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Vietnam on track for tourism boom

HANOI, 2 February 2017: Vietnam National Administration of Tourism estimates the country welcomed 1,007,238 international visitors in January representing an increase of 23.6% over the same month last year.

Vietnam is now recognised as a fast emerging market in ASEAN for both inbound and outbound travel.

China was the top supply market with 247,621 visits improving 67.9%. Other top performers were South Korea, the United States, Japan and Russia.

Thailand’s outbound travel market ranked ninth, supplying 29,015 visits up 16.7% over the same […]

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Vietnam launches e-visas for visitors from 40 countries

Nationals of eligible countries will be able to apply for a 30-day single-entry e-visa starting February 1.

The Vietnamese government has announced a two-year pilot plan to launch an electronic visa system for foreign tourists visiting the country.

Under a government directive released in late January, citizens from 40 countries will be eligible to apply for the e-visas starting on February 1. Included on the list are China, Japan, South Korea, the U.S., the U.K., Germany and Sweden, all major […]

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Vietnam to push marine tourism

KHANH HOA: Khanh Hoa People’s Committee says it will brand the Vietnamese province as a marine destination focusing on sea and island tourism to boost the economy.

The committee ‘s permanent vice-chairman, Tran Son Hai, said creating a master plan to guide expansion in a sustainable manner was now a priority.

“We need to focus on our assets, which are sea and island tourist products,” he said.

Vietnam’s tourism officials are keen to expand tourism beyond the main cities with marine-based tourism identified […]

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HARRIS Vertu, the all-new upscale hotel brand by TAUZIA Hotel Management

JAKARTA – TAUZIA Hotel Management proudly introduces HARRIS Vertu Hotels, the company’s sixth brand in the attempt of promising investors, My TAUZIA Privilege loyalty program members & guests the opportunity to celebrate life through product & service innovations.

HARRIS Vertu will complement TAUZIA Hotels’ HARRIS brand and further solidify the company as a prominent hotel operator in Indonesia.

“Drawing inspiration from the French public’s nostalgia of the Belle Epoque period ‘Joie de Vivre’ (the Joy of Living) – the era brings rapid advancements in technology, […]

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Vietnam ready to upgrade Ho Chi Minh airport

HO CHI MINH CITY: Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister, Trinh Dinh Dung, has made a decision on which proposed plan to adopt for the upgrade of Tan Son Nhat Airport in Ho Chi Minh City.

Local media reported that the government has opted for a plan that includes major improvements to runway and taxiways.

It will include the construction of parallel taxiways and connecting taxiways between the current runways and aircraft parking areas.

Rapid-exit taxiways and parallel taxiways between two runways, as well as […]

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Adrian Zecha is back, Azerai opens in Laos

Adrian Zecha, the hotelier who founded ultra-luxury resort group Aman with Amanpuri as its first resort back in 1988, has opened Azerai Luang Prabang in Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage site, Laos.

The hotel is the first for Azerai Hotels, a ‘new story and brand of hotels that offers guests simple elegance, refined design, discreet and attentive service in places of unique beauty and cultural interest’.

With its name inspired by the initials AZ and the Persian word caravanserai (a resting […]

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