The capital city of Hanoi plans to make tourism more sustainable and a key industry, hoping to welcome 30 million visitors per year, including 5.7 million foreigners, by 2020.
The fifth Vietnam heritage photo contest, themed “Rivers of Vietnam”, was launched in Ho Chi Minh City on August 2, open to Vietnamese citizens and foreigners.
Four men have been arrested in Ho Chi Minh City for allegedly stealing from foreigners in a park in the backpackers' area, police said.
Many foreigners and overseas Vietnamese are buying apartments in Vietnam, especially in Ho Chi Minh City, according to market analysts.
Islamist militants shouting "Allahu Akbar" attacked an upscale cafe in the Bangladeshi capital, killing 20 foreigners inside, before police stormed the building on July 2 and rescued 13 hostages, officials said.
The new leader of the Taliban called for an end to foreign forces' "occupation" of Afghanistan as a preliminary step to a settlement based on Islamic law that he said would bring unity to a country riven by decades of war.
The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines launched a new international route linking central Da Nang city and Thailand’s Bangkok on June 26.
Though some problems still exist in the legal framework, more and more foreigners are registering to buy houses in Vietnam.
A robber impersonating anti-drug police was arrested by real officers in Ho Chi Minh City on June 14.
Many foreigners have been coordinating with Vietnamese to conduct online scams through Facebook by convincing their victims to send money in order to receive presents from overseas.
Outcomes of occupational skill evaluation programmes under the 2013 Vietnam Tourism Occupational Standards (VTOS 2013) were reported at a workshop held by the Vietnam National Administration of Tour.
Around 326,000 travellers visited the central coastal city of Da Nang in February, up 13.9 from the same period last year, according to the municipal Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism.
VOV.VN - As traditional, Vietnamese people often ask calligraphers for nice words at the approach of Tet holidays with the hope of having good luck in the new year.
VOV.VN - For foreigners living and working in the country, the traditional Lunar New Year is special because through the holiday they can see different aspects of Vietnam ranging from cuisine to behavior and characteristic national festivals.
VOV.VN -The Lunar New Year Festival (Tet) is a golden opportunity for foreigners living, working and touring this time of year to gain a better understanding of the country’s customs, traditions, and people.
The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang welcomed over 335,000 holiday-makers in January, representing a year-on-year rise of 18%.
Police in Ho Chi Minh City said they have detained 21 foreign men for staying in the city without personal papers, some for as long as nine years.
The Hue Monuments Conservation Centre announced that more than two million visitors came to see its heritage sites this year as of December 25, including a historic influx of one million foreigners.
Visiting My Son Sanctuary in central Vietnam next year? Be prepared to pay more for the experience.
Minister of Justice Ha Hung Cuong has approved a project to support Vietnamese children adopted by foreigners in searching for their origins and visiting their native places.