Renowned Golden Bridge in Da Nang city. The central region is gaining popularity among Thai travellers, with such leading destinations as Da Nang, Hue and Hoi An. (Photo: VNA)

Vietnam experiences a travel bloom: Thai media

Vietnam’s non-smoke sector is enjoying a boom, with a substantial increase in the number of Thai visitors buoyed by growing low-cost flights, local media reported.
Pabuk tropical storm makes landfall in Thailand on January 4. (Photo: VNA)

Storm Pabuk wreaks havoc in Thailand

At least five people were reported dead after tropical storm Pabuk, with winds reaching 70 kilometres per hour, battered southern coast of Thailand on January 4, Thai media said on January 5.