, Saigon is a city of tight neighborhoods which unveil themselves only to those intrepid enough to explore the tiniest, faintest lines on the map. Saigon doesn’t have a Times Square or Pudong. It’s a megacity comprised of small, distinct districts and alleys. Perch ... Read More »

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Vietnam’s rush to develop risks damaging its natural attractions

Vietnam’s rush to develop risks damaging its natural attractions


the Guardian

New resorts, cable cars and casinos threaten unspoiled landscapes as tourism sector struggles to balance modernisation and development with conservation

Conquering Mount Fansipan the Right Way (Tallest Mountain in Vietnam)

by Anna Suszynski @ The Christina's Blog

Mount Fansipan is the highest mountain in Vietnam and Indochina peninsula, located in the Hoang Lien Son mountain range. It was once only visited by adventure seekers fit enough to make the strenuous hike, but now this mountain offers a few different experiences for all types of travelers. Regardless of the new tram that brings […]

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Beyond Green Travel: In Vietnam, Emptied Graves Make Room for Mass Tourism

Beyond Green Travel: In Vietnam, Emptied Graves Make Room for Mass Tourism


Beyond the Edge

In "Beyond Green Travel," ADVENTURE Global Travel Editor Costas Christ gives an eye-witness account of the ups and downs of ecotourism in dispatches from around the world.At Vietnam’s Chi…

Are Vietnamese people really hostile towards foreign tourists? - Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Are Vietnamese people really hostile towards foreign tourists? - Travel information for Vietnam from local experts


Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

On the following of the incident happened in late July where a bus driver’s assistant of Viet Nhat T

Getting around | About Vietnam

Getting around | About Vietnam


Rough Guides

Though still a little rough around the edges, Vietnam’s transport network is continuing to improve. Most travel takes place on the roads, which are largely...

Join Photography Contest with Vietnam Visa Easy to get BIG prizes

by Nguyen Mĩ Ngọc @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

We are proudly presenting to you our very first Photography Contest: Together We Travel the World. Share your most beautiful travelling moments of you and your loved ones to win many presents from Vietnam Visa Easy! What are you waiting for? Join us now to get big prizes! From 7th September to 14th September, all you …

Big rise in the number of Chinese tourists to Vietnam

Big rise in the number of Chinese tourists to Vietnam


South China Morning Post

Mainland visitors shrugged of reports of customs officials shaking down travellers for tips and country also gained by curbs on Chinese tour groups to South Korea

Plain of Jars to be Submitted for UNESCO World Heritage Status

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The Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism plans to nominate the megalithic archaeological landscape known as the ‘Plain of Jars’ in Xieng Kuang for UNESCO world heritage status. The documents and the master plan are expected to be submitted to the World Heritage Committee for consideration of the ‘Plain of Jars’ as a new UNESCO …

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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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Come and go Vietnam

Come and go Vietnam


Come and go Vietnam

Beginning in early 2009, Come and Go has had a clear vision of providing private upscale travel experiences through Vietnam and S.E. Asia.

Trứng Vịt Lộn (Half-hatched duck egg)

by Nguyen Mĩ Ngọc @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Foreign travelers have a sort of love-hate relationship with “trung vit lon” which is known as the Vietnamese version of the famous “balut” egg in Philippines. You can literally find this food in every city across the country. Vietnamese people eat “trung vit lon” for breakfast and night snack. It’s loved and very popular for …

The Best Homestays in Sapa (For An Authentic & Personal Experience)

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

H’mong, Dao, and Giay people speaking English more fluently than Vietnamese, tremendous natural vistas right outside your balcony, an early morning chill with clouds hovering over the mountains, this and more is what you should expect from Sapa! Located on the northern border of Vietnam, Sapa is the only region of the country that has […]

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No Indonesia Visa Required For Citizens Of 45 Countries

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

The Indonesian Government recently announced citizens of forty five countries no longer need a tourist visa to enter Indonesia. Indonesia Immigration Stamp How Does Visa Free Entry To Indonesia Work? If you are a citizen of one of the countries listed below, arrive at one of the entry points below and proceed to Passport Control. […]

