Hanoi, Da Nang among world’s top destinations in 2018

Based on booking data for the first half of 2018 Airbnb has announced a list of the world’s Top 10 destinations, in which Da Nang ranked fifth and Hanoi ninth.A corner of Hanoi. Photo: Tourism.danang.vn Vietnam is seeing an increase in bookings in the cities of Hanoi (212 per cent year-on-year) and Da Nang (255 per cent), Airbnb reports, “which blend gleaming waterfronts and centuries-old architecture with cosmopolitan amenities.”Hanoi, with its interesting combination between the old and the new, also ranked 52nd among the world’s 100 leading cities in terms of international tourist arrivals in the annual Top City Destinations…... [read more]

The Republic of Korea’s Jeju Air announced it would open some new routes to several Southeast Asian destinations, including Vietnam’s central city of Da Nang, between December 2017 and February 2018. A plane of Jeju Air (Source: youtobe.com) In order to meet increasing travel demand during this winter, the airline will also launch flights from the Jeju International Airport to Manila of the Philippines and Chiang Mai of Thailand during the period, it said.The carrier added that it plans to open more flights from the Cheongju International Airport to Bangkok (Thailand), Taiwan (China) and Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia) from January 4 to…... [read more]

Japanese Film Festival 2011, themed ‘Love’ will take place in Hanoi and Da Nang from October 20 to November 13. A scene in the movie “Paradise Kiss” Movies including Paradise Kiss (2011), Kamui (2009) The Milkwoman (2004), A Stranger of Mine (2004), Sawako Decides, Mai Mai Miracle, The Twilight Samurai and Waterboys, will be screened at the National Cinema Center in Hanoi from October 20-26, and at the Le Do Cinema in Da Nang from November 11-13 with English and Vietnamese subtitles.... [read more]

Indonesia’s Bali Island is first in the list, while the two Vietnamese cities are on the eighth place along with Singapore. Hanoi,which recently has made the list of the world’s top 10 most culturallyrich cities compiled by Lifehack website, is home to a great number offamous tourist attractions, including four UNESCO cultural heritagesites and traditions. They are the central sector of Thang Long ImperialCitadel, the 82 stone stele records of doctoral laureates in the Templeof Literature, the Giong Saint Festival in Soc Temple, and ca tru(ceremonial singing).The city is also popular for its many colonialbuildings and the lively daily activities…... [read more]

Jetstar Pacific becomes first airlines to operate Hanoi-Osaka, Da Nang-Osaka routes (Source: Jetstar)Hanoi (VNA) –The budget carrier Jetstar Pacific Airlines has become the first low-costairline to launch direct routes linking Hanoi, the central city of Da Nang andJapan’s Osaka.First flights willtake off from Da Nang on September 1 and from Hanoi on September 2. Fourtwo-way flights will be operated each week from both cities.Jetstar Pacific willuse its 180-seat Airbus A320 fleet for the routes.On the launchingoccasion, the airline offers special fare at 1.28 million VND per leg, alongwith other promotions. Jetstar Pacific is amember of Jetstar Group, one of the Asia…... [read more]

Secretary of the Da Nang municipal Party Committee Nguyen Xuan Anh (L) and Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Hanoi wishes to liaison withSingapore in urban planning and management, greening, smart-city constructionand personnel training, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen DucChung said when meeting Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in Hanoi onMarch 24. Briefing the guest of the capital city’s socio-economicdevelopment, Chung said the municipal authorities are looking towardsdeveloping Hanoi into a smart city with a system of modern infrastructure,e-government and technological advances. The city also wants to cooperate with Lee Kuan YewSchool of…... [read more]

The Costa Classica cruise liner brought 1,000 tourists from Hong Kong and China, docking at Tien Sa port, Da Nang City on June 15. They will go shopping, tour the city by cyclo and go a tour of Hoi An, then sail to Ho Chi Minh City. From the beginning of this year until now, 880,000 tourists have visited Da Nang City, 61 percent of this year’s target and an increase of 38 percent compared to the same period in 2009. Of them, 212,200 arrivals were from abroad, a 26 percent rise against the same period last year and reaching…... [read more]

The number of foreign passengersthrough the Noi Bai International Airport has sharply increased overthe first three days of the Year of the Tiger, said the airport’sBorder Customs Department. From Feb. 14-17, theairport greeted nearly 10,000 international passengers, mainlyEuropeans and overseas Vietnamese, who came to Hanoi for thetraditional Lunar New Year (Tet) Festival. Eighty-seven flights with almost 8,220 passengers on board departed Noi Bai on this occasion. The airport welcomed almost 2.5 million passengers last year. Meanwhile, the Da Nang International Airport in the central city of DaNang received 158 Japanese tourists less than five hours ahead of theNew Year’s Eve.…... [read more]

Tickets can be booked from 9pm to midnight on May 16 through the airline’s website, vietjetair.com. Passengers can also pay by credit card or by cash at the carrier’s sales offices or transactional branches of Housing Development Commercial Joint Stock Bank (HDBank) nationwide. Currently, VietJetAir operates flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang. Following the launch of the new route, the airline will provide eight daily round-trip flights between Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang and four flights daily between Hanoi and Da Nang.... [read more]

Double-decker tour buses will hit the streets of Hanoi and Da Nang soon in a new initiative to boost tourism, the Saigon Times has reported.In Da Nang, a local business will use about 30 buses, including sightseeing double-deckers, for the new service starting in January, said Tran Chi Cuong, deputy head of the city’s tourism department.The open-top double-decker buses will take passengers to attractions around the city, Cuong said, who said the service has been planned for quite a long time.Meanwhile, tourism companies in Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s southern commercial hub, are not really into the idea of…... [read more]