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TRAVEL IN BRIEF 7/10

TRAVEL IN BRIEF 7/10

Firms offer flood experience tours Travel firms in the Mekong province of An Giang are offering tours for visitors to experience the flood season between late July and mid-October. “Though An Giang has entered its major flooding season, we go ahead with our tours,” said Nguyen Phu Phuc, deputy director of An Giang Tourimex’s tourism […]

Local tour operators shun travel insurance

Local tour operators shun travel insurance

Many foreign insurers enter Vietnam, helping diversify the country’s insurance product range and improve the competitiveness between insurers, according to the market consultancy Research and Markets.   However, travel insurance remains underdeveloped, the firm says. The Vietnam Tourism Law put an onus on travel agencies to buy insurance for local customers. Yet, figures from the […]

Cloud over high tourism growth

Cloud over high tourism growth

Most tour operators must have been happy with the overall performance of the hospitality industry, since global uncertainties and domestic economic instability have not sent their business to a tailspin as feared. The fast tourism development, however, is still clouded by the imbalance between domestic and outbound travel segments on one hand, and inbound travel […]

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 […]

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 […]

Vietnam’s tourism to be advertised in three neighboring countries

Vietnam’s tourism to be advertised in three neighboring countries

VietNamNet Bridge – The most beautiful landscapes in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar will be shot in a film for introduction in the four countries. The Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s Movie Center will combine with partners in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar to conduct a tourism film project as part of the International […]

Last year good for hospitality

Last year good for hospitality

VietNamNet Bridge – Last year was one of the brightest years on record for Viet Nam’s hotels, with the number of domestic and foreign tourists reaching a new high, according to results of a survey released by the auditing and consulting firm Grant Thornton Vietnam. The annual Vietnam Hotel Survey 2011, which studied hotels and […]

Tourism to attract 5.5m foreigners

Tourism to attract 5.5m foreigners

VietNamNet Bridge – The domestic tourism sector this year would achieve its annual target of attracting 5.5 million foreign visitors, Viet Nam Society of Travel Agents chairman Vu The Binh said.   “The sector this year is estimated to grow more than 10 per cent,” Binh said. The General Statistics Office announced the country had […]

Vietnam Travel in Brief 20th May

Vietnam Travel in Brief 20th May

HCM City set for southern food fest Dam Sen Tourist Park in HCM City will host the 2011 Food Festival of the South on May 27- 29. The annual event will feature typical southern floating markets, including a fruit market and food market, and lifestyles of people living in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta. There […]

Saigontourist welcomes Princess Daphne cruise ship

VietNamNet Bridge – Saigontourist Travel Service received 300 tourists from Portugal’s Princess Daphne cruise ship during their 2-day tour of HCM City – Cu Chi – My Tho on January 15. Most visitors are from Australia. This was the first time Princess Daphne came to Vietnam. After docking at Sai Son Port, the visitors will […]