Vietnam News for December 2011

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Da Nang to implement tourism promotion plan for 2012

Da Nang to implement tourism promotion plan for 2012

Centre of Danang Tourism Promotion has just held a meeting with 40 tourism companies to discuss and preliminary plan to promote tourism in this important tourist attraction city for 2012.

VNO This Week – Dec 26th 2011- Jan 1st 2012

VNO This Week – Dec 26th 2011- Jan 1st 2012

The last days of year 2011 brings about favorable weather and many fantastic event happening around Vietnam, including New Year Eve celebration. Read more weather news and event previews on Vietnamonline this week.

Pottery exhibition in CầnThơ province

Pottery exhibition in CầnThơ province

Vietnamese Pottery exhibition with various pottery products from many regions all over Vietnam is taking place at Can Tho Museum, starting from 27th December 2011 to 16th April 2012.

Large project on tourism applied to Northwest area

Large project on tourism applied to Northwest area

Information from Vietnam National Administration of Tourism reveals that one of the greatest projects on development of Vietnam’s tourism industry will be launched in 2012 in 8 mountainous provinces in the North West area.

Vietnam now boasts Timeless Charm as new slogan

Vietnam now boasts Timeless Charm as new slogan

After the dismissal of the previous “A different Orient”, with little time left on the 2011 calendar, it seems that Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has finally decided on its new slogan for the period 2012-2015.

Vietnam Airlines launched 37% discount promotion on European routes

Vietnam Airlines launched 37% discount promotion on European routes

The ending of 2011 and the beginning of 2012 is a pretty good time to fly domestically and internationally with cheaper fare.

Vietnam international visits reach six-million yesterday

Vietnam international visits reach six-million yesterday

December 26th, 2011 marked an important milestone in Vietnam's tourism of 2011, when the six-millionth foreign tourist arrived in the country through Hon Gai Jetty. Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has targeted only 5.3-5.5 millions of international visitors in 2011 and this goal has evidently been met and surpassed.

Contemporary German movies week at the beginning of 2012

Contemporary German movies week at the beginning of 2012

In the early beginning of 2012, lovers of cinema, especially German cinema movies, are given chances to catch up with the development of contemporary movies in this country with the German movie festival held from 6 to 11 January 2012 at Goethe Institute in Hanoi.

Concert on Antonin Dvorak to be held at Arts Performing Center

Concert on Antonin Dvorak to be held at Arts Performing Center

At the ending time of 2011, lovers of symphony, especially the composition of famous Czech composer Dvorak...

Exhibition of Goddesses Worshipping in Vietnamese Women’s Museum

Exhibition of Goddesses Worshipping in Vietnamese Women’s Museum

The worship of Goddesses is a long-standing belief and very popular in Vietnam, a wet-rice cultivation country, where the female plays an important role in the development of the economy.

Happy Taxi to be banned at Tan Son Nhat Airport

Happy Taxi to be banned at Tan Son Nhat Airport

Online newspaper VnExpress reported that Happy Taxi Company has just been forced to cease operating at Tan Son Nhat Airport (Ho Chi Minh City). This is the third company which was banned from this airport, after Petrolimex Taxi and Festival Taxi.

“Long Bien Bridge – Past and Present” exhibition from December 19th

“Long Bien Bridge – Past and Present” exhibition from December 19th

For any people in Hanoi, Long Bien Bridge has become a symbol for hundred fo years. It is simply because this is not just a bridge, but a historical witness of all change and vicissitude of this city.

Belly Dance and Circus Night to celebrate New Year in Hanoi

Belly Dance and Circus Night to celebrate New Year in Hanoi

To celebrate the New Year 2012, the Central Circus in Hanoi is going to host a special show named “Happy New Year 2012 – A mysterious night”, in which spectacular circusis blended with charming belly dance for the first time in Vietnam.

International visitor to Ho Chi Minh City reaches 3.5 millions

International visitor to Ho Chi Minh City reaches 3.5 millions

Information from Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism shows that there are about 3.5 million international travelers visiting this city in 2011, rises 12.9% over the same period last year.

VIETNAM ONLINE THIS WEEK: DEC 19 - 25

VIETNAM ONLINE THIS WEEK: DEC 19 - 25

Christmas and New Year Eve is coming to the Town. Hurry up and get the latest news and events previews on Vietnam Online this week.

Christmas BBQ fundraiser at The Garden Shopping Center

Christmas BBQ fundraiser at The Garden Shopping Center

For expats in Hanoi, joining the BBQ Fundraiser for Blue Dragon, hosted by Sky Café and The Garden Shopping Center may be a cheerful and meaningful way to celebrate this Christmas. The BBQ party is taking place at The Garden Shopping Center (The Manor, Me Tri Road, TuLiem District) from 11:00 am to 03:00 pm on Saturday, December 24th, 2011.

Hoi An welcomed more than 1.5 million visitors in 2011

Hoi An welcomed more than 1.5 million visitors in 2011

2011 could be considered as a successful year to tourism industry in Hoi An with over 1.5 million tourists visiting this charming city.

Lam Dong considered potential host of Craft Village Fair

Lam Dong considered potential host of Craft Village Fair

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has prompted that the annual Craft Village Fair 2011 is very likely taking place in Lam Dong, from December 29th 2011 to January 3rd 2012.

HCMC bustling with activities for New Year and Tet Holiday

HCMC bustling with activities for New Year and Tet Holiday

It is less than two weeks left until the New Year, and about five weeks until Tet holiday. Ho Chi Minh City, the liveliest city in Vietnam is more bustling than any other time of the year, with a lot of activities to celebrate these special occasions.

Beethoven concert in Ho Chi Minh City

Beethoven concert in Ho Chi Minh City

With the purpose to promote the world masterpieces by the legendary German composer Ludwig van Beethoven to the local audiences, Goethe Institute in Vietnam has organized free concert series called The Beethoven Symphony Project in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

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