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Almost all seats to the central coastal city of Danang on Vietnam’s two leading carriers, Vietnam Airlines and Jetstar Pacific, have been booked, in the lead up to the two upcoming public holidays – Reunification Day and International Labor Day.
A Vietnamese traditional music gala was held on April 21 in New York as part of a Vietnam culture promotion programme at the Asia Society headquarters.
Experts of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) left the country for the 2010 Mekong Tourism Forum which will take place in Siem Reap, Cambodia on May 7 and 8, 2010. According to the Department of Travel under VNAT, the experts will discuss with regional colleagues ways to develop products and infrastructure systems to improve tourism in the region.
The Japanese Satsuki Festival will take place in the capital city of Hanoi for the first time. The two-day event, starting on May 8, will include Yosakoi dances performed by four famous Japanese troupes and seven Vietnamese troupes, tea making, sword performances, Japanese cuisine and traditional games.
About 86km from Hanoi, the Tam Dao mountain range extends for 50km with natural landscapes, a romantic and quiet atmosphere, and fresh air. It might be the ideal destination for relaxation.
Vietnam stands fourth in the world in terms of tourism growth in the first four months of this year, according to a new report by the World Tourism Organization.
The newest five-star hotel in HCMC, InterContinental Asiana Saigon, has been voted on to Conde Nast Traveller’s exclusive Hot List covering the 134 hottest hotels around the globe.
Vietnamese songs, dishes, ao dai (traditional long dress) and palm-leaf conical hats were among the highlights that drew crowds at the Hi Seoul Festival 2010. Embassies of more than 40 countries in the Republic of Korea (RoK) joined in the Seoul Friendship Fair, which was organised on May 8-9 as part of the annual festival.
Despite the global economic downturn, Vietnam’s tourism industry will still grow this year, with international arrivals increasing 30%.
Hue should capitalise on its Buddhism heritage, including its pagodas and well-known vegetarian food, for tourism development, a conference held in the central city heard last Friday.
The World Culture and Cuisine Festival 2010 will take place in the southern coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau from May 21-25.
120 photos were showcased at an exhibition entitled “Vietnam-Laos relations in the Age of Ho Chi Minh” in the Lao capital city of Vientiane on May 14. The exhibition focuses on three topics: Nguyen Ai Quoc – Ho Chi Minh, the person who laid the foundation for Vietnam-Laos friendship, the relationship between Vietnam and Laos during the two struggles for independence, and their relationship since 1975.
The three central provinces and cities of Thua Thien Hue, Quang Nam and Danang are striving for closer cooperation to jointly attract more Japanese travellers to the region, said Deputy Director of the Quang Nam Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ho Tan Cuong.
Vietnamese and foreign children in Hanoi will have a chance to show their cultures at the “Friendship Connections” programme to be held at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology in Hanoi on May 29-30 on the occasion of International Children’s Day (June 1). They will involve in costume shows, dances, singing, and play musical instruments, games and toys.
For people who think of abrasion of time when they see giant worn rocks, Nhat Tu Son, an island of millions of giant rocks in diverse shapes formed by breaking waves, would be an amazing place to admire some masterpieces of nature.