Vietnam Extends Visa Waiver Program for 8 Countries

Created: 30 January 2020

The nation of Vietnam will extend its visa waiver program for the citizens of eight countries through 31 December, 2022. Passport-holders from Russia, Japan, South Korea, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Belarus are eligible to visit Vietnam with no visa requirement if up to 15 days. The visa waiver program for citizens from these countries has been in effect since 2015.

Destinations in Central Vietnam Named Destinations to Watch

Created: 30 January 2020

World Travel Magazine has named several locales in central Vietnam as destinations to watch in 2020. Specifically, the publication noted Dong Hoi, My Son, Hoi An, Hue and Da Nang as destinations. World Travel noted that these destinations offer a wide range of experiences, from natural beauty to history to incredible cuisine.

Entrance Fee to Beng Mealea Now Included with Angkor

Created: 30 January 2020

As of 26 December, 2019, entrance fees to Angkor Wat and nearby sites include access to Beng Mealea. Located around 40km from Angkor Wat, much of Beng Mealea is still in ruins or overrun by jungle, giving the destination a different and mysterious feel. It is hoped that the new policy will attract more visitors to Beng Mealea.

Kulen Elephant Forest Now Open in Cambodia

Created: 30 January 2020

The elephants that previously carried visitors at Angkor Wat have all been relocated to a protected forest near Kulen Mountain. The Kulen Elephant Forest is home to 75 previously captive elephants that are now free to roam and freely interact with each other. Guests to the preserve can observe the magnificent creatures in nature, while also helping support this amazing initiative.

O’Gallery Lotus Cruise Ceases Operations

Created: 30 January 2020

The company offering cruises on Ha Long Bay announced that it ceased operations on 12 January, 2020. All bookings after this date will have to be moved to other cruise operators. Please contact your travel consultant if you have any concerns regarding this matter.

Tirant Hotel to Close for Renovations

Created: 30 January 2020

The property in Hanoi will close for renovations from 5 May to 5 August. The dates are approximate and renovations may take longer or be completed in a shorter time frame, according to the property. After the renovations are complete, the Tirant Hotel is planning to have a more elegant look and feel for guests.

Senna Hue: New Property in Central Location

Created: 30 January 2020

The newly-opened property is located in downtown Hue within walking distance to such destinations as the Perfume River, the Dong Ba Market and the Imperial Citadel. Featuring 129 rooms across five categories, as well as an outdoor pool, restaurant, bar and meeting space, the property is emerging as a new option for visitors to the city of Hue. The property’s spa and gym are slated for opening soon.

Hoi An Ancient House Village Opens Expansion

Created: 30 January 2020

Located in the countryside outside of Hoi An, yet only 2km from the historic Old Quarter, the property recently completed an expansion, bringing the total number of rooms, suites and villas up to 108, up from 60. The expansion includes the addition of two, two-bedroom villas with private plunge pools as well. Known for its charming design and great service, the property as also added two additional F&B outlets and a second outdoor pool round out the extensive expansion. Free bicycles for guests as well as a free shuttle bus make Hoi An Ancient House an attractive choice for visitors to the area.

Le Pavillion Hoi An Open for Guests

Created: 30 January 2020

Situated in a convenient location 1.5km from Hoi An’s historic Old Quarter, as well as 1.5km from An Bang Beach, the property is the newest from the Le Pavillion Group which specializes in properties in and around Hoi An. Le Pavillion Hoi An Paradise Hotel & Spa features 50 rooms, as well as a cafe, restaurant, complimentary bicycle rental and a shuttle bus.

5-Star Properties Now Open in Cam Ranh

Created: 30 January 2020

The Movenpick Resort Cam Ranh and Radisson Blu Resort Cam Ranh, both 5-star properties, are now open along Long Beach, located south of Nha Trang. The two properties combined offer nearly 1000 rooms with stunning ocean views and pristine beach access. The design of the Movenpick was influenced by local fishing villages, while the Radisson took inspiration from historic Cham architecture in the region.

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