Visitors at the HCM City Travel Fair last year. (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) - The annual Ho Chi Minh City Travel Fair will be held virtually for the first time from December 4 to 25, according to the city Department of Tourism . It will be held on websites of the fair, the department at www.visithcmc.vn, e-commerce site Shopee, and Traveloka app, Le Truong Hien Hoa, deputy director of the department, said. The festival, with the theme ‘Safe destinations- Fantastic itineraries’ this year and organised jointly with the HCM City Tourism Association, is aimed at reviving tourism as the country seeks to safely adapt to COVID. It will have more than 100 stalls put up by travel and tourism businesses and the tourism sectors of 27 cities and provinces, offering local travel products at discounted prices. Nguyen Thi Khanh, chairwoman of the HCM City Tourism Association, said travel firms will offer attractive discounts to revive demand after the COVID-related travel … [Read more...] about HCM City Travel Fair to take place virtually this month
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The list was compiled by London-based luggage storage company Bounce, which analyzed the world's 250 most popular beach destinations from a variety of travel sources before narrowing the selection down to 100. Each spot was evaluated based on a number of factors: water temperature, weather, average hotel price, number of restaurants and bars, and number of Instagram hashtags. Mui Ne scored 5.84 points out of 10. "Out of all the top 10 best beach destinations, the only one with average hotel prices under $55 per night is Mui Ne," Bounce revealed. A night's stay at a hotel in Mui Ne costs around $54.12 on average. Fishing boats along Mui Ne beach. Photo by VnExpress/Kim Cuong The town has average temperatures of 26.5 degrees Celsius and boasts 247 restaurants and bars. According to Bounce, there were 36,700 #Mui Ne tags posted on Instagram. Mui Ne enjoys a tropical climate all year round and has become a favorite tourist destination among Russian tourists in … [Read more...] about Mui Ne among world’s top 10 beach destinations
A promotional video themed Vietnamese marvelous landscapes was thrilling the passers-by as they walked through Times Square in New York City. The promotional video was shown on a large-format LED screen on the facade of the Thompson Reuters building at the prestigious Times Square, New York, USA on the evening of December 2 (the morning of December 3, Vietnam time). The marvelous landscapes of Vietnam was thrilling the passers-by as they walked through Times Square in New York City. Photo: Vietnam Airlines Times Square is famous as the busiest intersection in the world with an average of more than 330,000 people passing through each day. The Thompson Reuters building is one of the icons of the square with a large 700 square meter outdoor LED screen on its facade.. The video displayed the most famous tourist attractions of Vietnam, including the mysterious Son Doong cave, vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, the unique Golden Bridge - Da Nang, the magnificent Ha Long … [Read more...] about The image of Vietnam appears on Times Square
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has asked local authorities to strengthen surveillance to discover Covid-19 cases and any abnormal signs of clusters as a new coronavirus variant called Omicron has emerged. The World Health Organisation (WHO) on November 25, 2021 reported that the coronavirus variant it has named Omicron (B.1.1.529) was discovered in several African countries, such as South Africa and Botswana. The first patient was a 30-year-old man in South Africa. He had fatigue, body aches with a minor headache, and itching, but no sore throat, cough or loss of taste. According to scientists, the Omicron variant has 32 mutations in spike glycoprotein and is the most mutated of the SARS-CoV-2 viruses. It is predicted to spread faster than Delta. Omicron cases have been discovered on several continents. Though epidemiologists think that it’s too late to impose travel restrictions to prevent Omicron from spreading globally, many countries have banned passengers from the … [Read more...] about What will Vietnam do to cope with the Omicron variant?
The route is expected to make a turning point in the process of building a green mass transit network. The first electric bus service route of Hanoi’s mass transit network started rolling, marking a milestone of the city and Vingroup in contribution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in traffic. The first electric bus line is underway in Hanoi. Photo: VinBus Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Manh Quyen on December 2 said the route is a highlight of the capital city’s urban transport in 2021, creating a turning point in the process of building a green mass transit network. The fare policy applied by VinBus Ecology Transport Service is the same as diesel or gasoline bus lines with ticket prices ranging from VND7,000 (US$0.3)-VND9,000 ($0.4) depending on the distance traveled. The monthly pass is between VND55,000 ($2.4) and VND200,000 ($8.7). The elderly, people with meritorious services, people with … [Read more...] about First electric bus route opened in the capital city
AAA Insurance currently has 112.26 million shares, of which BCG now owns 79.7 million shares and BCG Financial owns 10.8 million shares, equivalent to 71 and 9.64 per cent ownership. With a total ownership of 80.64 per cent, Bamboo Capital Group has replaced IAGas the largest shareholder of AAA Insurance. According to Pham Minh Tuan, vice chairman of Bamboo Capital Group, this deal marks the official entry of BCG into the Vietnam insurance market. “It is our long-term vision to build up a solid base for the financial sector to develop four strategic spearheads, which are insurance, banking, fintech, and securities services. We also intend to continue improving the service quality of AAA Insurance and expand to the life insurance segment in the near future,” said Tuan. From September 2021, BCG has expanded the group's activities into the financial services sector by establishing BCG Financial JSC. BCG Financial is the fifth strategic business segment of Bamboo Capital Group … [Read more...] about Bamboo Capital Group completed acquisition of 80.64 per cent share of AAA Insurance