The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) on January 11 launched its sixth nationwide tourism photograph contest, themed “Vietnam: Endless Beauty”. VNAT Deputy General Director Hoang Thi Diep and many photographers and reporters were present at the ceremony. The organising board said every entry submitted advertises Vietnam’s tourism. Each should therefore reflect the country’s diverse lifestyles, natural resources, historical relics, craft villages, and traditional festivals. Entries must be single colour or black and white photographs with dimensions either 30x40cm or 30x45cm. Print numbers cannot be limited. The organising board will be licensed to use entries for Vietnamese tourism promotional campaigns. Entries should be sent to Vietnam Tourism Magazine at 30A Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi; or Vietnamese Association of Photographic Artists at 51 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. The final deadline for entries is … [Read more...] about National tourism photograph contest launched
Luxury Travel Ltd will also launch an out-of-the-box, customized and experiential travel adventure for Hanoi’s discerning travelers. This trip ventures into the mountainous and rural area of Northwest Vietnam and Luong Son in Hoa Binh province, which is 70 km from Hanoi and almost half way between Mai Chau Valley and Hanoi. The two day experiential trip to Moon Garden Home-stay and Duong Lam Ancient Village allows travelers to interact with local people and culture, learn new ways of life and local rituals, taste a perfect balancing of old and new, try delicious cuisine, and take an excursion to surrounding areas of their home far away from home. The tour price starts from US$299 per person for 2 persons (6.000.000 VND pp). The price includes private pick up and drop off services, all private transportation, accommodations, all meals, entrance fees, bikes, spa treatment, and the services of an English or French-speaking guide. This offer is valid until 30 December 2013. … [Read more...] about Luxury Travel has launched two day experiential trip to Moon Garden Home-stay and Duong Lam Ancient Village.
The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines has announced it will launch a new direct route linking Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City and northern Thanh Hoa province on February 5. This is the 39th route in the domestic network operated by Vietnam Airlines, which connects the three big cities of northern Hanoi, central Da Nang and southern Ho Chi Minh City to 21cities and provinces nationwide. On the occasion, the carrier started a promotional campaign, offering one-way tickets for HCM City-Thanh Hoa route at 1,150,000 VND (approximately 54 USD), exclusive of taxes and fees, until March 31. … [Read more...] about Vietnam Airlines launches new domestic route
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on January 4 officially launched a campaign to select a new Tourism Ambassador for the 2013-2014 tenure. Nominations can be submitted until the end of February. According to Nguyen Van Tinh, head of the Ministry’s International Cooperation Department, the ambassador should be domestically famous and have a wide circle of international acquaintances. Well-known female singer My Tam is thought to be a strong candidate. This year, Vietnam will focus on promoting the Trang An complex of relic-scenic area in the northern province of Ninh Binh – a spotlight of the 2013 Red River Delta-Hai Phong Tourism Year - with the hope for the site to be recognised as a world cultural and natural heritage, he said. Regarding the performance of the first Tourism Ambassador, Ly Nha Ky, Tinh said she successfully completed her tasks during the 2011-2012 tenure, significantly contributing to promoting Vietnamese culture and tourism to … [Read more...] about Campaign launched to select new Tourism Ambassador
Luxury Travel Ltd. has a high end halal holiday concept and has just launched www.vietnamhalalholidays.com. This is a unique online brand, offering truly great holiday experiences with an Islamic ethos. The company’s aim is to provide a holiday experience that is in harmony with Islam. The featured hotels and resorts do not serve alcohol in rooms upon request, and have segregated swimming pools, leisure areas and spa facilities for men and women. Further, on some chartered cruises on Halong Bay, all food on board is sea food. “VietnamHalalHolidays.com is a brand with a state-of-the-art information website, which provides you with full unbiased information and allows booking of your dream halal holidays, which are fully tailored to your individual needs,” said Pham Ha, founder and CEO of Luxury Travel Ltd. “The Muslim population within Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia shows immense potential. Demand from this segment is picking up and is expected to … [Read more...] about Luxury Travel launches a new website to promote halal tours and holidays to Indochina.