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Tourism police to protect foreigners

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Tourism police to protect foreigners

  HA NOI —The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism has been asked by its department in Ha Noi to establish a tourism police force dedicated to protecting visitors who are increasingly suffering from tourist scams in the capital. Cases are reported daily of foreign tourists being overcharged by taxi drivers and cheated by hotel employees. This has negatively affected the image of both the city and the country in the eyes of international visitors, said the department’s deputy director Mai Tien Dung. A crackdown on security...

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Da Nang Summer Rendezvous 2013

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Da Nang Summer Rendezvous 2013

  From June 22 to July 3, there are many interesting activities to be hold on the occasion of the Da Nang Summer Rendezvous 2013 along local beaches, Hoang Sa Street and Bach Dang Street. The purpose of this year’s event is to strengthen the relationship between Da Nang, Quang Province and Hue, as well as promoting local tourism products and the image of Da Nang City as a city of event and the tourism hub of the central Vietnam. Da Nang Summer Rendezvous is bringing to local civilization and tourists a chain of musical performances,...

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Hanoi is listed as the second most budgeted tour of the world

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Hanoi is listed as the second most budgeted tour of the world

  “Asia offers the most reasonable prices while Europe is the most expensive region for tourism”, reviewed by TripAdvisor when introducing a list of the most expensive and cheapest tourism destinations of the world, of which Hanoi is listed as the second cheapest city to visit. Comparing the total price of a complete tour for two including: 1 four-star hotel night, dinner with a fined red-wine, one cocktail party and 6km of traveling by taxi is how TripAdvisor measure and complete the list of ten most expensive and ten cheapest tourist...

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Vietnam is in the top ten destinations for street-foods in the world

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Vietnam is in the top ten destinations for street-foods in the world

  Recently, Vietnamese street-foods have just been recognized in the top ten gastronomical tours of the famous online tourism magazine Lonelyplanet. According to Lonelyplanet, the fastest and most effective way to explore a new destination’s cuisine is to take part in walking tours around that city, with a good tour guide who may lead you to the most favorite street-food restaurants or vendors. Regarding tasting Vietnamese street cuisine, the magazine suggests a desirable tour may begin from Chau Long fresh market, which is located in...

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VietJet Air opens new air route Hanoi – Bangkok

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VietJet Air opens new air route Hanoi – Bangkok

  On June 1 2013, the budgeted airline VietJet Air officially launched new air route Hanoi – Bangkok in attempt to expand its business to South East Asian region. With this new route, VietJet Air offers seven two-way flights per week with a shocking prices of only VND450,000 (US$21) per one-way flight. The flight departs from Noi Bai Airport at 10:50AM and arrives in Bangkok at 12:40PM, whereas the return flight departs at 1:35PM from Suvarnabhumi Airport and arrives at Noi Bai Airport at 3:25PM. Desmond Lin, Business Development Manager...

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Vietnam’s beaches enter world’s top 100 beaches

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Vietnam’s beaches enter world’s top 100 beaches

  An Bang beach in Hoi An ancient town and Dai (Long) beach in Phu Quoc island have been listed in the world’s 100 best beaches by CNN. The results were built on the assessments of tourism experts, travelers and the website’s readers around the world. Accordingly, Long beach is ranked 93rd in the list and rated as the most popular new island destination in Vietnam. An Bang beach is at the 86th place and described by the website as a beach with “gentle waves and soft white sand”. In 2011, the CNN website also selected An Bang as one of...

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VietJetAir operates 7 Hanoi – Bangkok flights per week

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VietJetAir operates 7 Hanoi – Bangkok flights per week

  (CPV) – From this June, passengers have another option for traveling to Thailand, as VietJetAir is opening its new Hanoi – Bangkok route with 7 flights per week. The initial price is starting VND450,000. The Airlines and Thai Tourism Administration have agreed to deploy regular promotional programs between the two sides, offering super saving tickets in order to promote bilateral tourism and trade ties. Aircraft will depart from Noi Bai International Airport at 10h50, and land at Bangkok at 13h40. The return flight will take off...

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Hanoi sets up taxi hotline for ripped off tourists

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Hanoi sets up taxi hotline for ripped off tourists

  The Hanoi Taxi Association has established a hotline to handle complaints about dishonest taxis drivers. The hotline was created in response to the increasing number of taxis swindles, which primarily targeted foreigners. To report an incident, victims can call (04) 3771085 or (04) 38525252. Earlier, the Hanoi Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism plans to launch hotlines in a bit to detect and deal with any crime against tourists. The hotlines are to run around the clock and phone operators will notify relevant authorities of any...

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Vietnam Airlines adds over 3,600 flights during summer

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Vietnam Airlines adds over 3,600 flights during summer

  Aiming to provide service for passengers during the 2013 summer holiday, from June 1 to August 31 the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines (VNA) will add 3,641 flights with more than 700,000 seats on 12 domestic and international routes. The additional flights will bring the total capacity of the carrier during the period to more than 5.53 million seats, a year-on-year rise of 22 percent. During the peak time from June 15 to August 15, VNA will operate an average of 333 flights a day. Under the plan, on domestic routes with high...

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Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

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Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Still known informally as Saigon (or HCMC), the former capital of South Vietnam remains the big tourism center in Vietnam, attracting a large of visitors to Vietnam. The city’s historic attractions are not limited to the Vietnam War. The city enjoys many fine temples, pagodas, museums, theatres, parks and other historic pieces of...

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