VietJet doubles frequency between BKK and HCMC
Aug16

VietJet doubles frequency between BKK and HCMC

  VietJet has announced plans to increase the frequency of its international route linking Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok. VietJet Air operates a fleet of three Airbus A320s As of 12 September, the budget carrier will add an extra daily round trip to meet growing demand for low-cost air travel between the two South East Asian hubs. The new schedule will now see VietJet flights depart Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi...

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80 percent visa fee hike for visitors to Vietnam
Nov29

80 percent visa fee hike for visitors to Vietnam

  VIETNAMESE authorities are raising visa fees for incoming travelers with effect from January 1, 2013, said a report on the local government’s online news platform. According to a circular from the Ministry of Finance, fees for single-entry visas for foreigners and Vietnamese residing abroad will be increased to US$45 from US$25. Multiple-entry visas will be divided into three categories with validity of one month, six...

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Vietnam’s Da Nang
Sep24

Vietnam’s Da Nang

  There’s another reason to visit Vietnam and this doesn’t involve the cities of Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi There’s more to Vietnam than the cities of Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. The country’s major city, Danang, is a fast growing business and travel destination and is he gateway to the three of UNESCO’s world cultural heritage sites. Located along the coast, Danang’s place in history was assured when the first American troops...

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A common tourist visa on the horizon for Southeast Asian countries
Sep22

A common tourist visa on the horizon for Southeast Asian countries

  Mekong countries examined the possibility of creating one common visa zone.   PHNOM PENH, Sept 20 — Four countries in the Southeast Asian sub-region are considering creating one common visa zone in a bid to attract a larger number of international tourists. Tourism ministers of Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar discussed the possibility of creating a unified visa zone for international tourists traveling within the...

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Eastern delights of Vietnam and Malaysia
Aug30

Eastern delights of Vietnam and Malaysia

    With Europe and America becoming more expensive for SA travelers, going east gives you more bang for your bucks and an exciting choice of destinations. Increasingly popular with foreign tourists, Vietnam offers innate beauty, lush green rice fields, small fishing villages, markets and, of course, its history and ancient traditions, not to mention great food. This land has many historic attractions, temples, tunnels and...

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The Vietnam Experience

There are a lot more to Vietnam than the endless series of movies about the atrocities war that happened in the country some three decades ago. There are awesome attractions to see, splendid characters of a people to appreciate, and rich cultures to experience, which are all above and beyond the scars of conflict. The remnants of the previous struggle which are found in its cities and remote villages, are now sights to behold. They...

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HCM City to develop river tourism
Jul13

HCM City to develop river tourism

Vietnam-Nguyen Thi Hong, vice-chairwoman of the HCM City People’s Committee, said the city was focusing on developing high-end tourism products, especially river tourism, and planned to make it the leading tourism sector of the city. Nguyen Viet Anh, manager of travel under the city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said the tourism sector had put into operation the short river-tour from Bach Dang wharf in...

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