Ticket revenue at Angkor Wat jumps 72 percent after price hike

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

Angkor Archaeological Park saw a rise in visitor numbers and a 72 percent jump in ticket sales revenue to over $100 million last year, allaying fears that increased prices would discourage tourists from visiting the site. According to an Angkor Enterprise statement released yesterday, the number of visitors to Angkor Wat reached nearly 2.5 million […]

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HOW VIETNAM CAN WIN THE TOURISM GAME - Dulichable

HOW VIETNAM CAN WIN THE TOURISM GAME - Dulichable


Dulichable

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Hoi An Vietnam: The beautiful and historic town tourism spoilt!

Hoi An Vietnam: The beautiful and historic town tourism spoilt!


The Roaming Renegades

Hoi An Vietnam is on the surface a wonderfully beautiful and historic town, but once the shouts of "money" ring out you realise how ruined it is!

How to Plan a Travel-Themed Wedding That Doesn’t Suck

by Amanda @ A Dangerous Business Travel Blog

I'm not exaggerating at all when I tell you that when I got engaged at the end of 2016, I literally had no clue...

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Curtains to rise on new Mekong film festival

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

The Mekong Mini Movie Festival will make its debut at TRAVEX this Friday as a year-long event to celebrate the myriad faces and experiences of the Greater Mekong Subregion, promote the region as a single tourist destination, and attract business. Jens Thraenhart, executive director of Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO), said the festival is a […]

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Tech Tools for Marketing Your Destination

by PATAconversations @ PATA Conversations

Are you marketing your destination through the right channels? Ronan Carey, COO of Red Robot Limited in the United Kingdom, reports on innovative ways that media-rich content can reach targeted consumers with the right messaging. How does Red Robot’s content distribution differ from a press release wire service for sharing destinations’ messages? Our primary focus... Read more →

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How to Get your Vietnam Tourist Visa » A guide for Vietnam Visa on Arrival - Love & Road

How to Get your Vietnam Tourist Visa » A guide for Vietnam Visa on Arrival - Love & Road


Love & Road

An easy guide about how to get the Vietnam tourist visa. The visa requirements, forms, visa fees and how to apply online for the Vietnam Visa on Arrival.

Cambodia’s bamboo train back on track

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

Tourists missing Cambodia’s beloved ‘bamboo train’ in Battambang can now board a replacement service that has been set up on a different set of tracks. The improvised rail vehicle, often comprising a small motor and a bamboo platform on wheels, was shut down in October 2017 to make way for a proper train service. The […]

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How to Use Your Social Network to Travel the World

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

Celinne da Costa spent a year traveling the world and relying on the kindness of strangers to host her. She stayed with 70+ strangers in 17 countries across four continents. In this interview, Celinne tells us how she did it all, with surprisingly very few hiccups along the way.

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15 Things to know before you go to Vietnam - GRRRL TRAVELER

15 Things to know before you go to Vietnam - GRRRL TRAVELER


GRRRL TRAVELER

When I arrived into Vietnam, I knew very little about the land, people and culture. But in a little over a week, I learned quickly. Here's 5 things to know about Vietnam before you go:

A Foodie’s Guide to Hue, Vietnam

by Sue Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Come to Hue and Eat like a Local Hue City is the old capital of Vietnam. Despite its location – next to Da Nang – the new economic center, Hue is calm and peaceful in a unique way. If you want to have a truly relaxing travel experience, Hue is definitely the city you must […]

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A Thrilling Hai Van Pass Adventure With Onetrip

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Vietnam is a fabulous country that sings harmonies of the wild jungle and the people that venture through it. That is a destination that you must visit at least once in your life if you seek adventure. One of the most desired places to stay in Vietnam for both foreigners and locals alike is Da […]

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Two Days in Hanoi – How to Make the Most of It

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Small alleys crammed with food stalls, delicious smells filling the air of the quaint Old Town streets and imposing monuments honoring Vietnam’s rich and turbulent history— all that and more is Hanoi. If you are planning a short trip here and want to see all the main attractions, this two-day itinerary of the capital is […]

