Published: 28/04/2011 05:00



New KL-HCM City
flight added

Malaysian Airlines
will add one more flight to its Kuala Lumpur-HCM City route on its summer
schedule, bring the number of its flights between the two cities to 21 from
June. The airlines, which operates three daily flights from Monday to Saturday
and two on Sunday, will now have three flights on Sunday as well.

Last week, the
Malaysian carrier launched its Global Deals, Dream Getaway promotion campaign
for passengers to book discounted air tickets until May 24 for travel to various
destinations within its network, including Southeast Asia, Europe, Australia and
New Zealand.

Cruise ship to
visit Viet Nam

Photo: Vietnam+

Bremen a cruise ship
that belongs to Hapag-Lloyd Cruises, will arrive in Viet Nam on May 17,
beginning a seven day tour that includes HCM City, Da Nang, Hai Phong and Ha
Long. In its maiden voyage to Viet Nam, Bremen will bring 750 passengers and
crew members to the country. She will make a return tour later this year,
according to the Saigontourist Travel Services Co.

Cambodia tour on offer

HCM City-based tour
operator Vietravel has reached a deal with Cambodia Angkor Air to offer
three-day tours of Cambodia for around VND7.2 million ($340) per person.

The tour, which will
depart on Fridays, will includes visits to Angkor Thom, Ta Prolm, Bayon, Baplmon
and Phimean Akas temples, as well as other places of interest such as the Royal
Place, Independence Monument, Wat Phnom Pagoda and Tonle Sap River.

Vietravel also offers
four-day tours of Cambodia by bus at VND4.5 million per person. The company took
some 10,000 Vietnamese visitors to Cambodia last year.

Solo helicopter
tours for Da Nang

Da Nang-based Vitours,
the only travel agency in central city offering helicopter tours, has launched a
promotion to attract individual travellers instead of giving priority to groups.
The promotion, launched to mark the International Fireworks Competition 2011 in
Da Nang on April 29 and 30, offers a 10 per cent discount to individual
tourists. The tours, which will take off from Da Nang Airport, will provide
tourists with a bird’s eye view of the city’s attractions, including its

The first tour, which
costs VND4.99 million (US$240) per person, will land on Son Tra Mountain for
tourist to explore attractions in the area by car. The second tour, which costs
VND5.99 million ($285) per person will take tourists to Cham Island off Hoi An
City in Quang Nam Province. It offers tourists the opportunity to go diving
among coral reefs in Quang Nam waters.

Further information is
available at 0511 3822 142.

Festival hails Truong Sa islands

The Nha Trang Sea
Festival 2011 that will be held on June 11-15 will include a one-day event for
the Truong Sa (Spratlys) Archipelago. Organisers said the event will offer
mainland citizens the opportunity to show their love, respect and admiration for
those living and working on Truong Sa islands. A workshop on several issues
related to the islands, film screenings, photo and painting exhibitions as well
as art performances will mark the day, they added.

The Truong Sa Day is
one of the most important parts of the festival, which also includes activities
to support the International Environmental Day (June 5) and the International
Ocean Day. The sea festival will have a total of around 50 events, organisers

Cham festival
draws thousands

The four-day Ponagar
Cham festival that opened last Saturday in the central province of Khanh Hoa
attracted some 70,000 people. This is the biggest festival of the Cham ethnic
people to worship Thien Y Ana who taught people farm work, knitting and weaving.
Legends say she also protected people in the province and neighbouring areas
from natural disasters, organisers of the event said.

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