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MIST Tourism, Hospitality, and Travel Tech Program opens for applications

Destination Mekong and the Mekong Business Initiative (MBI) announced their 2018 Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism (MIST) business support programs are now open for applications.

Phu Quoc launched world's longest sea cable car route

With a total length of nearly 7.9km, Hon Thom cable car route in Phu Quoc has been recognized as the world's longest sea cable by Guinness World Records.

Open non-stop flight to the U.S., tourism industry is eager to launch new products

In 2018, Vietnam Airlines will have its first non-stop flight to the United States, with a starting point of either San Francisco or Los Angeles.

PM approves the master plan to develop Dong Van stone plateau in Ha Giang

The Prime Minister has approved the master plan for the development of the Dong Van stone plateau into a national tourist center in Ha Giang province by 2030.

Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam Airlines promote tourism

Welcoming the six millionth international visitor to Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) in 2017 is an important event concretizing the agreement of economic and social development between Vietnam Airlines and the City.

ADB revises its forecast on Vietnam's 2017 and 2018 GDP growth to 6.7 per cent

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) upgrades its growth prospects for Vietnam to 6.7 per cent in both 2017 and 2018 compared to previous forecasts of 6.3 per cent and 6.5 per cent, respectively.

APEC 2017 expected to boost 'Danang brand' globally accelerating tourism and retail market

With 21 global economies participating in the APEC 2017 Economic Leaders' Week, Danang’s tourism and retail market will be benefited enormously.

Incentivizing tourism may be driving pillar to growth instead of falling oil production

Tourism and related services could make up for the drop in crude oil output, given the sector's growing share in the economy, according to Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue.

A strategic deal signed to set out a landmark to take off tourism

Recently, a cooperation agreement on tourism promotion was signed between Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT, under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism) and Vietnam Post (VNPost, under the Ministry of Information and Communications).

Visa policy and brand building identified as detriments to hinder tourism speed

Vietnam ranks 28th in the world for its favourable conditions for tourism development. However, it is still stuck at number 113 for its policies and number 111 for its tourism service system.