As midnight approached in Sa Pa, many kids were out on the streets, hawking goods to tourists in freezing conditions.
To protect children from being forced to work as street vendors, authorities in Sa Pa, one of northern Vietnam’s most famed tourist destinations, are asking tourists to refrain from purchasing goods from young vendors.
In his first few days, a 50-year-old French man in Saigon grew exasperated selling only a few fried bananas. However, things quickly looked up.
After more than a month’s trial, a pedestrian zone near the statue of King Quang Trung in Saigon’s District 10 officially entered operation Tuesday night.
The latest addition to Vietnam’s aviation industry is expected to debut its first regular air routes in mid-January, connecting central Thua Thien – Hue Province with Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
A HCMC street in District 1 might go pedestrian next year while Hanoi’s own walking streets will be expanded from Friday night.
Vietnam could lose $23 billion in tourism revenue this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, or about 75 percent of last year’s industry revenue, the tourism minister said.
Vietnam is priming its tourism reopening strategy with the launch of a CNN International television commercial inviting travellers to consider Vietnam for their first holidays post Covid-19.
Ho Chi Minh City has allowed another 14 hotels to serve as paid quarantine facilities to meet the growing demand, taking its total count to 24.
It has taken a while for dining and entertainment businesses in the ‘backpacker area’ in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, which used to be teemed with commotion and activity prior to the two COVID-19 outbreaks, to adapt to a new…
Russian travel companies based in Khanh Hoa, home to beach town Nha Trang, have proposed reopening the central province to Russian tourists from November.
Over 100 Vietnamese passengers arriving in Saigon Wednesday noon on a flight from Seoul refused to be quarantined at hotels, protesting unaffordable charges.
Ho Chi Minh City is considering a proposal to turn five downtown streets into walking zones to better accommodate residents and tourists.
Foreigners entering Vietnam on commercial flights would have to pay around VND1.468 million ($63) for two mandatory Covid-19 tests, and register contact and quarantine details.
A Hanoi-Tokyo flight carrying nearly 60 passengers took off from Noi Bai International Airport on Saturday, making it the first international commercial flight after a six-month suspension due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hotels with ‘for sale’ signs have mushroomed across different parts of Vietnam, despite a scarcity in buyers.
Vietnamese carriers have announced plans to restore commercial flights internationally after several months of suspension due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.
Some foreigners entering Vietnam on commercial flights resumed this month will be required to undergo centralized quarantine from five to seven days.
A new proposal says some foreigners entering Vietnam can be quarantined for “an appropriate number of days” in lodgings like hotels.
Vietnam has proposed setting up a travel bubble within South-East Asia that would see visitors transported across the region to tourist hotspots in areas considered safe from COVID-19, state media says.
Vietnam has suggested ASEAN to research safe “tourism travel bubbles” within the region amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
Starting September, foreign tourists no longer need to submit travel permits to visit Phu Quy Island in Binh Thuan Province, which hosts several military bases.
Vietnamese tourism companies are not enthused about the possibility of flight resumption to six Asian destinations because they don’t expect large numbers of tourists to board these flights.
With Vietnam’s new Covid-19 outbreak contained, some localities have allowed beaches and entertainment services to reopen though anti-pandemic measures remain in place.
Travel agencies banking on domestic tourism to stage a recovery have been knocked down yet again by the Covid-19 comeback, with rising infections and deaths.
The fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic has become distressingly evident in Hanoi’s iconic Old Quarter, where for-rent signs have mushroomed on closed building gates.