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Visa exemption extended for five European countries

Visa exemption extended for five European countries

The Government has agreed to extend a visa exemption policy for citizens from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain and Italy, from July 1st, 2017 to June 30th, 2018.

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Southern Fruit Festival kicks off in Ho Chi Minh City

Southern Fruit Festival kicks off in Ho Chi Minh City

A large crowd was in attendance for the opening of the 13th Southern Fruit Festival – 2017 on June 1st, which officially kicked off at Suoi Tien Culture and Tourism Site in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City.

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Saigontourist launches promotions to mark 42nd birthday

Saigontourist launches promotions to mark 42nd birthday

On this 42nd anniversary (August 1, 1975-2017), hotels, resorts, restaurants and travel agencies under the management of Saigontourist join forces to launch promotional programs.

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Vietjet to offer 5,000 promotional tickets from USD0 on Ho Chi Minh City-Hongkong route

Vietjet to offer 5,000 promotional tickets from USD0 on Ho Chi Minh City-Hongkong route

Viet Nam’s budget airline carrier Vietjet Air launchs a promotion programme from June 15 to 18, offering passengers 5,000 promotional tickets priced from just US$ 0 on Ho Chi Minh City - Hong Kong (China) route.

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HCM City to open Bui Vien pedestrian street

HCM City to open Bui Vien pedestrian street

Ho Chi Minh City is one of the most popular destinations in Vietnam. It received 2.43 million foreign arrivals in the first half of 2017, a 12 percent increase from the same period last year, official data shows.

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Bai Tu Long National Park recognised as ASEAN Heritage Park

Bai Tu Long National Park recognised as ASEAN Heritage Park

The Quang Ninh provincial People’s Committee, in collaboration with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), held a ceremony in Ha Long city on May 19 to receive a certificate recognising Bai Tu Long National Park as the 38th Heritage Park of ASEAN.

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Da Nang ready for first international fireworks festival

Da Nang ready for first international fireworks festival

The annual international fireworks competition in the central city of Da Nang will become a two-month festival, the first of its kind in Viet Nam. The event will be the biggest fireworks festival in Southeast Asia. 

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Viet Nam’s first sand statue park attracts visitors

Viet Nam’s first sand statue park attracts visitors

A park with sand statues named “Forgotten Land” in the south central province of Binh Thuan opened for visitors in January 2017. 

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Hoi An prepares for int’l silk and brocade festival

Hoi An prepares for int’l silk and brocade festival

The central town of Hoi An is preparing for the 2017 International Silk - Brocade Festival at Silk Village from June 11 to 13 to honour artisans, traditional craft villages and famous silk and brocade making sites at home and abroad.

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HCM City launches weekend street art show

HCM City launches weekend street art show

Ho Chi Minh City has launched a weekly Street Show programme in Nguyen Hue walking street every Saturday and Sunday. The shows are being held under the theme “Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City”, starting from May 13th.

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