Vietnam Travel Newswire (Page 9)

Vietnam Travel Newswire (Page 9)

Comprehensive Real-Time News Feed for Vietnam Travel. (Page 9)

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  1. Vietnam to offer visa waivers as visitor drop hurts economyRead the original story

    Jun 3, 2015 | Thanh Nein News

    Foreign tourists travel on bamboo boats at the Van Long natural reserve, Vietnam's largest natural reserve of wetland, in Ninh Binh province, May 13, 2015. Photo: Reuters Vietnam will offer more visa exemptions and set up a $100 million tourism fund to promote the country's attractions in a bid to reverse a drop in foreign visitors that's hurting the economy.

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  2. US: China has placed artillery weapons on reclaimed islandRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | ABS-CBN News

    The United States said on Friday that China had placed mobile artillery weapons systems on a reclaimed island in the disputed West Philippine Sea , a development that Republican Sen. John McCain called "disturbing and escalatory." Brent Colburn, a Pentagon spokesman traveling with Defense Secretary Ash Carter, said the United States was aware of the weapons.

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  3. U.S. says China has placed mobile artillery on reclaimed islandRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | Thanh Nein News

    U.S. Senator John McCain , Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, speaks with media at a news conference in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam May 29, 2015. Photo: Reuters/Do Khuong Duy The United States said on Friday that China had placed mobile artillery weapons systems on a reclaimed island in the disputed South China Sea, a development that Republican Sen. John McCain called "disturbing and escalatory."

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  4. China has artillery in South China Sea-McCainRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | Reuters

    US Senator John McCain says China has artillery on a reclaimed island in the disputed South China Sea. Rough Cut .

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  5. Weekly round up: Made-in-Vietnam phone, tourist visa fees, software piracyRead the original story w/Photo

    May 29, 2015 | Thanh Nein News

    Bkav has unveiled a locally-made phone, claiming that it is "on the same level" as the flagship products of Apple and Samsung. The Vietnam Tourism Association is asking the government to offer visa fee waivers to all tourists between July and December this year.

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  6. The Wall Street Journal: U.S. surveillance on island reveals Chinese armsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | MarketWatch

    U.S. surveillance imagery shows China has positioned weaponry on one of the artificial islands it is developing in the South China Sea, American officials said, supporting their suspicions that Beijing has been building up reefs for military purposes. The U.S. imagery detected two Chinese motorized artillery pieces on one of the artificial islands built by China about one month ago.

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  7. MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2015 | VietNam News

    People from the south - especially big cities like HCM City and Can Tho - think of plums as a Ha Noi specialty. But in reality they're grown on Bac Ha Plateau, 340km from the capital.

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  8. Ha Long Bay as seen from a seaplane. Photo credit: ReutersRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | Thanh Nein News

    US travel guide site Smarter Travel has named three places from Vietnam in a list of favorite natural wonders in Asia. Ha Long Bay, which has already been famous since UNESCO named it a world natural heritage, ranks first among 27 destinations for its "turquoise water" with more than 1,500 islands and inlets.

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  9. America's Dumbest Senator* Joni Ernst is going somewhere againRead the original story w/Photo

    May 28, 2015 | Daily Kos

    The extreme traveller and one-term Senator from Iowa Joni Ernst has added another destination to her 99-county tour of Iowa**a VietNam. I am sure that Joni's constituents had listed 'Joni going to VietNam' as one of their top three important issues.

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  10. Vietnam Airlines to codeshare with Jetstar Pacific, expand to IndiaRead the original story

    May 8, 2015 | Air Transport World

    Vietnamese flag carrier Vietnam Airlines plans to implement codeshare links with its part-owned low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific, and has introduced new schedules to India as part of its newly announced expansion . In what it called "the first phase of codeshares," VA will share schedules with all Jetstar Pacific's domestic flights on an immediate basis.

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  11. A mother's loveRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | Thanh Nein News

    Located in Ho Chi Minh City's District 10, Nguyen Dinh Chieu School is one of the few public schools in Vietnam to provide free education tailored for visually impaired children. It is the only one of its kind in the southern region.

