Former China boom town learns hard lessons about service economy

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Former China boom town learns hard lessons about service economy

At the section of the Great Wall of China that runs through Yulin, tour guide Gao Jing says she tried to learn English in expectation of the increased number of overseas visitors the city planned to attract as part of its economic transformation.

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Visitors asked to pay ‘charitable money’ to enter Vietnamese church

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Visitors asked to pay ‘charitable money’ to enter Vietnamese church

Visitors to Nui (Mountain) Church, one of the attractions in the famed beach city of Nha Trang in south-central Vietnam, have been forced to pay ‘charity money’ in order to get into the cathedral.

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Visitors to Son Doong Cave reach nearly 1,300

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Visitors to Son Doong Cave reach nearly 1,300

The total number of tourists to Son Doong Cave in the central province of Quang Binh since 2013 has reached nearly 1,300.

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Vietnam destination of choice for ‘phototourists’

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Vietnam destination of choice for ‘phototourists’

Vietnam has emerged as a favorite destination for foreign photographers seeking exotic inspiration, creating an industry on the rise.

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First evidence of legendary China flood may rewrite history

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First evidence of legendary China flood may rewrite history

Geologists have found the first evidence for China's Great Flood, a 4,000-year-old disaster on the Yellow River that led to birth of the Xia dynasty and modern Chinese civilization, researchers said Thursday.

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VNAT calls for community's awareness of civilized behavior to tourists

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VNAT calls for community's awareness of civilized behavior to tourists

The Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has just released a document requiring functional and relevant departments to instruct travel enterprises and the community in raising their awareness of civilized behavior to tourists.

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10 interesting facts about Da Lat

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10 interesting facts about Da Lat

Da Lat is not only a renowned tourist-resort city of Vietnam but also famous for unusual and interesting sites.

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In central Vietnam, local man fined for guiding Japanese partners

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In central Vietnam, local man fined for guiding Japanese partners

A Vietnamese man has been fined after taking his partners from Japan to explore the famous tourist city of Hue, as authorities believed him to be an unlicensed tour guide.

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Da Nang clamps down on travel firms caught hiring illegal Chinese employees

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Da Nang clamps down on travel firms caught hiring illegal Chinese employees

Two locally registered travel firms in Da Nang have been dealt a tough hand as local authorities seek to sweep arising Chinese-related issues from the central Vietnamese tourism hub.

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Travel firm fined for illegally employing Chinese workers

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Travel firm fined for illegally employing Chinese workers

Khanh Hoa Province authorities Tuesday slapped a fine of VND80 million (US$3,590) on Silent Bay Travel and Trading Company for multiple violations, including illegally employing 64 Chinese nationals.

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Vietnam province acts against illegal Chinese tour guides

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Vietnam province acts against illegal Chinese tour guides

The administration of the south-central province of Khanh Hoa, home to the world renowned beach city of Nha Trang, has begun enacting measures aimed at preventing Chinese nationals from illegally working as tour guides, stealing jobs from locals, and giving distorted accounts of Vietnam’s history.

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Nine ideal tourist destinations in Hue

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Nine ideal tourist destinations in Hue

VietNamNet reviews the best tourist sites in the former feudal city of Hue, which is most famous for the Hue Royal Citadel.

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Vietnam short of tour guides

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Vietnam short of tour guides

Vietnam has over 4,700 local and 9,900 international tour guides meeting only 15 and 40 percent of practical demand, according statistics by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

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Chinese arrivals aren't bringing good news for Vietnam tourism

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Chinese arrivals aren't bringing good news for Vietnam tourism

An increasing number of Chinese nationals visiting several destinations in central Vietnam are distorting the tourism environment while adding little to the local coffers, industry insiders say.

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Vietnam travelers ‘held in custody’ at local hotel for dining out

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Vietnam travelers ‘held in custody’ at local hotel for dining out

A group of local tourists visiting the north-central province of Nghe An were prevented from leaving their hotel on Wednesday after hotel managers purposely blocked access to their busses.

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