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 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.”
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.
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.
Vietjet inaugurate its twenty-second route between Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and the resort city of Dalat. The new route by the low cost carrier will help promoting the National Tourism Year Dalat- Central Highlands.
The mountainous resort city of Dalat will be the centre of Vietnam promotional campaign in 2014 thanks to the organization of the “National Tourism Year 2014 – Central Highlands – Dalat” with the theme “Mountains and Forests of Central Highlands”. The National Tourism Year 2014 is due to include 45 major events, including 13 events directed by Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Another ten events and seven tours will be organized by Lam Dong Province including cultural tours, nature discoveries and sports tours. Special events including festivals will also be organized all across the year including the spring festival of Pleiku City (Gia Lai Province), Bana’s rong house festival in Kon Tum Province, Buon Don elephant race in Dak Lak Province, tourism week of discovering waterfalls in Dak Nong. At the end of last year, Dalat already celebrated its 120th anniversary.