Vietnam Travel News

Moves to restructure the burdensome state sector could spur more corruption, predatory capitalism, experts say A Vietnam Airlines’ Airbus A330-200 landing at the central city Da Nang’s airport.  The Vietnamese government has chalked out concrete plans to privatize a number of major state-owned enterprises – including national carrier Vietnam [...]

( Saudia Arabian Airlines (Saudia) is finalizing its preparations for the launch of its nonstop flights from Saudi Arabia to Los Angeles. The flights from Riyadh and Jeddah to the second largest city in the USA will be the fastest, most direct link between Saudi Arabia and the western region of the USA when the [...]

When China sneezes, the world catches pneumonia, as recent stock market gyrations seem to indicate. But some Asian countries have inoculated themselves against being overwhelmed by the Chinese dragon, and the best examples of how emerging markets countries are able to succeed lie in Southeast Asia. Thailand and Vietnam, both members of the Association [...]

Garuda Indonesia will join the SkyTeam airline alliance next month, boosting the group’s membership to 20 airlines. Garuda will be the seventh SkyTeam airline in Australian skies alongside China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Delta, Korean Air and Vietnam Airlines. “Garuda Indonesia’s domestic and growing [...]

MEXICO CITY, Feb. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Grupo Aeromexico, S.A.B. de C.V. (“Aeromexico”) (BMV: AEROMEX), the largest global airline in Mexico, today announced its unaudited results for the fourth quarter and full year 2013. FOURTH QUARTER 2013 RESULTS The Group reported a 71.8% increase [...]

Asia-Pacific is becoming the world’s biggest air transport market and the recent boom of low-cost carriers in the region heralds a structural shift that will see single-aisle sales mushroom in this predominantly widebody territory. So say Airbus and Boeing, who foresee a surge in narrowbody business in parallel with continuing strength in widebody sales. In [...]

Quang Ninh authorities have revoked the business license of a tourism company in Hanoi for abandoning more than 100 Chinese tourists in Ha Long Bay. Dao Le Trung, chief inspector of the province’s Culture, Sports and Tourism Department told Tuoi Tre newspaper that Hanoi-based Khang Thai Tourism and Trading Company had [...]

  A performance of traditional music organized by a travel business at the 2013 Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Festival Day / PHOTO: HUU THANG The lack of cooperation among Vietnamese agencies is worsening the already poor and ineffective promotion of the country’s tourism. Last month it was [...]

Vietnam Airlines is reconciled to a lower market share Vietnam Airlines expects its market share to drop this year but profits will rise, news website thoibaokinhtesaigon reported. In its business proposals for this year, which it submitted to the Ministry of Transport, it expects its domestic market share [...]

VIETNAMESE inbound tour operators have identified Muslim tourism as an emerging niche segment, especially with the rising spending power of Muslim travellers in South-east Asia and across the globe.    Direct air links recently established by Middle Eastern carriers as well as Turkish Airlines, in addition to Vietnam Airlines’ four-times-weekly Jakarta-Ho Chi Minh [...]