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HANOI – March 14th saw the rollout of Vietnam’s new online Visa processing system. As a result of the new system, foreigners will now be able to register and fill out visa application forms online. The official website can be found here. Previously, foreigners looking to apply for a Vietnamese visa had to physically visit [...]

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Two large oil slicks spotted Saturday by the Vietnamese air force offered the first sign that a jetliner carrying 239 people had crashed into the ocean after vanishing from radar without sending a single distress call. An international fleet of planes and ships scouted the waters between Malaysia and Vietnam for [...]

When China sneezes, the world catches pneumonia, as recent stock market gyrations seem to indicate. But some Asian countries have inoculated themselves against being overwhelmed by the Chinese dragon, and the best examples of how emerging markets countries are able to succeed lie in Southeast Asia. Thailand and Vietnam, both members of the Association [...]

By Cao Yin in Beijing and He Wei in Shanghai BEIJING, Feb. 13 (Xinhuanet) — Mi Lan could barely contain her excitement when she found out that Thailand had introduced a visa-on-arrival policy for Chinese travelers. “This is great news for travel enthusiasts like me because I won’t be troubled with time-consuming [...]

Thai group to launch Robinsons supermarket in Vietnam Thailand’s largest retail conglomerate – Central Group – is expanding into Vietnam with the opening of a Robinsons Department Store in Hanoi in March. Managing Director Tos Chirathivat said the decision comes on the heels of its successful operation of SuperSports, Crocs and New Balance stores in [...]

In 2013, 90.2 million tourists visited the member nations combined. To put that in perspective, New York City welcomes about 50 million each year, but that is not written to discredit or discount, only for perspective. ASEAN saw a 12% increase in visitors compared to 2012, and according to Prime Minister Najib Razak, [...]

VietNamNet Bridge – According to the HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, there are 818 operational travel firms put under the department’s management which can meet the requirements. Meanwhile, 18,500 businesses with tourism services have been licensed by the city’s Planning and Investment. What are the other 17,000 businesses? They could be the [...]

Luxury Travel Vietnam Seeks To Grow Share from German Market by Showcasing its Expertise at ITB Berlin 2014 (TRAVPR.COM) VIETNAM – February 6th, 2014 – (Hanoi, 8 Feb 2014) Luxury Travel (www.luxurytravels.asia), a long established Asian specialist in luxury fully bespoke holidays in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand, will exhibit at ITB Berlin from 5-9 [...]

Government says it needs more money to promote tourism, so it wants to charge visitors an extra US$1 per day Tourists stroll down a street in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. Experts have criticized tourism authorities for failing to promote Vietnam tourism, and in fact doing the opposite by [...]

A Vietnam Airlines plane at the Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport. (File photo/Xinhua) Commercial jetliners from Vietnam, Thailand and Malaysia have began to report to Chinese authorities regarding their flights traveling through China’s newly-declared air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in the East China Sea, reports the Beijing Youth Daily, the [...]