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News: Mövenpick continues Vietnam expansion with Lang Co property

Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts is accelerating its expansion drive in Vietnam after signing a deal to manage the Mövenpick Resort Lang Co on the country’s tropical central coast. The 148-key upscale property, scheduled to open in quarter four of 2018 in an idyllic beachfront location, is the hospitality firm’s sixth pipelined property in Vietnam – a destination earmarked for rapid growth as part of its ambitious Asian development strategy. The company already operates the successful 144-key Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi. Mövenpick Resort Lang Co, which is cocooned by the East Sea…

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News: World Spa Awards winners revealed in Vietnam

The highly anticipated winners of the third annual World Spa Awards were revealed at a dazzling ceremony, which took place at the glamorous JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay earlier this evening alongside the World Travel Awards Grand Final. On a night full of suspense at Phu Quoc’s newest luxury five-star international resort, the Maldives was crowned Indian Ocean’s Best Spa Destination with Gaia Retreat & Spa taking the title of Oceania’s Best Day Spa & World’s Best Day Spa. Also among the winners was Lanserhof Tegernsee. The renowned German…

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News: Vietnam Airlines reaches 200 million passenger milestone

To commemorate this achievement during over two decades of establishment and development, Vietnam Airlines hosted a ceremony to welcome the 200 millionth passenger with the honoured presences of senior officials from ministry of transport, representatives from the Airports Corporation Vietnam and employees of the airline. The three special 200 millionth, 199,999,999th and 2,000,001st passengers, whose name is Nguyen Truong Chinh, Ngo Huy Hoang and Phan Thi Thu Hang respectively, were on the flight number VN223 from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, landing off at Tan Son Nhat International Airport….

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News: Vietnam positions Phu Quoc as new luxury tourism destination in south-east Asia

Home to stunning beaches and one of the world’s most creatively ambitious new luxury design hotels, the Vietnamese island of Phu Quoc is on the up in the hospitality sector. With new flight connections via TUI Airways and Bangkok Airways, complementing Vietnam Airlines’ existing daily services, and major ongoing investment in tourism infrastructure, the destination is set to become a leading attraction in south-east Asia. Moreover, it offers beautiful beaches blessed with almost year-round sunshine, and with no need for a visa, it is easy to see why Phu Quoc…

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News: World Travel Awards touches down in Vietnam for Grand Final 2017

World Travel Awards, the hospitality industry’s leading awards programme, is preparing to welcome the elite of global hospitality to Vietnam for its Grand Final 2017. The red-carpet event will take place the evening of Sunday, December 10th, alongside the World Spa Awards, at the glamorous JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay – with hundreds of industry leaders from across the region and around the world in attendance. World Travel Awards founder, Graham Cooke, said: “This is the final stage of our Grand Tour 2017. “We have toured the world during…

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VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing vets

A half a century after serving in Vietnam, hundreds of veterans have a new reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet — test results show some men may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite while fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia. The Department of Veterans Affairs this spring commissioned a small pilot study to look into the link between liver flukes ingested through raw or undercooked fish and a rare bile duct cancer. It can take decades for symptoms to appear. By then, patients…

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News: Vietnam Airlines signs comprehensive strategic partnership with Air France

Vietnam Airlines and Air France have announced the signing of a comprehensive strategic partnership allowing the two airlines to optimise their services between France, Europe and Vietnam and to strengthen their positions in a buoyant but highly competitive market. This new joint venture starts in November and is expected to bring additional benefits to customers. Through this agreement Vietnam Airlines and Air France are committed to offering more flight options and convenience to passengers through a collaboration in their flight schedules. Via three hubs Hanoi-Noi Bai, Ho Chi Minh City-Tan…

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