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ATF 2014: Hotel awards are the first order of business

Southeast Asian Tourism ATF 2014: Hotel awards are the first order of business

Nelson Alcantara, eTN editor-in-chief

Kuching, Malaysia (eTN) - This year's edition of the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) has yet to be declared open, but it is already generating buzz-worthy events.

Vietnam tourism: Lack of money for promotion campaigns is biggest problem

Vietnamese Tourism Vietnam tourism: Lack of money for promotion campaigns is biggest problem

A report of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism VNAT showed that in 2000-2012, the state’s budget spent VND410 billion in total on the tourism promotion activities.

Asia luxury DMC launches first packages to Vietnam and Cambodia

Departing ho chi minh and hanoi Asia luxury DMC launches first packages to Vietnam and Cambodia

The First luxury DMC in Asia, Luxury Travel Ltd. has launched its first set departure packages to Vietnam and Cambodia, due to run ...

Visiting Vietnam’s alluring city of Hoi An made easier by Agoda.com

A UNESCO World Heritage Site Visiting Vietnam’s alluring city of Hoi An made easier by Agoda.com

SINGAPORE – Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), is providing deals on hotels in one of Vietnam’s most beautiful and ...

Hanoi considering tourism police to protect tourists from street vendors

Vietnam Tourism Hanoi considering tourism police to protect tourists from street vendors

HANOI, Vietnam - The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism has been asked by its department in Ha Noi to establish a tourism police force dedicated to protecting visitors who are increasingly ...

Russian tourist kills fellow traveler in Vietnam

Russian Visitor Murdered In Vietnam Russian tourist kills fellow traveler in Vietnam

MOSCOW, Russia - A Russian tourist died after a fight with his compatriot and fellow-traveler in a coastal city of Nha Trang in southern Vietnam, The Tuoi Tre News website reported.

The luxurious side of travel to Vietnam and Cambodia

Inaugural trips offered by Luxury Travel Ltd. The luxurious side of travel to Vietnam and Cambodia

"Vietnam and Cambodia are fast emerging as luxury travel destinations," says Luxury Travel Ltd. founder Mr. Pham.

Agoda.com offers big savings for Vietnamese Tet Festival

hotel specials for Vietnam New Year Agoda.com offers big savings for Vietnamese Tet Festival

SINGAPORE – Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), has selected a list of hotels offering big savings in the leadup for the ...

Top Vietnam hotel appoints first Vietnamese GM

Vietnamese Hospitality Industry Comes of Age Top Vietnam hotel appoints first Vietnamese GM

HUE, Vietnam — Twenty years after Vietnam emerged from decades of war and privation, lighting up on the radar screens of travelers worldwide, maturation of the country's hospitality industry ...

Vietnam bans construction of unsafe wooden tourist boats

No new wooden tour boats in Vietnam Vietnam bans construction of unsafe wooden tourist boats

Building new wooden tour boats equipped with sleeping cabins will be forbidden starting from May 1, 2013 in an effort to ensure tourists’ safety after some boat sinking accidents in 2011.

First-ever Taiwan-Vietnam tourism conference will be held in Taipei

Taiwan_Vietnam Tourism First-ever Taiwan-Vietnam tourism conference will be held in Taipei

TAIPEI, Taiwan - The first-ever tourism conference between Taiwan and Vietnam will be held Wednesday in Taipei, with both sides aiming to develop travel exchanges and achieve sustainable growth in ...

Kenya Airways signs codeshare with Vietnam Airlines

seamless connections Kenya Airways signs codeshare with Vietnam Airlines

Dr. Wolfgang H. Thome, eTN Uganda

(eTN) - Kenya’s national airline has just announced their 17th codeshare agreement, linking Vietnam with Kenya via the airline’s direct flights to Bangkok, from where passengers can now enjoy ...

Vietnam's tourism industry struggling

Vietnamese Tourism Vietnam's tourism industry struggling

In this difficult economic time, many Vietnamese continue to prefer saving money over splurging on tours.

