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Uber Is Giving Away Free Helicopter Rides In Da Nang This Weekend

To inaugurate the launch of UberCHOPPER, Uber’s new helicopter service in Vietnam, the company is giving away flights to a few of its Da Nang users this weekend.

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[Video] A Day in the Life of a Vietnamese Train Conductor

Ever wonder what it would be like to drive a train through the winding, verdant hills and claustrophobic tunnels of central Vietnam?

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Vietnam Planning To Extend US Tourist Visas From 3 Months To 1 Year

In a bid to draw more visitors from the US, the Vietnamese government is planning to extend the validity of tourist visas for Americans from three months to 1 year.

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Chinese Overtake Russians In Mui Ne

Mui Ne, long a stronghold for Russian tourists has been attracting a different set of international visitors in recent months – Chinese.

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Hanoi Is A Hospitality Mecca According TripAdvisor’s Seemingly Arbitrary Algorithm

TripAdvisor has long drawn the wrath of business owners in Vietnam, as their ranking on the travel website often determines whether they thrive or fail. Many have taken issue with the site’s algorithm...

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Nha Trang To Open Beach For Night Swimming

Those living in and visiting Nha Trang will soon be able to swim in the ocean long after the sun goes down as the city has approved plans for its first night beach.

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Saigoneer Getaways: Hue

In our latest addition of Saigoneer Getaways, we bike through Vietnam’s former Imperial capital, Hue. Despite rapid modernization throughout Vietnam, Hue has somehow retained is 'charm.

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Vietnam's International Tourist Arrivals Increase for the First Time in 13 Months

For the first time in 13 months, Vietnam’s tourism industry is showing signs of life with the country registering a relative surge in international visitors.

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Vietnam Looks To Eliminate Visas For Overseas Vietnamese And Spouses Of VN Nationals

After a round of successful visa exemptions for European travelers, Vietnam is pushing ahead with scrapping visas for overseas Vietnamese, their families and foreigners married to Vietnamese nationals...

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VietJet to Offer Direct Flights Between Saigon And Yangon

It will soon be easier for Saigonese to visit Yangon with VietJet announcing it will soon offer direct flights between the southern Vietnamese metropolis and Burma’s commercial capital.

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[Video] Does This New Thailand Tourism Promotional Video Go Too Far?

Like Vietnam, Thailand is a country famous for its culinary offerings that serve as a major selling point for the country’s tourism industry. It’s an obvious strength to play to and one that a local f...

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Singapore (Kind Of) Explains Why It’s Been Turning Away Vietnamese

Singapore has been barring entry of Vietnamese travelers, especially women, in recent weeks without explanation. Following questions from their Vietnamese counterparts, the city-state's immigration au...

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Australian Vietnam Airlines Passenger Tied up for Smoking Mid-Flight

Though some first time flyers have been known to mistake emergency exits for lavatories, some blatantly disregard well-known airline regulations, like this Vietnamese-Australian man who had to be tied...

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2 Workers at Tan Son Nhat Caught Stealing iPhone, Jet Fuel

When it comes to theft at Tan Son Nhat Airport, it seems like everything is on the table.

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Photos of Foreign Tourists Cleaning Beaches Highlight Vietnam’s Trash Problems

The spotlight was put on Vietnam’s well-documented problems with garbage strewn across its natural landscapes last week when two photos of foreign tourists collecting litter on a Hai Phong beach went ...

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Hanoi and Saigon Make Travel + Leisure’s Best Cities in Asia List

Popular American travel magazine Travel + Leisure just released their 2015 edition of their “World’s Best Awards” wherein Vietnam’s two largest cities ranked in the Asia top 10.

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[Video] The Making Of Vietnam Airlines’ First A350-XWB

One of the only things in the world we enjoy more than watching massive machines being assembled is when we actually have a shot of traveling in one of them.

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[Video] A Flight Over The Majestic Mountains And Rice Paddies Of Ninh Binh

Last June, filmmaker Phan Vu grabbed his flycam and took off to Ninh Binh, the pearl of the Red River Delta.

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Vietnam Plans To Add More Countries To Visa Waiver List

Two weeks after visa waivers went into effect for a number of European nations, Vietnamese officials said that they were planning to extend visa waivers to visitors from a number of other countries.

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Drone Video Perfectly Captures Vietnam’s Beauty From North To South

The Yamaha Blue Core Touring campaign recently released this lengthy but beautiful drone video, “Vietnam through Flycam’s lens.”