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Travel firms run race to sell tours to US
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Travel firms run race to sell tours to US

Traveling the US has become more realistic as travel firms have slashed tour fees.

Travel firms propose transit visas for Chinese tourists
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Travel firms propose transit visas for Chinese tourists

Tour operators have proposed immigration authorities issue visas for Chinese tourists in transit at international airports and seaports in HCMC and Hanoi to attract more tourists from the northern

Travel market busy during year end
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Travel market busy during year end

The year-end tourist season and New Year are approaching; it’s also a busy time to entice holiday-makers to buy tour packages, especially outbound tours.

Accessible travel website for the disabled launched
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Accessible travel website for the disabled launched

A tourism portal dedicated to people with disabilities (PWDs) was launched by the Hanoi Disabled People Association on November 22.

Travel firms want visa procedures simplified
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Travel firms want visa procedures simplified

The Government should simplify the visa procedures for international tourists by issuing visas on arrival or e-visas to make the country more attractive to foreign guests, according to local travel

Small eruption at Bali volcano triggers Singapore travel advisory
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Small eruption at Bali volcano triggers Singapore travel advisory

En Vnexpress - Eruptions could result in ash clouds that could 'severely disrupt air travel.'

Hotels become heavily reliant on online travel agencies to sell rooms
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Hotels become heavily reliant on online travel agencies to sell rooms

All hotels have to cooperate with online travel agents (OTA) to sell hotel reservations. However, many of them are seeking ways to find guests directly and escape heavy reliance on the sites.

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay to host World Travel Awards & World Spa Awards 2017
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JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay to host World Travel Awards & World Spa Awards 2017

JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay has been chosen by the World Travel Awards as the venue for the most prestigious award ceremony of the global travel and spa industry: World Travel Awards Final

Hanoi’s best boutique hotels featured in CNN Travel
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Hanoi’s best boutique hotels featured in CNN Travel

CNN Travel has recently run an article by Kate Springer Travel suggesting the best boutique hotels in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. Here are eight of the best:

New expressway to cut travel time from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay by half
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New expressway to cut travel time from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay by half

En Vnexpress - Road trips from Vietnam’s capital to the famous bay will be slashed to one and a half hours.

Da Nang: Chatbot on smart travel launched for APEC 2017
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Da Nang: Chatbot on smart travel launched for APEC 2017

Chatbot Danang FanstatiCity is an all-in-one application providing tourists to the central coastal city of Da Nang with full travel information, local weather and road directions for free.

Da Nang launches chatbot on smart travel for APEC
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Da Nang launches chatbot on smart travel for APEC

Da Nang officially launched a chatbot on smart travel to serve visitors during the 2017 APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, which is taking place in the city from November 6 to 11.

Vietnam to join world’s leading travel event in London
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Vietnam to join world’s leading travel event in London

Vietnam will attend the World Travel Market scheduled for November 6-8 in London, the UK.

Saigontourist, VNPT cooperate to build smart travel solutions
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Saigontourist, VNPT cooperate to build smart travel solutions

Saigontourist Holding Company (Saigontourist) and the Vietnam Post and Telecommunications Group (VNPT) on Tuesday signed a strategic cooperation agreement to jointly build smart travel solutions.

Travel firms earn big money from outbound tours
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Travel firms earn big money from outbound tours

A report from the Vietnam Tourism Association showed that 6.5 million Vietnamese traveled abroad in 2016 and spent $7-8 billion. Spending per capita was $1,230 on outbound tours, an increase of 15

Solo travel trend in Vietnam
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Solo travel trend in Vietnam

As the trend toward solo travel continues to grow, many people who have never traveled solo still ask “Is solo travel safe? Isn’t it more lonely, expensive, and dangerous?” VOV will discuss this

HCM City travel firms hope to profit from waterway tours
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HCM City travel firms hope to profit from waterway tours

Saigontourist has launched seven new waterway routes on the Sai Gon River and the river sections of Binh Duong, Dong Nai and Long An.

Foreign OTAs holds 80 percent of VN’s online travel market share
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Foreign OTAs holds 80 percent of VN’s online travel market share

Global online travel agencies such as Agoda.com, booking.com, Traveloka.com, Expedia.com are monopolizing the Vietnamese market, holding 80 percent market share, according to Vietnam E-Commerce

Poor infrastructure, services hamper growth of sea travel
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Poor infrastructure, services hamper growth of sea travel

Vietnam has seen a significant increase in the number of foreign tourists travelling to the country by sea but poor infrastructure and a lack of high-quality services for cruise tourism may hinder

Hanoi among world’s fastest growing travel destinations
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Hanoi among world’s fastest growing travel destinations

Hanoi made the top 10 on the world’s fastest travel destinations list with a 16.4% annual growth rate in the 2009-2016 period, according to the MasterCard Global Destinations Cities Index 2017.

How to travel to one of the most beautiful places in northern Vietnam like a pro
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How to travel to one of the most beautiful places in northern Vietnam like a pro

En Vnexpress - From where to go to what to eat, a Hanoian man shares his tips for 48 hours in Cao Bang.

Great travel experiences in Hai Phong
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Great travel experiences in Hai Phong

If you come to Hai Phong, you will surely fall in love with this port city. Hai Phong impresses visitors by its landscape, food and enthusiasm, and hospitality of the local people.

As US ban on travel to North Korea kicks in, tourist says he would return
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As US ban on travel to North Korea kicks in, tourist says he would return

En Vnexpress - With beautiful scenery, great food and friendly locals, American tourist Nicholas Burkhead said he'd be happy to return to his latest holiday destination.

Neighbouring tourism ministers promote regional travel
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Neighbouring tourism ministers promote regional travel

Tourism ministers of the five countries under the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy, including Viet Nam, have agreed to cooperate more fully on responsible tourism, tourism

Beach tops National Day travel picks
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Beach tops National Day travel picks

Travel firms have reported an increasing number of tour bookings for the upcoming three-day holiday for National Day, starting September 2, with beach trips receiving the highest number of bookings.