​Plan to redesign Vietnam’s highland tourist city meets with skepticism

The Chairman of Danang’s People’s Committee, Huynh Duc Tho, said Danang had established relations with Slovakian city of Kosice last April. He asked the Slovakian Prime Minister to continue fostering friendship and cooperation between the two localities and facilitate them in exchanging projects and cooperative programs. The city will work with Kosice to expand cooperation in trade, investment, tourism, culture and education.Tho said he believes that the visit will help step up cooperation between Vietnam and Slovakia, adding that Danang will stay active in fostering bilateral relations.Prime Minister Fico said he had previously visited Vietnam in 2008. On this return, he…... [read more]

The administration of the central coastal province of Binh Thuan has just adopted a resolution to develop and promote Phan Thiet City into an attractive tourist destination by 2015. The province authorities will focus on attracting more international visitors for longer duration stays, offering exciting packages so tourists will tend to revisit the place repeatedly. The province expects to receive 4.5 million visitors and achieve a turnover of VND7, 500 billion in 2015. Phan Thiet, 200km from Ho Chi Minh City, is the main city in the province. The City is located on the borders of the Ca Ty River,…... [read more]

Kon Plong District is famous for the Mang Den eco- tourism site, one of Kon Tum's three motive force economic zones. The district is trying to affirm its key position to promote tourism in the province and the Central Highlands in general. Apart from Mang Den, Kon Plong has a number of historical heritage sites such as Mang But, Buddhism pagodas, churches and traditional festivals of local people such as new rice festival, stabbing buffalo festival, gong festival and rong house festival. Thus, Kon Plong has great advantages to develop tourism. Especially, the Mang Den eco tourist site is considered…... [read more]

Vietnam-US Friendship Association HCM City Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Ngoc Phuong summarised the bilateral relationship’s streak of success following the normalisation of relations in 1995.She highlighted triumphs in economics, trade, investment, science and technology, education, national defence and security, climate change, and Vietnamese infrastructure upgardes.Two-way trade turnover has jumped from US$2 billion in 2001 to US$26 billion last year, she added.Phuong said Vietnam regards the US as the leading partner and expressed hope the two countries will continue collaborating on counterterrorism, transnational crime prevention, humanitarian aid efforts, and marine safety and security in the East Sea, thereby maintaining regional and international…... [read more]

The nine clinics are supervised by the Department of Disease Control. They are located at the Bamrasnaradura Infectious Diseases Institute in Nonthaburi; the Tuberculosis Area Center, Region 1, in Chiang Mai; Koh Samui Hospital in Surat Thani; the Nawarat Center of Hat Yai in Songkhla; Nong Khai Hospital in Nong Khai; the Chiang Khong Crown Prince Hospital in Chiang Rai; the Nakhon Phanom Hospital in Nakhon Phanom; the Mukdahan Hospital in Mukdahan; and the Institute for Urban Disease Prevention and Control in Bangkok.This special clinic offers pre and post travel counseling to ensure visitors a safe and enjoyable journey. It…... [read more]

ANMC21’s member cities include Tokyo (Japan), Seoul (the Republic of Korea), Singapore (Singapore), Bangkok (Thailand), Taipei (Taiwan), New Delhi (India), Kuala Lumpur (Indonesia), Jakarta (Indonesia), Manila (the Philippines), Yangon (Myanmar), Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia), Tomsk (Russia), and Hanoi (Vietnam).Hanoi aims enhance communications, raising its profile as the City for Peace and an ideal tourist destination. It will host an exhibition featuring ANMC21’s joint projects and introducing member cities’ achievements. The exhibition will include pavilions on children’s paintings, those on investment, trade and tourism for businesses, tour operators, and hotels, and those showcasing typical products from the member cities. Outdoor art performances and…... [read more]

At least one person was reported hurt after the fire broke out on the outskirts of the historic port city, the National Emergencies Office (ONEMI) said in a statement.Television pictures showed thick grey smoke filling the streets in the Laguna Verde district, where the blaze struck, and flames devouring green hillsides.Hundreds of firefighters along with water-dumping airplanes and helicopters were battling the blaze, officials said."Emergency protocol have been activated," the country's President Michelle Bachelet said on Twitter. She expressed "solidarity with the people affected."Located 120 kilometres northwest of the capital Santiago, Valparaiso is home to Chile's national Congress.The flames destroyed…... [read more]

The country’s largest cities were among 20 names that have been climbing quickly up the global tourism map.Hanoi ranked 13th on the global list with foreign arrivals growing on average 11.64% since 2009. Ho Chi Minh City ranked 18th with 9.22% annual growth.Japan’s Osaka topped the list with visitors growing 24.15% a year thanks to arrivals from China and the Republic of Korea. Chengdu in China came second followed by Abu Dhabi in the UAE.The Vietnamese cities are among four Southeast Asian representatives on the list. Indonesia's capital Jakarta came in at 11, followed by Bangkok, which was recently named…... [read more]

Ha Noi, the capital city of Viet Nam, has topped the list of cheapest global tourist destinations in 2012 summertime, according to the Trip Index recently announced by the world’s largest travel website ‘TripAdvisor.’ The rating is based on the average cost of one night’s accommodation for two at a four-star hotel, inclusive of dinner and return taxi fares over a 3.2 kilometre route. The other cities from Asia are Beijing in China, which came second, closely followed by Bangkok in Thailand and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Cities in Europe have once again come out as the most expensive destinations…... [read more]

The rating is based on the average cost of one night’s accommodation for two at a four-star hotel, inclusive of dinner and return taxi fares over a 3.2 kilometre route. The other cities from Asia are Beijing in China, which came second, closely followed by Bangkok in Thailand and Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia. Cities in Europe have once again come out as the most expensive destinations to visit. The most expensive is London in the UK , followed by Oslo in Norway, Zurich in Switzerland, Paris in France and Stockholm in Sweden. The results were from a survey of US…... [read more]




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