Report: Child sex tourism increasing in Vietnam

Vietnam's Penal Code lacks clause governing child sex tourism crimes Report: Child sex tourism increasing in Vietnam

Sexual abuse of children has been increasing in Vietnam, especially in tourist destinations, but the country's Penal Code lacks a clause directly governing child sex tourism crimes, says a joint ...

Vietnam’s first luxury tour operator promotes to Australians

Aussies drawn to high-end tours Vietnam’s first luxury tour operator promotes to Australians

Vietnam now has world-class hotels and resorts, beaches, and cuisine, in addition to its natural beauty, rich history, and traditional culture.

Vietnamese authorities: Ha Long Bay tourists being ripped off

Ha long Bay Tourism Vietnamese authorities: Ha Long Bay tourists being ripped off

QUANG NINH, Vietnam — Tour boats in Ha Long Bay, a newly voted world heritage site in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh, have been banned from stopping at floating fishing villages ...

hotel deals in China and Vietnam

in time for the Mid-Autumn Festival hotel deals in China and Vietnam

SINGAPORE - Agoda.com, Asia’s leading hotel booking site and part of Nasdaq-listed Priceline Group (Nasdaq: PCLN), today announced special hotel deals in China and Vietnam in time for the ...

Number of Chinese visitors to Vietnam drops

Chinese Tourism To Vietnam Number of Chinese visitors to Vietnam drops

HANOI, Vietnam - The number of Chinese tourists visiting Vietnam in the January-August period dropped by 9.7% from the same period last year, and arrivals from this source market are forecast to ...

Vietnam's tourism short on toilets

Vietnam Tourism Vietnam's tourism short on toilets

The number of public restrooms at tourist destinations in Viet Nam only meets about 30 per cent of demand, which is believed to leave a bad impression on tourists and cause environmental ...

Sheraton Nha Trang hotel and UNICEF join to help children in need

More than 100 people turn up for flashmob Sheraton Nha Trang hotel and UNICEF join to help children in need

NHA TRANG, Vietnam - For 16 years, UNICEF and Starwood Hotels and Resorts have been working together to raise funds for the world’s most vulnerable children - remarkably, almost US$8 million has ...

Centara Phu Quoc offers Tropical Detox Retreat package on Vietnam's holiday hot-spot island

put a smile back on your face and a spring in your step Centara Phu Quoc offers Tropical Detox Retreat package on Vietnam's holiday hot-spot island

If you are feeling a little jaded, the Tropical Detox Retreat package being offered by Chen Sea Resort & Spa Phu Quoc, Centara Boutique Collection in Vietnam, from now until September 30, 2012 ...

A sea-change for the tourist boats on Halong Bay

Tourist boats on Halong Bay A sea-change for the tourist boats on Halong Bay

HA LONG BAY, Vietnam — As Vietnam makes good on its selection as one of the world’s ‘New 7 Wonders of Nature,’ the authorities in the country’s premier tourist destination issued a ...

Vietnam's first Spa Cenvaree provides luxurious relaxation in a beachside setting

set in a quiet bay on Phu Quoc island Vietnam's first Spa Cenvaree provides luxurious relaxation in a beachside setting

The first Spa Cenvaree to open in Vietnam, set in a quiet bay on Phu Quoc island, offers sublime treatments in a tranquil beachside setting.

New luxury tour office opens in Vietnam

Luxury Travel Ltd. opens in Danang New luxury tour office opens in Vietnam

Danang has a growing range of tourist facilities, which is contributing to the growth of Danang as a tourism hub. To capitalize on this trend, Luxury Travel Ltd.

Vietnamese tour companies want low interest loans, tax breaks

Vietnamese Tourism Industry Vietnamese tour companies want low interest loans, tax breaks

To survive the current tough times due to slowing tourism demands, local travel agencies are seeking tax extensions and loans with reduced interest rates.

E-visas arrive to Myanmar and probably to Vietnam

ASEAN VISA E-visas arrive to Myanmar and probably to Vietnam

Luc Citrinot, eTN

MANADO, Indonesia (eTN) - There is a funny expression in French media. They regularly mention “marronnier” (chestnut tree), as soon as a topic comes into the media on a regular basis.

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