Air flies to Luang Prabang
Vietnam Airlines will
expand its service in Laos to Luang Prabang beginning in late October.
The Vietnamese carrier
will run four weekly flights between Ha Noi and Luang Prabang on Mondays,
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Flights will depart from
Ha Noi at 16:55 and arrive in Luang Prabang at 18:25. Return trips will leave
Luang Prabang at 19:05 and reach Ha Noi at 20:25.
The one-way ticket costs
between US$100 and $150.
Luang Prabang, Laos’
number one tourist spot, will be Vietnam Airlines’ second destination in the
country, adding to the carrier’s service already linking both Ha Noi and HCM
City to the Laotian capital of Vientiane.
Nam 7th on Thai tourist top 10
Thailand has again put
Viet Nam on the country’s list of top 10 Asian tourism markets.
Though last week’s coup
has resulted in the cancellations of many tour and hotel bookings, Vietnamese
still rank 7th amongst the top ten most frequent Asian visitors to Thailand.
executive director of public relations and advertising at the Thai tourism
authority, named Viet Nam behind Japan, South Korea, Singapore, the Chinese
mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Earlier this year Thailand
aimed to receive 250,000 Vietnamese visitors in 2006, 50,000 more than last
flows at City Oktoberfest
The Windsor Plaza Hotel
and the German Business Association will hold HCM City’s 2006 Oktoberfest from
October 4 to 8.
HCM City’s 15th
Oktoberfest is expected to be the largest beer-fest in Asia. Hundreds of barrels
of imported Krombacher draft beer and thousands of bottles of Schneider Weisse
beer will be served during the five-day celebration.
The nightly festivities at
he hotel will be accompanied by live music from the Notenhoblers Band.
Hoa countryside tours
The Khanh Hoa Province
Tourism Department has launched four new countryside tours to Dien Khanh
The tours aim to better
promote the province’s beautiful pagodas, temples, and traditional handicraft
The excursions will take
tourists to Thien Loc and Suoi Do pagodas, Phu Loc Temple, rural markets, a rice
paper making cottage and others scenic spots.
Air to resume Da Nang service
Thai Airways International
Public Company is considering resuming its service to the central city of Da
Nang next year.
The carrier may operate
three weekly flights between Bangkok and Da Nang to meet the rising demand for
air travel between the two countries.
General manager of Thai
Airways in Viet Nam, Nond Kalinta, said the airline expects that some 60 per
cent of the passengers on the Da Nang flights would be leisure travellers. Thai
Airways’ Bangkok-Da Nang service was suspended two years ago due to poor
sales. — VNS