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June 2018

Police say they will take strong action against a large number of rusty motorbikes that pose risks to traffic safetyThey have no horns, no lights or license plates. They have been in use for decades, to the point that their drivers no longer care to fix them or protect them from theft.They are an indispensable part of the city, whose army of transporters can hardly afford to buy new vehicles to carry their heavy loads around.But the city now wants

National carrier Viet Nam Airlines has announced it will open a new air route between the northern port city of Hai Phong and the central coastal city of Nha Trang from November 15.The airline will offer four round flights per week every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, using the Airbus A321.The one-hour and 45-minute flights are scheduled to take off at 8:20 am from Nha Trang city in Khanh Hoa province and 10:50 am from Hai Phong.The route aims to cater to

Rail tours, serving as an upcoming travel service in Vietnam, are expected to offer passengers a completely new experience.A team of representatives from 18 tourism firms in Ho Chi Minh City recently took a five-day train tour to four destinations, including Binh Thuan, Nha Trang, Phu Yen, and Binh Dinh. The tour, organized by the Saigon Railway Co. and the Ho Chi Minh City Travel Association, is the first step toward a full rail tour service, to be provided in the

PHNOM PENH Cambodia tourism projects Chinese travelers visiting the kingdom will surpass 700,000 by year-end and up to 2 million a year by 2020. Phnom Penh Post quoted Prime Minister, Hun Sen, saying China was the second tourism source after Vietnam in visitor numbers. However, travel industry executives say trips by Chinese tourists could easily by-pass Vietnam’s annual total by 2020. “To boost these numbers, the government is considering the possibility of opening more consulates in China and adding more direct flights

The Vietnam tourist industry is bearing fruit from a visa-free travel policy it granted to five European countries in July, as more people from these markets have subsequently chosen to spend their holidays to VietnamThe number of Italian arrivals to the Southeast Asian country in October jumped 22.3 percent from the same period last year, according to the latest data by the General Statistics Office of Vietnam.Tourist numbers from Germany and Spain also posted strong year-on-year growth of 20.3 percent and 19.1

In Orange County, Calif., there’s no shortage of restaurants selling bánh mì, that delicious Vietnamese sandwich of meat, pate, fresh and pickled vegetables on a crunchy baguette. The OC’s Little Saigon is home to the largest Vietnamese population outside of Vietnam. One shop in the town of Westminster stands out from the rest: It’s got an actual pop star behind the counter, a woman known as the Vietnamese Madonna.Lynda Trang Dai is certainly glamorous for a sandwich maven. She sports

The Ministry of Transport will establish a joint working group to thoroughly review and assess the current status and all stages of operation of Tan Son Nhat, the airport with the highest number of passengers in Vietnam. At a meeting to discuss solutions to improve the quality of services at HCM City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport on Monday, Lai Xuan Thanh, Director of the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV), said Tan Son Nhat Airport has become overloaded. The current infrastructure has

(Ho Chi Minh City, October 30th, 2015) – To celebrate its newest routes connecting Nha Trang with Hai Phong and Vinh with Buon Ma Thuot, Vietjet is launching a promotional campaign with fabulous fares just from VND 599,000 for a grab on Nha Trang- Hai Phong route and VND 299,000 for a grab on Vinh – Buon Ma Thuot route, respectively.The Nha Trang – Hai Phong route whose debut flight is on November 19th, 2015, is operated with a frequency of 05 return flights per week. Fights are on

President Barack Obama will be the first U.S. president to visit Laos when he attends an Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in that country next year.Deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes told a think tank audience in Washington on Wednesday that ahead of the historic visit “there is a sense of potential” in the relationship between the U.S. and Laos “for the first time in a long time.”Rhodes said an emerging partnership on development between the countries focuses on

Thousands of Chinese are moving to Laos to benefit from an expatriation bonus. But their mass use of pesticides on banana plantations has created a serious health issue, and displacement of locals has fomented anti-Chinese sentiment.BOKEO — With its casino surrounded by pseudo-Greek statues, its early century Shanghai-like neighborhood and its Beijing pagodas, the “Golden Triangle Special Economic Zone” is the most extravagant example of Chinese economic presence in northern Laos. This zone, which the Laotian government has allocated to a