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The low cost Airline Jetstar commenced its inaugural direct services to Sydney and Ho chi minh city from Darwin on September 2.
An impressive Ly ngua o (a Southern Vietnamese folk song) concert closed the 2nd Asian Zither Festival in Ho chi minh city on September 4.
An exhibit entitled “Sai Gon palettes,” which includes more than 100 paintings, is being held at the Ho chi minh city Fine Arts Museum in District 1 until Sept. 14.
The southernmost province of Ca Mau received 516,000 visitors in the first eight months of this year, including 11,000 foreigners, the largest number so far. The number of tourists to Ca Mau saw a year-on-year increase of 23 percent, while the province’s tourism revenue posted an 18 percent rise from last year to reach 200 billion VND (12.1 million USD).
Local travellers are still packing their suitcases during the year-end tourist season, despite difficult economic times, according to industry insiders.
Budget carrier, Jetstar Pacific plans to open three new international Air routes from Ho chi minh city to Siem Reap (Cambodia), Singapore, and Bangkok (Thailand).
MICE tours (which combine travelling with attending meetings, conferences or events/exhibitions) are booming in the country, and have emerged as a lucrative business for the tourism sector.
The Giai Dieu Mua Thu (Autumn Melody) concert programme is scheduled to take place at the Ho chi minh city Conservatoire from August 15-17.
A collection of twenty paintings entitled “Lotus Ponds” by Japanese artist Kato Shojiro is on displayed at a two-week exhibition organized at Tu Do Gallery in District 1.
When you arrive at Nhat Thong restaurant on Tong Dan street in Hanoi the doors swing open as if they have been expecting you. As step inside a waitress clad in a golden ao dai greets us with a wide smile before guiding us to our table through the resplendent surroundings.
The total number of hotels in Viet nam has increased by 147 percent in the last three years, according to a report on hotels by Grant Thorton (Vietnam) Ltd.
An exhibition of wedding dresses, co-organised by Babi Cultural Service Trading Co. Ltd. and the Young Fashion Magazine, was held at the Phu Tho sports hall in Ho chi minh city from July 31 to August 3.
A number of special Vietnamese dishes were introduced to US friends at an event highlighting Vietnamese food and drinks organised by the Vietnamese Embassy in the US on July 29.
Providing free tourist information is a new service that is mushrooming in Vietnam especially in Hcm city
A cinema showing three-dimensional films will begin operation at ALTA Plaza at 91B2 Pham Van Hai Street in Tan Binh District, Saturaday.
Forty contestants will vie for the crown of Miss Vietnam Tourism at Phan Dinh Phung Sports House in Hcm city on August 2.
The wind is blowing in the city square. Coils of string are brought out and kites begin to fill the sky. The wind lifts them higher and higher.
Saigontourist Travel Service Company has so far this year welcomed nearly 18,300 visitors on Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions (MICE) tours, a year-on-year increase of 17 percent.
Sai Gon Railway (SGR) has offered 40,000 budget tickets to passengers who travel between Ho chi minh city and Hue city from July 15.
Saigon Restaurant Cruise Ship, featuring hundreds of Vietnamese traditional dishes, has been a favorite rendezvous for local and foreign visitors for more than ten years.
More than 100 young dancers and choreographers from 48 dance troupes in Hcm city and other provinces are participating in a training course launched this week by the HCM City Dance School.
Vietnam airlines will be the official sponsoring airline for the 60th Miss World contest, which will take place in Vietnam in 2010.
Miss Universe 2008 is being held in Vietnam but it is the personal affair of the Miss Universe Organisation. Vietnam’s participation in the contest is limited.
HCMC has revised up a revenue target for the tourism industry from VND35 trillion to VND46 trillion (US$2.78 billion) by 2010.
2,289,287 was the number of international visitors coming to Vietnam in the first six months of 2008, up by 8.1 per cent year on year, according to the General Department of Tourism.
Over ten South Korean televisions and around 200 representatives from many televisions and film studios in Vietnam last week joined a two-day Vietnam-Korea Media Co-operation Seminar organized in HCMC by the Korea Communications Commission.
Hcm city wants to see its tourism revenue reach VND46 trillion (US$2.78 billion) by 2010, double the figure of last year. It hopes to do this by pursuing its tourism development scheme approved by the city’s People’s Committee.
The Saigon Railway Transportation Company has announced it will sell over 40,000 cheap tickets for the HCM City-Hue route and vice versa as of July 15.
A "Family and Children Festival 2008" for children and teenagers organized by the HCMC Department of Culture and Information, the Committee for Population, Family and Children, the Municipal Youth Union and the Association of Women Unions will take place in the 23/9 Park from today until Sunday.
The Vietnam Tourism Association has selected Saigontourist Travel Service Co. and the five-star Caravelle hotel in HCMC as the best international tour operator and the best hotel in the country in 2007.
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