Second national culture and business forum honors 24 outstanding enterprises

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The second edition of the annual National Culture and Business Forum 2022 opened in Hanoi on December 3, reported Vietnam News Agency.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung said many Vietnamese firms are striving to build corporate and business culture based on inheriting and upholding national cultural values as a power of soft culture.

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 At the event (Photo: VNA)

It is the depth of culture that helps businesses not only run after profit and get rich at all costs but also know how to comply with business ethics, social responsibility, respect the law and fair competition, and protect the environment, thus building the trust, prestige and brand of enterprises, he said, adding that it is key to their stable and sustainable development.

Hung called for creating a healthy business environment to draw foreign investors and upholding the internal strength of culture to develop cultural industries in the country. Each business should become an ambassador to promote the image of Vietnam, its culture and people to the world, he added.

Participants at the event offered their opinions on the role and impact of cultural revival on sustainable economic development, practical lessons and solutions to promoting the role of culture in economic recovery and development, especially during and after COVID-19 pandemic, and geopolitical conflicts and global economic downturn at present.

On this occasion, 24 enterprises meeting the standards of business culture this year were honoured.

Thai Vietjet resumes Da Lat-Bangkok route, offering discounted tickets

Thai Vietjet on December 2 resumed the only direct service between Da Lat, the city of flowers, and Thailand’s Bangkok capital after nearly three years of suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reported Vietnam News Agency.

Flight VZ940 from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) was welcomed by Lam Dong province’s leaders and Lien Khuong International Airport’s authorities, along with water salute, lion dance, lively performances and flower wreaths upon arrival at Lien Khuong International Airport. Passengers onboard the resumed flight to Da Lat also enjoyed lucky draws for air tickets and complimentary moon cakes.

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Flight VZ940 from Bangkok (Suvarnabhumi) was welcomed by Lam Dong province’s leaders and Lien Khuong International Airport’s authorities. (Photo: Vietjetair.com) 

Woranate Laprabang, Chief Executive Officer of Thai Vietjet, said: “We are delighted to reconnect Thailand with one of the top travel destinations of Vietnam - Da Lat, the city of flowers and beautiful natural landscapes. To provide Thai travelers with more opportunities and flexible choices to travel to Vietnam, as well as welcome Vietnamese tourists to Thailand, we have decided to resume direct flight service between Bangkok and Da Lat. Since tourism is bouncing back to pre-pandemic levels, we strongly believe that the service between the two destinations would facilitate the region's growing travel demand and trade recovery of both countries.”

The international service between Da Lat and Bangkok operates four flights a week on every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday with the flight time of 1 hour and 45 minutes per leg. More flight frequency could be added subject to market demand.

Customers can book flight tickets from Dalat to Bangkok with fares as low as 360,000 VND/one-way (14.5 USD) at www.vietjetair.com, Vietjet Air mobile app and authorised ticket agents worldwide.

Vietnam has proven as one of the top tourist destinations in Asia-pacific, with its beautiful landscape and unique culture. Da Lat, in particular, is known as the capital city of Lam Dong province, with a variety in nature; beautiful flowers, lovely French villages, magnificent valleys, waterfalls and lakes, in a refreshing atmosphere.

Vietjet, together with Thai Vietjet, is the largest carrier operating between Vietnam and Thailand in terms of capacity, offering direct services from Hanoi/Ho Chi Minh City/ Da Nang/Phu Quoc to Bangkok and the only direct route between Ho Chi Minh City and Phuket/Chiang Mai. Both Vietnam and Thailand have lifted all arrival regulations relating to Covid-19. Especially, Thai government has increased the period of visa-free stay to 45 days for tourists from many countries including Vietnam.

The new-age carrier Vietjet has not only revolutionised the aviation industry in Vietnam but also been a pioneering airline across the region and around the world. With a focus on cost management ability, effective operations and performance, Vietjet offers flying opportunities with cost-saving and flexible fares as well as diversified services to meet customers’ demands.

Vietjet is a fully-fledged member of International Air Transport Association (IATA) with the IATA Operational Safety Audit (IOSA) certificate. As Vietnam’s largest private carrier, the airline was awarded the highest ranking for safety with 7 stars in 2018 and 2019 by the world’s only safety and product rating website airlineratings.com and listed as one of the world's 50 best airlines for healthy financing and operations by Airfinance Journal in 2018 and 2019. The airline has also been named as Best Low-Cost Carrier by renowned organizations such as Skytrax, CAPA, Airline Ratings, and many others.

Tam Dao honoured as world’s leading town destination 2022

The People’s Committees of northern Vinh Phuc province and Tam Dao district held a ceremony on December 2 to announce the award honouring Tam Dao as the world’s leading town destination in 2022, reported Vietnam News Agency.

The title was previously announced at the 29th World Travel Awards held in Oman in November this year.

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At the ceremony. (Photo: nhandan.vn) 

Addressing the event, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Vu Viet Van said the award is a recognition of the initial success of the district’s tourism sector, helping to improve the position and value of the Tam Dao National Tourist Area, and promoting the development of the tourism industry in Vinh Phuc province.

The Tam Dao national tourism site is located on Tam Dao mountain range, at an altitude of 54 to 1,100 metres above sea level. It boasts majestic mountainous scenery that covers a vast area of the northern delta.

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 A corner of Tam Dao. (Photo: VNA)

In Tam Dao, there are three mountains, Thach Ban (1,388m), Thien Thi (1,375m), and Phu Nghia (1,400m), rising above the sea of clouds like three islands. That is the source of the Vietnamese name “Tam Dao,” meaning “three islands.”

Thanks to its cool climate, the town has long been one of the most attractive destinations in northern Vietnam among both domestic and foreign visitors, especially for a summer vacation.

This marks the first time Tam Dao has been awarded the world’s leading town destination.

To get the award, Tam Dao overcame many town destinations in the US, Japan, the Czech Republic, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Nepal, and New Zealand.

The annual awards are based on votes cast by travel industry professionals and the public.

The World Travel Awards, launched in 1993, acknowledge excellence in the tourism industry, and have been described as the "travel industry's equivalent of the Oscars.

Culture of Lai Chau province introduced in Ho Chi Minh City

The Lai Chau provincial Culture and Tourism Week opened in Ho Chi Minh City on December 2, providing city dwellers with an interesting experience of Lai Chau provincial culture, reported Nhan Dan News.

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A street festival was held within the framework of the Lai Chau provincial Culture and Tourism Week, which opened in Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: laichau.gov.vn) 

The highlight of the opening ceremony was a street festival featuring more than 100 performers and cultural practitioners, from different ethnic groups in Lai Chau province, including Thai, Mong, Ha Nhi, Lao and Lu.

Dressed in their traditional costumes, they dazzled visitors with folk songs and dances of their ethnic groups, such as a gong performance by Thai ethnic people, the Xoe folk dance of the Ha Nhi ethnic community, and a panpipe performance and ‘senh tien’ folk dance of the Mong people.

In addition, visitors to the programme can explore the beeswax drawing technique of Mong ethnic people, the making and playing of the ‘Tinh’ gourd lute of the Thai ethnic group, and the custom of teeth blackening of Lu people.

Various exciting folk games and fairs displaying delicious dishes and typical OCOP products of Lai Chau, will also be introduced to people and tourists of Ho Chi Minh City on the occasion./.

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