First direct flight route between Jakarta, HCMC opened
Asia’s largest low-cost airline AirAsia officially launched a direct flight route between the Indonesian capital of Jakarta and HCMC on October 9.
Vietnam Airlines launches Hanoi-Fukuoka direct route
On October 9 the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines opened a direct route linking Hanoi and Fukuoka City in Japan’s southern Kyushu Island.
International, domestic flights to be increased
National carrier Vietnam Airlines (VA) announced an increase on many international and domestic routes from October 25 this year to March 27 next year in response to increasing demand.
Vacations for fall and winter   (Sep 28, 2009)
Vacations for fall and winter
In order that more people can access a fall holiday, IKO Travel, under the management of Saigontourist Travel Service Company, has launched new tours with attractive prices to coastal destinations with five-star resorts.
Lion-Oktoberfest swears many interests
Oktoberfest is a cultural festival that takes place in Germany each October. In Vietnam, the festival has been held annually in recent years and has drawn the attention of Germans and other Westerners living and working in Vietnam.
RV La Marguerite starts first cruise through Vietnam, Cambodia
The RV La Marguerite river cruise ship started its first cruise from Saigon Port in HCMC, taking tourists through destinations on the Mekong River route between Vietnam and Cambodia.
Saigontourist launches tour to Singapore for Formula 1
Saigontourist Travel Service Company has just launched a new package tour to Singapore offering tourists the chance to watch the Formula 1 Singtel Singapore Grand Prix 2009 that will take place in the island country this weekend.
Enjoying Mekong Delta tide-water specialty
In September and October, or so called tide-water season in the Mekong Delta, linh fish, a specialty of the Mekong Delta, make their annual appearance on the rivers where they drift lazily and wait to be caught.
Vespa tour arranged for foreign tourists
Saigontourist Travel Service Co. on Wednesday arranged a special tour for 25 foreign tourists from Tetra Pak Company to explore attractions in the city on old-fashioned Vespa scooters.
Vietnam Airlines offers an airfare discount of 60-70%
Vietnam Airlines has offered an airfare discount of 60-70% on all flights from October 1, 2009 to January 3, 2010, said Nguyen Thi Minh Yen, Director of the Vietnam Airlines office in the Southern region on September 16.
Honeymoon tour to Phu Quoc Island
Honeymoons are known as a time for romance and stunning beaches are often suggested as ideal places for this special voyage. Therefore, tours operators are always offering honeymoon tours together with attractive services which are luring more and more local and foreign tourists.
Victoria Chau Doc waves travelers to ox racing
Victoria Chau Doc Hotel will present the fun-filled “Ox Race Day” during the region’s annual Khmer Dolta Festival from September 17-19.
Traveling in the autumn season   (Sep 13, 2009)
Traveling in the autumn season
With a series of tours for the autumn, Ben Thanh Tourist wants to promote destinations in the North for southern people who may not know about the beauty of the fall. The tour operator has recommended Hanoi and Sapa as suitable areas for visitors.
Five-star hotels offer half price for Vietnamese guests
Three more five-star hotels have joined a week-old special program of discounting room rates by around 50% for Vietnamese guests to attract Vietnamese people to stay in high-end hotels, bringing the number of hotels in the program to nine.
Lower fares for early-booked train tickets
From September 15 to December 15, passengers who buy the Hanoi-HCMC train tickets will enjoy fare reduction of up to 20% per a ticket. The price for return tickets will be slashed by 20% for both ways.