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The Hyatt International, which is managing Park Hyatt Saigon, has announced that it has won eight awards in this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards of DestinAsian, one of Asia’s leading luxury travel and lifestyle magazines.
A painting exhibition called Mau Xanh (Green) by artist Nguyen Thuy Huong opened at Applied Arts Gallery, 5 Phan Dang Luu Street in HCMC’s Binh Thanh District.
To mark the 50 years of friendship between Quang Nam and Thanh Hoa (March 12, 1960-2010), the two provinces will host many artistic and cultural programs.
A collection on epics of ethnic groups in the Central Highlands made its debut in Ho Chi Minh City on March 17.
To answer the demand of travelers coming to watch the fireworks competition in Danang City, the Golden Sand Resort & Spa has put on a program called Danang Fireworks Festival from March 26 to 31 with all room types discounted up to 50%.
Vietnam Airlines launched its first air route from Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong delta city of Can Tho and Phu Quoc island on March 28 at the Can Tho international airport.
“Cooperation in developing tourism within ASEAN” was the theme of a seminar held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) in the central city of Danang on March 27. The seminar was one of the Vietnamese tourism sector’s initiatives to further boost the regional tourism connectivity and cooperation when Vietnam officially assumes the role as the ASEAN Chair.
Some USD2.6 million from the “Greater Mekong Subregion Sustainable Tourism Development” project will be injected into the central province of Quang Binh to preserve and upgrade ecological tourism in the locality.
Its establishment aims to strengthen knowledge for young people about national good values and traditional products, supply information about cultural projects, high-quality service in tourism for tourists.
More than 300 artists and connoisseurs from 24 countries and territories gave dazzling kite-flying performances at the second International Kite Festival which opened in Vung Tau on March 26.
The number of foreign tourists to arrive in Viet Nam in March reached 473, 000, lifting the total arrivals in the first quarter to 1.35 million, up 36.2 per cent over the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
A new cable car system in the southern province of Binh Phuoc will highlight its tourism potential and attract investor interest in eco-tourism projects, local officials said.
Nine stories of the lives, dreams and struggles of the people of three Mekong River countries - Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia - are featured at an exhibition in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang.
Vietnam’s tourism sector hopes the Impressive Vietnam Grand Sale 2010 program, which will take place in August and September this year, will prompt the development of shopping tours as tourist spending in Vietnam is still small.
Ben Thanh Tourist is offering a four-day and three-night tour to Hanoi and Halong every Thursday in a series of special tours to celebrate 1, 000 years of Thang Long- Hanoi.