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Airport receives first flight

Airport receives first flight The central province of Thanh Hoa’s Tho Xuan Airport received its first passengers on Tuesday. The opening of the airport is to meet travel demands between HCM City and central provinces. — Photo Courtesy of Lao Dong (Labour) Newspaper HA NOI (VNS) — The central province of Thanh Hoa’s Tho Xuan ... Read More »

Japan to join Hue Traditional Craft Festival

Japan will display the traditional costumes of people in the city of Saijo and Ishizuchi – a popular kind of tea in the city – during the 2013 Hue Traditional Craft Festival, says Phan Canh Viet Cuong, Deputy Manager of the festival. A French delegation has already agreed to join the biennial festival, which will take place from April 27 ... Read More »

Vietnam tourism promoted in Germany

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines have worked together to popularise the image of Vietnam to international friends at the ongoing International Tourism Fair in Berlin, Germany. The effort will contribute to realising the country’s 2013 National Tourism Promotion Programme to draw in more tourists from Germany, one of Vietnam Airlines’ key ... Read More »

Kazakhstan carrier eyes Hanoi

Air Astana will explore the possibility of flying to Hanoi after the Kazakh airline launched a service to HCM City, according to its president, Peter Foster. Air Astana will consider plans for the new route as well as more flights between Kazakhstan ’s capital Almaty and HCM City by the end of this year. Earlier this year, Air Astana began ... Read More »

Embroidery comes to life as commune weaves its magic

Embroidery comes to life as commune weaves its magic Needlework: It usually takes three months for an artisan to complete a portrait or landscape embroidery. (VNS) If you are in Ha Noi and would like to find traditional hand-made embroidery souvenirs, Thuong Tin District’s bustling Dung Tien Commune should be your first destination. The area has developed a reputation for ... Read More »

Hotels, transport companies fined for overcharging

Hotels, transport companies fined for overcharging KHANH HOA (VNS)– Thirteen hotels and transport enterprises in central Khanh Hoa Province were fined VND80 million (over US$3,800) for overcharging customers before, during and after the Tet holiday. The violations were discovered by a group chaired by the provincial Department of Finance that conducted surprise inspections in 26 hotels and six transport enterprises. ... Read More »

Vietnam attends Berlin International Tourism Fair

Nearly 30 Vietnamese firms, led by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) are participating in the International Tourism Fair ITB, which opened in the German’s capital city of Berlin on March 6. In the framework of the National Tourism Promotion Programme 2013, VNAT wants to popularise the image of Vietnam – a peaceful, hospitable and attractive destination to tourism ... Read More »

Beihai-Ha Long Bay tourist route to launch in April

A maritime tourist route between Beihai in the Chinese province of Guangxi and Ha Long Bay in Vietnam’s northern province of Quang Ninh is to start operating early this April. On March 5, high-speed cruise liner Beiyou 16 with 22-member crew on board safely docked at Tuan Chau port, the departing site for Ha Long Bay trip, to test-run the ... Read More »

Bai Tu Long Bay: A national treasure

Located in the northern province of Quang Ninh, Bai Tu Long National Park comprises 40 islands, either earth or limestone, scattering across three communes, Ha Long, Van Yen and Minh Chau of Van Dong district. The bay covers a total area of 15,783 hectares, including 6,125 hectares of land, and is home to 1,090 species of fauna and flora. The ... Read More »

Spring festivals create tourism boom in provinces

Central Highlands Lam Dong province and southern An Giang province have seen a surge in the number of visitors over the past month. Lam Dong, home to the famous resort city of Da Lat , attracted 385,700 tourists in February, a year on year increase of 35.4 percent, including 33,800 foreign visitors. The result is attributable to the long Lunar ... Read More »