Travel firms in trouble after Germany denies visa for Vietnam’s new passports


Travel firms specializing in the Europe market said they have canceled tours or made last-minute itinerary changes after Germany refused to grant visas to holders of Vietnam’s new passports.

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‘Matrix of boats’ in central Vietnam wins int’l photo contest


Cao Nguyen Vu has won first prize in the ‘General-Color’ category at the HIPA International Photography Awards for a shot of hundreds of fishing boats anchored in Quang Ngai Province.

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Foreign tourists disappointed as Hanoi closes famed Train Street


After Hanoi closed coffee shops along its iconic Train Street and put up barriers to prevent tourists’ entry, many foreigners displayed frustration.

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US magazine selects Lan Ha Bay among Southeast Asia’s most beautiful places


New York-based travel magazine Thrillist has named Lan Ha Bay in the northern city of Hai Phong among the ‘most beautiful places’ to visit in Southeast Asia.

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US travel company adds Da Nang, Hoi An to private luxury tour itineraries


American leading tour operator TCS World Travel plans to launch private jet tours, allowing visitors to discover wonders across six continents including Da Nang and Hoi An.

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Phu Quoc, Con Dao among Southeast Asia’s 10 most beautiful islands


Readers of American travel magazine Travel + Leisure have voted Phu Quoc and Con Dao off the southern coast among the top 10 islands in Southeast Asia.

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Vietnam among top destinations for American retirees


Economical living costs and diverse travel experiences make Vietnam one of eight most ideal countries for Americans to move to after retirement, according to the Travel+Leisure magazine.

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Vietjet starts services to Busan from 4 Vietnamese cities


Budget airline Vietjet Air has launched daily flights to Busan, South Korea’s second largest city, from HCMC, Hanoi, Nha Trang, and Da Nang as tourism revival continues.

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Vietnam lags behind Southeast Asian neighbors in tourism recovery


Vietnamese travel firms expect relaxed visa policies to increase foreign tourist numbers as the country lags far behind Southeast Asian neighbors post reopening.

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Da Lat to welcome first international flight after over two years


A charter flight from South Korea is scheduled to arrive in Da Lat Saturday night, marking the first international service to the Central Highlands tourist town after over two years.

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