Vietnam 

Travel, realty firm shares down despite director’s buyback order – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  A corner of Ninh Vân Bay Travel Real Estate JSC’s facilities in Khánh Hòa Province. The company shares fell 1.7 per cent on Wednesday. – Photo cafebiz.vn HCM CITY – Shares of Ninh Vân Bay Travel Real Estate JSC (HoSE: NVT) fell 1.7 per cent to VNĐ8,850 (US$0.38) per share on Wednesday, despite the general director having offered to buy 25 million shares. The company’s general director Hoàng Anh Dũng plans to increase his ownership in the business to 27.68 per cent from the current 0.05 per cent. Transactions…

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Singapore 

Team Singapore launches crowdfunding page to fund travel to Overwatch World Cup, Digital, Singapore News

Team Singapore has launched a crowdfunding page on GoGetFunding to finance their travel to the Overwatch World Cup later this year. The team is looking to raise a total of S$30,000 to fund their 8-day stay in Anaheim, Los Angeles in the run-up to BlizzCon 2019, which takes place on 1 and 2 November. The money raised will cover things like flight tickets, accommodation, transport, and food for Team Singapore, which comprises a total of 10 members. As per Blizzard’s guidelines, this includes six players, one substitute, and three committee…

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Hotel and leisure operator China Travel warns protests could be ‘catastrophic’ for the economy as tourists shun Hong Kong

The effects of the anti-government protests are reverberating across Hong Kong’s travel industry and could be “catastrophic” for the entire economy if it persists, according to a leading hotel and leisure operator.“In the second half of the year, our operations in Hong Kong have indeed been affected by the complicated circumstances in the city,” said Fu Zhuoyang, chairman and executive director of China Travel International Investment Hong Kong, during a press conference on Monday where he… Source link

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Vietnam 

Three top travel agencies to equitise soon – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  The Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. Hanoitourist has the most luxurious hotel system in the northern region, including Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. — Photo cafef.vn HÀ NỘI — Three leading travel agencies in Việt Nam, which own a range of luxury hotels, look set to equitise by the end of next year. They are Saigontourist Holding Company, Bến Thành Group and Hanoitourist Travel Co Ldt. The three companies are included in the list of 93 State-owned enterprises that were approved for equitisation before the end of 2020…

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Vietnam 

HCM City to host international travel exhibition next month – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Organisers of the 15th International Travel Expo HCM City introduce the event at a press briefing on Tuesday (August 27). — VNS Photo Thu Hằng HCM CITY — The 15th International Travel Expo HCM City (ITE HCMC), the largest travel event in Việt Nam and the Mekong sub-region, will be held next month. Various national tourism organisations and tourism promotion organisations will participate for the first time, including the Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture and Tourism and Seoul Tourism Organisation. Speaking at a media briefing earlier this week, Nguyễn Thị Ánh…

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Singapore 

Singaporeans advised to defer non-essential travel to Hong Kong: Foreign Ministry, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has issued a travel advisory asking Singaporeans to defer all non-essential travel to Hong Kong, following several pro-democracy protests in the financial hub. In an advisory dated Friday (Aug 16), MFA said the protests that have been ongoing since June have become increasingly unpredictable and could turn violent. The recent protests had also affected Hong Kong International Airport, leading to the cancellation of flights and leaving many travellers stranded at the airport. “Singaporeans are thus advised to defer non-essential travel to Hong Kong,…

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Singapore 

Government survey shows families in Singapore are spending more on travel, Singapore, Lifestyle News

SINGAPORE – Families are spending more on travel compared to five years ago, according to a recent survey by the Department of Statistics. Conducted every five years, the latest Household Expenditure Survey is based on data collected in 2017 and 2018 for Singaporean and permanent resident households. Average monthly expenditure on overseas travel increased from $260 to $340 since the previous survey conducted between 2012 and 2013. One reason is that air travel has become more affordable as budget and full-service carriers compete for the pie, says Ms Alicia Seah,…

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Singapore 

5 reasons why I’d rather staycay in Singapore for the National Day long weekend than travel overseas , Lifestyle, Travel, Singapore News

But I do have some legit reasons why I’d rather snooze my weekend away in Singapore than go off gallivanting around some exotic holiday destination, so hear a sister out. SAVING MY COINS FOR A RAINY DAY Normally, I’d be elated at the prospect of skipping town for a few days and getting a breather from the daily grind. After all, any opportunity to get a break from my office cubicle is a welcome one, but not at the expense of my wallet. And if you’re jumping on the chance…

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Vietnam 

Love Kaohsiung Rural Independent Travel – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

KAOHSIUNG, TAIWAN – Media OutReach – 2 August 2019 – In order to promote rural experience activities and agricultural products, Kaohsiung City Government Agriculture Bureau is participating in the Autumn International Travel Exhibition at the Singapore Exhibition Centre with the Kaohsiung City Tourism Association and local practitioners from August 2nd to 4th. Many interested Singaporeans are inquiring about rural tours in Kaohsiung. As a preferred brand of rural tourism in Kaohsiung, One-day Farmer brings different rural trips to Singapore every year. Because there is no agricultural development in Singapore, the program will naturally…

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Singapore 

Singapore issues travel advisory for Hong Kong in light of upcoming protests, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Amid reports of upcoming protests at two locations in Hong Kong, Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) is advising Singaporeans to avoid the areas. The advisory pertains to Hong Kong International Airport, where a protest is due to start at 1pm on Friday (July 26) and Yuen Long in the New Territories on Sunday. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs would advise Singaporeans to avoid these locations at these times,” said the advisory, posted on the MFA’s Facebook page. “In recent weeks, several large-scale protests have taken place at multiple venues in Hong Kong. Although mostly peaceful…

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