Vietnam welcomes over 1.51 million international visitors in first month of 2024, up 10.3% from the previous month and 73.6% year-on-year and the highest monthly number since it reopened post-Covid.
Unique multimedia show with daily fireworks opens to rave reviews on Phu Quoc Island.
Tripadvisor names Hanoi World’s top food destination, Hoi An honeymoon haven in 2024.
Vietnam Airlines ranked 9th among the 10 most punctual airlines in 2023 in the Asia-Pacific region, with an on-time flight rate of 77,46% out of a total of 150.674 flights.
Nha Trang Sea Tourism Festival 2024 to take place on Jun 13-16, 2024.
Da Nang airport’s international terminal meets 5-star SkyTrax standard. (For the time being, a total of 19 airports all around the world are recognized as 5-star service provided by SkyTrax)
Kiss Bridge – a modern man-made wonder and iconic destination was officially unveiled in Sunset Town on Phu Quoc Island on December 22, 2023.
The capital of Hanoi enjoyed an incredible surge in the number of tourists in 2023, with 24 million visitors coming to the city.
Ho Chi Minh City is among the top 10 places to celebrate the new year in Asia.
Hoi An Ancient and Da Lat City have been named in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network (UCCN) in terms of music, crafts and folk art.
The capital of Hanoi to host a wide range of activities from November 18 to December 17 in the Old Quarter to mark Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day.
Hanoi Culinary Culture Festival 2023 takes place from December 1 – 3.
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The capital city of Hanoi won the “Asia’s Best Emerging Culinary city 2023” title at the World Culinary Awards 2023 recently.
Vietnam welcomed 1.11 million international tourists in October, making the fourth consecutive month that the country has served more than 1 million foreign visitors.
Forbes names Ha Long Bay among 24 best destinations for travel in 2024.
Night tour to Hanoi’s Temple of Literature officially launched. This is the fourth tour of this kind in Hanoi, following those the Hoa Lo Prison Relic, the Thang Long Imperial Citadel, and the Vietnam Museum of Literature.
Phu Quoc Island is third in The Travel magazine’s list of 17 most budget-friendly tourist islands worldwide. Its peak tourism season is from November to April, when it is dry.
Vietnam Airlines has been named a 5-Star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Global Airline at the APEX and International Flight Services Association awards ceremony on September 20 in Long Beach, California.
Vietnam was honored “Asia’s Leading Destination” and “Asia’s Leading Natural Tourist Destination” at the World Travel Award 2023.
With 01 more UNESCO – recognized Natural Heritage site since September 16, 2023, Vietnam holds the SECOND – highest number of World Heritage Sites in Southeast Asian countries. There are 9 World Heritage Sites, including 5 cultural sites, 3 natural sites, and 1 mixed.
Vietnam Airlines will launch a new three-weekly direct PERTH – Ho Chi Minh city service starting from 08 December.
Hanoi culinary space to debut from September 29 to October 1.
Vietnam Airlines will increase its Sydney– Hanoi service to three days per week from September and its Melbourne – Hanoi service to three days per week from November on the Airbus A350 Ultra Long Range!.
Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport ranked 11th in a list of the world’s 20 best airports for queuing times published by vacation rental company Casago.
Hoi An earns spot among best city beach destinations due to its ideal mix of shopping, sightseeing, and sun-soaked relaxation.
Vietnam rises four ranks in global peace index, from 44th to (41st), compared to other countries in Southeast Asia: Laos’s (46th), Indonesia’s (53rd), Cambodia’s (73rd), Thailand’s (92nd) …
Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City make huge leap in ranking of most searched summer cities.
Vietnam Airlines to resume trans-Indochina (Laos – Cambodia – Vietnam) route in July.
Vietnam Airlines launched a new two-weekly direct Melbourne to Hanoi service starting from 15 June. REROUTE from MEL (via HCMC) HAN to MEL- HAN (non-stop) WITHOUT FEE. EXTRA award miles for flight on MEL HAN till 31Aug.
A survey of the world’s top 100 busiest airports shows that Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) has the most pocket-friendly food prices for passengers.
Vietnam e-Visa validity will be up to 90 days, multiple entries from August 15, instead of current 30 days and single entry. (No visa required to Phu Quoc Island).
Vietnam tourism searches between April and June grow at 7th fastest rate in the world, according to data from Google’s Destination Insights.
Vietnam named among Top 5 most attractive destinations in Asia.
