La Festa Phu Quoc, Curio Collection by Hilton – Opening in 2023

Hilton, one of the world’s fastest-growing hospitality companies, has signed a management agreement with one of Vietnam’s leading hospitality and real estate development companies, Sun Group, to launch a new resort under Curio Collection by Hilton in Phu Quoc, Vietnam. Curio Collection, a portfolio of over 100 handpicked hotels and resorts around the world, provides a one-of-a-kind stay experience with distinctly unique amenities and services, while backed by the Hilton name.

Hoi An – Vietnam’s well-preserved ancient town

Hội An is a place where the bold march of progress peters into a leisurely amble. In this one-time trading port, the Thu Bồn River meanders past crumbling shop houses and weathered pagodas, while sampans come and go from the old ferry quay. Outside the Old Town, two-lane roads slice through waving rice fields and emerge at a frothy coastline. Stay a couple of days, and Hội An’s easygoing beauty and lantern-lit nights may leave you hopelessly beguiled.

Vietnam prepares welcome for vaccinated foreign tourists to selected destinations

According to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Phu Quoc Island in the southern province of Kien Giang will be the first destination to welcome foreign tourists under a trial vaccine passport program that will be expanded later to other famous hotspots like the towns of Ha Long, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Da Lat.

Bill Gates’ investment firm to take control of Four Seasons in $2.21 bln deal

Bill Gates’ Cascade Investment LLC is taking control of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts by buying about half of Saudi Arabian Prince Alwaleed bin Talal’s stake for $2.21 billion, the hotel operator said on Wednesday.

Webinar: Hospitality 101: World of Hotels

Hospitality 101 Webinar Series is a group of 3 monthly consecutive educational webinars starting from October to December 2021 which provides introduction and overview of the global hospitality and tourism industry, its growth and development, industry segments and their distinguishing characteristics, trends, and current concerns. Students are introduced to professional hospitality career opportunities and the employability skills needed to succeed in specific hospitality career.

Meet the Expert: Chef John McFadden – One of the great all-rounders of the hospitality industry

[September 08, 2021] Australian born and trained, John McFadden commenced his career in the kitchen at the age of 12, starting as a humble kitchen hand. He has over thirty-seven years in the food industry and is well recognised for his attention to detail and leading multiple teams and operations.

Vietnam Airlines trials international vaccine passport on Europe flight

Eighteen passengers boarded a Vietnam Airlines flight last Thursday 02 September 2021 from Hanoi to London with a digital air travel pass that incorporates their Covid test results and vaccine certificates.

Sapa – The fanciful city in fog

Sapa town stands at the head of a deep valley of magnificent rice terraces that are still farmed today as they have been for centuries. Backdrops don’t get much more spectacular. Enticing ribbons of road lead the eye down to the valley floor, white-water rivers rush among rice fields, and lush green mountains stretch into the distance as far as the eye can see. The highest peak in the region, Mount Fansipan, crowns the ragged ridge line high above town.

Free Online Course: Introduction to the kitchen by Chef John McFadden

Renowned as one of the great all-rounders of hospitality, John McFadden is a highly-motivated chef whose attention to detail is well-known industry-wide.