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VietJetAir announces Thai Joint Venture

Vietnam’s budget carrier VietJetAir has entered into a partnership with a Thai air carrier to capitalise on this lucrative market. Kan Air, a Thai potential air carrier, has been chosen to establish a Thai VietJetAir joint venture of a new generation. A document to this effect was signed in Bangkok …

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Vietnam Airlines to launch new international routes

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will open flights from Da Nang to Seoul (RoK) and Siem Reap (Cambodia) from July 1st. Accordingly, the airline will operate 3 flights a week on Monday, Thursday and Saturday between Da Nang and Seoul, using Airbus A321. The flight will depart from Da …

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Can Tho to set up its tourism brand

Being the tourist hub in the Mekong Delta River Region, the potential of the tourism sector of Can Tho City has not developed as it should be. With many tourist destinations, such as Cai Rang and Phong Dien floating markets, Khuong and Au sand dunes and Ninh Kieu wharf, last …

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Tourism industry targets RoK visitors

The Republic of Korea is one of Vietnam’s key tourism markets, with more than 700,000 visiting Vietnam last year alone, doubling the 2009 figure. Vietnam’s tourism industry has responded by prioritising the RoK market in its development strategy for the 2011­­–2020 period. Ha Long City and Ho Chi Minh City …

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4 travel sites in Vietnam win Asia Destination Awards

Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, and Ha Long of Vietnam won TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice:  Asia Destination Awards 2013 at a ceremony held in Singapore on June 18. The four above sites enter the list of top 25 destinations in Asia in which Hanoi is ranked 14th, followed by …

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The biggest mistake when applying visa to Vietnam

It is not the same practice in Laos or Cambodia as in Vietnam, applying visa to Vietnam is required before going to Vietnam. Many foreigners are confused with this simple fact which leads to many big problems when entering Viet Nam. I myself got an unforgettable experience when landing to …

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Vietnam attends Hong Kong travel expo

Vietnam is showcasing its tourism products and services at the ongoing International Travel Expo Hong Kong (ITE HK) in China. The expo, the largest of its kind in Hong Kong, attracts about 70,000 visitors a day. It features representatives of tourism agencies and airlines from 49 countries and territories around …

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Vietnam, Indonesia explore trade, tourism potential

Vietnam and Indonesia have plenty of opportunity for cooperation in food and energy security and oil and gas exploration. At a joint business forum in Ho Chi Minh City on June 13-14, Vu Tien Loc, Chairman of the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI), said Vietnamese and Indonesian businesses …

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Visitors to gain easier access to travel info in city

Domestic and foreign visitors to HCMC can find it easier to obtain useful information, advice and support via the Internet, phone hotline or travel information centers as the city is working on a project to make travel information available for tourists. The HCMC Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has …

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Volunteer students aid city tourists

The Volunteer Tourist Guide Team, recently launched by the Communist Youth Union of Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 and comprising of 78 sociable local youths armed with excellent foreign language command, is set on creating a hospitable, helpful image of local tourism among foreigners. The volunteers have been doing …

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