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Government Attempts to Improve Almsgiving Practice in Luang Prabang

by Jason Rolan @

Visitors to Luang Prabang relish the long rows of saffron monks at dawn that have become a highlight of the tourist experience in this UNESCO World Heritage Town. With an increase in tourism, negative side effects have also flourished, which the District of Luang Prabang is attempting to solve with a recent government notice obtained …

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5 LESSER-KNOWN LOCATIONS FOR SHOOTING FILMS IN VIETNAM

by Trang Nguyen @ Dulichable

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Lijiang and Wenhai Community-based Ecotourism

by Paul Eshoo @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

The World Heritage Site of Lijiang Town is one of the Mekong’s crown jewels and a must see. A stay in the old town for a couple days allows one to enjoy the unique architecture of the Naxi people, one of the indigenous people of Yunnan Province. Many visitors to Lijiang also include in their […]

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The Keys to Successful Living Heritage Communities

by PATAconversations @ PATA Conversations

Cultural tourism can create opportunities that benefit travelers and the destination, but it requires thoughtful balance and strategy. We found insight from Peter Richards, consultant on Cultural Tourism Development and Market Access for the International Trade Centre. At what point did you realize you wanted to dedicate your life to tourism development? I started saving... Read more →

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How Can Culinary Tourism Impact Asia’s Future?

by PATAconversations @ PATA Conversations

How does an obsession with creating the perfect dessert contribute to culinary tourism development? Danny Ho, executive pastry chef at Hotel ICON, was recently granted the prestigious title of 2016 PATA Face of the Future award and explains how his passion for the culinary arts evolved into a celebration of his heritage and opportunities for... Read more →

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Getting Around in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuc Nguyen @ The Christina's Blog

Hue is the famous Imperial city of Central Vietnam, the throne of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1802 to 1945. Old and tranquil, Hue is frozen in time, standing amongst the remnants of a once glorious Asian empire. Because of this, getting around Hue is intriguing with many options available, and sights to see. A major […]

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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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HOW VIETNAM CAN WIN THE TOURISM GAME

by Trang Nguyen @ Dulichable

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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

Minimizing Your Impact on Koh Lipe

by Paul Eshoo @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

Koh Lipe is one of Thailand’s best destinations for diving and oceanic nature. The area is blessed with one of Southeast Asia’s best marine parks, Tarutao National Marine Park. However, with more and more tourists visiting the area, Koh Lipe’s carrying capacity for tourism is being tested. There are a few things that you can […]

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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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5 Unusual Places to Visit in Bulgaria

by Nicola Hilditch-Short @ The Roaming Renegades

Visitors to Bulgaria will discover a land of picturesque villages and stunning nature. Many tourists come to the country to spend time on the sandy Black Sea beaches in the summer, and others come to the world-class ski slopes in the winter. Many visitors will limit their sightseeing to the museums, galleries, and churches of […]

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SURVIVING BORACAY ALONE

by Steven @ The Hungry Suitcase

In March of 2012, I was nearly finished with a 3-week journey moving west through the Visayas region of The Philippines. Visayas is famous for beach and diving destinations. I have never been very interested in beaches, so I was focused on the cities of Cebu, Dumaguete, Bacolod, Iloilo and Kalibo. I did, however, have a beach destination as my final stop before flying out of the country. That beach was the most famous beach in all of The Philippines- Boracay. I was all by my sad self during these weeks in the Philippines. I’d met people here and there along the way, but I didn’t join a backpacker caravan or fall in love. So, how is it traveling to Boracay alone, anyway?

Often beach destinations entice travelers of impossibly clear turquoise waters bookended by eternal sunrises and sunsets. So often, ... Read More »

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Tourists From United States Return to Vietnam :  VIETNAM: American Tourists Venture Back to Scene of Battle

Tourists From United States Return to Vietnam : VIETNAM: American Tourists Venture Back to Scene of Battle


latimes

The small group who assembled at Manila Airport recently were waiting for flight PR 591, although the departures board had left blank PR 591's destination.The green light was flashing for "immediate...

