Vietnam News for August 2012

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Vietnam Online this week Aug 31 – Sep 2

Vietnam Online this week Aug 31 – Sep 2

After a strikingly hot week of the last moment of the summer passed by, Hanoi is welcoming the very first autumn rain with occasional sunshine.

Northwest provinces develop terrace field tours

Northwest provinces develop terrace field tours

An announcement from The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism shows that the department is associating with local travel agents in the two mountainous provinces in the Northwest of Vietnam, Yen Bai and Lao Cai, to develop new tours on terrace field area there.

Vietnam Airlines increases flights during National Day

Vietnam Airlines increases flights during National Day

The national flag carrier of Vietnam, Vietnam Airlines has announced its plan to increase the number of flights during 2012 Nation Day Holiday (2/9).

Homestays hope to welcome more visitors to Sapa

Homestays hope to welcome more visitors to Sapa

Sapa, renowned for its rich cultural diversity, is welcoming more foreign tourists who are interested in staying at ethnic people's houses in villages to get an insight into rural life.

Hanoi to have more electric buses for tourism purpose

Hanoi to have more electric buses for tourism purpose

Dong Xuan Company, the operator of electric buses for tourism in Hanoi, is set out to expand its service to old streets which boast French colonial architectural design tour.

Foreign arrivals up 9.4% in eight months

Foreign arrivals up 9.4% in eight months

Figure from Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism reports that the number of international travelers visiting Vietnam this August is 525,292, which is 6.5% higher than that in July, but 4.3% lower than this period last year.

Ho Chi Minh City announces 100 Interesting Facts

Ho Chi Minh City announces 100 Interesting Facts

The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Ho Chi Minh City has recently announced the result of the ‘100 Interesting Facts’ election of this city.

Hanoi and Hoi An among top ten destinations in Asia

Hanoi and Hoi An among top ten destinations in Asia

In a recent online survey conducted by Smart Travel Asia, a reputable travel and trade journal in Hong Kong; Hanoi and Hoi An are put in the top ten destinations in Asia in 2012.

Da Nang to re-launch an air route to Thailand

Da Nang to re-launch an air route to Thailand

Da Nang City authorities are working with Thai Airways to revive an air route to Bangkok which was suspended last year.

Vietnam takes home second prize at an international photo contest

Vietnam takes home second prize at an international photo contest

The National Geographic magazine has picked the entry photo, “My balloon” by photographer Vo Anh Kiet as the second prize winner at the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2012.

Con Dao set to become a center for sea tourism and marine service

Con Dao set to become a center for sea tourism and marine service

As a part of the ambitious tourism development plan by the Ba Ria-Vung Tau People’s Committee, Con Dao is set to become an international heritage tourism center within the next two decades.

Quang Ninh Province to seek UNESCO status for the Monk King

Quang Ninh Province to seek UNESCO status for the Monk King

The Administration of Quang Ninh province is preparing a profile of the great King-Monk Tran Nhan Tong to seek UNESCO’s recognition as a Great Man of Culture.

Da Nang installs 10 tourist information machines at famous attractions

Da Nang installs 10 tourist information machines at famous attractions

Da Nang has installed ten tourist information machines with a more use-friendly interface since 17 August in order to promote tourism and meet tourists’ demand in looking up destinations and services.

An Dinh Palace opens to tourists

An Dinh Palace opens to tourists

An Dinh Palace (also called Khai Tuong Lau), the place where the last king of Vietnam Bao Dai used to live with his family from 1945 to 1955, has been opened for tourists by the Center for Preservation of Hue Relics.

Japan’s leading hiphop artist to perform in Hanoi and Hoi An

Japan’s leading hiphop artist to perform in Hanoi and Hoi An

Japan’s leading hiphop artist Coma-Chi will entertain Vietnamese hiphop fan in Hanoi (23 August) and Hoi An (26 August) thanks to the invitation of the Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange and CAMA ATK, Hanoi’s major independent music promoter.

Train fares to decrease 10-15% in September

Train fares to decrease 10-15% in September

As announced by the Vietnam Railways Corporation, a discount of 10-15% will be applied to all rail fares on the Thong Nhat Trains (Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City) in the low season from September 5 to December 31.

Nha Trang - Attractive tourism destination for Russian

Nha Trang - Attractive tourism destination for Russian

Statistics from Khanh Hoa Province reports that along with Danang and Phan Thiet (Binh Thuan), Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa is considered an attractive destination that draws a considerable number of international tourists, particularly travelers from Russia.

VNO This Week Aug 17-19

VNO This Week Aug 17-19

This weekend Danang will experience isolated thunderstorms early, then cloudy skies after midnight.

Hoi An-Japan cultural exchange next month

Hoi An-Japan cultural exchange next month

As announced by Hoi An Center for Culture and Sports in the central province of Quang Nam, the 2012 Hoi An-Japan cultural exchange will take place from August 24-26 in Hoi An ancient town.

Air France offers discount price for flights from Vietnam to Paris

Air France offers discount price for flights from Vietnam to Paris

Announcement from Air France reveals that it is offering special promotion for flights from 2 cities of Vietnam: Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, to Paris from now on to August 31.

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