Vietnam to expand list of eligible countries for visa exemption
Vietnam will waive visas for more countries and extend the length of stay for foreign tourists to speed up the recovery of tourism, Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said Wednesday.
Ly Son poised to become coastal tourist city with 150-hectare airport
The government has set a target of turning Ly Son, an island district off the central Quang Ngai Province, into a coastal city with an improved infrastructure to boost tourism growth.
Why Thailand has attracted more foreign tourists than Vietnam
A friendly visa policy and diverse entertainment services have made Thailand more attractive than Vietnam in the eyes of foreign tourists.
Garbage and more hinder Vietnamese tourism
Sven Erik used to regularly pay work visits to Vietnam as a distributor for our Norwegian company, but I was curious why he never traveled our beautiful country for fun.
Vietnam should not be pressured by China’s refusal to send tourists
Experts have dismissed China’s non-inclusion of Vietnam in the list of destinations to which it allows outbound tour groups as no cause for pressure on the latter’s tourism industry.
Foreign tourists distressed by public restrooms in Vietnam
While Vietnam is making efforts to improve its tourism image post pandemic, public toilets with bad odors and filthy floors have left foreign tourists with a bad impression while visiting Vietnam.
Vietnam is scaring tourists away with poor quality of services
I recently received a group of 10 French tourists who went on a cruise tour of Ha Long Bay for two days and one night.
Vietnam ranks among worst tourist hubs on bathroom wall of shame
Tropical country still struggling to shake travel blues amid visa rules, COVID
Excitement turns to frustration in Sa Pa after 20 years
Sloppy landscapes, streets full of trash, vendors constantly bothering tourists… I was incredibly disappointed when I returned to Sa Pa.
Cheating foreign tourists threatens Vietnam’s tourism recovery
As Vietnam races to attract foreign tourists back to the country after over two years of border closures, harassment and cheating remain big turn-offs that tarnish the country’s tourism reputation.
Vietnam must boost image for overseas visitors
International tourism in Vietnam has not picked up as expected after the country reopened again to welcome visitors after the Covid-19 pandemic.
Vietnam travel destinations anxious for return of Chinese visitors as tourism struggles
As China announced it would reopen its borders on January 8 after being shut for nearly three years, travel agencies around Vietnam said they were anxiously awaiting the return of Chinese tourists.
Top spenders Russia skip Vietnam as tourism struggles in 2022
Russians have this year shunned Vietnam, traditionally a popular retreat for its travellers, with a war-induced halt on direct flights and the appeal of rival destinations among factors that have kept its biggest-spending visitors at bay.
Unfriendly airport employees in Vietnam discourage int’l tourists’ return
In addition to Vietnam’s unfavorable visa policies, the cleanliness (or lack thereof) of airports and the unfriendly attitude of airport employees have discouraged international tourists from returning to the country, according to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper readers.
PM calls for simple procedures, creative products to revive tourism
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Wednesday ordered relevant agencies to better facilitate tourist entry and develop new tourism products to boost Vietnam’s tourism recovery.
Vietnam eyes 8 million foreign tourists next year amid visa hassles
Struggling with disappointing numbers since the country reopened its borders after Covid, the tourism industry has set a target of just eight million foreign tourists in 2023.
Tourism blamed for monkey menace on Hoi An islands
People on the Cham Islands off Hoi An say wild monkeys are invading their homes and stealing their food.
Post-Covid tourism challenges still loom for Vietnam
The full lifting of Covid travel restrictions after a two-year lockdown was far and away 2022’s biggest moment for Vietnam travel industry.
Vietnam’s tourism has bigger problems than visa
Visa debate aside, there are deep-rooted problems Vietnam should deal with to improve its tourism competitiveness, like traffic danger and poor services.
Int’l air passengers to Vietnam in October down 60%
Foreign air passenger numbers through 22 Vietnamese airports in October fell 61.8% against pre-pandemic levels to 1.3 million amid slow international tourism recovery.
Without restarting 3-month visas Vietnam is losing money
Readers said Vietnam should offer longer visa stays now to serve year-end winter escape and not lose money to regional competitors.
Vietnam revives tourism workforce
With tourism activities returning, Vietnam addresses the skilled labour shortage facing the tourism workforce as travel demand outstrips labour supply.
Hue to spend $800,000 to renovate abandoned water park
Authorities in Hue in central Vietnam have agreed to spend VND20 billion ($844,100) to renovate a dragon-shaped water park, left abandoned for years, into a public park.
Vietnam’s train cafes ordered to shut down after tourists return
Authorities in Vietnam’s capital have ordered the temporary closure of one of the city’s most popular attractions, a 300-meter stretch of railway narrowly bordered by cafes, restaurants and shops.
Non-stop flight from Vietnam to India to draw more tourists
In a bid to attract more tourists from the lucrative Indian market, Vietnam has launched non-stop flights from Mumbai and New Delhi to tourist haven Phu Quoc Island in southern Vietnam.
Tourist numbers down in south during long holiday weekend
Most famous tourist destinations like Phu Quoc and Da Lat saw fewer tourists during the four-day National Day weekend but huge crowds thronged the northern mountains.