Travel in brief 10 Dec

Ha Noi hotel ranked in top four

Uncle Ho's father's death noted

VNAT focuses on four main markets
HCM City tourist discounts

Get a real taste of Viet Nam
American pottery artisan Lee Middleman and his wife Donnie decided to spice up their holiday to Viet Nam by joining a cooking class at La Residence Hotel&Spa in the former royal capital city of Hue.

Adventure hike in Cat Tien
Only 170 kilometers from HCMC, Cat Tien is an ideal piece of the wild for an adventure trip.

Travel firm hires airplanes for Vietnamese football fans
Immediately after Vietnam beat Singapore 1-0 to enter the semi-finals of AFF Cup 2010, hundreds of fans called travel agents to book trips to Malaysia, where Vietnam and Malaysia will meet in the first semi final game on December 15.

Da Nang to offer on-board fireworks viewing service
Preparations for the International Fireworks Competition 2010 have been started to ensure the success of the contest, said the Da Nang Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism on December 7th.

Hue attracts a large number of tourists
The Central City of Hue has earned VND 78.6 billion so far this year thanked to the increased number of domestic and international tourists.

Charming Vietnam promotion held in Indonesia
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has agreed to organise the Duyen Dang Vietnam (Charming Vietnam) promotion in Indonesia on December 15.

Malaysia becomes popular tourist destination
Malaysia ranks ninth in the list of the 10 most popular tourist attractions in the world, said the Malaysian Minister of Tourism Ng Yen Yen.

New Areas Dance To The Backpacker Beat
The backpacker grapevine, online and word of mouth, lands Vietnam travelers in areas where Westerners congregate such as HCM City’s Pham Ngu Lao area in District 1.

Dak Lak hangs on to vanishing heritage
The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak is being stripped of its cultural heritage as gongs, drums and many ancient hunting knives and tools are used to feed the thriving trade in ethnic antiques, officials warn.

Hue holds high hopes for community based tourism
Community based tourism is seen as a gateway to economic improvement and tourism opportunity in Vietnam.

Calling for more flights to Phu Yen
Phu Yen province is calling for airlines to open more flights to Tuy Hoa as well as encouraging current airlines such as VASCO and Vietnam Airlines to increase weekly flights.

Recognition sought for amateur music
Twenty-one provinces and cities in the south are compiling information on don ca tai tu (southern amateur music) that will be submitted for recognition as an intangible cultural heritage from the United Nations' Educational, Scientific and Cutural Organisation (UNESCO).

Vietnam now keeping a keen eye on Cambodian market
Vietnamese travel firms have just realized that for a long time, they have missed a very potential market – Cambodia. And they are now trying to correct their mistakes.

Hoi An gives gift to the fourth millionth visitor
The UNESCO-recognized natural heritage site of Hoi An town, in the central province of Quang Nam, welcomed and gave a gift to the fourth millionth visitor of 2010.

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