Koreans, Americans lead foreign visitors to Vietnam in Jan-Nov

By Minh Nga  &nbspNovember 30, 2022 | 04:52 pm GMT+7 South Korean children who are about to return home after a tour to Vietnam enjoy a lion dance show at Da Nang International Airport in Da Nang, September 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Dong More than 2.95 million international tourists have come to Vietnam in the […]

French baguette gains place on World Cultural Heritage list to bakers’ delight

Paris-based U.N. heritage body UNESCO on Wednesday voted to include the “artisanal know-how and culture of baguette bread” on its list of Intangible Cultural Heritage, which already includes around 600 traditions from over 130 countries. This “celebrates the French way of life: the baguette is a daily ritual, a structuring element of the meal, synonymous […]

Accor signs agreement with Meyland to open Grand Mercure Phu Quoc

The premium hotel will feature 200 keys, offering extensive leisure and convention facilities with a bold and multi-sensory design for an immersive guest experience. Grand Mercure Phu Quoc from the ariel view. Photo by Accor Grand Mercure Phu Quoc will enjoy a strategic location on Vietnam’s largest island, 11km from Phu Quoc International Airport, which […]

Vietnam among safest travel destinations in Southeast Asia: US security company

By Hoang Phong  &nbspNovember 29, 2022 | 07:28 am GMT+7 Foreigners walk along Le Loi Street in downtown HCMC, August 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Quynh Tran Vietnam has been classified as a “moderate risk” country for travelers along with Malaysia and Brunei by Global Guardian, a duty of care firm specializing in travel risk. The U.S. […]

Vietnam Airlines carries 60,000 passengers in 1st year of US flights

By Hoang Phong  &nbspNovember 28, 2022 | 11:50 am GMT+7 A HCMC-San Francisco flight takes off from Tan Son Nhat Airport on November 28, 2021. Photo courtesy of Vietnam Airlines Vietnam Airlines said it has carried over 60,000 passengers in the one year since its first direct service to the U.S. began. The average load […]

16 best resorts in Vietnam as voted by The Times

Located on Le Phung Hieu Street in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, Capella Hanoi Hotel is described as ‘best for drama.’ The hotel has 47 rooms and suites, each individually styled with operatic artefacts and custom portraiture that pay tribute to legendary Opera artists, composers, designers and performances. Each has a balcony, overlooking Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake.

Hanoi’s Old Quarter hotels near fully booked this weekend

A hotel on Hang Hanh Street in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Photo by Tam Anh Hotels in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, one of the most popular tourist attractions, are nearly full for this weekend as thousands of runners descend on the capital for VnExpress Hanoi Midnight Marathon. The race, which has attracted over 10,000 runners including foreigners, […]

Vietnam behind regional peers in retirement destination ranking

By Hoang Vu  &nbspNovember 26, 2022 | 04:50 pm GMT+7 American tourists wear Vietnamese conical hats ‘non la’ and traditional checkered black and white shawl ‘khan rang’ at a welcome ceremony in HCMC on April 8, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Huynh Nhi Vietnam ranked the 39th most comfortable retirement destination among 85 countries, well behind Thailand […]