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Thua Thien –Hue wants more flights on Hue- Bangkok route
Representatives from travel agencies supported the proposal, agreeing that in the immediate future the frequency should be increased to two flights a week instead of the current two flights a month, which they said will help fully exploit the tourism potential of Hue, a world cultural heritage site.
Jetstar reported that the flights between Hue – Bangkok have an average occupancy of 70%.
However, the route has not attracted tourists who go on short tour due to low frequency, according to a Jetstar representative, who added that it is essential to increase frequency of flights to maintain the route.
Increasing frequency of Hue-Bangkok direct flights is important, and should be done this summer, said a representative of a Thai tourism agency.
Representative of travel agencies asked the province to decide flight timing and ticket price while the Phu Bai airport was asked to offer incentives to promoting travel tours in long-term.
The provincial People’s Committee assigned relevant agencies and departments to create favourable conditions for frequent flights.
The province also pledged to launch support policies for travel agencies and firms to promote their tours to attract more tourists on the Hue – Bangkok regular route.
Tax cut to boost number of efficient firms to 1 million
The Government will submit a tax reduction plan to the National Assembly (NA) this month, which aims to meet a target of increasing the number of efficient enterprises in the country to one million by 2020. Pham Dinh Thi, Director of the Ministry of Finance’s Tax Policy Department, said the tax reduction plan is part of a Government draft resolution on clearing obstacles to boost the development of enterprises, which will be tabled during the NA’s second session that starts on October 20. … chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Industrial production expands by 5.1% in four months
The increase is lower than that of the same period last year due to strong reduction in ores mining (9.7%). Growth was seen in processing and manufacturing (9.2%), electricity production and distribution (9.3%), and water supply and waste treatment (6.3%). Several industrial products registering higher growth than the previous year include garment (12.5%), motor vehicle (10.9%), food (6.4%), chemicals and pharmaceutical chemistry (4.5%), electronic and optical products and computers (4.2%) The… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Fijian man found guilty of trying to sell devices to China
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Exploring Lai Chau cuisine
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23-year-old man arrested after slashing incident at Orchard Plaza
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