Saturday, 21 January 2017

“Discovering Vietnamese Tet festival” program to open


00TetViet-BtangDtocThe program attracts some artisans across the country to review traditional arts of Vietnam.
On February 13-14, the museum will also organize cultural types of arts, including Chiêng tha (Brau); Bôông Bôông, Đing pú (Brau); Tơ rưng (Bana); Gongs and Sinus, Klong Put (Xodang/Bana); Giao duyen (Xodang/Bana) and zodiac, calligraphy, Dong Ho paintings.


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Quang Binh to promote tourism on TripAdvisor


dlquangbinhTripAdvisor is the leading travel consumer rating and review site, allowing users to set plans and book their trips. In addition, the site also provides advice from millions of tourists and choices for holidaymakers.
It creates the world’s largest tourist community with more than 375 million accesses a month and over 250 million reviews for 5.2 million hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions.


ASEAN Tourism Forum – ATF 2017 kicks off


KhaimacATF1ATF – the biggest annual event of ASEAN tourism cooperation is organized alternately among the member countries since its inauguration in Malaysia in 1981.
In 2017, the ATF with the theme “Shaping our Tourism Journey Together” is hosted in Singapore with the aim of promoting the association of the ASEAN region and utilizing opportunities to further boost the growth of ASEAN tourism.


Imperial citadel newly-excavated area opened to tourists


thanglongThe centre will display materials on Doan Mon playground and hold an exhibition on Vietnam’s imperial clothing, with 15 sets of clothes worn by Trinh Lords and Nguyen Kings.
Exhibitions on Tet (Lunar New Year) pictures, Vietnam’s heritage photos, bonsais and flowers will also be held.


Quang Ninh: border tourism thrives


ttxvn11022016mongcaiMong Cai City is one of the province’s four tourism hubs. It lured 1.6 million arrivals in 2016, and earned 1.1 trillion VND (48.4 million USD), up 52 percent and 47 percent from 2015, respectively.
In 2016, Mong Cai introduced several new tourism products, such as city tours on electric cars, cross-border tours and community-based tours to the border islands of Vinh Trung and Vinh Thuc.


Jetstar Pacific deploys online check-in service


jetstar-1Accordingly, passengers flying with Jetstar Pacific starting from Ha Noi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang City.
The service is only applicable to passengers holding Vietnamese nationality and having no luggage.
Previously, the airline also applied mobile check-in service to make customers’ flying easier, especially during the lunar New Year festival.


Traditional Tet in Ha Noi Old Quarter


tranhdangianAt Kim Ngan Communal House, visitors will study folk painting styles of northern Vietnam, including Hang Trong, Kim Hoang and Dong Ho.
At the Heritage House at 87 Ma May street, the atmosphere to welcome Tet of Ha Noi people in the past will be recreated together with photos on ancient Tet.


Minister Nguyen Ngoc Thien meets Secretary General of UNWTO


BTkyket1In his speech, Minister Nguyen Ngoc Thien spoke highly of the UNWTO’s significant support to the development of Vietnam’s tourism in recent years. He also proposed the UNWTO to enhance its assistances and cooperation with Vietnam’s tourism in the coming time. In 2016, Vietnam’s tourism achieved remarkable results, notably attracting more than 10 million international arrivals. 


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Hilton Furthers Growth In Colombia With Signing Of Hilton Bogota Corferias


HHR_BogotaCorferias_Exterior_FPHilton today announced the signing of a management agreement with Corferias to operate a new build Hilton Hotels & Resorts property in the convention and exhibition center of Bogota, Colombia.  Scheduled to open in 2018, the new 414-room Hilton Bogota Corferias will extend the company’s presence in Colombia, where Hilton currently has a portfolio of 13 operating hotels and approximately 10 under development.


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Showcasing Northern Ireland to Scottish travel professionals


REPRO FREE 19/01/2017, Glasgow, Scotland - A delegation of tourism businesses from the island of Ireland was in Glasgow this week, taking part in Tourism Ireland’s first promotion of 2017 in Scotland - a B2B workshop and networking event with key travel professionals. PIC SHOWS: (l to r) David Boyce, Tourism Ireland; Louise Curry, Fermanagh Lakeland Tourism; Cate Murdock, Hillsborough Castle; and Susan Smith, National Trust Giants Causeway at Tourism Ireland’s B2B workshop and networking event in Glasgow. Pic by Donald MacLeod (no repro fee) Further press info - Clair Balmer, Tourism Ireland 07766527719A delegation of tourism businesses from Northern Ireland was in Glasgow this week, taking part in Tourism Ireland’s first promotion of 2017 in Scotland – a B2B workshop and networking event with key travel professionals.


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Ireland is a ‘sure bet’ in Las Vegas


REPRO FREE 20/01/2017, Las Vegas – The island of Ireland was promoted as a top destination for business tourism this week, at Incentive Live in Las Vegas.  PIC SHOWS: John Hehir, Dromoland Castle; Yvonne Donohue, The Shelbourne Hotel; Marie McKown, Tourism Ireland; and Maeve O’Connor, Irish Horizons, at Incentive Live in Las Vegas. Pic – Tourism Ireland (no repro fee) Further press info – Sinéad Grace, Tourism Ireland 087 685 9027The island of Ireland was promoted as a top destination for business tourism this week, at Incentive Live in Las Vegas.

Incentive Live is one of the leading events for business tourism and incentive buyers based in North America, who will be booking global incentive travel programmes for 2017 and beyond.


Gatwick Issues Advice To British Airways, EasyJet And Virgin Atlantic Passengers On Terminal moves


Gatwick AirportGatwick Airport is advising British Airways, easyJet, and Virgin Atlantic passengers to check through which terminal they will be travelling, as it prepares to relocate these major airlines next week.


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Bombardier Remarkets 13 CRJ900 Aircraft to Regional One


BombardierBombardier Commercial Aircraft Asset Management announced today the successful remarketing of 13 previously owned CRJ900 aircraft to Regional One. Two of the aircraft were owned by Bombardier and eleven were remarketed on behalf of a third party. Eight of the 13 aircraft were delivered in 2016 and one in 2017. The remaining four are scheduled for delivery later this year.


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New Generation Trains Ordered For Lines D and E Of The SNCF Network In Île-de-France


BombardierBombardier Transportation confirms that it has received an official notice from SNCF to supply, in consortium with Alstom, 71 new trains for the RER lines D and E of the Île-de-France (greater Paris) network. This order is valued at 1.16 billion euro ($1.22 billion US) for the Alstom-Bombardier consortium. Bombardier’s share of the contract is valued at 373 million euro ($395 million US). The first trains will be delivered and enter circulation from 2021 onwards.


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