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Viet Nam: Hoi An - one of world’s best nightlife destinations

The UK magazine Rough Guides has named Hoi An ancient town - a world cultural heritage site in the central province of Quang Nam as one of the most interesting places in the world to experience life at night.

International tourism generates US$ 1.4 trillion in export earnings

Total export earnings generated by international tourism in 2013 reached US$ 1.4 trillion. Receipts earned by destinations from international visitors grew by 5% to reach US$ 1159 billion, while an additional US$ 218 billion was earned by international passenger transport.

Viet Nam cited as a top 10 best value holiday destination

Viet Nam ranked 2nd among the top 10 best value holiday destinations, according to leading global travel search site Skyscanner.

Viet Nam: Hollywood discovers Phong Nha-Ke Bang caves

US studio Warner Brothers has shot for a new Hollywood version of Peter Pan at the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site in the central province of Quang Binh.

Viet Nam: Ha Long Bay cited among world’s top destinations

Ha Long Bay deemed a World Heritage site in 1994 in the northern province of Quang Ninh has been cited as one of the top eight most beautiful landscapes in the world by mymodernmet.com.

Vietnamese heritage on display in Perth

Australians can enjoy the quintessence of Vietnamese culture and heritage at an exhibition that opened yesterday in Perth on the occasion of the Western Australian Heritage Festival.

Vietnamese cakes listed among world’s celebration foods

The travel page of the US magazine National Geographic has named Viet Nam’s Chung (square) and Day (round) cakes among the world’s outstanding celebration dishes.

Vietnamese cultural heritage introduced in Australia

An exhibition introducing Viet Nam’s cultural heritage opened in Perth city on May 6 on the occasion of the Western Australian Heritage Festival 2014, which is taking place from April 18.

Viet Nam ranks 81st on global travel freedom index

Viet Nam ranked 81 out of the 219 countries and territories surveyed in a recent global visa restriction index, prepared by the residence and citizenship planning adviser Henley & Partners.

UNWTO calls for increased support for tourism in the development agenda

UNWTO called for higher support to tourism in international aid flows as to maximize the growing contribution of the sector to socio-economic development.

Viet Nam: Da Lat to be introduced on Thai television

Da Lat city, dubbed as a “small Paris” or a “city of thousands of flowers”, in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong will be introduced to Thai people through their television channels in the coming time.

The 25 Most Popular Travel Destinations In The World

TripAdvisor®, the world’s largest travel site*, today announced the winners of its Travelers’ Choice™ awards for Destinations.

Showcasing Viet Nam at World Travel Market as luxury destination

Viet Nam’s first luxury tour operator (www.luxurytravels.asia) will exhibit at WTM Africa from April 23-25, 2014 in Sao Paolo, Brazil. Professional travel agents and tour operators will be invited to discover Viet Nam and Cambodia at WTM Latin America.

Viet Nam: Con Dao national park recognised world’s Ramsar site

The picturesque Con Dao national park in the southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau has been internationally recognised as Vietnam’s first ever sea Ramsar site, according to the Ramsar Convention.