The online music marathon will take place from 4 pm to 10 pm on May 30. The programme will draw the participation of many famous singers, including My Linh, Quang Dung, Phan Manh Quynh and Uyen Linh as well as directors Le Hoang and Viet Tu and journalist Diem Quynh. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia May 29
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A senior EVNNPT official who did not want to be named told local media that domestic experts were being hired for these projects as short-term solutions, but in the long run foreign experts were a must as contracts demand that they be hired to maintain and operate key equipments. … [Read more...] about Major projects face delays as Covid-19 blocks foreign experts
Miss Earth 2018 Nguyen Phuong Khanh wears an ao dai made from chirimen, a traditional Japanese silk, designed by veteran designer Vo Viet Chung of HCM City. — Photo from designer’s Facebook page The collection features 30 áo dài designs, mostly in retro colours such as black, dark green and midnight blue that are used in ceremonies. The clothes feature images of flowers and plants. … [Read more...] about Designers introduce ao dai collections in HCM City
Hanoi (VNA) – Indonesia is planning to reopen Bali to tourists while Cambodia and Thailand have moved to increase border control to prevent further COVID-19 transmission. Indonesia’s popular holiday destination Bali is expected to resume tourism activities soon. Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Wishnutama Kusubandio said on May 28 that Bali is one of the Indonesian provinces that could be allowed to reopen to international visitors. Bali Vice Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati also stated earlier that his province is ready to carry out requirements to become a safe destination for foreign tourists after the pandemic. The Nusa Dua area of Bali is set to be the pilot area for the “new normal” scenario in the tourism sector as proposed by hotel and restaurant groups in the province. Last week, the local administration discussed this issue with tourism businesses and provincial agencies to issue new health protocols to ensure safety for … [Read more...] about Indonesia considers tourism resumption, Cambodia, Thailand tighten border control
The wild discounting of accommodations is a trend we’re seeing particularly with Hoi An homestays and budget accommodations. This is helping local businesses bring in basic income. When it comes to 4- and 5-star resorts and hotels, the trend of discounting is also a good way to attract domestic travelers, though this could lead to a reduction in service quality as businesses work to keep costs under control. … [Read more...] about How should Vietnam prepare for post-pandemic tourism recovery?