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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

(TITC) – Recently, website telegraph.co.uk (UK) listed the 25 best destinations for winter sun with breath-taking natural landscapes and luxury beach resorts. According to Telegraph, Viet Nam, ranked 23rd, is one of the Far East’s most fabled destinations – renowned for Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City – and is also increasingly equipped with luxury beach resorts. Many places are worth a try such as venturing to the limestone karsts of Ha Long Bay; discovering Son Doong cave, visiting Hoi

This January, a direct international flight from Guangzhou, China to Phu Quoc Island in the southern Kien Giang Province will be created to meet the increasing demand of Chinese tourists who want to visit the island. Huynh Quang Hung, deputy chairman of the Phu Quoc’s People’s Committee, said the committee has been working with the Phu Quoc International Airport and China Southern Airlines to implement the new route. The two partners agreed on three flights per week from Guangzhou to Phu Quoc

HANOI, 13 November 2015: Vietnam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism projects tourism will become the country’s key economic driver by 2020. VietnamNet Bridge media quoted tourism minister, Hoang Tuan Anh, saying that with the growth in international visitors at 7.2% a year and 5.3% for domestic visitors, tourism will become the main economic driver by 2020. Vietnam is projected to welcome 10 to 10.5 million international tourists and 47 to 48 million domestic tourists by 2020, with total revenue reaching USD18

Kien Giang authorities have pledged to prevent rip-offs and harassment of tourists next year when the province hosts the country’s biggest tourism event, media reports said Monday. Tran Chi Dung, director of the Mekong Delta province’s Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, gave the assurance at a press conference on “the 2016 National Tourism Year.” To open on April 30 and run until year-end, the annual event is expected to boost the number of visitors to Kien Giang’s main attraction, Phu Quoc

SIEM REAP The Authority for the Protection and Management of Angkor and the Region of Siem Reap (APSARA) reports 1.67 million international tourists visited Angkor temples, January to October, a 2% increase compared to the same period last year. Khmer Times reported ticket sales to foreign tourists visiting the Angkor Wat Temple complex reached USD47.68 million in the first 10 months of this year, up 0.62% year-on-year. In October alone, the temple attracted 153,308 tourists, generating revenue ofUSD4.38 million. China, South Korea,