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Vietnam Wins Leading Destination Award For Asia

The winners of the highly prestigious World Travel Awards 2021 – Asia, have been announced and Vietnam has taken the top award, Asia’s Leading Destination. Main picture paddling in Vietnam credit Jack Young on Unsplash The award means that the country is in line to win the overall World Award which will be announced laterContinue reading "Vietnam Wins Leading Destination Award For Asia"

Da Nang In Vietnam Eyes Return Of Foreign Tourists

Authorities in the Vietnam coastal city of Da Nang have submitted draft plans for welcoming back foreign visitors from as early as November in the latest move to restart tourism in the country. Main picture Dragon Bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam credit Mohammad Imran on Unsplash The plan however has strict conditions and will beContinue reading "Da Nang In Vietnam Eyes Return Of Foreign Tourists"

Vietnam Plan To Welcome Back Tourists

Tourism authorities in Vietnam have announced a plan to welcome back foreign tourists to the country from as early as November ahead of a full reopening in June Main picture Ha Long Bay, Vietnam credit digitalbyter on Unsplash The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has said that Phu Quoc will reopen next month to fullyContinue reading "Vietnam Plan To Welcome Back Tourists"

Vietnam Tourism Return To Be Delayed

The Chairman of Kien Giang Province in Vietnam has said that Phu Quoc will not be ready to reopen for tourism in October due to a slow vaccination programme. Main picture Phu Quoc beach credit Paul Szewczyk on Unsplash According to VN Express International he has stated that just over 6% of the population onContinue reading "Vietnam Tourism Return To Be Delayed"

Phu Quoc Gears Up To Welcome Tourists Back To Vietnam

Plans continue to progress for Vietnam to welcome the first foreign tourists since March 2020 with Phu Quoc scheduled to reopen in October 2021. Main picture sea off Phu Quoc, Vietnam credit Zoe Shuttleworth on flickr The reopening will be split into two phases – initially between 3,0000 and 5,0000 internationally tourists will be allowedContinue reading "Phu Quoc Gears Up To Welcome Tourists Back To Vietnam"

Vietnam Planning Travel Corridors

Earlier this week the first domestic Malaysian tourists arrived in Langkawi as it started to reopen for travel. Now Vietnam is planning similar domestic travel arrangements. Main picture Vietnam countryside credit Kiril Borev on Unsplash The plan is being prepared by the Airports Corporation of Vietnam and is designed to restart domestic tourism in theContinue reading "Vietnam Planning Travel Corridors"

Malaysia Thailand And Vietnam Get New UNESCO Biosphere Reserves

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has announced a number of new Biosphere Reserves in Southeast Asia that are designed to preserve important natural landscapes and diversity. Main picture Doi Chiang Dao Biosphere Reserve, Thailand Announcement included popular tourist destinations in Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam and will help to ensure sustainable developmentContinue reading "Malaysia Thailand And Vietnam Get New UNESCO Biosphere Reserves"

Direct Flights Between USA and Vietnam Starting Soon

Vietnam airlines Bamboo Airways and flag carrier Vietnam Airlines have both announced plans to launch long-awaited, scheduled direct flights between Vietnam and the U.S. Main picture Vietnam Airlines jet on take-off credit Ikarasara on flickr There have been desires to operate direct flights between the two countries for many years but a number of obstaclesContinue reading "Direct Flights Between USA and Vietnam Starting Soon"

Confirmation Of Vietnam Tourism Reopening

Yesterday we reported that plans were underway to reopen Phu Quoc in Vietnam to international tourists from October. Those plans have now been confirmed following an official statement. Main picture snorkelling off Phu Quoc credit Zoe Shuttleworth on flickr The Phu Quoc Sandbox tourism pilot is expected to run for 6 months and will allowContinue reading "Confirmation Of Vietnam Tourism Reopening"

Vietnam Vaccine Passport Plan To Welcome Back Tourists

Despite a widespread outbreak of Covid-19 in Vietnam, plans are proceeding to start welcoming back fully vaccinated international tourists from as early as next month. Main picture Phu Quoc, Vietnam credit Darren Nunis on Unsplash As previously reported the island of Phu Quoc is likely to be the pilot destination benefiting from its island locationContinue reading "Vietnam Vaccine Passport Plan To Welcome Back Tourists"

Hong Kong Keen On Vietnam Tourism Return

Phu Quoc in Vietnam is keen to become the first place in the country to reopen to foreign tourists, now Hong Kong have expressed their interest in piloting the project once it is launched. Main picture Phu Quoc beach credit Andrea M on Unsplash Phu Quoc was recently named in the TIME Magazine World’s GreatestContinue reading "Hong Kong Keen On Vietnam Tourism Return"

Vietnam Working On Opening For Tourists This Year

Vietnam is hoping to emulate the “Phuket Sandbox” plan in Thailand, to help restart international tourism in the country in the near future. Main picture Phu Quoc beach credit dronepicr on flickr Phuket was chosen as the first area in Thailand to offer quarantine-free travel to international travellers because of its low Covid-19 rates, theContinue reading "Vietnam Working On Opening For Tourists This Year"

Vietnam And Singapore Look At Travel Bubble

Vietnam and Singapore are discussing relaxation of travel restrictions between the two countries for business trips and leisure trips to selected areas. Main picture Hue, Vietnam credit dronepicr on flickr The plans are dependent on the inoculation programme in Vietnam, at the moment just 2% have been vaccination. While they wait for progress in VietnamContinue reading "Vietnam And Singapore Look At Travel Bubble"

Vietnam Looking At Long Term Sustainable Tourism

The Vietnamese Prime Minister has approved a new planning task that will look at sustainable tourism within the country. Main picture view from the Marble Mountains over Da Nang credit Andrew Magill on flickr The plan will focus on environmental protection, how tourism and conservation can work harmoniously, sustainable development toward green growth and theContinue reading "Vietnam Looking At Long Term Sustainable Tourism"

Demand For Vietnam Travel Increases

The Covid-19 vaccination progress in Europe and North America is leading to more people becoming confident and willing to travel again and tourism operators in Vietnam are reporting increasing demand in the country. Picture Phu Quoc beach in Vietnam credit dronepicr on flickr VNExpress is reporting that inbound travel agencies in Vietnam have been receivingContinue reading "Demand For Vietnam Travel Increases"

Bamboo Airways Plans US And Canada Flights To Vietnam

Bamboo Airways continues to plan for the recovery of the global air travel industry with new applications for routes to North America. Main picture Bamboo airways plane on runway credit Melvinnnnnnnnnnnn on flickr In April this year the airline announced that it had secured slits for direct flights from Vietnam to London Heathrow to addContinue reading "Bamboo Airways Plans US And Canada Flights To Vietnam"

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