Vietnam Flights Increase During Tet Despite Covid Outbreak

Credit Markus Winkler on Unsplash Traditionally Tet is one of the busiest periods for air travel in Vietnam as Vietnamese travel all over the country to visit relatives. A recent Covid-19 outbreak in Vietnam threatened the holiday this year. The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) however have reported that Vietnamese Airlines operated just underContinue reading “Vietnam Flights Increase During Tet Despite Covid Outbreak”

Vietnam Cancels Festivals As Tourism Chiefs Try To Find Covid Solutions

All traditional festivals within Ha Noi have been postponed until at least 26th February in an attempt to prevent the further spread of Covid-19 within Vietnam. festivals affected include the world famous Huong Pagoda Festival. There were hopes that life would start to return to normal once the Tet festivities had passed but the ongoingContinue reading “Vietnam Cancels Festivals As Tourism Chiefs Try To Find Covid Solutions”

Building Starts on New Ho Chi Minh Airport

Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc was present as ground was broken for the first phase of Long Thanh International Airport, situated near Ho Chi Minh City. The initial project, scheduled to be completed by 2025, will include the construction of a 4,000 metre runway and a 373,000 sq metre terminal building plus additional buildings forContinue reading “Building Starts on New Ho Chi Minh Airport”

2020 A Disaster For Tourism in Vietnam

2019 for the tourist industry in Vietnam was record breaking, attracting 18 million foreign tourists and generating VND720 trillion (approx £22.9 billion, US$30.8 billion) of income. Hopes were high that 2020 would be even better. A target of 20 million foreign tourists and VND809 trillion (approx £26 billion, US$30.8 billion) got off to an excellentContinue reading “2020 A Disaster For Tourism in Vietnam”

Top 20 Things To Do In Vietnam

We’re dreaming, not of a White Christmas, but a trip to Vietnam. Here are our top 20 things to do in Vietnam. Saigon Central Post Office A French colonial masterpiece as stunning inside as it is out. Not just a popular tourist attraction, it is still a functioning post office. Just across from the NotreContinue reading “Top 20 Things To Do In Vietnam”

Covid Ruins Travel Plans

Millions of people have had their travel plans ruined by the Covid-19 pandemic. People have had weddings cancelled, family reunions ruined, holidays of a lifetime postponed and gap years turned into a lockdown at home. Many are still waiting for refunds from trips scheduled for summer 2020 as the travel industry, from airlines and hotelsContinue reading “Covid Ruins Travel Plans”

Vietnam Suspends International Flights After New Locally Transmitted Covid Cases

Following the first locally transmitted case of Covid-19 in 89 days, Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has ordered the suspension of all commercial international flights. State media reported that a 32 year old man in Ho Chi Minh City tested positive for the virus after visiting a flight attendant who was self-quarantine. The flightContinue reading “Vietnam Suspends International Flights After New Locally Transmitted Covid Cases”

Major New International Airport Planned For Vietnam

The first phase of a new international airport close to Ho Chi Minh City has been approved by the Vietnamese Government and work will start in December. Long Thanh International Airport will be located 40km (25 miles) east of HCMC and is intended to serve up to 25 million passengers and 1.2 million tons ofContinue reading “Major New International Airport Planned For Vietnam”

Southeast Asia Flight Price Tracker November 2020

Travel to Southeast Asia is starting to look more promising for 2021 as Singapore and Thailand start to, tentatively, re-open their borders to travellers, generally from select countries. Last month we noticed that prices for a number of routes had started to creep up again, based on March 2021 flights. Prices in September had droppedContinue reading “Southeast Asia Flight Price Tracker November 2020”