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Experts divided on Vietnam elephant-watching tour

Experts were divided over a draft plan to begin elephant-watching tours in the central province of Quang Nam when they met last week at the launch of the 1st Elephant Conservation Week. The plan by the Forestry Administration, is to launch a tour in Quang Nam’s Nong Son District in the first stage. Conservationists estimated ... Read More »

August highlights at Park Hyatt Saigon

The luxury mooncake collection at Park Hyatt Saigon This autumn, Park Hyatt Saigon proudly presents an exclusive high-end mooncake collection, perfect for family gatherings and gifts during the meaningful Mid-Autumn Festival season. The Park Hyatt Saigon mooncake collection consists of four cakes in four different shapes, combining traditional and contemporary flavors. Pure Lotus Double York, consisting of pure lotus paste ... Read More »

7 things scare foreign tourists in Vietnam: Deputy PM

Seventy percent of international tourists do not return to Vietnam for a second time and there are seven things that scare many of them away, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue said at a tourism promotion conference in Quang Nam Tuesday. They are robberies, minor thefts, traffic gridlock, traffic accidents, services quality, dirty toilets, and pollution, he said. “Vietnam is ... Read More »

Hanoi to lift midnight curfew for tourists to have fun

Hanoi plans to lift its midnight curfew to let tourists have more fun at night, the city chairman said at a tourism promotion conference in Hoi An Tuesday. Nguyen Duc Chung said many foreigners consider Hanoi’s night life a “specialty,” and so the city is going to give them more of it. Entertainment spots would be allowed to remain open ... Read More »

New Fusion hotel opens in HCMC

Fusion Suites Saigon, which has recently opened in Ho Chi Minh City, is providing free daily spa treatment to all guests during their stays. The hotel, the latest addition to the Fusion brand under Serenity Holding, added that its spa has 200 qualified therapists. Guests and visitors can also try out the new 24-hour Fresh restaurant on the ground floor or head ... Read More »

Vietjet passengers to enjoy up to 15 pct discount for all ATM card payment

Vietjet and the National Payment Corporation of Vietnam (Napas) team up for a promotion entitled “To the Open Skies with domestic-payment cards” which offers up to 15 percent discount for all passengers making bookings at with ATM cards issued by 29 Vietnamese banks within 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. only from August 15 to August 22, 2016. The promotion ... Read More »

HCMC's overloaded Tan Son Nhat Airport to be expanded

Senior central officials flew in from Hanoi Thursday for a meeting in Ho Chi Minh City to discuss solutions to easing the overload on Tan Son Nhat Airport. Even before landing, many of them faced the problem they needed to urgently fix in the southern metro’s airport. “The Vietnam Airlines chairman [Pham Ngoc Minh] and Central Aviation Authority of Vietnam ... Read More »

Vietnam private airline seeks continuation of discounts for aviation services

 A file photo of a Hai Au seaplane Hai Au Aviation, which offers seaplane tours, has reportedly sought continued discounts from aviation authorities, citing financial problems. The Ministry of Transport is now considering the proposal following approval from the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, news website Dau Tu reported Sunday. If approved, Hai Au would continue to pay half the ... Read More »

Saigon Railways offers up to 50 percent discount

Saigon Railways will offer discounts of 20-50 percent on many routes, including Ho Chi Minh City – Hanoi, starting August 15. Through this year a 20 percent discount will be offered to all passengers on the HCMC-Hanoi, HCMC-Nha Trang, HCMC-Phan Thiet and Tuy Hoa-Nha Trang routes. On the HCMC-Hanoi route they will get a 50 percent discount if they buy ... Read More »

Vietnam Airlines plane makes emergency landing after hitting bird

A Vietnam Airlines aircraft heading to Ho Chi Minh City on Monday had to return to Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport after it hit a bird. Flight VN249 made the emergency landing about 20 minutes after departure. The crew had heard unusual sounds in the engine, the national carrier said in a statement. At the airport, technicians found a dead bird ... Read More »