Statisticians believe that the number of foreign travelers in Vietnam may actually be double the amount, and that the real figure is lower than the reported figure.
Vietnamese airlines are racing to launch additional direct routes to Asia’s major cities, cashing in on the country’s rising outbound tourism demand.
Air New Zealand has opened a new route between Vietnam and Christchurch, with a transit in Singapore.
Many local tour operators remain concerned, following the recent disappearance of 164 Vietnamese students in South Korea, that the country would tighten visa requirements for Vietnamese citizens.
The South Korean tourism authority plans to tap new customer segments in Vietnam and prevent low-cost, poor-quality tours from operating in the local market to enhance the value of its tourism products and attract more tourists.
Malindo Air from Malaysia officially launched its newest direct air route Da Nang-Kuala Lumpur – the third direct flight after two routes connecting Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Kuala Lumpur – in a ceremony on December 1.
The Republic of Korea (RoK) is stepping up its efforts to attract visitors from member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) with a special programme from November 20 to December 11.
Vietnam was voted the 10th best country in the world this year by readers of the New York-based magazine Condé Nast Traveler.
The latest findings from the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT)’s Intelligence Center show that Thailand’s strong brand awareness continues to place it at the top of the mind with holidaymakers.
Loy Krathong festival this year which is on Monday November 11 is expected to be spectacular as many provinces have prepared major celebrations. The festival has already begun in some places.
“For a place with so much history – decades of wartime and occupation have left their scars – Ho Chi Minh City feels surprisingly new,” the New York Times Style Magazine starts in a recently-published story about the “vibrant, stylish, youthful” city.
“Hard to resist” is what Theign Yie Phan, a head chef of a restaurant, describes Vietnamese “banh mi” (sandwich), which opens an article entitled “Story of the banh mi: Vietnam’s super sandwich that took on the world” run in the South China Morning Post.
Cambodia’s Angkor Air has officially launched a new direct route from Phnom Penh to Da Nang with five flights per week on Airbus A320, starting from October 27.
Vietnam was ranked 10th among the top 20 countries to visit in 2020 by the Conde Nast Traveler – a prestigious travel magazine.
To promote tourism and meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions, or MICE industry, tourism organizations are set to hold this year’s “PATA Destination Marketing Forum 2019”, promoting Pattaya as a tourism development model with the aim of becoming the MICE Metropolis of the eastern region.