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Scoring 92.12 points, Vietnam secured the 9th place in the list.

According to the magazine, the best time to go to Vietnam is between April and June, when the north emerges from its chilly winter season. Around this time, skies will usually be clear across the country and temperatures will be pleasant (as in not excruciatingly hot and humid).

Four hotels in Vietnam – Azerai La Residence in Hue city, Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, JW Marriott Hotel Hanoi, and InterContinental Hanoi Landmark72 – were also ranked among the top 20 best hotels in Asia.

This year, more than 715,000 Condé Nast Traveler readers joined the survey.

“The results of this year’s survey, conducted at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, are a testament to the lasting power of a meaningful travel experience,” said Condé Nast Traveler’s United States editor Jesse Ashlock. “The winners represent the best of the best for our audience and offer plenty of trip-planning inspiration for all the adventures we can’t wait to have next.”

For 33 years, Condé Nast Traveler has published an annual Readers’ Choice Awards feature, recognising its audience’s favourite hotels and resorts across the globe./.

Seven bodies found at landslide-hit site in Thua Thien Hue

Rescuers on October 15 found bodies of seven victims at the site of the Song Bo forest rangers’ office in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, where 13 members of a working team went missing after the building was buried in landslides, the Vietnam News Agency reports.

Rescuers search for victims at the site (Photo: VNA)

The victims’ identities are yet to be known.

Rescuers had managed to pinpoint the location of the working team. Equipment and sniff dogs have been mobilized to support search efforts.

Heavy rains are projected in the area in the coming days.

A team from the public security force of Thua Thien-Hue used boats and canoes to access the Rao Trang 3 hydropower plant through the Huong Dien hydropower reservoir in Huong Binh commune, Phong Dien district.

The Rao Trang 3 and 4 hydropower plants have been isolated by flooding and landslides since October 12. On the evening of October 13, Nguyen Dai Thanh, director of the Rao Trang 3 hydropower plant, confirmed three deaths linked to landslides on October 12.

A 21-strong search and rescue team, including local officials and the military, were also hit by a landslide on their way to Rao Trang 3 on October 13, leaving 13 missing, while eight others managed to escape.

Seventeen workers at Rao Trang 3 are also missing after the landslide. About 40 workers there have been safely moved to the Rao Trang 4 plant, which was reached on the evening of October 13 by a team from the provincial.

CNN releases “Why not Vietnam” video for tourism promotion campaign

A 30-second video titled “Why not Vietnam” will be broadcast on news broadcaster Cable News Network (CNN) of the United States starting from October 15 to advertise Vietnamese tourism worldwide, according to the Voice of Vietnam.

Photo: VOV

Nguyen Le Phuc, deputy general director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), made the confirmation during a press conference in Hanoi on October 14.

The video is set to be shown on CNN until mid-November in an effort to attract a greater number of tourists to the country following the second wave of the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

The name of “Why not Vietnam” suggest that visitors choose Vietnam as it can be viewed as a safe tourism destination, Phuc said.

The “Why not Vietnam” campaign marks the third time that a video on Vietnamese tourism has been broadcast by CNN.

This comes after the US broadcaster aired two videos titled “Hanoi: Heart of Vietnam” and “Hanoi: Cradle of Heritage” in Asia and the Pacific, Europe and the Middle East, South Asia, and North America./.

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