A fisherman in the hidden bay at Bai Xep, south of Quy Nhon, Central Vietnam. Photo: Marissa Carruthers

Off the beaten track in Quy Nhon, Central Vietnam’s next big thing, for a laid-back beach holiday

  • With clean beaches, quaint fishing villages and emerald green paddy fields, Quy Nhon offers a quiet respite for travellers – but development is coming
  • This part of Central Vietnam boasts historic sites, amazing seafood, and views of distant mountains
Topic |   Asia Travel

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A fisherman in the hidden bay at Bai Xep, south of Quy Nhon, Central Vietnam. Photo: Marissa Carruthers
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Across the region, Southeast Asia's once-pristine beaches are reeling from decades of unchecked tourism as governments scramble to confront trash-filled waters and environmental degradation without puncturing a key economic driver. Photo: AFP

From Boracay to Maya Bay, how to fix overtourism: travellers’ tips and advice for authorities

  • From the Philippines to Thailand, overtourism and beach closures have been making the news of late
  • While many governments drag their feet trying to find a solution, what can travellers do to help resolve the problem?
Topic |   Tourism

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Across the region, Southeast Asia's once-pristine beaches are reeling from decades of unchecked tourism as governments scramble to confront trash-filled waters and environmental degradation without puncturing a key economic driver. Photo: AFP
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