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New Direct Ho Chi Minh City – Yokohama Route

City authorities expect to have direct flights from Japan’s Yokohama to serve an increase in business tourists once a new industrial park opens in this southern city.

Ho Chi Minh city is a bustling metropolitan of Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh city is a bustling metropolitan of Vietnam.

Ho Chi Minh City chairman, Le Hoang Quan, said the city and Japan’s Yokohama prefecture was attempting to establish an air link that would help serve business travel between the two cities.

“The Ho Chi Minh City-Yokohama route would make it easier for more Japanese investors to visit Vietnam but we still need to secure the support of airlines to fly nonstop services.”

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Ho Chi Minh City Plans To Open Second Airport

Planning and Investment Minister, Bui Quang Vinh, says five serious issues regarding the proposed Long Thanh airport in Dong Nai province should be clarified before the project is submitted to the National Assembly for approval.

Long Thanh is intended to become operational by 2020.

Long Thanh is intended to become operational by 2020.

The proposed airport will be built at Dong Nai’s Long Thanh district to help meet an increasing demand for travel to Ho Chi Minh City, to relieve pressure on Tan Son Nhat airport that has already exceeded its peak passenger capacity.

Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport was projected to handle 13 million passengers a year by 2015, but it has already exceeded 20 million.

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New Pullman Saigon Centre Opens

The Pullman Saigon Centre is located in the heart of District 1, close to Ben Thanh Market and the major tourist attractions with stunning views of Ho Chi Minh City.

Pullman Saigon Centre located in the heart of the city

Pullman Saigon Centre located in the heart of the city

The Pullman Saigon Centre boasts a strategic location in the heart of District 1, close to Ben Thanh Market and the major tourist attractions with stunning views of the city. Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is located east of the Mekong Delta in southern part of Vietnam. It is Vietnam’s largest city and economic hub, known for its vibrant cultural scene and business activity.

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Lao Tourism Enhancement

Just days before Lao PDR’s tourism officials head for the world’s largest travel show in Berlin they revised the 2014 tourist arrivals target to 3.9 million trips.

Thadeua in Laos

Thadeua in Laos

Tourism industry executives will attend ITB Berlin 5 March hoping they can convince European-based tour operators to book more trips to Laos this year and earn more revenue from it fledging tourism industry.

But before they left for Berlin, they confirmed, Wednesday, that the country’s 2013 arrivals had already surpassed estimates set for 2015.

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Steady Growth of Laos Tourism

Laos’ Ministry of Tourism and Sports’ Tourism Development Department reported, that international arrivals to the country had soared 13% to close 3.7 million visits in 2013.

A stunning view of Wat Phou Champasak

A stunning view of Wat Phou Champasak

The department confirmed 3,779,490 foreign arrivals up 13.49% from 3,330,072 visits in 2012.

ASEAN remained the largest source at 3,041,233 improving 12.12% from 2,712,478, dominated by overland travel from neighouring Thailand and Vietnam.

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