Viet Nam News HCM CITY — The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau has launched two schemes to promote meeting and incentive travel and exhibition visits to Thailand. Nichapa Yoswee, the bureau’s senior vice president, business, said Việt Nam is a growing MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) market for Thailand. Last year the number of MICE travellers from Việt Nam to Thailand grew at a remarkable 109 per cent to 55,306, making it one of the fastest growing markets for Thailand, she said. Thailand is a growing business destination, being a central exhibition platform in Southeast Asia, she said. The development of Thailand’s business landscape has been benefiting the country’s MICE tourism market, the bureau said. The Thailand 4.0 policy with the designation of 10 key industries as the new engine of economic growth is generating business opportunities, new products, new technologies, and new services for business … [Read more...] about Thailand unveils support schemes to promote MICE market
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Vietjet’s bikini angels warm up the festivities through the airline’s 2019 calendar titled “Blooming in the sky,” drawing in ticket hunters with its VND0 ticket campaign to look for the vacation of a lifetime around Vietnam and abroad to welcome Christmas and the New Year. Just a few days ago, the behind-the-scene photos of Vietjet’s bikini calendar shoot, shared by Vietnamese celebrities Tran Thanh and Jun Vu, have gone viral. The 2019 calendar from Vietnam’s leading budget airline has already begin to stoke the fires of excitement with the images of Vietjet’s angels in sexy bikinis inspired by the colourful flowers of Asia. The motifs behind each bikini are connected to a destination in Vietjet’s portfolio where everyone should visit at least once in their lifetime. Globetrotters and those possessed by wanderlust will recognise the venues of the photo shoots as the dreamy hotspots of Vietnam, including Dalat (the Central Highlands … [Read more...] about Vietjet’s Bikini calendar blooms New Year 2019
Chiang Mai's tulips in full bloom during New Year holiday (Source: NNT) Bangkok (NNT/VNA) – The Royal Park Rajapruek will open a full-bloom tulip garden during the Christmas and New Year holidays from December 25, 2018 to January 10, 2019. The Highland Research and Development Institute's (HRDI) Director Ruchira Rimphadi said the Royal Park Rajapruek will open the tulip festival, showing colorful tulip flowers in once-a-year full bloom during December 25, 2018 – January 10, 2019. This year's display will feature the concept of "Charms of 100,000 fields," with a variety of flowers such as tulips, lilies, and orchids from Royal Projects, arranged over 470 rai of land, as well as performances and demonstrations of traditional customs and cuisine. The park also features an exhibition of King Rama IX, disseminating the late monarch's teachings and wisdoms. The park is open daily from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. – NNT/VNA … [Read more...] about Chiang Mai’s tulips in full bloom during New Year holiday
Japan Japan has two moon festivals every year, following lunar calendar. Zyuyoga is associated with the traditional customs of "Otsukimi" (meaning watching the moon on the full moon day in autumn). For the people in the land of the rising sun, the festival is the time for them to honor the moon in the fall, the only time the moon is at its fullest. In the Otsukimi festival, the Japanese often make Dango, a type of rice dumplings (mochiko). It is quite similar to mochi and is served with tea. On the 15th day of the eighth lunar month, the Japanese personally hand mix flour with water, pound it to create that structure-builder before proceeds to baking. Dango cake is presented with a Susuki grass vase during moon festivals. Also known as tail flower, susuki is a perennial tall grass that blossoms in the autumn. The moon watching ritual cannot be done without dango cake. Dango cake and susuki grass. Photo courtesy of Katorisi on Wikipedia The legend of Dango cake is traditionally … [Read more...] about Are moon festivals the same everywhere in Asia?
Budget carrier Vietjet will launch a new air route connecting Da Lat with Bangkok in mid-December, becoming the first airline to operate a direct service between Da Lat and Bangkok. At the ceremony to announce the new route The airline announced on November 24 that the new route will commence on December 18, 2017, in the wake of Da Lat Flower Festival 2017, and will be operated by an Airbus A320 with four return flights per week, every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The flight will depart from Bangkok at 10:30am and return from Da Lat at 12:55am, with a flight duration of one hour and 45 minutes. “To further contribute to the tourism growth of Vietnam and Thailand, Vietjet is pleased to announce the new international route from Vietnam’s central highland city of Da Lat to Bangkok. The new service will be launched just prior the Da Lat Flower Festival and I am delighted that people from the two countries can now travel more conveniently in order to enjoy their … [Read more...] about Vietjet to open Da Lat – Bangkok route in mid-December