The culture ministry plans to compile a dossier of Dong Ho woodcuts to apply for recognition by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as a global cultural heritage.
The United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, launched a “Culture and development” week from Mar. 5-9 in the capital city of Hanoi .
According to General Stastistics Office (GSO), the number of international arrivals to Vietnam in February 2012 was estimated 681,849, increasing by 8.2% in comparison with January 2012 and 29.4% over the same period of 2011.
A joint fine art exhibition by 14 Vietnamese and Korean artists will be held at 49 Nguyen Du Street, Hanoi, on February 14, marking the occasion of 20 years of diplomatic ties between Vietnam and Korea.
The Spring Newspaper Festival 2012 and a photo exhibition entitled “Ha Giang – The City I love,” co-organized by the Ha Giang provincial Journalists’ Association and the city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Department of Information and Communication, opened on February 2nd 2012.
"Vietnam-Timeless charm" and the five colorful petal lotus have just been approved by the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism to be the new slogan and logo of National Tourism Promotion program in the period 2012-2020.
On December 26th 2011, the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) welcomed the six-millionth international visitor at Hon Gai Jetty in Ha Long City (Quang Ninh Province). The Viet Nam tourism’s target of welcoming around 5.3 to 5.5 millions international visitors in 2011 has been over-fulfilled.
Ninety-two domestic and international businesses have registered to participate in the Da Lat international flower festival 2012, according to Lam Dong provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Nearly 6,000 plants and products will be on display at the flower festivals at Quoc te Square in District 3 and Tao Dan Park in District 1 during the Tet holidays from January 18-28, reports Sai Gon Giai Phong.
The southern city of Can Tho will host an exhibition on 10 years of development in the Mekong Delta in April 2012, along with the 37th anniversary celebration of the total liberation of Southern Vietnam.
National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines announced yesterday that it will increase its domestic airfares by 15-20% from December 15, following the Ministry of Finance’s new price ceiling on domestic routes.
This is confirmed by a majority of the international guests who are directors, tour operators, from Europe, USA, Australia and Asia after a study tour in Ha Long Bay as a part of program in appreciation of international travel agencies for sending tourists to Viet Nam.
The UNESCO World Natural Heritage Ha Long Bay in the northen province of Quang Ninh, has been included in the 2011 list of the world’s best destinations for hotels, family vacations, beaches, and food by the prestigious online travel website Tripadvisor.
The General Statistics Office (GSO) has reported that over 518,000 international arrivals came to Viet Nam in October 2011, a rise of 17.8% over the same period last year. Overall, Viet Nam has welcomed 4.83 million international arrivals in 10 months of 2011, a rise of 15.8% compared to the same period of 2010. The target of welcoming 5.3-5.5 million international arrivals this year is coming. Viet Nam tourism has been continuing to promptly complete remaining proposal works in this year.
According to General Stastistics Office (GSO), the number of international arrivals to Vietnam in October 2011 estimated 518,477, increasing by 80.9% in comparison with the last month and 17.8% with the same period of 2010.
Indochina Capital and Hyatt Hotels Corporation have announced the opening of Hyatt Regency Danang Resort and Spa in the central coast city of Danang as the first property in Vietnam bearing the luxury brand of the global hospitality company.
Saigontourist Travel Services Co. on Thursday, October 27, 2011 opened an information and consulting service center to provide international tourists with free travel information and consulting services in Chinese, English and French.
There is no more colorful gastronomic recipe book in the world than the Mexican one, with ingredients as varied as purple onion, the fresh green of the avocado, red chilies, yellow peppers and the pink of the pine nuts.
People often associate Quang Ngai with historical relics and the My Lai Massacre, but not many have discovered that the province is endowed with a stunning beach called Khe Hai in Binh Thanh Commune, Binh Son District.
The Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA) and the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) held a press conference on the which will be presented at a ceremony on October 17 at the Hanoi Opera House. This is the 12th year the awards are presented.
The Republic of Korea (RoK) will hold a seminar on MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Convention and Exhibition) tourism in Hanoi on October 7 with the participation of around 180 Vietnamese and Korean delegates.
From now until April 2012 Star Cruises Company from Malaysia will make 25 trips to Chan May Port, carrying about 300,000 tourist arrivals to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hue in central Vietnam by sea.
The Muong Land exhibition featuring contemporary artworks that explore the culture of the Muong ethinic group will be open to the public from Sept. 30 at the Muong Cultural Museum in the northern province of Hoa Binh.
On the occasion of the 57th anniversary of Hanoi liberation (Oct. 10th), a photo exhibition on "Vietnam's world heritage" will be held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism from Oct 10-17, 2011 in Ha Noi.
As a province, just split from Can Tho Province (South) in January 2004, Hau Giang tourism is still young and reveals limitations such as infrastructure and human resources. However, tourism is considered as a key sector to promote economic development in Hau Giang Province and its role, position and effect are paid more and more attention.
Pa Then ethnic women in Ha Giang province have set up a brocade weaving cooperative in a bid to preserve the cultural values of their group as the traditional craft is facing a risk of sinking into oblivion.
The opening ceremony of the photo exhibition entitled “The beauty of Vietnam” opened at the State Central Museum of Contemporary History of Russia in Moscow on the afternoon of September 21 (Hanoi time).
Through 28 paintings on silk, artist Ngoc Mai has told the stories of the featured characters of the epic poem Truyen Kieu (The Tale of Kieu), and gave the viewer an insight into Kieu’s up-and-down life.
Research conducted by the National Australia Bank (NBA) and the online travel company Expedia has shown that Turkey, Tanzania and Vietnam are the best-value overseas destinations for Australian people.
During the Con Son – Kiep Bac Autumn Festival 2011, the Kiep Bac Temple relic area in Hung Dao Commune welcomed 10,000-30,000 visitors per day, reported the Hai Duong Provincial Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism.
When it comes to the end of a harvest, inauguration of a communal house or a wedding ceremony, C’tu ethnic people in Quang Nam Province dress up in traditional costumes and dance in tune with gong and drum beating and shouting.
City dwellers grab any chance they can to escape the dirt and smoke of Saigon to get some fresh air into their lungs in more peaceful, spacious and quiet places and the beach is a favorite destination to do just that.
In response to National Tourism Year 2011 in the south-central coast provinces with the theme “Exotic Beaches & Islands”, the national traditional boat racing 2011 officially take place in Mui Ne, Phan Thiet City, Binh Thuan Province from May 7th to May 12th 2011.
Vietnam welcomed about 3.96 million foreign visitors in the first eight months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 18.4 percent, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).