Vietnam Airlines to resume route connecting Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia in July

Wednesday, 24/05/2023 21:45
National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will restore its Hanoi (Vietnam)-Luang Prabang (Laos)-Siem Reap (Cambodia) route on the first day of July, with a frequency of three flights per week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, reported VNA.
National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will restore its Hanoi (Vietnam)-Luang Prabang (Laos)-Siem Reap (Cambodia) route on July 1 (Photo: VNA) 

From October 30, the number of flights will increase to five per week.

According to a representative of the carrier, the resumption of the trans-Indochina route after a period of suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic will bring many convenient flight options to tourists, complement the international flight network of Vietnam Airlines, and contribute positively to the recovery of the regional tourism industry and to trade, investment, and cultural exchange between the three nations.

The airline is also running seven flights per week on another trans-Indochina route that connects Hanoi, Vientiane (Laos), Phnom Penh (Cambodia), and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam).

Vietnam Airlines began operating routes to Siem Reap in 2000 and to Luang Prabang in 2006. In 2019, the carrier transported nearly 400,000 passengers on its trans-Indochina routes.

Tourism accommodations to be inspected towards improved quality of services

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has required the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) to coordinate with the ministry’s inspectorate and tourism management units to inspect accommodation facilities in key tourism areas across the country, reported VNA.

Grand World Phu Quoc in Kien Giang province (Photo: VNA) 

Accordingly, relevant forces will carry out inspections in Hanoi, Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa and Nghe An in the northern and northern central regions in June, and in Da Nang, Khanh Hoa, Quang Nam, Binh Thuan, HCM City, Ba Ria – Vung Tau and Kien Giang in the central, south central and southern regions from July to October.

The ministry said this activity aims to raise awareness of state management agencies, investors, and managers and operators of accommodation establishments about the necessity to maintain and control tourism service quality towards sustainable tourism development, especially after the COVID-19 pandemic.

A beach in Nha Trang, Khanh Hoa (Photo: VNA) 

According to the VNAT, tourist accommodation establishments nationwide have developed strongly in terms of quantity and quality, enabling the tourism industry to compete with other countries in the region and the world. The investment inflow into this sector has concentrated on sea and mountain resorts.

Besides international corporations and brands such as Hyatt, Intercontinental, Accor, Sheraton, Hilton, and IHG, domestic groups such as Vinpearl, Saigontourist, Flamingo have increased their presence in the tourism industry.

Meanwhile, community-based tourism has been promoted in remote areas, contributing to creating jobs, sharing benefits to local communities, and reducing poverty.

The 2017 Tourism Law has facilitated tourism accommodation business and investment and increased the responsibility of local management agencies and professional social organisations for tourism activities.

First virtual reality light park to take shape in Da Nang

According to VOV, a virtual reality light park using Korean technology is expected to take shape in a tourist area of Ngu Hanh Son district in the central city of Da Nang.

First virtual reality light park to take shape in Da Nang  (Source: VOV)

A memorandum of understanding to this effect was signed on May 23 by Ben Thanh - Non Nuoc Tourism Joint Stock Company and two Korean partners. 

The park, the first of its kind in Vietnam, will use virtual reality (VR) technology of Newto Korea Company.

Nguyen Xuan Binh, deputy director of Da Nang Department of Tourism, said with the tourism sector on the path of recovery, the project will contribute to creating more attractive tourism products and luring more visitors to the coastal city.

 First virtual reality light park to take shape in Da Nang  (Source:

He expressed his hope the theme park will be put into operation soon in order to serve both domestic and foreign tourists coming to Da Nang.

Nguyen Ngoc Tung, a representative of the tourism site in Ngu Hanh Son, said that Da Nang is one of the top destinations for tourists as it features a number of major entertainment areas, and that the virtual reality light park will provide visitors with a completely different entertainment experience.

Kim Woon Tae, director of the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA), pointed out that Da Nang and Vietnam in general are hugely popular destinations for Korean travelers, with millions of Koreans visiting Da Nang each year in the pre-COVID period.

The implementation of the light park project in the country’s leading tourist city is anticipated to attract more tourists and mark a new milestone in business cooperation between the two countries, he stressed./.