Hue Lotus Festival 2023 will take place from June 23 to honor the value of lotus in the spiritual life of Hue people.
PM Anthony Albanese, in Vietnam for the first official visit from 3 June to 4 June, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations.
Nha Trang Sea Festival 2023 kicks off till August.
Vietnam considers declaring end to COVID-19 pandemic.
Vietnam Airlines Completes SkyTeam Sustainable Flight Challenge on May 28th.
10 more places in the Mekong Delta have been recognized as typical tourist destinations of the region in 2023.
Ninh Binh has been named among the world’s top 10 best hidden family vacation spots to visit in 2023, as compiled by Canadian magazine The Travel.
Vietnam welcomed nearly 82,000 Australian visitors in Q1.2023, the number of visitors increased by 14.4% over the same period in 2019.
Vietnam Airlines will launch a new two-weekly direct Melbourne to Hanoi service starting from 15 June. PROMOTION fares are on sales now. REROUTE from MEL (via HCMC) HAN to MEL- HAN (non-stop) WITHOUT FEE. EXTRA award miles for flight on MEL HAN till 31Aug.
Da Nang holds ‘Wow Da Nang 2023’ summer festival from July 28 to August 1.
Da Nang Mountain among Asia’s most scenic: Microsoft Travel.
Cu Chi Tunnels proposed for UNESCO World Heritage Site recognition, May 2023.
Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have been selected by Michelin as the latest destinations joining the international selection, as compiled by the Michelin Guide in June 2023.
Starting 20 May, Vietnam Airlines will be increasing its Vietnam – India service with 05 weekly convenient connecting flights from Sydney & Melbourne to Delhi & Mumbai, via Vietnam. Promotion airfares are on sales now.
Sa Pa in the northern Vietnam has been named among the top 50 most beautiful small towns in the world by international travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler.
Ho Chi Minh City remains top destination for tourists: Agoda.
Vietnam among 8 cheapest destinations for families The Sydney Morning Herald newspaper.
Da Nang welcomes about 321,620 visitors during 5-day holiday break. Two major airports in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City served 1.2 million passengers.
‘Citadel’ airport terminal open in Ancient HUE, Central Vietnam from April 28, 2023. The new station, designed according to Hue royal architecture, will be a special highlight for passengers when arriving in the ancient capital.
No Visa application will be processed during holiday in Vietnam from 29 April to 03 May 23.
Ancient Hue is expecting to welcome 95,000 visitors over the forthcoming 4-day break for the holiday of April 30 – 01 May.
The music video Alone Pt.II by artist Alan Walker, filmed in Son Doong Cave (the world’s largest cave) and the beautiful scenes of Quang Binh Province (North Central Vietnam) in 2019 has just reached 300 million views globally after 3 years of being released on Youtube.
According to Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), Vietnam is among the top 10 favourite destinations for Australian tourists.
This April 2023 marks the 30th anniversary of Vietnam Airlines. The flag carrier has operated nearly 1.6 million int’l & domestic flights, carried nearly 300 million passengers over its 30-year journey. The airline now boasts the most modern air fleet of 101 new-generation aircrafts and extensive flight network worldwide of 59 international flight routes.
More than 60 events are set to take place throughout the 2023 Nha Trang Sea Festival which is scheduled for June 3 to June 6.
Cua Van Floating Village, in UNESCO world heritage site Ha Long Bay, has been named one of 16 most beautiful coastal towns by readers of U.S. magazine Travel+Leisure.
Booking.com named Hanoi among 6 ideal world’s best solo travel destinations.
Danang International Fireworks Festival 2023 (DIFF 2023) from June 2 to July 8, 2023, with the meaningful theme “The world without distance”. Vietnam & Australia are 2 out of 8 participating teams.
Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel magazine, has chosen Vietnam as a culinary destination to explore in 2023.
Sapa has been named as one of the top 10 snowy destinations in Asia to visit 2022 winter by the travel website thetravel.
Ninh Binh’s pristine beauty lauded by Timeout Magazine.
To celebrate 120 years of Sapa tourism, there will be a series of special and attractive events taking place in 2023.
Over 350 artisans from 69 craft villages nationwide will participate in the Hue Traditional Craft Festival from April 28 to May 5 in Ancient Hue.
Ben Thanh Market, the Temple of Literature, and Hoi An Ancient Town are among Vietnamese tourist hotspots that appear in Netflix’s “A Tourist’s Guide to Love” which is set to stream beginning April 21.
