Colorful photos of Vietnam’s Independence Day Sep 2, 1945 – 2015

Presented by the Australian Broadcasting Company’s Late Night Live. “In summary, if you were to put together every Australian march and procession, if you were to get all the people who contribute to the Mardi Gras in Oxford Street or Moomba in Melbourne, or the crowds that attended the Sydney Olympics, or the crowds that rejoice after a football match, you would still not get an event of the scale which I have just witnessed in Hanoi.” Read more

IATA Director General proposes visa waivers, e-freight for Vietnam

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Tyler identified the implementation of IATA’s Fast Travel program and the easing of visa requirements as key factors to improve passenger experience in Vietnam.

“Every tourist that decides to take a holiday in a neighboring country because of Vietnam’s visa process is a lost economic opportunity. Easing visa requirements can boost tourism,” he said.

He encouraged Vietnam to implement the six Fast Travel initiatives, including self check-in, self-bag tagging, electronic document kiosks, flight rebooking, self-boarding and bag recovery. Read more

Terraverde Cruise Specials

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CRUISE SPECIAL ON THE IRRAWADDY

Discover Burmese treasures along the Irrawaddy River on the boutique Paukan 2007.

Two different cruise programs on four departures dates are on sales. Book your Burmese experience on the comfortable ship Paukan and sail along the most impressive stages Mandalay, Sagaing, Bagan of the Irrawaddy River. In the Land of Golden Pagodas you will see the whole variety of this latest hot spot destination in South East Asia with its deep cultural roots, small villages away from modern civilization and almost untouched nature.

  • 8-DAY cruise is departing on 22.11.2013 / 23.01.2014 / 09.03.2014 with an entry price of USD 3,336 per person (Superior Twin/Double sharing)

Please contact [email protected] for detailed information, program and prices. This offer is valid only on above departures and includes GERMAN speaking guidance!

VN Airlines resumes operation of ATR-72 aircraft; grounded after tire fell off

may bay roi lop405 VNAirlines tireVietnam Airlines resumed operation of its ATR-72 airplanes early Tuesday after grounding them for an inspection of their tires soon after one of them lost a front tire while landing the previous afternoon.

The crew were unaware that the aircraft had lost one of its two front tires until airport technical staff noticed it.

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Vietnam’s Airline Industry Takes Off

VNAirlines Boeing 787Over the next year Vietnam should become the world’s third-fastest growing market for international passengers and freight. It will also be the second-fastest growing market for domestic passengers. Martin Craig, PATA CEO, explains: “This massive increase in intra-Asian tourism and air travel is driven by the fact that many more people are going into the ‘middle-class’ status with discretionary income and one of the first things they want to spend their spare cash is on going overseas.”

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The Lewis Model: How to understand every culture in the world

Cultural Types: The Lewis Model“Determining national characteristics is treading a minefield of inaccurate assessment and surprising exception; however, there is such a thing as a national norm. By focusing on the cultural roots of national behavior, both in society and business, we can foresee and calculate with a surprising degree of accuracy how others will react to our plans for them, and we can make certain assumptions as to how they will approach us.” Read more

Ho Tram resort facing delay; MGM Resorts International withdraws

The $4.2 billion Ho Tram Strip integrated resort is facing a delay in its opening due to the pull-out of its first resort’s operator and financing problem.

Its developer – Asian Coast Development (Canada) Limited (ACDL) – last week announced that MGM Resorts International (MGM) would no longer be able to manage the first of the Ho Tram Strip’s five resorts in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province. The two sides did not revealed reasons for the termination of the agreement which MGM entered into five years ago to provide pre-opening services and to manage the first 1,100 room resort under the MGM Grand Ho Tram Beach brand. Read more

Great Guam Opportunities: Outbound FDI, Travel and Tourism, Education

guamOnly eight hours away from HCM City via convenient daily flights, Guam is an ideal destination for Vietnamese entrepreneurs and their families. It’s “Where America’s Day Begins.”

 Guam is a great investment, travel, and education destination. AmCham companies, partner organizations, and invited guests should join this seminar to learn details !

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Greater Mekong Subregion Travel (GMS)

Follow the Mekong and feel good about it

From hand-woven silk in Laos to a heritage hotel in Cambodia, responsible tourism operators in the Mekong region will be easier to find with the launch of a new online guide.

Spanning Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and the Guangxi and Yunnan provinces of China, the project is funded entirely by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs based in Thailand and Cambodia.

The e-guide’s 193 listings so far include operators working at a national or regional level, boutique hotels and home stays, hotels, museums, fair-trade shops, handicraft workshops and restaurants.

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