Vietnam Named World’s Best Golf Destination

Created: 10 December 2019

 For the first time ever, Vietnam received the World's Best Golf Destination for 2019 award. The awards were presented in late October at the World Golf Awards in the UAE. Vietnam currently has over 30 golf courses built to international standards, and this number is set to increase to 60 by the end of 2020.

Saigon to Host International Music Festival

Created: 10 December 2019

The southern metropolis will host the Ho Chi Minh City International Music Festival, or HOZO, from 13-15 December. A variety of genres will be represented, and artists from France, Belgium, Spain, Russia, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Greece, Cuba and Vietnam will be represented. The festival will be organized on Nguyen Hue’s pedestrian street in the city centre.

Hanoi Adds Destinations to Double-Decker Bus Tour

Created: 10 December 2019

The popular hop on, hop off double-decker buses in the capital have added three stops to the city tour: Nha Chung, Nha Tho, and Hang Trong. The buses already stop by some of the most popular destinations in the city, including Hoan Kiem Lake, the Hanoi Opera House, and the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.

Myanmar Airways International to add 10th International Destination

Created: 10 December 2019

The airway will add direct nonstop service to Seoul, South Korea starting in December. Myanmar Airways International will offer service four times per week on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday. The route is slated to be served by a 144-seat Airbus A319.

Authorities Approve Plan for Airport in Sapa

Created: 10 December 2019

The Ministry of Transport has approved a plan to build a new airport 80km from the mountain destination of Sapa in northwest Vietnam. The airport will serve both military and civilian purposes, and will be large enough to accommodate aircraft such as the Airbus A320 and Boeing 737. The approved airport plan will be large enough to accommodate 3 million passengers per year.

Vietnam Airlines Welcomes 100th Aircraft; Launches Da Nang-Quang Ninh Service

Created: 10 December 2019

The national flag carrier held a ceremony on 22 October to mark the occasion of receiving their 100th aircraft. The aircraft is Vietnam Airlines’ third Boeing 787-10, and is the largest aircraft operating in Vietnam, and the airline is set to receive five more in the future.

 

Vietnam Airlines also launched a new service on 1 November connecting Da Nang and Van Don in Quang Ninh Province. The service will be offered three times per week, on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Service will be provided by the Airbus A321 aircraft.

Bamboo Airways Takes Delivery of Three New Aircraft

Created: 10 December 2019

Vietnam’s newest airline recently took delivery of three new aircraft to its fleet: the Airbus A320neo, A320-200 and Boeing’s 787-9 Dreamliner. Of the three new aircraft, only the A320neo is currently flying for Bamboo Airways. The 2 Airbus A320-200s have not yet begun flying for the airline, and the two Boeing 787-9s are finalizing paperwork before they can begin operations.

RV Kanee Pandaw to Ply the Irrawaddy 

Created: 10 December 2019

Cruise ship operator Pandaw has announced the completion of its newest vessel: The RV Kanee Pandaw. With 14 staterooms and and open saloon area for guests, the vessel has a draft of only 80cm, making it ideal for sailing the waters of the Irrawaddy and other rivers in upper Myanmar. The vessel embarked on its first voyage on 18 November, from Yangon to Mandalay, a 14-day cruise. The RV Kanee Pandaw will also offer a 10-day cruise downriver from Mandalay to Yangon.

Pearl Resort Now Open on Koh Rong Sanloem

Created: 10 December 2019

The newly-opened property is located on the island of Koh Rong Sanloem approximately 40km off the coast of Sihanoukville. The Pearl Resort has 15 bungalow rooms across three classes, features free wifi throughout the property, and has an ocean-view swimming pool as well.

Mane Harhiharalaya Welcoming Guests in Siem Reap

Created: 10 December 2019

In a soft opening phase since last year, the property is now officially open and welcoming guests. The five-star property located near Siem Reap boasts 34 villas set in a peaceful area of the local countryside. Surrounded by rice paddies, lakes and old-growth trees, Mane Harhiharalaya is positioning itself as a destination for guests who want the ultimate in peaceful relaxation.

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