HOW CAN VIETNAM BENEFIT FROM FILM-INDUCED TOURISM?

by Trang Nguyen @ Dulichable

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Tourism can be a tool for peace and development

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

“THE world is suffering from so many deficits and inequalities,” UN World Tourism Organisation Secretary-General Taleb Rifai said recently. “We are suffering from economic inequalities, education deficits, technological deficits. But the most critical of all deficits is the one of tolerance and understanding and respect between people.” After a globally turbulent 2017, it’s difficult to […]

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Vietnam tourism downfall in foreign eyes - Tuoi Tre News

Vietnam tourism downfall in foreign eyes - Tuoi Tre News


Tuoi Tre News

Foreign readers of Tuoi Tre News have pointed out the reasons behind the gloomy picture of the Vietnamese tourist industry

Why I'll Never Return to Vietnam

Why I'll Never Return to Vietnam


Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

My trip through Vietnam, my awful experience, and why I never want to go back there for the rest of my life.

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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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

Banned Investment Activities in Vietnam

by Nguyen Ngan @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Under Investment Law of Vietnam, foreign investors are entitled to invest in business lines which are not prohibited. This is just another fundamental with high importance to every investor during investment research and before gambling loads of money in a foreign country like Vietnam. According to Investment Law, investments in the following activities are banned: …

No Vietnam Visa Required For Citizens Of Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain

by Chris Mitchell @ Travel Happy

From July 2015, you don’t need to apply for a visa to enter Vietnam if you’re a citizen from Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain Vietnam Embassy, Bangkok The Vietnamese government have announced a important change for Vietnam tourist visas – if you’re from Britain, Germany, France, Italy or Spain, you no longer need to […]

Sydney, The big, bustling heart of Australia. A guide to visiting on a backpacker budget!

by Nicola Hilditch-Short @ The Roaming Renegades

Sydney, the huge metropolis of Australia, one of the Southern Hemisphere’s largest cities and known to be pretty expensive. Yet thousands of backpackers head here every year to take in the sights and sounds of this landmark filled state capital and they do so on a budget! As one of the many working tourist visa […]

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Should I Travel to Vietnam During Tet? | Earth Trekkers

Should I Travel to Vietnam During Tet? | Earth Trekkers


Earth Trekkers

Should I travel to Vietnam during Tet? Our family spent one month in Vietnam during Tet, spending New Year's Eve in Hanoi for Tet.

Open visa policy urged to make Vietnam’s tourism more attractive - Mekong Tourism

Open visa policy urged to make Vietnam’s tourism more attractive - Mekong Tourism


Mekong Tourism

Vietnam has set a target of welcoming 20 million foreign visitors in 2020 and developing tourism into a key economic sector, and one way of achieving that goal is to provide visa waivers for important markets, the insiders said. Luong Hoai Nam, Deputy General Director of Vietstar Airlines, said that the open visa policy is …

How Are American Tourists Treated In Vietnam? - Travel Happy

How Are American Tourists Treated In Vietnam? - Travel Happy


Travel Happy

If you're an American looking to go travelling in Vietnam, don't worry about getting a frosty reception because of the legacy of the war. The Vietnamese ha

Moc Chau – The Dreamy Plateau

by Nguyen Mĩ Ngọc @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Moc Chau is located in Son La province and known as one of the best destinations in north Vietnam for its unreal scenic landscape. Moreover, Moc Chau is also identified with rich culture of the ethnic minorities and friendliness of locals. Moc Chau plateau is also home to 12 ethnic minorities including Thai and H’Mong …

Lifelong Lessons in the Seychelles Islands

by PATAconversations @ PATA Conversations

Conservation, legacy and security are three driving forces behind tourism development on the Seychelles islands. H.E. Alain St.Ange, Minister of Tourism & Culture Government of Seychelles, explains how his deep connection to the archipelago has helped shaped policies of today. Can you tell us about your background that prepared you for your role today? My professional background... Read more →

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Visit Hoi An-When and How

by Fiona @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

When to go Hoi An has two seasons: dry season from March to September, rainy season from October to February. The best time to enjoy Hoi An is from February to April because the temperature is not too high and the humid is mild. High tourist season coincides with Central Vietnam’s wet season with stormy …

Tourism changes understanding of Vietnam War - InDaily

Tourism changes understanding of Vietnam War - InDaily


InDaily

Increasing tourism in Vietnam – including visits to places such as the Cu Chi tunnels – may change the way Australians view and commemorate the Vietnam War.

