Belmond La Résidence d’Angkor in Cambodia reopens as an all-suite hotel following a full refurbishment. Newly designed interiors inspired by the classical Khmer era juxtaposed with contemporary Cambodian art connect the past with the present. Nestled within lush landscaped gardens and surrounding a cooling saltwater swimming pool, the hotel offers a peaceful escape from the bustling city.
One of Asia’s most celebrated beachfront resorts is about to become a Four Seasons, with a host of new features enhancing the luxury vacation experience. Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam debuts on December 20th, 2016, and reservations are now being accepted.
Sol Hotels & Resorts is set to launch its first hotel in Vietnam in December 2016. Positioned as a chic lifestyle hotel brand, Sol Beach House Phu Quoc will cater to travellers looking for an intimate and affordable holiday. Nestled in a beautiful tropical garden, Sol Beach House Phu Quoc is set in a beautiful location on the Truong Beach, just 15 minutes from Phu Quoc International Airport.
Breaking Travel News talks to Hawkins Pham, general director, Tourism Advisory Board, Vietnam, at World Travel Market 2016. Pham discusses how the booming economy in Vietnam benefits tourism, the diverse hospitality offering in the country and what we can expect in the next 12 months.
Thomson and First Choice are to introduce Vietnam to its winter 2017 programme. The Caribbean islands of St Lucia and Cayo Santa Maria in Cuba, which were new additions to its summer 2017 programme, will also be extended into the winter season. The move is part of continued interest in long haul destinations and builds on the 350 per cent increase in long haul holidays over a ten year period that the brands revealed last year.
Hong Kong has been recognised as Asia’s Leading City Break Destination at the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016 in Vietnam. Hosted by the InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, the event was attended by 200 hospitality leaders from across the regions.
Vietnamese tourism capital Danang is beginning the final preparations for the World Travel Awards Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016. The event will take place at InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort on Saturday, October 15th. Hundreds of leaders from across the hospitality industry will attend the red carpet ceremony, with the best among them recognised with the prestigious World Travel Awards trophies.
The government of Vietnam has announced that it is extending its visa exemption program for UK passport holders for single-entry stays of up to 15 days, until June 30th, 2017. The policy, which was first introduced on July 1st, 2015, also applies to French, German, Spanish and Italian nationals.
World Travel Awards has revealed InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort has been selected to host the prestigious Asia & Australasia Gala Ceremony 2016. The event will take place in the Vietnamese tourism hot spot on October 15th, with hundreds of hospitality leaders from across the regions expected to be in attendance.
InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort has been recognised as the World’s Leading Luxury Resort at the World Travel Awards Worldwide Grand Final, held at El Jadida, Morocco. Annually, various sectors of the tourism industry are recognised, rewarded and celebrated at the World’s Travel Awards ceremony with the attendance of the industry leaders across the region.
Air New Zealand has today announced it’s expanding its Pacific Rim presence introducing New Zealand’s first direct service to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Air New Zealand will fly three times a week between Auckland and Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport on a seasonal basis, operating from June to October in 2016 with the potential to expand the season in subsequent years.
Phu Quoc - known by the Vietnamese as ‘pearl paradise island’ - has built a reputation as a tranquil haven for travellers, its secluded white sandy beaches and lush greenery providing a welcome retreat. Here Breaking Travel News reporter Alice McKeown takes a tour.