British tourist stuck in mountain hole in Vietnam for hours now safe

Viet Nam received 144,800 British tourists in the first eight months of this year, a 17.2 per cent year-on-year increase. — VNS Photo Thai Ha HA NOI  (VNS) — Viet Nam has become an interesting and attractive tourist destination for visitors from Europe, especially the United Kingdom (UK). Figures from the General Statistics Office showed that the number of tourists from the UK from 2007 to 2013 has increased. Last year, Viet Nam received 184,660 British tourists. In the first eight months of this year, it received 144,800 British tourists, representing a 17.2 per cent year-on-year increase. Because of this,…... [read more]

Thai workers carry the bodies of two British tourists on Koh Tao island in the Surat Thani province of southern Thailand BANGKOK: Thai police on Friday (Oct 3) said two men from Myanmar have admitted to killing a pair of British holidaymakers whose battered bodies were found on a resort island last month."Two Myanmar suspects have confessed to killing the pair," Thai National police chief Somyot Poompanmoung told AFP, adding their DNA matched traces found at the crime scene on Koh Tao island where David Miller, 24, and Hannah Witheridge, 23, were found dead on Sep 15. British tourists Hannah…... [read more]

Russian tourists continue traveling to Vietnam: officialBy Mong Binh - The Saigon Times DailyHCMC - More Russians keep going holiday in Vietnam in a time when many travelers around the world have shelved their plans for vacations in this country to cope with the impact of the global economic downturn, according to the Russian consul general in HCMC.There was a large number of Russian tourists choosing Vietnam as their favorite destination, Nikolay D. Ubushiev told a meeting with reporters on Tuesday when he announced new developments in the relations between Russia and Vietnam.“Russian holidaygoers take great pleasure in traveling in…... [read more]

150 people have joined search for British tourist Aiden Webb, who has been missing for a week while trekking in Sapa. Aiden Webb The Search and Rescue Operations Department, provincial, district and communal police forces, local security and the locals have joined the search and operators of the cable system are helping looking for the man. Nguyen Xuan Chien, deputy director of Fansipan Sa Pa Co, Ltd., said they first looked for Webb between two cable's pillars 4 and 5 but had to expand the search area. Major General Ngo Van Hung of Military Zone 2 said they deployed sniffer…... [read more]

Datafrom the General Statistics Office show a stable increase in the numberof British tourists to Vietnam between 2007 and 2013, with 184,663Brits visiting Vietnam last year. The first 8 months of 2014 saw 144,800British tourists come to Vietnam, up by 17.2 percent compared to thesame period last year.A majority chose Vietnam as a holidaydestination to relax and explore the country’s natural beauty. Travelcompanies said 65 percent of British tourists were attracted to bycountry’s culture and geography, while others choose Vietnam for its lowcosts.Vietnam offers a number of tourism opportunities thatsuit the taste of British visitors, and its advantageous geographicallocation means…... [read more]

Vietnam has been famous for attractions such as Ha Long Bay, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc, Son Doong cave, Da Nang, Hoi An, Hue and Sapa. Vietnam this year recorded at receiving 13 million foreign tourists, up 28 per cent against last year. The country also ranked 67th among 136 economies in the Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017, putting it among the 10 most-improved since 2015. Attractive as it is, however, Vietnam is facing with the fact that many foreigners don’t have the intention of visiting the country the second time. According to a survey conducted by the Vietnam National…... [read more]

A young British man was found dead on Monday on a tourist boat in the area of Cat Ba Island in the northern city of Haiphong.According to Hoang Trung Cuong, vice chairman of Cat Hai District, a 19-year old man was found dead on the boat. Lan Ha Bay of Cat Ba Island The boat departed from the direction of Quang Ninh Province with 16 foreigners on board, including three British tourists. However, after dinner on May 21, the three British tourists had a conflict. Then several hours later, one of them was found dead with a silk ribbon right…... [read more]

Locating 40 kilometres to the southwest of Da Nang City and lying on an altitude of 1,487 metres, Ba Na - Nui Chua is a famous tourist site beautified by primitive landscapes and cool climate, with annual average temperature of 17-20 degrees Celsius in the well-known land of sea, sunlight and wind. To Ba Na, you will strangely feel four different seasons within a day: The spring climate is in the morning, the summer comes at noon, the autumn falls on the afternoon and the winter is felt in the evening. Unlike Da Lat City, the most famous tourist destination…... [read more]

"Moviestars and backpackers have long since discovered its beaches but 2011was the year when Vietnam finally seems to have made it onto the worldstage," states the report. The document reviews UK travel trends fromprevious years and identifies holiday hotspots for 2012 based onexchange rates, trends and resort costs.After a yearly 106percent growth in sales of the dong between August-November of 2011,Vietnam, together with Argentina, is tied for the top position on thePost Office's first list of emerging holiday destinations.Withthe December launch of the first non-stop service from London to Hanoiand HCM City, the floodgates are "likely to open as a…... [read more]

A British tourist has been found dead aboard a cruise ship that was anchored near the popular tourist staple Ha Long Bay, the local authority said late Monday. The 19-year-old man, whose identity was not revealed, boarded the cruise ship in Quang Ninh Province on Sunday and left for Cat Ba Island off the northern port city of Hai Phong, Lao Dong (Labor) newspaper reported. The man had dinner with two friends on board before an argument broke out. He was later found hanged as the ship was anchored in Lan Ha Bay off the island, said Pham Quang Hien, chairman of Cat Hai…... [read more]