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  12. Vietnamese young accountant wins - New Zealand, New Horizon' contestRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | Thanh Nein News

    New Zealand Ambassador to Vietnam Haike Manning grants the awards to winner of the competition. Photo credit: New Zealand Embassy A 23-year-old Vietnamese woman has won the "New Zealand, New Horizon" competition held by the New Zealand Embassy in Hanoi, which aims to increase knowledge and understanding between the two countries.

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  13. Tourism industry seeking visa fee waivers for all visitors to VietnamRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | Thanh Nein News

    The Vietnam Tourism Association is asking the government to offer visa fee waivers to all tourists between July and December this year in an attempt to avert a Vu The Binh, vice chairman of the association, said at a conference in Hanoi on Monday that the fee exemption will be an "urgent solution" to deal with consecutive drops in tourist numbers over the last 11 months. "It will be a breakthrough to help travel firms stimulate demand from tourists," Binh said, as cited by Thoi bao Kinh te Saigon Online.

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  14. Public Schedule: May 27 - WednesdayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | State Department

    1:00 p.m. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom delivers remarks at the USAID launch of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review in Washington, D.C. 9:00 a.m. Acting Administrator Lenhardt delivers remarks at the Society for International Development 2015 Annual Conference, in Washington, D.C. 9:00 a.m. Under Secretary Novelli participates in the U.S.-Brazil Innovation Forum organized by the Brazil Council, at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Please click here for more information.

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  15. Santa Cruz man, his brothers find allies among father's former enemiesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | Contra Costa Times

    Though it feels heavy compared to modern water bottles, the relic carries an emotional weight. Grubb and his three brothers received the canteen as a gift from the Vietnamese soldiers who shot down their father's plane during the Vietnam war.

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  16. Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs...Read the original story

    May 26, 2015 | San Diego NewsCape

    Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles H. Rivkin will travel to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Taipei, Taiwan, May 26 - June 3, where he will focus on strengthening economic ties as the foundation to our robust overall relationships with these economies. In Vietnam, May 26 - 30, Assistant Secretary Rivkin will meet with government officials, business leaders, and representatives from the private sector to discuss the accomplishments of the 20 years since the normalization of the U.S.-Vietnam relationship and ways forward for our growing economic partnership.

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  17. Press Releases: Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and...Read the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | State Department

    Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles H. Rivkin will travel to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and Taipei, Taiwan, May 26 June 3, where he will focus on strengthening economic ties as the foundation to our robust overall relationships with these economies. In Vietnam, May 26 30, Assistant Secretary Rivkin will meet with government officials, business leaders, and representatives from the private sector to discuss the accomplishments of the 20 years since the normalization of the U.S.-Vietnam relationship and ways forward for our growing economic partnership.

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  18. Traffickers launch 'buy a bride' scheme for Chinese men as one-child policy creates shortage of womenRead the original story w/Photo

    May 26, 2015 | ITV

    China's one-child policy has shaped the nation's family life for more than three decades and is part of the national psyche, but such a tight grip on population control has created a gender imbalance. This gender gap, the high cost of dowries yet low incomes of men in rural China mean bachelors are increasingly looking for a more economical bride in other South East Asian countries like Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

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  19. Playboy Power: The extravagant lives of Brunei's playboy billionairesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2015 | Malaysia Chronicle

    I'M SITTING on the balcony of my hotel room in Brunei's capital Bandar Seri Begawan watching a blazing red sky as the sun sets over the South China Sea. It's my first time in this small, devoutly Muslim nation on the island of Borneo - land of gold-plated mosques and wooden water villages, home to the Sultan of Brunei and a nation so rich from its oil and gas resources that no one pays tax.

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  20. Cattle in central Vietnam have been dying due to the lack of food and water. Photo: Thien NhanRead the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2015 | Thanh Nein News

    A new heat wave is going to raise the temperature in Hanoi to 39 degrees Celsius and many places in central Vietnam to 40 degrees this week. The national weather forecast center said in a new statement that the heat wave will start on Tuesday and make the already hot summer even worse.

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