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Quang Tri to mark Liberation Day

2010-04-16 (GMT + 7)

Celebrations including a camping festival on April 27, a boat race on April 30, and music and dance shows at the Hien Luong-Ben Hai historical relic in Quang Tri Province will mark Liberation Day, April 30, and May Day.

The Hien Luong Bridge spans the Ben Hai River which separated North Viet Nam and South Viet Nam between 1954 and 1975.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the provincial authorities will organise the celebrations.
Saigontourist offers 100 new Vietnam tours

Saigontourist has unveiled 100 new domestic tours to mark Liberation Day (April 30) and May Day, and signed up 1,300 customers for them.
Tours to the Hung Kings Temple and Tam Dao, the resistance base at Tan Trao, and the north eastern region have been the most popular.
To mark the inauguration of the Can Tho Bridge (April 24), the company has launched new tours to the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta. A four-day trip to Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho – Bac Lieu – Ca Mau features river cruises to floating markets like Cai Be, Cai Rang and Ca Mau to take in the lifestyles of local residents and buy river specialities.
The company also offers a tour to Chau Doc – Rach Gia – Phu Quoc departing on April 30.
Phan Thiet to host balloon festival
Balloonists from 30 countries and territories are expected to take part in an international festival to be held at Phan Thiet city's Mui Ne later this year.
Chien Thang Company is planning for teams of balloonists to do test flights over the red sand dunes in Muine in preparation for the 1,000th anniversary celebrations of Thang Long-Hanoi.
To celebrate the anniversary of the city's liberation (on April 19), a balloon contest will be held in Phan Thiet next Saturday and Sunday, enabling the organisers to find out about the conditions for the international balloon festival in Mui Ne.
Travel services building goes up in Hue
The Hue Tourism Joint Stock Company and the Ho Chi Minh city(HCM City)-based Ben Thanh Corp have begun construction of a five-storey building in Hue which will serve as a centre for providing tourism and high-end commercial services to both foreign and domestic visitors.
They will invest VND43 billion ($2.25 million) to build the Hue Travel Plaza which will open early next year.
Cruise ship brings 750 tourists
Saigontourist has welcomed more than 750 foreign tourists who came aboard cruise ship Amadea at Tien Sa port in Danang. The tourists, mostly from Germany, went on a tour of Danang, Hoian, and HCM City.
In Da Nang, they visited the Marble Mountain, Tien Hieu marble village, Cham Museum, and Thanh Ha pottery village, Cau (Bridge) Pagoda and in Hoian, and the Phuc Kien Pagoda.
In HCM City, they visited the Cu Chi tunnels, fishing villages in My Tho city, and orchard gardens in Tien Giang Province.
Viva Macau shuts Vietnam offices
Budget carrier Viva Macau closed its offices in Ha Noi and HCM City last Saturday following the closure of its Macau office.
TransViet Travel, the general sales agent for Viva Macau in Vietnam, said the shutdown has affected agents and people who have booked to fly to the Chinese region.
Meanwhile, Thai AirAsia's office in HCM City announced the cessation of the budget airline's daily service from the city to Thailand's popular beach destination, Phuket, in less than six months since it began. AirAsia and its subsidiaries operate flights from Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, and Jakarta to HCM City and Hanoi. 


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