Vietnam 

Vietjet joins 2019 Taipei Tourism Expo, offering ticket promotion – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A Vietjet’s booth at the Taipei Tourism Expo in Taiwan. — VNS Photo TAIPEI — Vietjet is offering 200,000 promotional tickets at zero dong from now until next Monday to mark its participation in the 2019 Taipei Tourism Expo in Taiwan.  The discounted tickets, available only at www.vietjetair.com, are for all routes between Việt Nam and Taiwan: HCM City/Hà Nội – Kaohsiung/ Taipei/ Taichung and HCM City – Tainan. The travel period is from June 1 to December 31. At the Vietjet booth at this year’s expo, visitors will have the chance to enjoy exciting performances and a special cosplay…

Read More
Home 

Property mogul Wang Jianlin’s Wanda Group to invest US$11.7b in world-class tourism project in rust-belt city of Shenyang

Wanda Group, the profligate Chinese conglomerate that is halfway through a massive debt-shedding exercise, has unveiled one of the largest ever investments in the northeastern Chinese city of Shenyang totalling 80 billion yuan (US$11.7 billion).The property-to-entertainment conglomerate controlled by tycoon Wang Jianlin said on Wednesday that the new investment will go towards building a “world-class” cultural tourism project, an international hospital, an international school and five Wanda… Source link

Read More
Vietnam 

Wellness tourism on the rise in Việt Nam – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

HCM CITY — Wellness tourism has great potential but this new kind of tourism has not been effectively exploited in Việt Nam, despite the number of potential wellness destinations and landscapes, experts said at a conference held in HCM City on Thursday. Wellness tourism, which can enhance health through physical and spiritual activities, has become more popular around the world, said Nguyễn Thị Ánh Hoa, deputy director of the city’s Department of Tourism. Wellness tourism was available in 63 countries in 2013, and increased to 100 by 2018, Hoa said.…

Read More
Vietnam 

Tourism stocks likely to heat up during peak season – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  People flock to Đầm Sen Water Park in HCM City during the summer. — Photo dantri.com.vn HÀ NỘI – Summer is the peak season for tourist companies and high sales and dividend rates are expected to drive tourism shares up in the coming months. For many Vietnamese families, the hot weather between May and August is the most attractive time to travel and relax. Right after the end of the Lunar New Year holiday, travel companies started offering enticing promotions for summer tours. This is…

Read More
Singapore 

New large-scale tourism development to be built in Jurong Lake District, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The up-and-coming Jurong Lake District will welcome a new 7ha integrated tourism development from 2026. The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) will be calling for an expression of interest exercise for the development, which will feature a hotel, attractions, eateries and shops, it was announced on Tuesday (April 16). The now-vacant plot of land sits adjacent to Chinese Garden MRT station and the site where a new Science Centre will be built in Jurong Lake Gardens East. Making the announcement at STB’s annual tourism industry conference, Senior Minister of…

Read More
Singapore 

Singapore Tourism Board suspends Asian Travels Network licence for breaching travel agent regulations, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has suspended the licence of local travel agent Asian Travels Network for breaching industry regulations. The suspension, which took effect last Thursday (April 4), means that the agency will not be allowed to accept new travel bookings. However, it is still required to fulfil any existing obligations to its customers. In a statement on Wednesday, the STB said Asian Travels Network had failed to submit its audited statement of accounts within six months of the end of its financial year. The STB said…

Read More
Vietnam 

Tourism property sector has great potential for growth: forum – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A panel discussion at the 2019 Việt Nam Tourism Property Forum held in HCM City on Saturday. — Photo courtesy of the organiser HCM CITY — The tourism property sector has great potential for growth thanks to the rapid growth in the tourism industry, a forum heard in HCM City last Saturday. Hà Mạnh Tiến, chairman of the Việt Nam Association of Corporate Directors, told the 2019 Việt Nam Tourism Property Forum that the tourism industry had been growing at 30-40 per cent annually in recent years, among the…

Read More
Vietnam 

VN aims for more competitive tourism industry – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Foreign holiday-makers visit Văn Miếu (the Temple of Literature) in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Trọng Đạt  HÀ NỘI — Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyễn Ngọc Thiện has issued an action plan with six tasks to improve the sector’s business environment and enhance national competitiveness. The six tasks include monitoring the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) of the World Economic Forum (WEF); raising the ranking of priority index for the tourism industry to 15-20 places; implementing reforms to make business easier; improving online public services and…

Read More
Vietnam 

City promotes consumption of safe foods, regional specialities at restaurants, tourism sites – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HCM CITY — The HCM City Department of Industry and Trade, the Food Safety Management Board and the Department of Tourism will join hands to promote consumption of safe food and regional specialties at restaurants, hotels and tourism sites in the city. Under a programme they unveiled on March 29, they will create a list of agricultural products and regional specialties that meet food safety standards and are produced and processed in a closed, modern chain. They will survey demand for foods at restaurant…

Read More
Home 

Hong Kong companies eye slice of Japan tourism boom, invest in hospitality sector

Investors from Hong Kong are buying and building hotels in Japan in a bid to capitalise on a tourism boom that contributed to an 8.7 per cent year-on-year increase in tourist arrivals last year. According to the Japan National Tourism Organisation, a record 31.19 million tourists visited the country in 2018.And international events such as the Rugby World Cup Japan 2019, Tokyo 2020 Olympics and World Expo 2025 in Osaka will only boost the demand for hotels, said Steve Huen Kwok-chuen, executive… Source link

Read More