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New Ha Long Bay status sparks preservation concerns

New Ha Long Bay status sparks preservation concerns

The joy at Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay entering the temporary list of the seven new wonders of nature has been tempered by concerns the high profile could see an unmanageable spurt in tourism, damaging the world heritage site. The announcement that it is on the temporary list is based on first counting of global votes […]

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Vietnam welcomes Ha Long Bay as new wonder of the world

Vietnam welcomes Ha Long Bay as new wonder of the world

The Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism held a gala night in Hanoi Saturday to celebrate Ha Long Bay’s new status as one of the world’s Seven New Natural Wonders after a four-year voting campaign. Swiss organization New Open World announced that Ha Long Bay had been named one of the new Seven Wonders […]

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Ha Long Bay puts safety first

Ha Long Bay puts safety first

| | | | | by Vinh Hoa Many tourists were disappointed when they arrived at Bai Chay Port in Ha Long Bay ready for a boating adventure through the World Heritage site on June 10 to find that hundreds of tour boat owners had ceased operations. Boat owners were staging a strike against a […]

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Vietnam delays new boat safety rules after strike

Vietnam delays new boat safety rules after strike

| | | | | Vietnam has delayed the introduction of new boat safety rules at a top tourist site where 12 people drowned in February, after tour operators went on strike in protest, an official said Monday. Almost 500 boats refused to operate last Friday on Halong Bay, one of the country’s most popular […]

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Ha Long Bay tops new world wonder poll

Ha Long Bay tops new world wonder poll

| | | | | VietNamNet Bridge – Ha Long, Vietnam’s world natural heritage, gained the highest growth in votes in the poll for the seven new world natural wonders on www.new7wonders.com last month. Let’s vote for Ha Long Bay! Afloat on Ha Long Bay If Ha Long Bay could talk… The bay currently takes […]

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Seminar aimed at increasing votes for Ha Long bay

Seminar aimed at increasing votes for Ha Long bay

| | | | | A seminar was held in the northern province of Quang Ninh on May 1 to find out ways to win more votes for Ha Long Bay to be recognized as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World The seminar witnessed the huge participation of number of foreign diplomatic […]

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Ha Long-Quang Ninh Tourism Week kicked off

Ha Long-Quang Ninh Tourism Week kicked off

| | | | | (VOV) – Quang Ninh’s largest ever tourism festival, the Ha Long – Quang Ninh Tourism Week, was kicked off on April 1. During the festival, there will be a variety of activities to promote the image of Ha Long Bay, the World Heritage site such as the Ha Long Carnival, […]

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Star Cruises to return to Halong after three-year hiatus

Star Cruises to return to Halong after three-year hiatus

| | | | | The SuperStar Aquarius ship of the Star Cruises Hong Kong Limited will come back to Quang Ninh Province’s Halong City on April 3, nearly three years after the cruise line suspended Halong’s calls. According to the local service provider of the ship, Saigontourist Travel Service Co., the ship will bring […]

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Vietnam boat firm fined over fatal sinking

Vietnam boat firm fined over fatal sinking

A Vietnamese tour company has been suspended and fined over the fatal sinking of one of its boats last month. Police blamed human error for the incident, which left 12 people including 11 foreign tourists dead. The AZ Queen Company was fined 15m dong (£440; $700) and ordered to suspend all domestic and international tour […]

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Captain held over Vietnam tour drownings

Captain held over Vietnam tour drownings

| | | | | The captain and engineer of a Vietnamese tour boat that sank last week killing 12 people have been arrested on safety violation charges punishable by a jail sentence, an official said Monday. Captain Nguyen Van Minh, 22, and chief engineer Do Van Thang, 27, were arrested Saturday on criminal charges […]

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