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World Spa Awards welcomes Oriental Destinations as 2015 DMC Partner

World Spa Awards welcomes Oriental Destinations as 2015 DMC Partner

World Spa Awards has welcomed Oriental Destinations as its Destination Management Company Partner ahead of the upcoming Gala Ceremony 2015. The inaugural World Spa Awards Gala Ceremony will take place at the InterContinental® Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, Vietnam, on Monday, September 14th. A highlight of the partnership will see Oriental Destinations offer delegates to the World Spa Awards a specially curated tour of Danang, taking in Marble Mountain, Cham Museum and other must see sights.

Luke Nguyen serves it up for Trails of Indochina

Luke Nguyen serves it up for Trails of Indochina

Guest to Vietnam are being offered a chance to get ‘served’ in an exclusive series of cooking classes, as Luke Nguyen shares his secrets of modern Vietnamese cooking. Luxury south-east Asia operator Trails of Indochina will offered the exclusive with Nguyen, as he showcases his skills in the traditional tastes and flavours of the east.

Kamu Lodge Experience bolsters green credentials

Kamu Lodge Experience bolsters green credentials

Three’s a crowd at the smallest and most sustainable bar in Laos, which opens in October 2014 at Kamu Lodge Experience on the verdant banks of the Mekong River. A 20-tent eco-lodge situated 30 kilometres upstream from Luang Prabang, Kamu Lodge is enhancing its guest experience with the addition of a new thatched-roof bar featuring unrivalled views of the caramel-coloured river and surrounding greenery with lounging space for two or three patrons.

Vietnam increases visa charges

Vietnam increases visa charges

Vietnam has sharply increased the cost of visas for those looking to visit the country. Under the new programme, outlined by the ministry of tourism, travellers will now have to pay US$80 to obtain a one year visa, $100 if they wish to stay for one-to-two years, and $120 for a two-to-three year visa.