Vietnam likely to waive visas for UK, France, Australia and more

The Vietnamese government has green-lighted several proposals, including waiving visas for more nations, to revive the country’s troubled tourist industry. The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism...

Hanoi charges new relic admission fees

Authorities in Hanoi have announced new admission fees for the capital’s noted relics and scenic attractions for 2015.

The new rates, issued by the People’s Committee, have been applied since January 1.

Tickets to Temple of Literature; Ngoc Son Temple (located on Hoan Kiem Lake); Hoa Lo Prison;

Vietnam launches hotline to handle questions, complaints from tourists

Tourists who are lost in Vietnam or frustrated with a poor service can now call a new travel hotline operated by state-owned telecom giant VNPT.
The service, at (08) 1087, was launched on Wednesday, according to a post on the government website.
Tourists calling to the number will receive information of popular destinations, traditions and ongoing events across the country. They will also be connected to travel agents if they want to book tickets for a tour or program.

Free wifi coming to Vietnam’s north-south trains

In a bid to boost competitiveness, Vietnam's railway operators are going to install wireless Internet on several north-south express trains this month.

Nguyen Van Binh, deputy general director of Hanoi Railway Passenger Transport Company, told news website Thoi bao Kinh te Saigon (Saigon Times) that they would finish the installation on SE1, SE2, SE3, and SE4 routes traversing Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City by January 20 to serve travels for Tet, Vietnam's Lunar New Year.

[caption id="attachment_4892" align="aligncenter" width="500"] Passengers coming home after a long trip on a north-south train.[/caption]

The country’s biggest holiday peaks on February 19

The winter snack specialties of Hanoi

Some people think that delectable dishes are available for all four seasons. Correct! However, it is not deniable that some of them are especially more tasty and appetizing in the cold weather of Hanoi winter.

The following is a list of some of the most typical snack foods that have become a part of winter in Hanoi.

1. Grilled corn (Vietnamese: Ngô nướng)

The scent of grilled corn coming along with chilly winds of winter nights always brings about a bit of warmth inside many Hanoians.

Announcement: 2015 Lunar New Year Holiday Schedule

Tet Holiday or Vietnamese Lunar New Year is coming and we would like to hereby keep you advised of the schedule of 2015 Tet Holiday as follows:
• Our club will not provide tours from 16th February, 2015 to 22nd February, 2015. Tours will be available again on 23rd February, 2015.
• Our tour operators will be off from 16th January, 2015 to 20th February, 2015.

Secret war bunker in Thang Long Citadel

The underground bunker is located west of the Department of Operations, the General Staff of the Vietnam’s People Army in the imperial citadel of Thang Long in downtown Hanoi.
It played an important role in the American war, especially during the 12 days and nights of the Hanoi-Dien Bien Phu air battle 40 years ago.

Tour support

Head of Tour Operation Department
Nguyen Vu Mai Anh
Phone: 0943700689

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Tran Thuy Duong
Phone: 0906237730