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Vietnam boutique resort wins national, Asian awards

Vietnam boutique resort wins national, Asian awards

The WTA, labeled as “The Oscars of the Travel Industry” by The Wall Street Journal, acknowledges and rewards excellence in the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. “It’s such a meaningful birthday gift as we celebrate our 5th anniversary this month,” Sandra Nguyen Si, the resort’s director of business development said at the awards ceremony held in Phu Quoc Saturday. “Five years may be a short period of time in history, but for us it has been a long journey. The…

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Vietnamese damsels catch the eye with Big 4 fashion statements

Vietnamese damsels catch the eye with Big 4 fashion statements

Model Khanh Linh has the ability to impose herself on to an array of styles and personas, bet it a rebel or a sweet, gracious girl. After getting to the Paris Fashion Week for a few seasons, she was invited as honorable guest in the shows of Louis Vuiiton and Elie Saab.  For an Elie Saab show, the Vietnamese model wore a red-black outfit by designer Phuong My that helped highlight an oriental grace and sensuousness.  Aside from attending shows,…

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Middle class loosens purse strings for healthy stuff

Middle class loosens purse strings for healthy stuff

Tran Van Tuan, an IT engineer in Ho Chi Minh City, recently spent nearly VND30 million ($1,300) for three air purifiers in his house in the Thao Dien area of District 2, a place favored by the well-heeled, including expats. But he is not at ease, still, because he feels the family is surrounded by unsafe food, dirty water and now, dirty air. Increasing awareness of worsening air pollution and food safety issues over several years now have made the…

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Middleclass loosens purse strings for healthy stuff

Middleclass loosens purse strings for healthy stuff

Tran Van Tuan, an IT engineer in Ho Chi Minh City, recently spent nearly VND30 million ($1,292) for 3 air purifiers in his house in the Thao Dien area of District 2, a place favored by the well-heeled, including expats. But he is not at ease, still, because he feels the family is surrounded by unsafe food, dirty water and now, dirty air. Increasing awareness of worsening air pollution and food safety issues over several years now have made the…

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Vietnamese middleclass loosens purse strings for healthy stuff

Vietnamese middleclass loosens purse strings for healthy stuff

Tran Van Tuan, an IT engineer in Ho Chi Minh City, recently spent nearly VND30 million ($1,292) for 3 air purifiers in his house in the Thao Dien area of District 2, a place favored by the well-heeled, including expats. But he is not at ease, still, because he feels the family is surrounded by unsafe food, dirty water and now, dirty air. Increasing awareness of worsening air pollution and food safety issues over several years now have made the…

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Sun Group enjoys rakes in the honors at two international award ceremonies

Sun Group enjoys rakes in the honors at two international award ceremonies

The ceremonies were held Saturday in Vietnam’s largest island Phu Quoc and Finnish city Rovaniemi, respectively. The WTA Asia & Oceania and WLHA handed out 21 awards to six luxuryhotels and resorts, two entertainment and resort complexes, and one transport infrastructure project, all of which were developed by Sun Group as part of its strategic vision to raise the country’s profile by creating world class tourism products and delivering key infrastructure constructions. Many prizes awarded to projects developed by Sun…

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Sun World Fansipan Legend wins award for Vietnam’s top tourist attraction

Sun World Fansipan Legend wins award for Vietnam’s top tourist attraction

Hailed as “the Oscars of the Travel Industry” by The Wall Street Journal, the World Travel Awards (WTA) acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Sun World Fansipan Legend was honored as Vietnam’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the 2019 World Travel Awards Asia-Oceania. “The fruits of our labor have not only been recognized but rewarded with this award, which will also spur us on to constantly strive to make Sun World…

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Illegally built hotel in Ma Pi Leng Pass closes

Illegally built hotel in Ma Pi Leng Pass closes

Authorities in Meo Vac District, where the Panorama Hotel is situated, ordered the hotel to stop all services pending an official decision. Earlier in the day Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Trinh Thi Thuy said in a communication to local authorities that the hotel obstructed views of the landscapes, and they should convert it into a tourist rest stop but without affecting the views and ensuring public safety and harmony with nature. Ha Giang’s Department of Construction had…

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Illegally built hotel in Ma Pi Leng Pass closes, official verdict awaited

Illegally built hotel in Ma Pi Leng Pass closes, official verdict awaited

That afternoon authorities in Meo Vac District, Ha Giang Province, where the hotel is situated, ordered Panorama hotel to stop all services pending an official decision. Earlier in the day Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Trinh Thi Thuy said in a communication to local authorities that the hotel obstructed views of the landscapes, and they should convert it into a tourist rest stop but without affecting the views and ensuring public safety and harmony with nature. The Ha…

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Italian travel site names Hanoi among seven best Asian places for solo travelers

Italian travel site names Hanoi among seven best Asian places for solo travelers

Solo travel is on the rise as a growing number of holidaymakers opt for trips that allow them to “do what they want”.  Travel publication Big7Travel, which targets mobile-using millennials, recommends a solo vacation in Hanoi, which it describes as “a very safe destination especially for women with street food markets and cultural museums to scenic freshwater lakes. “It’s a wonderful base from which to explore the north of Vietnam, including Ha Long Bay and Sa Pa, while also enjoying the…

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