Monthly Archive for July, 2011

No solace for foreigners caught in work permit limbo

No solace for foreigners caught in work permit limbo

There will be no respite for foreigners currently employed in Vietnam yet unable to obtain work permits prior to August 1 before new regulations will allow the expulsion of unregistered foreign employees. According to Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs Nguyen Thanh Hoa, the Government has issued Decree No. 46 amending and supplementing […]

Pho, Goi cuon among world’s most delicious foods

Pho, Goi cuon among world’s most delicious foods

The humble Pho (traditional noodle soup) and Goi cuon (summer roll) have made it to US television channel CNN’s list of the “World’s 50 most delicious foods.” If you are in Vietnam, these delicious foods are things not to miss. CNNGo programme says Pho and Goi cuon are some dishes that “you eat to stay […]

Share Vietnam, Lao localities step up tourism cooperation

Share Vietnam, Lao localities step up tourism cooperation

Champassak province of Laos welcomed over 300,000 foreign tourists in 2010, of which the number of Vietnam visitors sharply increased compared to the previous percentage. This was a good translation of the cooperative agreement signed in 2009 by the Champassak Tourism Association (CTA) and the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Association, CTA Chairman Somleth Phosalath […]

TRAVEL IN BRIEF 22/7

TRAVEL IN BRIEF 22/7

Beaches, islands top destinations Popular islands and beaches have received more local travellers this month. Nguyen Cong Hoan, deputy director of Ha Noi Redtours, said the number of registered tours to the central and southern regions has increased by 50 per cent, with more people choosing Nha Trang and Da Nang. People choosing to travel […]

Vietnam’s airlines expanding international air routes

Vietnam’s airlines expanding international air routes

VietNamNet Bridge – The national flag air carrier Vietnam Airlines has decided to accept losses with launching direct air routes to the US. Meanwhile, Jetstar Pacific and Indochina Airlines are also moving ahead with their plans to provide international flights. According to Vo Huy Cuong, Head of the Air Transport Division of the Civil Aviation […]

Vietnamese travel firms target nearby markets

Vietnamese travel firms target nearby markets

Nearby markets are the ones that Vietnamese travel firms are targeting now, because they believe that in the context of economic difficulties, when travelers have to fasten their belt, they would plan short-distance tours to save up money. Vietnamese travel firms are hurrying to draw up the plans to promote tourism for 2011 and 2012. […]

Tourism year 2012 set to promote heritage values

Tourism year 2012 set to promote heritage values

VietNamNet Bridge – The organizing committee of the National Tourism Year 2012 has chosen the theme Heritage Tourism for the year-long program, and the host province Thua Thien – Hue is preparing itself for the year, an official said. Phan Tien Dung, director of the province’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, told the Daily […]

TRAVEL IN BRIEF 1/7

TRAVEL IN BRIEF 1/7

Da Lat prepares for biennial flower festival The provincial authorities of Lam Dong have announced that the Da Lat Flower Festival 2012 will take place in the resort city between December 30 to January 3. Themed Da Lat, the City of Flowers Festival, this year’s event will feature nine main programmes including art performances, a […]