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  • GBA Oktoberfest 2018

    GBA Oktoberfest 2018

    06:00 PM,11 - 11:00 PM,13 September

    JW Marriott Hanoi Hotel, No 8 Do Duc Duc Road, Me Tri Ward, South Tu Liem District, Hanoi

  • "Autumn Melodies" concert

    "Autumn Melodies" concert

    08:00 PM,16 - 11:59 PM,16 August

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi

  • ‘Gang of Five Chancing Modern’

    ‘Gang of Five Chancing Modern’

    12:00 AM,20 July - 11:59 PM,09 September

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

TRAVEL NEWS

Hanoi International Heritage Marathon

October 16,2018 05:12 PM

Hanoi International Heritage Marathon is the first times through the Hanoi Old Quarter is officially opened this weekend. ...+

Hanoi International Heritage Marathon is the first times through the Hanoi Old Quarter is officially opened this weekend.

This is also the first ever link connecting three sacred heritages of Hanoi: Hoan Kiem Lake – Red River and West Lake. Organized by Nguoi dai bieu Nhan dan Newspaper, DHA Limited, Vietnam Prosperity Bank (VPBank) and other related organizations, Hanoi International Heritage Marathon is sure to be an exciting experience for any athlete, as every check point will not only be a key achievement, but also a place where athletes will enjoy the unique culture of the players.

The International Heritage Marathon 2018 will be taken placed on Sunday, October 21, 2018 with the participation of more than 2,000 professional and semi-professional athletes from 50 countries and territories.

Starting from Ly Thai To Park, the running distances are 42km, 21km, 10km and 5km. The longest run will pass through the most beautiful streets and landmarks in Hanoi such as Ba Trieu Street, Thuyen Quang Lake, West Lake and Red River. There will be 10 prizes for 42km and 21km running distances, three prizes for 10km and other three prizes for 5km with the total prize value of up to VND500 million.

"VP Bank's mission is to bring prosperity to life in the fullest sense: financially, mentally and physically. Over the past few years, we have been recognized for our commitment to financial community care (through banking services) and spirit (through cultural events). We are honored to be accompanying such of the humanitarian event for inspiring positive living to the people in Hanoi,” said Mr. Tran Tuan Viet, Director of Media and Marketing Center, VP Bank.

More than thousand year’s olds, Hanoi is a city with a long history. Not only that, Hanoi is capital of political, economic, cultural, arts and tourism. More than a thousand years of history has left Hanoi hundreds of cultural, architectural, religious, artistic heritage. Its unique has brought pride to every resident of this historical capital. Presenting thousands of years of cultural heritage in tours has always been a good way to attract travelers all over the world.

The purpose of the Marathon is to encourage and develop the sport activity in a sustainable and broad way for all ages and classes of Vietnamese people, develop the professional, semi-professional and amateur sports activity to improve the health and stature of the Vietnamese people as well as enhance the image of Hanoi to the international travelers to the capital.

New General Manager for the Novotel Hanoi Thai Ha Hotel

Welcome

Novotel Hanoi Thai Ha Hotel has appointed Mr Timothy Nott as the hotel’s General Manager. Prior to joining the hotel, Timothy has been working in the hospitality industry for over 20 years at the management level. A passionate Australian hotelier, Timothy has acquired ...+

Novotel Hanoi Thai Ha Hotel has appointed Mr Timothy Nott as the hotel’s General Manager. Prior to joining the hotel, Timothy has been working in the hospitality industry for over 20 years at the management level. A passionate Australian hotelier, Timothy has acquired extensive international hospitality management knowledge and experience through a diverse number of positions in general management, sales and marketing, asset and revenue management, talent and culture development as well as award winning food and beverage from numerous hotels in London, Australia, Malaysia, Thailand and significantly Vietnam.

Timothy has spent a long time working in Vietnam and enjoyed a fruitful 10-year career with AccorHotels as a General Manager. His very first General Manager position was appointed in 2009 to the Mercure Hanoi La Gare Hotel.  He then took the reins at the Novotel Phan Thiet until 2012. From 2012 to 2016, Timothy took the helm at five-star Pullman Danang Beach Resort.

As a General Manager of the 343-room Novotel Hanoi Thai Ha, Timothy will take full responsibility for the opening of the Hotel on schedule and within budget, the implementation of standard operating procedures, the development of sales, distribution and digital marketing strategies. 

InterContinental® Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort

New Faces

Opened on 21 June, InterContinental® Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort features an exclusive beachfront, six restaurants and bars, 459 luxuriously appointed rooms, suites, and villas, as well as state-of-the-art meeting facilities, while seamlessly combining the sophisticated ...+

Opened on 21 June, InterContinental® Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort features an exclusive beachfront, six restaurants and bars, 459 luxuriously appointed rooms, suites, and villas, as well as state-of-the-art meeting facilities, while seamlessly combining the sophisticated and cosmopolitan essence of the InterContinental® heritage with the heartfelt rustic charm of the resort’s surrounding local area and culture. Accepting reservations for stays from 28 June, the resort has an Opening Special Offer starting from VND6,500,000++ per room per night, for a minimum two-night stay until end of September, including a VND2,500,000 credit to spend at the resort’s restaurants, bars and spa, daily breakfast for two, return airport transfers, and 2,000 additional IHG Rewards Club points, while children aged 12 years or less dine for free when accompanied by a paying adult. For more information or reservations, please visit www.phuquoc.intercontinental.com or contact the resort by email at reservations.icpq@ihg.com or by phone on (028) 3978 8888.

Culture

Back in time

Back in time

Strolling around museums in Hanoi gives a glimpse into Vietnam’s history and its people.

Life

A life in pottery

A life in pottery

The name Vu Huu Nhung looms large in Vietnam’s pottery landscape.

Travel

Ba Ria - Vung Tau eyes sustainable tourism

Destinations

Ba Ria - Vung Tau eyes sustainable tourism

Much has been done to ensure tourism remains a key field in southern coastal province.

All about the experience

Travel in Style

All about the experience

Mr. Pham Ha, CEO of Luxury Travel, tells The Guide of his journey in the travel business and the current state of Vietnam’s tourism sector.

MICE service at Novotel Phu Quoc Resort

Hotels & Resorts

MICE service at Novotel Phu Quoc Resort

Located along the Bai Truong or Long Beach in the pearl island of Phu Quoc, the five-star resort is a luxury gateway for MICE tourists who need tailor made settings.

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Great dates

There’s a host of places to head in Hanoi when you’re keen to get to know someone a little better.

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