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A NIGHT AT THE OPERA HOUSE WITH THE HONG KONG SINFONIETTA

A rare opportunity to see an orchestra of international repute, The Hong Kong Sinfonietta 香港小交響樂團 in their début concert in Vietnam during their 20th anniversary season. The HK Sinfonietta's Musical Director and conductor is Yip Wing-sie, one of the first women conductors in the world.

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LUXURY HOTEL SEGMENT SEES SHARP EXPANSION

According to a Savills Viet Nam quarterly report, with no new hotels opening in HCM City in the fourth quarter last year, the three- to five-star segment ended the year with 125 hotels and more than 15,900 rooms.

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VISAS OPTIONS OPEN UP FOR OVERSEAS INVESTORS

After continuous debate and revisions, the National Assembly (NA) last week adopted the revised Law on Foreigners’ Entry into, Exit from, Transit through and Residence in Vietnam, which will take effect on July 1, 2020.

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FOREIGNERS ALLOWED TO CHANGE VISA STATUS WHILE IN VIỆT NAM: NA

Võ Trọng Việt, chairman of the NA Committee on National Defence and Security, said the amendments would make it easier for foreigners to stay in Việt Nam to learn about the market, and look for jobs and investment opportunities without wasting time and money on immigration procedures.

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FIRST HOLIDAY INN HOTEL IN VIETNAM OPENS IN HO CHI MINH CITY

The hotel features 350 well-appointed rooms, including 100 spacious suites, all of which feature city or pool views. The fourth-floor lifestyle zone offers comfortable lounges, a 50-metre swimming pool, and a 24-hour gym while the Kids Stay & Eat Free programme and Kid’s Activity Room make the hotel a wonderful option for families.

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VIETNAMESE AMBASSADOR TO JAPAN SUPPORTS BAMBOO AIRWAYS' EXPANSION EFFORTS

This stable and substantive relationship is built from many positive factors, including a favourable political foundation, the Vietnamese Government’s support for bilateral trade and the special connection between the two countries’ peoples, shown by the up to 1.2 million visitors travelling between the two countries every year.

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PRIVATE SECTOR SUGGESTS WIDER VISA EXEMPTIONS

In the morning on May 2, at the session about tourism in the Vietnam Private Sector Economic Forum 2019, travel enterprises and functional authorities have discussed the barriers to development to attract 17-20 million international visitors by 2020. During the discussion, visa emerged as one of the major roadblocks to private sector representatives.

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TOURISM FESTIVAL OPENS IN HO CHI MINH CITY

The Department of Tourism of Ho Chi Minh City launched a tourism festival in the city on April 11 under the theme “Happy Summer 2019”. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Director of the department Bui Ta Hoang Vu said several promotion programmes are offered at the four-day event.