Adventure Travel Officially Recognized in Da Lat

By May J.

10 local tour operators and travel agents were licensed to operate adventure tours by The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Lam Dong Province on 20July2017. This is the first time that adventure travel has been officially recognized by the authority.

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Jetstar Pacific Flights Buon Ma Thuot to Thanh Hoa & Hai Phong

By Joan NG.

In February 2015, Jestar Pacific begins direct flights between Buon Ma Thuot - Thanh Hoa and Buon Ma Thuot - Hai Phong. There are 2 return flights per week between Buon Ma Thuot - Thanh Hoa on Tuesday and Thursday. The flight time is 1 hour 30 minutes. There are 3 return flights per week between Buon Ma Thuot - Hai Phong on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. The new flight routes are to meet the huge demands for air travel between these destinations, especially the surge during the Vietnamese Lunar New Year (Tet Nguyen Dan).

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Speedboats for Soc Trang and Con Dao Island

By Thu Huong.

From 14July2017 Superdong started operating speedboat trips between Soc Trang and Con Dao Island. The boat departs Soc Trang everyday at the Port of the Police Border of Tran De District (Soc Trang Province) at 0800 A.M and arrives at Ben Dam Port on Con Dao Island after 150 minutes. The return trip starts from Con Dao at 13:00.

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Jetstar Pacific Flies Ho Chi Minh City - Bangkok

By Thu Huong.

From 10Dec2014 Jetstar Pacific starts daily flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Bangkok. From Ho Chi Minh City, flight BL661 departs at 13:05; the return flight BL662 departs Bangkok at 15:20. All flights are with Airbus320 aircraft accommodating 180 Economy Class seats.

The air firm is also starting flights between Hanoi - Bangkok from 29Mar2015.

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Thailand extends stays for medical tourism

Thu Huong.

Visitors to Thailand from Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and China for medical purposes are to enjoy a stay of up to 90 days. The new policy comes into effect from 12July2017. The earlier policy allowed for a 30-day stay. This is a part of a strategy by the Thai government in efforts to turn Thailand into one of the biggest destinations in the World for medical tourism.

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VietJetAir to Begin Ho Chi Minh City - Taipei Flights

By Thu Huong.

From 12-December-2014 VietJetAir is to begin direct flights between Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and Taipei (Taiwan). There are 5 flights per week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. The flight from Ho Chi Minh City departs at 14:30 and arrives at 18:55 local time; the return flight departs at 20:00 and arrives at 22:25.

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New luxury train for Saigon - Nha Trang

By Thu Huong.

Today Vietnam Railway Coprs starts operating a new high-quality train for Saigon - Nha Trang route. The new train has a modern design which has more space inside, and which is built with sound-reduction and fire-proof materials.

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VietJetAir to Begin Hanoi - Siem Reap Flights

By Thu Huong.

From 3-November-2014, VietJetAir is to begin daily direct flights between Hanoi and Siem Reap. The flight departs Hanoi at 17:15 and arrives at Siem Reap at 19:05, the return flight departs Siem Reap at 20:05 and arrives at Hanoi at 21:55.

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Luxury Hotels in Hanoi booked out until Q1 2018

By Thu Huong.

The number of visitors to Hanoi in the first half of 2017 is 11 million of which 2 million are foreign travellers, an increase of 13% compared to the same period in 2016. After several years of low occupancy, it is the first time that luxury hotels in Hanoi have rooms booked out from now until the first quarter of 2018.

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Vietnam Airlines to Begin Phu Quoc - Singapore & Cambodia Flights

By Thu Huong.

Vietnam Airlines announces that the air firm is to begin flights between Phu Quoc Island - Singapore and Phu Quoc Island - Siem Reap from November 2014. There are 2 weekly flights between Phu Quoc - Singapore with Airbus 321 aircraft, 3 weekly flights between Phu Quoc - Siem Reap with ATR 72 aircraft. The flight time for Phu Quoc - Singapore is 3 hours and that for Phu Quoc - Siem Reap is 1 hour 30 minutes.

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Vietnam Airlines Suspends Pleiku Flights

By Joan Ng.

According to announcements from Vietnam Airlines, the air firm is to suspend all Pleiku flights from 15-March-2015 to 25-October-2015 for the upcoming airport expansion. Tickets for these flights which have been issued are to be refunded fully. The passengers with issued ticket can change the flight to a nearby arrival/departure airport at Buon Ma Thuot or Quy Nhon with reduction or surcharge based on the difference in airfares.

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VietJetAir to Begin Hanoi - Phu Quoc Flights

By Thu Huong.

VietJetAir, a budget airline in Vietnam, is to begin its daily flights between Hanoi and Phu Quoc Island on 28-May-2014. The flight from Hanoi is to depart at 13:10 arriving at Phu Quoc Island at 15:40, and the return flight is to depart Phu Quoc at 16:10 arriving back at Hanoi at 18:40.

Phu Quoc Island is a hotspot tourist attraction, located off-shore to the south-west of Vietnam. Summer months from May to September is the peak domestic tourist season in Vietnam.

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