Vietnam International Travel Tourism Mart 2019 spotlights green trend

Green tourism will be the main theme of the Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM) 2019, which is scheduled for March 27 – 30 in Hanoi.

Ecotourism from Quang Loi mangrove forest

Since the mangrove forest in Quang Loi (Quang Dien, Thua Thien Hue) grew, more and more tourists have come here to visit. The fishermen here have a new job to do, which is ecotourism business.

Tràm Chim National Park at its best during flood season

The stunning landscape of Tràm Chim National Park is at its most attractive during the "floating water season", or flooding season, from September to December.

Better seaports and services key to cruise tourism in VN

Young UK tourist Sean Williams chose Việt Nam for his first trip to Asia in November, and revelled in the country’s rich culture and cuisine.

Ancient city to revive gentle manners in tourism

The ancient city of Hội An has launched a campaign to raise awareness of good-natured behaviour and hospitality among the community, promoting a friendly tourism environment to make the city the most popular destination in central Việt Nam.

Tired of the rat race, city slickers go all natural

A typical morning in Dốc Mơ Farm starts with fresh bamboo charcoal toothpaste by the spring, before the residents wash their clothes using soap berries, all grown in their garden.

Smoke-free tourism

A meeting about smoke-free cities ASEAN network (SCAN) took place in Hoi An city on November 20. It aimed to recognize and propagate smoke-free tourism sites in ASEAN and Asia-Pacific region.

Nostalgic Future: Turning Banana Island into Green Lungs of Hà Nội

We drive to Long Biên Bridge to get to Bãi Giữa, more commonly known as Banana Island, a 24ha stretch of land in the middle of the Red River. Running down from the centre of the bridge is a steel staircase leading to an island covered by a green canopy of banana, papaya and guava trees, interspersed with the cloudy-white flowers of the wild reeds.

ASEAN cities seek to promote smoke-free tourism environments

The Smoke-free Cities ASEAN Network (SCAN) convened the 6th regional meeting in Hoi An city, the central province of Quang Nam, on November 20, focusing on reshaping tourism through smoke-free environments.

Community-based tourism gives economic boost to Chieng Xom commune

Chieng Xom became the first commune in Son La city to fulfill the criteria for new rural development in 2015. It now has a new look with clean, beautiful hamlets, and the locals’ lives have improved. Locals are promoting community-based tourism to increase incomes and adhere to national norms for new rural areas.