VietJetAir to fly Hanoi-Phu Quoc in May

Le Anh Customers transact with a VietJetAir ticket office in this file photo. VietJetAir will launch daily service between Hanoi and Phu Quoc Island - Photo: Binh Nguyen VietJetAir’s aircraft will take off at Noi Bai Airport in the capital city at 1:10 p.m. and touch down Phu Quoc Airport at 3:40 p.m. from May 28. Departure and arrival times will be 4:10 p.m. and 6:40 p.m. respectively on the same day. The no-frills carrier said passengers can book tickets for Hanoi-Phu Quoc flights on … [Read more...]

Culinary arts of ethnic minority groups introduced

(VOV) -Traditional dishes of Vietnam's ethnic minority groups were introduced at a food festival in the Vietnamese Ethnic Groups Culture and Tourism Village, Dong Mo, Son Tay, Hanoi.The event, part of the Vietnam Ethnic Groups Cultural Day (April 19) celebrations from April 15-20, attracted a large number of tourists. Artisans from different ethnic minority groups introduced more than fifty dishes, twenty varieties of wine, and over thirty different types of cake. Visitors to the food … [Read more...]

Strategy for cruise ship tourism under discussion

(VOV) -The development of Vietnam's cruise ship tourism was discussed at international seminar held in Hue on April 16 by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Thua Thien Hue provincial People's Committee, and the Asian Cruise Association (ACA).Local and foreign delegates delivered 19 presentations on the development of the tourism industry, focusing on cruise ship services in particular. Every year Vietnam welcomes approximately 200,000 visitors via cruise liners, which are … [Read more...]

US highlighted environmental cooperation with Vietnam

(CPV) - US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Ms Gina McCarthy, traveled to Vietnam between April 15-16 to highlight environmental cooperation between the two nations along with the regional cooperation in the Asia-Pacific region. By underscoring the importance of local and community engagement in protecting natural resources, she met with Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Minister of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) Nguyen Minh Quang. Cooperative discussions … [Read more...]

Initiative to preserve Ha Long Bay

(VOVworld) - The Ha Long Bay Alliance Initiative was launched on Tuesday by Quang Ninh province and the US Embassy in Vietnam to mobilize greater resources for the preservation of Ha Long Bay. Nguyen The Dong, Deputy Director General of the Vietnam Environment Administration, said at the launch ceremony that Vietnam has recently experienced rapid economic growth which is damaging the environment, especially in economic hubs like Ha Long Bay. A corner of Ha Long Bay (Photo: VNA) According to … [Read more...]

Conference looks to further development of Vietnam cruise industry

Cruise passengers welcomed at Da Nang port (Source: danang.gov.vn) Nhan Dan Online – Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ho Anh Tuan has stressed the need to tap the potential of Vietnam’s cruise industry in order to attract more international cruise passengers. Speaking at a conference held in Thua Thien – Hue province on April 16 under the theme ‘Development Strategy for Cruise Industry in Vietnam’, the Deputy Minister pointed out the industry’s shortcomings such as weak … [Read more...]

Russian tourist survives fish attack in Vietnam’s coastal city

A Russian tourist Wednesday regained consciousness after a 7.5-hour life-saving surgery, following an attack by an unidentified ferocious fish at a beach in the central province of Khanh Hoa three days earlier. Kalinina Oxana, 44, became conscious at 7:00 am and was able to move her previously paralyzed leg and arm, according to doctors at Khanh Hoa General Hospital, located in the provincial capital Nha Trang City. Her health is in good progress but the victim is expected to undergo another … [Read more...]

Vietnam strives to attract more foreign visitors by sea

The number of foreign tourists to Vietnam by cruise ships is still relatively low and has yet to meet the potential provided by the country's advantageously long coastline, a conference heard in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on April 16. According to Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ho Anh Tuan, about 3-5 percent of international tourists visit Vietnam by sea each year. Asia is now considered an attractive destination for big tourism ships with many modern seaports, … [Read more...]

Strong travel demand predicted on long national holidays

The Government has allowed employees of state organisations to have five straight days off on the Reunification Day (April 30) and International Labour Day (May 1) holidays, thus giving hopes that travel firms could do good business this time, the Saigon Times Daily has reported. Tour operators are quick to roll out a variety of tours with attractive promotions for the long weekend holidays. Saigontourist has predicted a pickup in long-haul tours from Ho Chi Minh City to the central region, … [Read more...]

2014 Ha Long Carnival to open on April 30

Preparations for the 2014 Ha Long Carnival, slated to take place on April 30 in the northern province of Quang Ninh, have been quickened up to ensure things go smoothly. At a press briefing on April 16, Chairman of the Ha Long People's Committee Doan Xuan Dan further said the event, themed "Quang Ninh - Convergence and Pervasion", will be broadcast live on VTV1, VTV4, and the locality's TV channels. The event will highlight a special 45-minute performance by local artists and 300 from China, … [Read more...]