Vietnam private firm seeks permission to manage Ha Long Bay for 50 yrs

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Vietnamese conglomerate Bitexco has asked the authorities of the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh for the rights to manage and use two local bays, one of which is a World Heritage Site, for five decades from now. Vu Quang Hoi, chairman of Bitexco Group, which is investing in real estate, mining, manufacturing and infrastructure, submitted a proposal on the management of the two bays, Ha Long Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay, to the municipal leaders at a meeting on Tuesday. … [Read more...]

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Propitious conditions for Central Highlands to boost tourism

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The cultural space of Central Highlands gong was recognized by UNESCO in 2005 as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (Photo: VNA) … [Read more...]

Big Japan travel firms to seek business opportunity in Vietnam

Representatives of 16 big travel agencies from Japan will take part in a fact-finding trip in Vietnam next month to seek out business prospects and work with potential local partners over measures to promote travel between the two countries. Green tourism festival kicks off in Da nang city Taiwan tourism group visits HCMC Vietnamese, Argentinean localities promote tourism potential The Saigon Times Daily quoted Vu The Binh, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA), as saying … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 25/7

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The Aristocrats tour to stop in HCM City As part of their "Culture Clash" Asian tour, US rock band Aristocrats will perform at a live concert in HCM City on August 13. The band, made up of guitarist Guthrie Govan, bassist Bryan Beller, and drummer Narci Minnermann, will play instrumental rock and jazz fusion. The show will begin at 8 pm at the HCM City Music Centre, 57 Cao Thang Street, District 3. Tickets costing VND500,000-1 million are available at the venue. HCM City awaits South Korean … [Read more...]

VietJet Air launches duty free service on international flights

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VietNamNet Bridge - VietJet Air has launched a duty free service on its flights from Vietnam to Singapore and Bangkok (Thailand) and vice versa to become the first Vietnamese airline offering duty free shopping on board. To celebrate the launch of new service, VietJet offers a 30% discount off all in-flight goods from July 22 through August 22. The first customers will also have opportunities to win some wonderful gifts valued up to VND500,000 ($25). … [Read more...]

Two Vietnamese amusement parks named among best in Asia

The Dam Sen Water Park in Ho Chi Minh City has been nominated as one of the 10 best water parks in Asia by tourism site www.tripadvisor.com. On the website, travellers describe the park as an aquatic themed one with water slides, rides, and fun for locals and visitors alike. The park is open from 9am to 6pm from Monday to Saturday and 8.30am to 6pm on Sunday. Vinpearl was named one of the 10 beat amusement parks in Asia. Designed to be an independent recreational area linked with the … [Read more...]

Big Japan travel firms to survey Vietnam market

Representatives of 16 big travel agencies from Japan will take part in a fact-finding trip in Vietnam next month to seek out business prospects and work with potential local partners over measures to promote travel between the two countries, a local newspaper reported. The Saigon Times Daily quoted Vu The Binh, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA), as saying that the association's representative office in Japan was finalising preparations for members of the Japan Association … [Read more...]

2 Vietnamese amusement parks named among best in Asia

The Dam Sen Water Park in HCM City has been nominated as one of the 10 best water parks in Asia by tourism site www.tripadvisor.com. On the website, travellers describe the park as an aquatic themed one with water slides, rides, and fun for locals and visitors alike. The park is open from 9am to 6pm from Monday to Saturday and 8.30am to 6pm on Sunday. Vinpearl was named one of the 10 best amusement parks in Asia. Designed to be an independent recreational area linked with the five-star … [Read more...]

Advertising convinces Ha Long Bay visitors to spend the night

The number of people enjoying night tours in Ha Long Bay has increased thanks to publicity campaigns. The bay management board said around 300,000 took the tour in the first half of the year, a 35 per cent increase year-on-year. The number of domestic tourists was up by 25 per cent. The board said the reduction in the number of Chinese visitors to Viet Nam did not much affect the bay night tour. In the first six months there were around 1.3 million visitors to Ha Long. - VNS … [Read more...]

Con Dao tourism workers are all officially qualified

The People's Committee of Con Dao Island District in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau announced that everyone in its tourism sector has specialised training. It said more than 600 people work in the sector and around 80 of them are university graduates. More than 50 graduated from colleges while the rest went to tourism or vocational schools. This year the number of workers in the tourism sector has increased by 93 per cent. The island has 38 tourist accommodations, nine restaurants, … [Read more...]