Baggage theft has been a persistent problem at Noi Bai Airport. Photo: Dao Loan/VnExpress Police in Hanoi are investigating a baggage theft at Noi Bai Airport in which a baggage handler admitted to stealing a tablet from a suitcase on a domestic flight. Security staff at the airport Thursday afternoon caught Nguyen Thanh Long, a 24-year-old handler, hiding an iPad in...
Tourists buying ticket at a heritage site in Vietnam. Photo: Ngoc Thang The tourism sector targets annual revenues of US$30 billion and a 10 percent share of GDP by 2020, according to a plan by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Vietnam earned VND338 trillion ($15.1 billion) last year as it attracted more than 7.9 million international visitors and 57...
South Korean low-cost carrier T’way Air has launched a new direct service from Seoul to Da Nang.  The first flight arrived at Da Nang International Airport last Friday and there will be four flights every week on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, according to a post on the government’s news website. Flights depart from Seoul at 1:15 p.m. and from Da...
Local residents and foreigners collect trash in Mui Ne. Photo: Que Ha Quy Nhon and Mui Ne, two popular beaches in central Vietnam, now have one more thing in common: trash.  After low tides exposed a large amount of mud and trash on the beach of Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh Province authorities have announced an investigation to figure out who polluted...
Inspectors check construction work at the Ghenh Bridge in Dong Nai Province in early June. Photo courtesy of Vietnam Railways The collapse of a railway bridge near Ho Chi Minh City in March has severed the sole national route All Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City train services will resume soon, more than three months after a railway bridge in southern Vietnam...
A hop-on hop-off bus in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Mai Phuong/Thanh Nien Hop-on hop-off, a city bus service that is popular in many places around the world, has made its debut in Ho Chi Minh City after a six-month trial period. With a ticket that costs VND199,000 (US$8.8) and is valid for 24 hours, tourists can get off at any...
Here are 10 of the most memorable snapshots on Instagram that you should not miss   A photo posted by Nguyễn Hùng Vương (@nguyen_hung_vuong) on May 8, 2016 at 6:19pm PDT A peaceful shot in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province, southern Vietnam     A photo posted by @_fitravelife_ on May 8, 2016 at 6:09pm PDT On top of the world in northern Vietnam     A photo posted by...
The Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City, which was the presidential office and residence of US-backed South Vietnam regime in the Vietnam War, on Thursday opened two more rooms for visitors. They were the bedroom of Nguyen Van Thieu, who was the president of South Vietnam from 1965 to 1975, and the working room of Nguyen Cao Ky, who...
Here are 10 of the most memorable snapshots on Instagram that you should not miss   A photo posted by Jared Tobin (@jaredrtobin) on Apr 6, 2016 at 10:07pm PDT Breakfast with baguette and eggs at an alley restaurant, one of the oldest in Ho Chi Minh City     A photo posted by AFAR (@afarmedia) on Apr 7, 2016 at 3:04pm PDT Fresh vegetables...
Jetstar Pacific representatives greet passengers on a new domestic route. Photo credit: Jetstar Pacific Airlines Low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific on Monday announced a new service connecting Hue and Cam Ranh, two famous tourist destinations in central Vietnam. Starting from April 26, two return flights will be scheduled every Tuesday and Saturday on Airbus 320. The travel time is one hour and...

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