Rex Hotel runs summer promotion

Rex Hotel runs summer promotion

The five-star Rex Hotel Saigon under the umbrella of Saigontourist Holding Company is offering a wide range of attractive promotions this summer. At the corner of Nguyen Hue and Le Loi boulevards in downtown HCMC, Rex has 286 rooms, including 97 suites and one…

Delightful veggie restaurant in HCMC

Delightful veggie restaurant in HCMC

With summer sizzling away, let’s cool down with some green selections at a vegetarian restaurant that is almost in downtown Saigon but is sheltered from the hustle and bustle. Situated in a small alley off Vo Van Tan Street, the three-story Prem Bistro &…

Gastronomic tourism could cook up a storm in Vietnam

Gastronomic tourism could cook up a storm in Vietnam

Experts have identified Vietnam’s distinctive cuisine as one of the major strengths of the country’s tourism, and said that this should be tapped more as an attraction alongside Vietnam’s beautiful landscapes and valuable heritage. Vietnamese food varies vibrantly from region to region, due to…

Hanoi’s old quarter street food

Hanoi’s old quarter street food

Cha Ca La Vong (fried fish), Bun Cha Hang Manh (rice noodle with grilled pork), Banh Duc Le Ngoc Han (cake made from ground rice and peanuts) and Banh Cuon Hang Ga (steamed rice pancakes rolled with pork and mushroom) are just a few…

TripAdvisor – Hanoi among top 10 world’s best destinations

TripAdvisor – Hanoi among top 10 world’s best destinations

TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site, has announced its 2015 Travelers’ Choice has announced its 2015 Travelers’ Choice awards for Destinations. This year’s awards honour 469 top travel destinations worldwide including lists for Africa, Asia, Australia, Canada, Caribbean, Central America, Europe, China, Middle East,…

Vietnam to require two people in cockpit

Vietnam to require two people in cockpit

Vietnam’s aviation authority will intensify supervision of pilots and require at least two people to be in the cockpit at all times on local flights after revelations about the final minutes of the Germanwings Airbus that crashed in the French Alps on March 24….

Vietjet offers 3,000 free tickets for Seoul – Hanoi route

Vietjet offers 3,000 free tickets for Seoul – Hanoi route

The low-cost airline Vietjet is offering 3,000 free air tickets for one of its newest international routes: Hanoi – Seoul. The program will run from 12 noon to 2pm (Vietnam time) from March 9-14. The travel period will last from March 20 to October…

Phu Quoc named world’s 8th best honeymoon spot

Phu Quoc named world’s 8th best honeymoon spot

Phu Quoc Island has been ranked eighth in a list of 20 best honeymoon destinations by Rough Guides, a leading British publisher of travel and reference information. It has been slotted behind Treasure Beach (Jamaica), Santorini (Greece), Buenos Aires (Argentina), Kwazulu-Natal (South Africa), Venice…

A floating market inside a modern city

A floating market inside a modern city

When it comes to floating markets, people will immediately think of the peaceful Mekong Delta where southerners attach their rustic lives to boats and waterways. But in a noisy and dynamic Saigon, there are still some floating markets existing along Binh Dong Wharf and…

Vietnam’s Phu Quoc named among top honeymoon places

Vietnam’s Phu Quoc named among top honeymoon places

British popular travel site Rough Guides has named Vietnam’s biggest island Phu Quoc among the world’s best honeymoon destinations. The top-20 list describes the country’s southern island as one of the most appealing honeymoon islands among abundant candidates in Asia. Tourism development has not…