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

Myanmar Tourism Marketing Showcase Diverse Range of New Tourism Products at ATF

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

The annual ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF), which will begin on 22nd January in Chiang Mai, Thailand, will provide an excellent platform for Myanmar among international delegates and media to showcase its diverse range of new and exciting tourism products, services and events of the country. In 2017, Myanmar recorded a total of 1.1 million arrivals […]

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Cycle tours promote country tourism

Cycle tours promote country tourism


vietnamnews.vn

The Centre for Rural Economic Development (CRED) recently held a 100km bike tour linking Quảng Uyên and Trùng Khánh districts in Cao Bằng. A total of  21 cyclists took part, 18 of them foreign professionals — and the rest Vietnamese.

37 Places to Eat in Tokyo

by NomadicMatt @ Nomadic Matt's Travel Site

I asked for your food recommendations for Tokyo, and you did not disappoint. In November, me and some friends spent a week eating our way around the city. It's hard to have a bad meal in Tokyo, and while I didn't get to eat everywhere, these are some of the best places!

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Teaching Tourism to Vietnam's Hill Tribes - PATA Conversations

Teaching Tourism to Vietnam's Hill Tribes - PATA Conversations


PATA Conversations

CBT Vietnam is a joint project between Capilano University and the PATA Foundation, providing community-based tourism development to Vietnamese hill tribes. Chris Bottrill, Dean, Faculty of Global and Community Studies and Acting Dean, Faculty of Business and Professional Studies at Capilano University in British Columbia, Canada, explains the challenges and rewards of community-based tourism in Southeast Asia. Can you tell... Read more →

Vietnam: Love It or Hate It

Vietnam: Love It or Hate It


Alex In Wanderland

I can think of very few countries that inspire as passionately varied reactions from travelers as Vietnam does. Its fans wax poetic about the breathtaking landscape, the intriguing culture and the resilient population. Its detractors spew bitterly about the traffic, the crime, and most of all: the unfriendly people. I’m fascinated by this. What is it …

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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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.

Will Asian Travelers Transform Zimbabwe Tourism?

by PATAconversations @ PATA Conversations

Though Zimbabwe has lagged in its goals of bringing in Chinese visitors over the past decade, a landmark agreement between PATA and the Zimbabwe Tourism Authority (ZTA) ushers in a new era of tourism marketing. Mr. Karikoga Kaseke, chief executive of the ZTA, shares how this innovative partnership could help transform the country’s future. Have there been any... Read more →

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Vietnam: North or South for a 2 Week Vacation | Finding Beyond

Vietnam: North or South for a 2 Week Vacation | Finding Beyond


Finding Beyond

With the huge growth of tourism in Southeast Asia, Vietnam is becoming a very popular vacation destination. Vietnam has been on the backpacking map for a long time but only over the past few years have non-long term traveller friends of ours started to ask our opinion on where in Vietnam they should visit if…

Vietnam Changes Visa Requirements for US Travelers

Vietnam Changes Visa Requirements for US Travelers


The Points Guy

Vietnam announced that it's changing its visa requirement for US-based travelers. Only one visa is needed for the entire year.

