Vietnam News for July 2012

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Vietnam Online this week Jul 30 – Aug 5

Vietnam Online this week Jul 30 – Aug 5

This weekend the sky of Hanoi will have mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms. The temperature is expected to fluctuate dramatically from 32oC to 34oC and chance of precipitation is 60%.

Foreign visitors to Vietnam up by 11%

Foreign visitors to Vietnam up by 11%

According to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam, the nation has welcomed over 3.8 million foreign arrivals in the first six months of 2012, an increase of 10.8% over the same period last year.

Egypt – Vietnam route to be opened

Egypt – Vietnam route to be opened

The national flag of Egypt, Egypt Air, is opening new air routes from Vietnam to Egypt in a very near future.

Vietnam Airlines to offer discounts off up to 70%

Vietnam Airlines to offer discounts off up to 70%

As part of the promotional program named “Hello Autumn” launched by Vietnam Airlines, passengers purchasing international flights will be entitled to 50 to 70% off the regular prices.

VietJet Air to open Ho Chi Minh City – Nha Trang route

VietJet Air to open Ho Chi Minh City – Nha Trang route

In an effort to further penetrate into domestic market, VietJet Air is opening an air route connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang from August 3rd.

VNO this week July 23-29

VNO this week July 23-29

This weekend the sky of Hanoi will have mixed clouds and sun with scattered thunderstorms.

 UAE airline to launch direct route to Ho Chi Minh City

UAE airline to launch direct route to Ho Chi Minh City

A latest announcement from UAE airline Etihad Airways that this air corporation is planning to open direct route between Ho Chi Minh City and UAE in October 2013.

Ho Chi Minh City named top street food destination

Ho Chi Minh City named top street food destination

Virtual Tourist, the leading free, travel-oriented community has recently named Ho Chi Minh City among the world’s top ten cities for street foods.

Hanoi new plan on developing tourism focuses on six clusters

Hanoi new plan on developing tourism focuses on six clusters

Hanoi People’s Council has approved a proposal by tourism administration of the city to develop 6 crucial clusters in different locations both in downtown and suburb area.

Inauguration of Cua Viet Tourist Service Centre

Inauguration of Cua Viet Tourist Service Centre

On July 19, the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the central province of Quang Tri launched the opening of Cua Viet Tourist Service Centre in Gio Linh District.

HCMC – Kazakhstan route to be opened December 2012

HCMC – Kazakhstan route to be opened December 2012

The national flag carrier of Kazakhstan, Air Astana, is opening a new air route connecting Kazakhstan and Ho Chi Minh City in December 2012.

Mekong Delta welcomes 11 million visitors for first 6 months

Mekong Delta welcomes 11 million visitors for first 6 months

Information from the Mekong Delta Tourism Association (MDTA) shows 13 provinces and towns in this region has welcomed nearly 11 million travelers in the first half of 2012, which is a 2.29% increase compared to the same period last year.

Hanoi sets to become cultural centre

Hanoi sets to become cultural centre

Hanoi authorities said they will turn the city into a cultural centre by 2020 – the first of its kind in Vietnam.

Hanoi tourism to invest more in entertainment services

Hanoi tourism to invest more in entertainment services

In an effort to attract more international tourists and encourage them to stay longer, Hanoi Department for Culture, Sports and Tourism approved a new plan to improve amusement infrastructure.

Sword demonstration in Hoi An next month

Sword demonstration in Hoi An next month

Japanese swordsmen will demonstrate a traditional sword performance at the Japanese Bridge in the annual Hoi An-Japan Cultural Festival next month.

 Emirate Airlines to run flights connecting Moscow - Dubai - Ho Chi Minh City

Emirate Airlines to run flights connecting Moscow - Dubai - Ho Chi Minh City

In an effort to explore Vietnam market as well as to expand flight routes, the United Arab Emirates’ airline Emirate has operated a new route connecting three destinations, including Moscow, Dubai and Ho Chi Minh City.

Rebuilding plan for ancient Hue palace

Rebuilding plan for ancient Hue palace

Hue Monuments Conservation Centre in cooperation with Japan’s Waseda University has completed work on a scaled down replica of Hue Citadel's Can Chanh Palace.

More domestic flights to meet increasing public demand

More domestic flights to meet increasing public demand

As announced by Vietnam Airlines representatives on July 12, the national flag carrier of Vietnam is launching additional flights on 16 domestic routes from now to August 5.

VIETNAM ONLINE THIS WEEK July 9-15

VIETNAM ONLINE THIS WEEK July 9-15

VNO this week (9 - 15 July)

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