The Sofitel Legend Metropole Ha Noi, Park Hyatt Sai Gon and The Nam Hai in the historic town of Hoi An have been included on a list of 500 hotels in the 2012 Traveller + Leisure 500 list. This marks the first time that Nam Hai has been placed on the list. The T + L 500 list will be published next months in a 12-page spread in Travel + Leisure. The criteria included rooms, location, service, cuisine and value.
Lao Dong (Labour)
Celebrations planned for National Tourism Year
The National Tourism Year 2013 will be organised from January 6, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism. The northern city of Hai Phong and the Hong (Red) River Delta have been chosen to organise the National Tourism Year 2013.
During the year, a Hong (Red) River Delta Tourism and Culture Week will be held. The tourism year's main aim is to attract more tourists to the region and to increase tourism co-operation between provinces and cities.
Tin Tuc (News)
IT sector faces large labour shortage
The Ministry of Information and Communications said Viet Nam needed 1 million labourers working in the information technology sector to meet the Government's target of developing the sector by 2020. However, training for potential staff has not been up to standard. Workers often have poor IT skills and low English-language proficiency.
Moreover, the number of students enrolled to study IT has been falling. Information technology faculties of universities said they had enrolled only 85 per cent of their admission targets.
Nhan Dan (The People)
Sai Gon station sells remaining Tet train tickets
HCM City's main train station began selling 20,000 tickets at the station for the Tet holiday. These are the remaining unsold tickets on the train station's website .
The station said these tickets were mostly for trips from HCM City to Ha Noi. At least 2,000 of them are two-way tickets. Customers can SMS a message to 8405 and send information about their purchases to avoid queuing while buying tickets.
Tuoi Tre (Youth)