Kaoshiung-HCM City direct flights launched
Taiwan carrier Mandarin Airlines has launched direct Kaoshiung-HCM City service on four weekly flights on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.
The return Kaoshiung-HCM City trip costs US$360. The carrier will make the service daily beginning July 15.
TransViet Travel, the carrier’s general agent in HCM City, said the sharp increase in bookings for the Kaoshiung-HCM City flights, which was launched by the carrier in late 2006, has resulted in Mandarin Airlines’ decision to launch the new Kaoshiung-HCM City service.
Nghe An celebrates 100th anniversary of Cua Lo
Nghe An province opened a tourism festival on May 2, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Cua Lo Town, the province’s tourism hub.
The festival, which begins the local fishing season with hopes of favourable rain and wind in the province, includes a boat race, a beach volleyball tournament, a football tournament for children and a tennis competition.
Cua Lo Town has now 202 hotels, including the four-star Sai Gon-Kim Lien Hotel and the three-star Xanh Hotel.
Japan Airlines to increase number of HCM City flights
Japan Airlines will add a Saturday flight between Tokyo and HCM City beginning June 2 in response to popular demand.
JAL currently offers five flights per week between the two cities on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursday, Fridays, and Sundays. Including code shares, JAL will offer 35 flights per week on six routes between Japan and Viet Nam, serving four cities in Japan and Ha Noi and HCM City in Viet Nam.
Last month JAL increased the number of flights on the Tokyo – Ha Noi sector from two to three per week.
Long holidays bring bumper tourism crop
Last week’s long holidays celebrating the Hung Kings, Liberation Day and Labour Day brought about a strong increase in the number of local inbound and outbound tourist.
HCM City-based Fiditourist said it catered to 8,500 tourists on domestic and outbound tours, up 22 per cent year-on-year, while Saigontourist Travel Service Company served about 6,600 tourists, up 20 per cent.
From April 28 to May 1, around 135,000 tourists visited Quang Ninh Province’s Ha Long City, resulting in a 100 per cent occupancy rate in the city’s 7,800 rooms.
Dinh Hai, director of Quang Nam Province’s Department of Tourism, said that his province received 10,000 tourists over the holidays and that all hotels in Hoi An town reported full or over 90 per cent occupancy. — VNS
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