9 Holiday Destinations To Visit In 2020 If You’re On A Budget; Lauren Sharkey; Bustle


With Blue Monday, AKA the most depressing day of the year, almost upon us, it’s natural to start thinking of happier times. More often than not, the best memories happen on holiday. So if you’ve been longing to book up a trip, here’s the best value…

Source: 9 Holiday Destinations To Visit In 2020 If You’re On A Budget

Ancient town to celebrate Lunar New Year with a bang; VietNamNet

Popular Japanese singer Ueno Yuuka, who was appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the Hoi An-Japan Cultural Exchange, will perform on Lunar New Year’s eve at the Sculpture Park in Hoi An on January 24.

Source: Ancient town to celebrate Lunar New Year with a bang – VietNamNet

Quang Nam aims to welcome 8.1 million tourists in 2020; VietnamPlus

The south-central coastal province of Quang Nam has set a target of serving 8.1 million tourists in 2020.

Source: Quang Nam aims to welcome 8.1 million tourists in 2020 | Travel | Vietnam+ (VietnamPlus)

The 43 Cheapest Places To Travel In 2020; Laura Begley Bloom; Forbes

Want to save money in 2020? Travel experts share their tips for the cheapest places to vacation on a budget.

Source: The 43 Cheapest Places To Travel In 2020

Quang Nam welcomes 4.6 millionth foreign visitor in 2019; VoV

The central province of Quang Nam held a ceremony in the ancient port city of Hoi An on December 25 to welcome the 4.6 millionth foreign visitor to the province in 2019.

Source: Quang Nam welcomes 4.6 millionth foreign visitor in 2019

Quang Nam ceremony marks 4.6 millionth international tourist; Voice of Vietnam

The central province of Quang Nam has stepped up plans to host a ceremony featuring an array of interesting art programs on December 25 as a way of welcoming the locality’s 4.6 millionth international tourist during 2019.

Source: Quang Nam ceremony marks 4.6 millionth international tourist

Réhahn’s Vietnam Highlights; Graeme Green; InsideJapan Blog

Like this post? Help by sharing it! French photographer Réhahn has been living in Vietnam for eight years. Known as ‘the photographer who captures the soul of his subjects’ and inspired by the likes of Steve McCurry and Sebastião Salgado, he’s currently working on his Precious Heritage project, an ambitious mission to photograph members of all 54 of Vietnam’s ethic…

Source: Réhahn’s Vietnam Highlights – InsideJapan Blog

Tourists flock to Hoi An in celebration of 20th World Heritage anniversary; VoV

Free entrance tickets have been offered to visitors to the ancient town of Hoi An to commemorate the 20th anniversary since UNESCO officially recognised Hoi An as a World Heritage site, with plenty of tourists flocking to the area to enjoy the occasion.

Source: Tourists flock to Hoi An in celebration of 20th World Heritage anniversary

‘World’s most expensive tour’ to include stop in Vietnam’s Hoi An: media; Tuoi Tre News

Customers of the 20-day holiday tour, which costs US$270,000 per person, will visit Hoi An among multiple other destinations …

Source: ‘World’s most expensive tour’ to include stop in Vietnam’s Hoi An: media – Tuoi Tre News

Vietnam crowned world’s leading heritage destination for first time; Nguyen Quy; VNE

Vietnam made its debut as the world’s leading heritage destination Friday, winning the category at the World Travel Awards (WTA) held in Muscat, Oman.

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Insider tip: Hoi An, Vietnam; Stuff

Your guide to visiting one of Vietnam’s most beautiful locales.

Source: Insider tip: Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An to offer tourists free admission to Old Quarter on Dec. 4; VoV

The ancient town of Hoi An is to offer free tickets to the Old Quarter and Thanh Ha pottery village on December 4 to commemorate the 20th anniversary of UNESCO’s recognition of Hoi An as a World Cultural Heritage site.

Source: Hoi An to offer tourists free admission to Old Quarter on Dec. 4

Korean culture spotlighted in Hoi An; VietnamPlus


The “Korean Cultural Days in Quang Nam 2019” wrapped up on November 17 in the ancient town of Hoi An, the central province of Quang Nam.

Source: Korean culture spotlighted in Hoi An | Culture – Sports | Vietnam+ (VietnamPlus)

Korean Cultural Day to be held in Hoi An; VietNamNet

Korean dance troupe, Byeongin Lee Seungju, and bands J-Morning, M.M Crew and singer Jingju will perform at the Korea Cultural Day event – an annual culture exchange event between Korea and Quang Nam – in the ancient city on November 16-17.

Source: Korean Cultural Day to be held in Hoi An – VietNamNet

Hoi An – popular destination for Japanese tourists; VietnamPlus

Among nearly 1 million Japanese tourists to Vietnam, 60-70 percent of whom come to Hoi An ancient city in the central province of Quang Nam, according to Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Vu Hong Nam.

Source: Hoi An – popular destination for Japanese tourists | Travel | Vietnam+ (VietnamPlus)

Mass Tourism Becomes Problematic in Vietnamese Hoi An; Theodore Slate; Tourism Review

Mass tourism is a challenge for Hoi An.

Source: Mass Tourism Becomes Problematic in Vietnamese Hoi An | .TR

Commercialization sucking the soul from ancient town; Linh Do; VNE

Old traditional houses changing hands amid a tourism frenzy, hyper commercialization and increasing migration are threatening Hoi An’s way of life.

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Hoi An ancient town seek ways to improve tourism quality; Cong Thanh; VietNamNet

Hoi An is being challenged by mass tourism, traffic congestion, underdeveloped waste management, vendors, street food quality and poor design and operation of homestays that have badly impacted the site.

Source: Hoi An ancient town seek ways to improve tourism quality – VietNamNet

UNESCO World Heritage Status: Preservation or Publicity Tool?; Jo Qaust; Qrius

Is the UNESCO World Heritage Status helping in conservation efforts or ending up harming the places it intends to preserve through unchecked tourism?

Source: UNESCO World Heritage Status: Preservation or Publicity Tool?

Koi Pond Spas, River Cruises, and Unforgettable Banh Mi: The 4-Day Weekend in Hoi An, Vietnam; Katie Chang; Men’s Journal

While most people visiting Vietnam opt for Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh, Katie Chang recommends bypassing the throngs of tourists in favor of a four-day weekend in Hoi An.

Source: Koi Pond Spas, River Cruises, and Unforgettable Banh Mi: The 4-Day Weekend in Hoi An, Vietnam