Sa Pa named among 5 destinations for a healthy and happy trip: Booking.com
Vietnam placed 7th out of 52 best places to live for foreigners in 2022 (according to annual survey Expat Insider of InterNations).
Travel Weekly Asia has listed the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City among the top 99 best tourist attractions worldwide.
The 2023 International Hot Air Balloon Festival will take place in Hue from April 12 to 20. Visitors to Hue can experience hot air balloons watching the ancient capital at dawn.
International visitors to Hue in the first 3 months of 2023 are 55 times higher than the same period in 2022.
Governor-General of Australia Gen. David Hurley and his spouse arrived in Hanoi on April 3, beginning a four-day State-level visit to Vietnam marking 50 years of diplomatic relations.
Hundreds of international artists will perform choir on the streets of Hoi An, in the 7th Vietnam International Choir Competition from April 2 – 6, 2023.
Vietnam welcomed more than 2.69 million foreign tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2023, 29.7 times higher than that of the same period last year.
U.S. magazine Forbes has named Ninh Binh, where Hollywood movie ‘Kong: Skull Island’ was filmed in 2016, one of 23 best places to travel this year.
Sapa has launched the festival 2023 with a series of activities to celebrate the 120th anniversary of Sapa’s tourism. Festivalgoers can partake in a variety of events in Sapa’s annual five-season festival.
In March 2023, Hanoi welcomes 2 million visitors. International visitors increased by 40%.
The exhibition honoring Australia’s first peoples is held as part of the celebration of Vietnam and Australia’s 50 years of diplomatic relations in Ho Chi Minh City every day until 16/04.
Visa exemption to Phu Quoc means international tourists can visit this island for up to 30 days. Enter an international border gate of Viet Nam, stay in the transit area at that border gate, and then transfer to Phu Quoc Island (no visa required).
“Fashion Vogage #5” – a fashion show featuring the latest collections from well-known Vietnamese designers, will be held in Phu Quoc Island city from April 7-8, 2023. The show stage is the Kiss Bridge with multimedia technologies, amidst the majestic sea and sky, the combination of fire, water, light, laser, and music.
Traditional arts – “Heritage Road’ introduced to tourists at the Da Nang International Airport since Mar 2023.
Australia’s most experienced travel writers, incorporating Traveller from the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, have described Phu Quoc Island as a “Mediterranean town” in Vietnam.
Skytrax lists Da Nang Airport among world’s 10 most improved in 2023.
Da Nang Festival 2023 consists of more than 16 main cultural activities and nearly 50 side activities, taking place continuously throughout the year.
Hue Festival 2023 with the theme “Cultural Heritage: Integration and Development” will have more than 50 main activities and nearly 100 responding activities taking place all year around in the direction of four seasons: “Spring Ancient Capital”, “Shining Citadel” in summer, “Hue in autumn”, “Winter of Hue”.
Small ship itineraries along the Red River and Ha Long Bay and the Lower Mekong River in Vietnam were named among the top four best Southeast Asia cruises by the US travel guidebook series Frommer’s.
Da Nang International Fireworks Festival 2023 to take place June 3 – July 8.
The Hanoi Tourism Festival themed “Connecting heritage to develop tourism” takes place from March 23 to 26.
Banh mi, pho and iced coffee listed in CNN’s 50 best street foods in Asia.
Dalat will host the second Lâm Đồng Tourism Golden Week from April 27 – May 2 to celebrate the 48th anniversary of National Reunification Day (April 30).
Việt Nam aims to be leading tourist destination in Southeast Asia by 2030, welcomes 35ml foreign tourists.
The lantern festival in UNESCO-listed Hoi An Ancient Town, held on the 14th day of every lunar month, when the moon is full.
Sapa mentioned in Top 5 Southeast Asia’s natural wonders by Forbes.
On February 1, 2023, Booking, a booking application present in 228 countries and territories announced the Traveler Review Awards 2023. Ninh Binh is the only representative of Vietnam in the Top 10 friendly destinations of the world.
Ninh Binh has 2 destinations voted “Top 7 Impressive Vietnam 2022.” Vedana Bamboo Restaurant and Van Long Nature Reserve.
The Canadian magazine The Travel voted Halong Bay – the UNESCO World Heritage Site in northern Vietnam one of 10 of 2022’s most beautiful tourist destinations around the world.