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Vietnamese community based-tourism honoured at ASEAN tourism forum
Eight community-based tourism models were honoured at the recent ASEAN tourism forum (ATF) in Singapore.
ASEAN community-based tourism awards were presented to the Pom Coong village in Mai Chau town, Mai Chau district, Hoa Binh province; Thanh Toan Cau Ngoi in Thanh Thuy commune, Huong Thuy town, Thua Thien – Hue province; and Triem Tay in Dien Phuong commune, Dien Ban district, Quang Nam province.
Homestay ASEAN awards were presented to Ta Van Giay Homestay in Ta Van hamlet, Sa Pa town, Lao Cai province; Homestay Mai Hich in Mai Hich commune, Mai Chau district, Hoa Binh province; Homestay Hoa Ninh in Ninh Hoa commune, Long Ho district, Vinh Long province, along with Homestay Dao in Nam Dam hamlet, Quan Ba district, Ha Giang province; and Homestay Thanh Nam in Cam Chau ward, Hoi An city, Quang Nam province.
Vietnam will host the 2019 ATF, the 39th edition of this event since its inauguration in Malaysia.
Kenya to restructure national carrier in a month: tourism minister
[/i]An elephant walks out of a swamp in front of tourists in Amboseli National park, Kenya, August 8, 2015. Picture taken August 8, 2015. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic/File PhotoBy Duncan MiririNAIROBI (Reuters) - Restructuring loss-making carrier Kenya Airways will take a month, the government said on Wednesday, appealing to pilots to withdraw a strike notice and join discussions.Tourism Minister Najib Balala, who sits in a cabinet sub-committee tasked with reviving the partly state-owned airline,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Rescue of Hoang Anh Gia Lai group stirs strong debate
Will the government agreeing to save Hoang Anh Gia Lai Group, which has been bogged down in difficulties, two scenarios are possible. The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has sent a document to ask Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s opinion about the debt restructuring to be applied to Hoang Anh Gia Lai. Two important points were mentioned in the document. First, the central bank plans not to change Hoang Anh Gia Lai’s debt classification for some important loans provided by 11 commercial banks,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Report: Workers trapped in mine collapse in southeast Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish media reports say a copper mine in southeast Turkey has collapsed, trapping a number of workers inside.The private Dogan news agency says the mine, located near the town of Sirvan, in Siirt province caved in on Thursday. Several ambulances and rescue teams were dispatched to the area.The cause for the collapse wasn't immediately known. World - Yahoo News chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Tourism Week for Tet in Dong Thap
VietNamNet Bridge – The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Dong Thap will organise its first ever Tourism Week in Sa Dec City on January 7-14. Beautiful blooms: A farmer waters her flowers in Dong Thap Province’s Sa Dec City. — VNA/VNS Photo Called “A Place Where Four Seasons Blossom,” it will be part of Sa Dec’s annual spring flower festival to welcome Tet (Lunar New Year), which falls on January 28 next year.The week will seek to popularise images of local landscapes and people,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
VIB to get listed on UPCoM in 2017
The Vietnam International Bank (VIB) is implementing procedures to get listed on UPCoM early next year instead of 2018 as previously planned. The bank's representatives said that getting listed on UPCoM will increase its value for the VIB investors, owing to its good liquidity.The bank said it has completed procedures to increase its charter capital to VND5.644 trillion (US$251.96 million), as approved by the State Securities Commission and the State Bank of Viet Nam.In April, at the VIB… chat_bubble_outline Read More...