Thailand’s less-famed destination gears up for Chinese tourists

by Ton @ Page Array – Mekong Tourism

The clock has ticked over to 2018 and Rayong, an eastern Thai province, has been hailed as a breezy new year celebration spot that drew cheers and gasps from the about 20,000 visitors on Sunday night. Fireworks lighted up the sky over a popular seaside town in the province where the Tourism Authority of Thailand […]

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Tips on your trip to Fansipan

by Nguyen Mĩ Ngọc @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Fansipan is called “the roof of Indochina”, the highest peak in Indochina as well as in Vietnam with height of 3143m. The mountain is belonged to Hoang Lien Son range, located 9km away from Sapa town on the southwest. There are up to 1680 species of flora, some of them are precious and 327 fauna …

Forms of Investment

by Nguyen Ngan @ Travel information for Vietnam from local experts

Coming to Vietnam and putting lots of money on a business are steps of a gamble which requires careful research. As a matter of fact, the research starts with how to invest into Vietnam, or in other words what are forms for investment in Vietnam. This question is not quite a key concern but should …

26 Most Common Scams in Vietnam - Travelscams.org

26 Most Common Scams in Vietnam - Travelscams.org


TravelScams.org

Vietnam is a beautiful country to visit, but almost every tourist here would have experienced a scam. Click here to learn how to protect yourself!

Discovering Sapa: A Comprehensive Guide to Visiting Vietnam’s Northern Hill Station

by Juliana Hahn @ The Christina's Blog

Sapa is famous for its beautiful landscapes full of verdant rice paddies, rolling hills, Vietnam’s highest mountain, and hidden trails in overgrown valleys. While the idea of coming here for a trek far off from the noise and pollution of the big cities inspires wanderlust, organizing it all can be a bit daunting, especially for […]

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Nhân danh Nhân dân: Ma thuật và Bí ẩn của Quản trị Y tế ở Thái Lan

by Site Manager @ Kyoto Review of Southeast Asia

Tháng 9 năm 2014, Tướng Prayuth, người đứng đầu cuộc đảo chính quân sự, thông báo trong một cuộc họp chính phủ cấp cao rằng ông là nạn nhân của một cuộc tấn công ma [...]

9 Myths about Traveling in Vietnam - The Christina's Blog

9 Myths about Traveling in Vietnam - The Christina's Blog


The Christina's Blog

It’s always good to go traveling with an open mind. Let us debunk 9 myths about traveling in Vietnam to help you make the most of your time here.

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 »

TRAVEL INSIDER :  Vietnam's 'Open Door' Not Without Challenges :  Tourism: Though most restrictions on U.S. visitors have been lifted, there are still no direct flights and parts of the country lack a well-oiled infrastructure.

TRAVEL INSIDER : Vietnam's 'Open Door' Not Without Challenges : Tourism: Though most restrictions on U.S. visitors have been lifted, there are still no direct flights and parts of the country lack a well-oiled infrastructure.


latimes

Vietnam is not an easy place to visit. But since 13 months ago, when the U.S. government quietly eased its restrictions on tourism there, American travelers have shown accelerating interest in the (Page 2 of 2)...

One of Yosemite’s Leading Climbers Also Saves Babies’ Lives

by Hilary Oliver @ Beyond the Edge

When Libby Sauter leans over a small child in an operating room, his chest cut open to reveal his tiny heart for surgery—the most vulnerable, unstable patient in the entire hospital—the room is tense. “You have to try and be super, super organized to keep everything together because there’s so much going on,” Sauter says.…

Will tourism transform the way Australians remember the Vietnam War?

Will tourism transform the way Australians remember the Vietnam War?


The Conversation

Might the rise of heritage tourism and the increasing ease of international travel lead to more of Australia’s military experiences overseas being better understood?

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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Get Off the Beaten Track in Hue, Vietnam

by Phuong Thuy @ The Christina's Blog

Located on the bank of Perfume River, this city is the capital of Thua Thien Hue province, 700 kilometers to the south of Hanoi. Although you can visit Hue at any time of the year, the most charming season is surely from March to August, especially March through April when the temperature is at its […]

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How Much Money Do I Need For Hong Kong?

by Guest Travel Writer @ Travel Happy

Hong Kong has it all – heavenly food, high-octane nightlife, striking architecture and top shopping all laced with heaps of culture and tradition. There are plenty of ways to spend a fortune, but Lee Cobaj explains how Hong Kong doesn’t have to be prohibitively expensive Hong Kong © barbara-pictures Compared to its SE Asian neighbours, […]

Ecotourism in Vietnam: Potential and Reality

Ecotourism in Vietnam: Potential and Reality


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