Vietnam News for May 2012

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Quang Binh is at June of cave tourism

Quang Binh is at June of cave tourism

As announcement for Quang Binh authorities indicates, the month of cave tourism is projected to be held in this June.

Vietnam welcomes 3 million foreigners in first 5 months

Vietnam welcomes 3 million foreigners in first 5 months

Statistic published by Vietnam National Administration of Tourism reports around 3 million foreigners have visited Vietnam in the first 5 months of 2012. This figure increases by 17.5% over the same period last year.

Buryatia opens direct air route to Vietnam

Buryatia opens direct air route to Vietnam

Nordwind Airlines of Russia’s Republic of Buryatia has launched a new air route between the country’s capital city of Ulan-Ude and Vietnam’s coastal central town of Cam Ranh.

New Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh luxury bus

New Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh luxury bus

A luxury bus service between Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh was launched in Ho Chi Minh City on 25 May as a private - public cooperation between Cambodia Tourism Ministry and Cambodia’s leading hotel-casino NagaWorld.

Historical bomb shelter in Metropole Hotel officially open to public

Historical bomb shelter in Metropole Hotel officially open to public

After a year of restoration and preparation, the wartime bomb shelter under Metropole Hotel (Hanoi) has just been opened officially to public on May 21st, marked by a small ceremony at the garden of the hotel.

Tram Chim National Park recognized as wetland haven

Tram Chim National Park recognized as wetland haven

On May 22, the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap held a ceremony to receive a certificate recognizing Tram Chim National Park as a Ramsar Site of wetlands of international importance.

VIETNAM ONLINE THIS WEEK MAY 21 - 27

VIETNAM ONLINE THIS WEEK MAY 21 - 27

Ho Chi Minh City this weekend will also experience mixed clouds and scattered thunderstorms, but chance of precipitation is lower than Da Nang.

Hue Royal Court music free every weekend

Hue Royal Court music free every weekend

A traditional music troupe has been formed by Hue Academy of Music to perform royal court music for free at the weekends as an effort to draw more travelers to visit this allured city.

Dong Nai biosphere reserve recognized worldwide

Dong Nai biosphere reserve recognized worldwide

On May 19, a ceremony to officially announce Dong Nai Biosphere Reserve to become global biosphere reserve was held in Dong Nai Province with participation of Dong Nai Provincial People’s Committee and UNESCO.

New promotions for inbound passengers by Vietnam Airlines

New promotions for inbound passengers by Vietnam Airlines

Two new promotion campaigns named “Family Pack” and “One Price Pack” have just been introduced to domestic market by Vietnam Airlines on May 16 and lasts until October 27.

VIETNAM ONLINE THIS WEEK May 14 - 20

VIETNAM ONLINE THIS WEEK May 14 - 20

This weekend Ho Chi Minh City will experience variable clouds with scattered thunderstorms, with chance of rain up to 60%.

Railway fare up by 12%

Railway fare up by 12%

Announcement from Vietnam Railways indicates that fare for trains is planned to be raised by 12% on average, from 15 May to 4 September, 2012.

World Class Halong Cruise from VND 7.00

World Class Halong Cruise from VND 7.00

Paradise Cruises, a premier cruise company based in the popular resort island of Tuan Chau, Ha Long, has announced a Sensational Promotion program to extend its gratitude to million of people who voted for Ha Long as the one of the new 7 Natural Wonders of the World.

Discounted air tickets for children with Air Mekong

Discounted air tickets for children with Air Mekong

On the celebration of International Children’s Day (1 June), Air Mekong is offering discounted tickets for children, which are valid from May 15 to June 1 for all flights.

WWF helps Cat Tien National Park promote eco-tourism

WWF helps Cat Tien National Park promote eco-tourism

Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF) and Cat Tien National Park jointly opened a community tourism guesthouse in the Southern province of Dong Nai as part of their plan to boost eco-tourism.

Ho Chi Minh City to exploit river tourism

Ho Chi Minh City to exploit river tourism

According Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, plans are underway to realize the area’s river tourism potential with a focus on Cần Giờ Mangrove Forest.

VIETNAM ONLINE THIS WEEK MAY 7 -13

VIETNAM ONLINE THIS WEEK MAY 7 -13

This weekend, Hanoi will experience variable clouds and scattered thunderstorms. Temperature will range from 30-35 Degree Celsius, with chance of rain up to 60%.

Ho Dynasty Citadel to officially become World Heritage

Ho Dynasty Citadel to officially become World Heritage

A ceremony to grant Ho Dynasty Citadel the status of World Cultural Heritage site will take place in the central province of Thanh Hoa on June 16.

Fly Hanoi - Danang USD15 with VietJet Air

Fly Hanoi - Danang USD15 with VietJet Air

On the occasion of opening a new passenger air route from Ha Noi to Da Nang, VietJet Air is offering 1000 tickets at the special price of VND 299,000.

New flights from Hanoi to Da Nang and Nha Trang by JetStar Pacific

New flights from Hanoi to Da Nang and Nha Trang by JetStar Pacific

Passengers travelling by aviation from Hanoi to Danang and Nha Trang now have more options to consider with new daily flights provided by economic airline JetStar Pacific.

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