Vidotour Pitches In to Clean Beach on Phu Quoc

Created: 27 February 2020

Our efforts to keep the beaches on Phu Quoc Island clean continue. Early this week the Vidotour team, joined by our guests and local partners, collected around 2 tons of rubbish off of Sao Beach. This activity is carried out in line with our responsible travel policy, not only to keep the destination attractive, but also to raise awareness of the locals on how important it is to have a green planet.

Hue Festival Postponed Due to Coronavirus Concerns

Created: 27 February 2020

The highly-anticipated Hue Festival has been postponed until later this summer and will begin on 28 August, and concluding on 2 September. The event was originally scheduled for early April, but concerns over the spread of the coronavirus led authorities to postpone the Hue Festival in the interest of public health. The first Hue Festival was organized in 2000, and it has has been held every other year since then. The event focuses on the local culture, history and art of Hue, and draws the participation of high-profile international performance troupes. 

Da Nang Fireworks Festival Canceled

Created: 27 February 2020

Local authorities have canceled the Da Nang International Fireworks Festival due to public health concerns over the spread of coronavirus. Originally scheduled over the course of a month from 1 June through 6 July, the Da Nang People’s Committee made the decision to cancel the event this year.

Ly Club Hanoi Moves to New Address

Created: 27 February 2020

The high-end dining establishment in Hanoi moved a few doors away to 12 Le Phung Hieu Street, Hoan Kiem District in Hanoi, as of 19 February. The restaurant and club remains open for breakfast, lunch and dinner seven days a week as usual. The new building is French Colonial style and can accommodate up to 300 guests. Additionally, greenery in the outdoor terrace provides a relaxing ambiance, and the Ly Club’s wine cellar is extensive. The new location is well-suited for events and celebrations as well.

Mercure Opens First Property in Southern Vietnam

Created: 27 February 2020

Accor has opened its first Mercure-branded property in southern Vietnam. The Mercure Vung Tau Resort features 80 rooms and is located near Nghinh Phong Cape in the city of Vung Tau. The new property has an all-day restaurant, along with two bars, a kids’ play zone, swimming pool and private beach. A short ride from bustling Saigon, the Mercure Vung Tau Resort is located 96km from Tan Son Nhat International Airport.

Vietnam Airlines Begins Using Widebody Aircraft Domestically; Deploys Self-Service Kiosks

Created: 27 February 2020

The national flag carrier began using widebody aircraft on the heavily traveled Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City domestic route to better meet the demands of the travel market. Vietnam Airlines along with its low-cost-carrier brand, Jetstar Pacific, currently operate nearly 40 daily flights between the two cities. The aircraft used on the Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh City route is now the widebody Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner.

Additionally, Vietnam Airlines has deployed self checking kiosks for travellers departing from Hanoi, Da Nang, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City. This is the first time that the self-service kiosks have been deployed domestically, and it is hoped that they will reduce line and wait times, especially during busy travel periods.

Vietjet Launches 5 Direct Flights to India

Created: 27 February 2020

Low-cost-carrier Vietjet has launched a series of five new routes connecting Hanoi, Da Nang, and Ho Chi Minh City with New Delhi and Mumbai in India. The new flights are slated to launch in mid May, and service will range from three to five times per week, depending on the route. Flight time for all of the new routes will be slightly over four hours.

Bamboo Airways to Launch New International Flights; Increases Service Domestically

Created: 27 February 2020

Vietnam’s newest airline has announced that it will launch international service connecting Vietnam and the Czech Republic, Hanoi and Incheon, South Korea, as well as Hanoi and Kaohsiung, Taiwan. No dates for initial flights have been released as of this time. 

Additionally, on 15 February, Bamboo Airways increased the number of daily flights between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to 36, up from the 18-20 it had previously. The airline now has a fleet of 28 aircraft and has completed nearly 20,000 flights since its operations began in January of 2019.

New Taiwan-Da Nang Flight Launched

Created: 27 February 2020

Taipei-based StarLux Airlines inaugurated the service on 23 January, and is offering daily service between the two destinations. Da Nang is focused on launching new flights and promoting tourism after seeing a 30 percent increase in visitors last year.

Formula One Track and Grandstands Named

Created: 27 February 2020

Hanoi will host the nation’s first Formula One race event in April, and as construction of the facilities is nearing completion, the names for the track and grandstands have been revealed. The track is named after Hanoi, and the main grandstand is named Thang Long, the old name of Hanoi. The other grandstands have been named after other cities and destinations around the country and are: Hai Phong, Ha Long, Hue, Da Nang, Nha Trang, Sai Gon, Can Tho and Phu Quoc.

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