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  • Paradise Trend Hotel opened

    Paradise Trend Hotel opened

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    January 04,2017 12:00 AM

    The Paradise Group has opened its second boutique hotel in Halong Bay. Called Paradise Trend Hotel, the new property features matching four-story buildings and 78 elegant rooms accentuated by blue-and-beige colour schemes and exquisite canvas paintings of Vietnamese landscapes and daily life. The sleek hotel is next door to the equally posh Paradise Suites Hotel, which opened two years ago on Tuan Chau Island, gateway to Vietnam’s most famous natural attraction. Guests of the hotel can access a range of indulgent amenities, including two elegant restaurants, an inviting bar, a soothing spa and a boutique stocked with fashionable clothing and travel accessories. Since putting its first boat on the water in 2008, the Paradise Group has made a name for itself as the premier luxury cruise operator on Halong Bay. Visit: www.paradisevietnam.com

  • Fees double at Halong Bay cruise terminal

    Fees double at Halong Bay cruise terminal

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    June 02,2017 07:00 AM

    The Tuan Chau Corporation, which manages the only tourist wharf for trips out to Halong Bay and nearby Bai Tu Long Bay, Tuan Chau Wharf, has announced it will double entry fees for visitors to VND40,000 ($1.75). The entry fee includes free water and wi-fi at the wharf, which can handle about 2,000 boats, or ten times more than the old one, and can berth large vessels. Halong Bay, a UNESCO world heritage site, and Bai Tu Long, to its northeast, are popular destinations in northern Vietnam and the main attractions in Quang Ninh province, welcoming 8.3 million tourists last year, 42% of them foreigners.

  • Seaplane route to Co To Island planned

    Seaplane route to Co To Island planned

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    December 04,2017 10:23 AM

    The Quang Ninh Provincial People’s Committee has approved a proposal from Hai Au Aviation to introduce seaplane flights from Halong city to Co To Island next summer. The company plans to use a 12-seat seaplane, with a flight time of 15 to 17 minutes. Passengers will be given a spectacular view over Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay. The trip currently takes more than one and a half hours by speedboat. The flights will contribute to diversifying tourism products within the province’s development strategy to become an international-class tourism hub. Co To Island features some of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam, with clean blue waters, smooth white sand, golden sunlight, and green mountains and forests. It has become a popular site for domestic tourists but remains largely unknown among foreign tourists.

  • Prices of Halong Bay tours must be listed

    Prices of Halong Bay tours must be listed

    8pm, 21 & 22 March

    Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien St., HN

    December 04,2017 10:24 AM

    Quang Ninh provincial authorities in Halong City have requested providers of tours to Halong Bay list their service prices in Vietnamese, English and Chinese and that tours be sold in line with these listed prices. Any service provider that does not list their prices as regulated or cooperates with travel agencies or tour guides to overcharge customers will be suspended for at least three months. The move aims to provide foreign visitors with better service quality and to present a good image of the city.

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