Bits & Pieces

  • A Night of Jean Sibelius

    A Night of Jean Sibelius

    08:00 PM,19 - 11:59 PM,19 December

    Opera House, Lam Son Square, D.1, HCMC

  • Art Exhibitions

    Art Exhibitions

    12:00 AM,09 December - 11:59 PM,11 February

    The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre, 15 Nguyen U Di, Thao Dien Ward, D.2, HCMC

  • TYPE DIRECTORS CLUB EXHIBITION 63

    09:00 AM,08 - 08:00 PM,09 December

    Ho Chi Minh City Exhibition House, 27 Le Thanh Ton, D.1, HCMC

TRAVEL NEWS

Switzerland to open a new direct flight between Zurich and Ho Chi Minh City

December 07,2017 03:46 PM

Edelweiss, Switzerland’s leading leisure airline and sister company of Swiss International Air Lines, is further expanding its route network to Asia, starting from middle November 2018. The 314-seat Airbus A340-300 will fly twice weekly between Zurich and Ho Chi ...+

Edelweiss, Switzerland’s leading leisure airline and sister company of Swiss International Air Lines, is further expanding its route network to Asia, starting from middle November 2018. The 314-seat Airbus A340-300 will fly twice weekly between Zurich and Ho Chi Minh City connecting the two cities directly. The new connection allows Swiss and other European tourists to reach Vietnam with ease and in comfort.

“Vietnam and its countless leisure activities are very popular among Swiss tourists” says Bernd Bauer, CEO of Edelweiss. “Swiss vacationers tend to spend more time and money than visitors from other countries. Our flights will bring approximately 10.500 visitors to Ho Chi Minh City each year, generating an annual economic impact of more than USD 32million”.

As well as opening Vietnam to Swiss and other European visitors, the new route offers a convenient direct flight for travellers from around Ho Chi Minh City to the heart of Europe, with many onward flight options from Zurich to other European cities and world-wide destinations with Swiss International Air Lines. The 6-hour flight will start at 12:45 on Monday nad Thursday from Zurich to HCMC and at 8:40 on Tuesday and Friday from HCMC to Zurich. Visit flyedelweiss.com.

AVANI Hotels & Resorts has new General Manager

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AVANI Hotels & Resorts has appointed Mr Hieu Tong as General Manager of AVANI Quy Nhon Resort & Spa. A Vietnamese national, Mr Hieu studied international hospitality in Australia and has more than a decade of hotel management experience. ...+

AVANI Hotels & Resorts has appointed Mr Hieu Tong as General Manager of AVANI Quy Nhon Resort & Spa. A Vietnamese national, Mr Hieu studied international hospitality in Australia and has more than a decade of hotel management experience. After starting his hospitality career with the pre-opening team at the Park Hyatt Saigon, he progressed to rooms and revenue management at some of Vietnam’s leading city hotels and resorts, including the Sofitel and InterContinental in HCMC, Chen Sea Resort & Spa Phu Quoc, and Grand Mercure in Danang. In 2014, Mr Hieu took on his first role as General Manager, at Mercure Hanoi La Gare, and prior to joining AVANI he was Deputy Director at the BRG Group’s Hospitality Division.

Green Bay Phu Quoc Resort & Spa

New Faces

Green Bay Phu Quoc Resort & Spa has recently held its grand opening. With a construction density of only 10% of a total area of 11 ha, the resort has an entirely natural landscape on Cua Can Beach, in the northwest of Phu Quoc Island. The architectural foundation ...+

Green Bay Phu Quoc Resort & Spa has recently held its grand opening. With a construction density of only 10% of a total area of 11 ha, the resort has an entirely natural landscape on Cua Can Beach, in the northwest of Phu Quoc Island. The architectural foundation of Green Bay is based on the traditional style of Phu Quoc stilt houses and fishing villages. The resort is of international standard with a total of 61 bungalows and villas and two restaurants serving European and Asian cuisine and local specialties from Phu Quoc Island. Sim Valley Spa offers guests a unique experience with its ‘open air’ space among sim valley - a flower species of Phu Quoc. Green Bay also offers beach sports services, indoor and outdoor recreation, conferences, exploration tours, and picnics.

For more information, visit www.greenbayphuquocresort.com.

Culture

Past in present

Past in present

The uniqueness and charm of Dalat is largely down to its old french architecture.

Life

What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

Some Vietnamese parents choose to saddle their children with an odd name.

Travel

VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY

Destinations

VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY

A cruise on the Red River takes passengers to areas virtually untouched by the passing of time.

Up close and personal

Travel in Style

Up close and personal

Hiking gives visitors an unhurried experience amid Vietnam’s stunning natural surroundings.

20th anniversary of Ascott's properties

Hotels & Resorts

20th anniversary of Ascott's properties

The Ascott Limited (Ascott) has just celebrated the 20th anniversary of its two serviced residences of Somerset Ho Chi Minh City and Somerset Grand Hanoi.

Review

FLOWER POWER

Edible flowers are common in the mekong delta during the flood season.

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