Da Nang approves APEC sculpture park expansion plan
Chairman of the Da Nang municipal People’s Committee Huynh Duc Tho has given the greenlight to the expansion of the APEC sculpture park, serving demand for leisure of locals and tourists.
Ancient Điện Hải Citadel to be restored
A fund of VNĐ84 billion (US$3.6 million) has been reserved for the conservation of the ruined Điện Hải Citadel in the central city in 2020.
Vientiane-Da Nang flight to launch in late March
Lao Airlines will launch a direct air route between Da Nang in central Vietnam and Vientiane, capital of Laos, with three flights per week from March 29.  
Vinpearl’s subsidiary begins operation in Russia
Vinpearl Travel RU, the first overseas subsidiary of Vietnamese resort company Vinpearl, has started its operations in Russia.  
JW Marriott Hanoi houses one of 20 best new Asia Pacific restaurants
The CNN Travel has just published a list of 20 best new restaurants in Asia-Pacific to try in 2020, with the John Anthony Cantonese Grill & Dim Sum at the five-star JW Marriott Hanoi (Vietnam) one of them.
Vietnam Airlines deploys self-service kiosks to speed up check-in services
The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines announced on January 14 that all passengers flying with the airline will be able to carry out self-service check-in service at kiosks when departing from Hanoi, Da Nang, Nha Trang, and Ho Chi Minh City.
Bamboo Airways poised to welcome addition of two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners
Bamboo Airways is set to add two Boeing 787-9 Dreamliners to its fleet between January 18 and January 19 with the aim of expanding the airline’s flight network.
Aviation sector welcomes 115 millionth visitor in 2019
On December 29, the Airport Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) held a ceremony at Phu Bai International Airport in Hue Ancient City to welcome the 115 millionth visitor to arrive in Viet Nam by air in 2019.
Viet Nam focuses on innovative startup in tourism sector
(TITC) - In the last 3 years, the number of international visitors to Viet Nam nearly doubled, from 7.9 million arrivals in 2015 to 15.5 million arrivals in 2018, recording an average annual growth rate of 25 percent. UNWTO ranked Viet Nam among the fastest tourism-growing destinations in the world.
Cruise ship to connect Mekong Delta with Cambodia
The four-star Victoria Mekong cruise ship is set to start carrying tourists on a route between Viet Nam’s Can Tho City and Cambodia’s capital of Phnom Penh on December 11, Thien Minh Group said recently.
Thua Thien-Hue to have one more five-star tourist complex
Construction of a 368 million USD tourist complex has started at Chan May – Lang Co economic zone in Phu Loc district, the central province of Thua Thien – Hue, with its first phase slated to become operational at the end of 2019. 
US funds 92,500 USD for Ho Dynasty Citadel conservation
The Fund for Cultural Preservation of the US Embassy in Viet Nam has decided to assist 92,500 USD for conserving the Ho Dynasty Citadel, a UNESCO-recognised World Cultural Heritage site, in the central province of Thanh Hoa.  
Hue’s five iconic garden houses get facelift
More than 3.6 billion VND (nearly 155,180 USD) has been spent to restore five “nha ruong” (old garden houses built with wooden beams and pillars) in Phuoc Tich ancient village, the central province of Thua Thien-Hue.  
Thua Thien-Hue: 123 billion VND for restoration of Kien Trung Palace
The central province of Thua Thien-Hue recently announced an investment of 123 billion VND (5.28 million USD) for restoration of Kien Trung Palace inside the Nguyen dynasty’s imperial city.  
Company to invest 700 billion VND in Nga Bay floating market
A company has proposed to the authorities of the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang a plan to develop tourism at the local famous Nga Bay floating market, Nga Bay town, at a cost of more than 700 billion VND (nearly 30 million USD).