The Toll of Tourism: Can Southeast Asia Save Its Prized Natural Areas?; Nithin Coca; Yale Environment 360

From Thailand to Bali, a huge increase in tourists, many from China and other rapidly developing economies, is straining sensitive ecosystems to the breaking point. Some countries are trying to control the boom, with a few closing popular destinations to allow damaged areas to heal.

Source: The Toll of Tourism: Can Southeast Asia Save Its Prized Natural Areas?

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Ha Long-Quang Ninh tourism week to be held late April; VietNamNet

The Ha Long-Quang Ninh tourism week is scheduled for late April and early May, entailing various activities held across the northeastern coastal province of Quang Ninh.

Source: Ha Long-Quang Ninh tourism week to be held late April – VietNamNet

Travel demand during upcoming holidays surges; VietNamNet

Travel agents in Ho Chi Minh City are offering a huge range of domestic and outbound tours for the upcoming Reunification Day holiday on April 30 and Labour Day on May 1, and many of them are fully booked.

Source: Travel demand during upcoming holidays surges – VietNamNet

Top 10 Places to Visit in Vietnam; Claire Martin; Go Backpacking

We’ve put together this list of the top 10 places to visit in Vietnam (from north to south) to help you plan your trip and give you some major inspiration!

Source: Top 10 Places to Visit in Vietnam

Delightfully fresh & vibrant; Deccan Chronicle

Travel is about the gorgeous feeling of teetering in the unknown…

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Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay gets another int’l compliment; VN Express

U.S. news site Business Insider has named Ha Long Bay among 35 most incredible places on the planet.

Source: Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay gets another int’l compliment

US news names Ha Long bay among world’s 35 most beautiful natural wonders; Nhan Dan Online

US-based newspaper Business Insider has singled out the top 35 of the most beautiful natural wonders around the world, in which Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay claimed a place.

Source: US news names Ha Long bay among world’s 35 most beautiful natural wonders

Halong Bay, Thien Cung Cave & Kayak with Incredible Cruise; Get Your Guide

Cruise among the limestone rocks and islets of Ha Long Bay and experience the UNESCO World Heritage Site from the water on a full-day tour from Hanoi.

Source: Halong Bay, Thien Cung Cave & Kayak with Incredible Cruise

Ha Long Bay a once-in-a-lifetime destination: US publication; Nguyen Quy; VN Express

US News has added Ha Long Bay to its list of world’s 30 most famous landmarks to visit at least once in a lifetime.  – VnExpress International

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JOHN ROZENTALS discovers the majestic wonders of Vietnam’s Halong Bay, but sounds some words of warning; eGlobal Travel Media

Halong Bay is definitely one of those spots that everyone should add to their ‘must see before you die’ list.

Source: JOHN ROZENTALS discovers the majestic wonders of Vietnam’s Halong Bay, but sounds some words of warning.