Festivals may be cancelled due to coronavirus threat
The Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism has recommended postponing or cancelling traditional festivals which are yet to start, and for those which already began, their scale, duration and activities should be reduced, in the face of the threat of coronavirus.
Vietnam declares novel coronavirus epidemic
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on February 1 signed Decision No.173.QD-TTg, declaring the acute respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus (nCoV) an epidemic in Vietnam.
Vietnam’s response to nCoV outbreak spotlighted on Asia Times
The Asia Times website on January 30 posted an article reporting on the Vietnamese Government’s response to rapid developments of the pneumonia epidemic caused by the novel coronavirus (nCoV).
Vietnam stands ready to repel deadly coronavirus: Deputy PM
Vietnam has been all set for the fight against the novel coronavirus (nCoV) that has caused a global public health emergency , said Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam on February 1.
Fighting nCoV like fighting enemy: PM
In the face of complex developments of the acute respiratory disease caused by the novel coronavirus (nCoV), Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired an urgent meeting with officials of relevant ministries and sectors in Hanoi on January 27 to discuss countermeasures.
Ho Chi Minh City to host Tet calligraphy markets
The calligraphy market at the Ho Chi Minh City Youth Cultural House in District 1 has become a must-visit attraction for residents and visitors for taking photos and buying calligraphy works for Tet (Lunar New Year).
HCM City to host Cho Lon food fair
Ho Chi Minh City’s District 5 will organise Cho Lon Kitchen food fair at Van Lang Park in District 5 from January 11-12. 
Vietnamese tourism reaches new heights
A bunch of prestigious awards A “bumper season” of awards for Vietnamese tourism was signaled when the nominations for the World Travel Awards (WTA), an annual prestigious awards programme for all components that constitute the travel industry, were officially announced in late September. Vietnam had dozens of nominations in the categories of transportation, accommodation, food and destinations.
Vietnamese and foreigners enjoy same-level entrance fees to relic sites from mid-January
Foreigners will enjoy uniform entrance fees to relic sites in Vietnam paying the same price as Vietnamese, starting from January 13.
Ninh Binh ready for opening ceremony of National Tourism Year
The northern province of Ninh Binh, host of the 2020 National Tourism Year, has been fully prepared for a grand opening of the year, slated for February 22. 
Viet Nam-Japan cultural exchange festival opens in Ho Chi Minh City
A Viet Nam-Japan cultural exchange festival kicked off in Ho Chi Minh City on December 29 with the participation of thousands of visitors.
Vietnam Airlines commits to promote tourism
The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) will collaborate with national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines to boost the introduction of Vietnamese tourism to the world, following a Memorandum of Understanding signed between two sides in Ha Noi on December 24.  
Ha Noi Spring Fair 2020 to highlight vegetarian food
The 2020 Spring Fair, themed “A vegan Tet (Lunar New Year Festival)”, will be held for the first time at the Viet Nam Exhibition Centre for Culture and Arts in Ha Noi from January 13-19, 2020.
Viet Nam to boost tourism development in protective forests
Developing tourism and services in protective and special-use forests in parallel with conservation will become a key part of the national economy in the future, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong.