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VietJet Air opens four new routes

VietJet Air recently announced that it will open four new routes from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue and Quy Nhon, and from Hanoi to Buon Ma Thuot and Hue, providing an additional 12,600 seats per week. In particular, the carrier will reopen the HCMC-Hue route from September 20; Hanoi-Buon …

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Vietnam Airlines increases flights during National Day

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will provide 285,623 seats, an increase of 21 per cent against last year, on its local routes during the national holiday. Accordingly, 10 hot domestic routes of Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City-Hanoi, Hanoi/ Ho Chi Minh City-Dong Hoi/ Da Nang/ Nha Trang/ Phuc Quoc and …

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VietJetAir flying high

Offering a cheap airfare policy and constant innovation of services, Vietnam’s largest low-cost carrier VietJetAir has been growing rapidly to become the second largest airline in the country, Ngoc Linh writes. VietJetAir prepares to welcome its three millionth passenger Not yet two years after launching its first commercial flight, VietJetAir …

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Depressed domestic tourism: Island tourism waits in desperation

Traveling to many islands of Vietnam has yet to be implemented due to lack of infrastructure and services. With nearly 2,780 islands, island tourism should have been the strengths of Vietnam but the reality is opposite. While some islands are increasingly being “exploited,” many others are languishing for “sublimation.” Scratch, …

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250,000 int’l tourists come to HCM City in July

Ho Chi Minh City reports an estimated 250,000 international tourists in July, a year-on-year increase of nine percent. Among the tourists, nearly 210,000 arrived by air. The July figure brought the total number of foreign arrivals to Ho Chi Minh City during the first seven months of the year to …

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The owners of ten 5-star hotels in Hanoi

 Many 5-star hotels in Hanoi are owned by Vietnamese companies although most of them were built with foreign funds. 1. The Intercontinental hotel opened in early December 2007 after a long period of construction and change of owners. This property was built by an investor from Singapore named S. Lien Holdings …

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Phu Bai International Airport to reopen soon

Phu Bai International Airport in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue will reoperate on September 20 after closing for runway repair since March 20. The reopening time is two months ahead of constructors’ schedule. With the runway of 2,800 metres in length and 45 metres in width, Phu Bai airport …

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Swiss-Belhotel International opens 4 – star hotel in Lao Cai

The first international 4-star Swiss-Belhotel Lao Cai, under the management of Swiss-Belhotel International, was officially inaugurated on July 15. Swiss-Belhotel Lao Cai has 186 modern guestrooms and an array of sophisticated facilities including conference rooms, business centre, fitness centre and lobby lounge and bar and upmarket restaurants. Attached to the …

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Vietnam tourism and the failure of huge projects

Numerous tourism projects have been revoked, making the picture of foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction in Vietnam gloomier. In the question and answer session before the Congress in late June, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh said that FDI in the tourism sector, services, hotels and restaurants …

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Foreign arrivals increase sharply in June

Vietnam welcomed more than 567,000 foreign visitors in June, a year-on-year increase of 29.9%, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism. Russia is one of Vietnam’s top ten tourism markets, achieving a growth rate of 84.4% in the past month. In Southeast Asia, Singapore took the lead, with the …

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