UNESCO Recognizes Nui Chua, Kon Ha Nung as Vietnam’s New Biosphere Reserves

Two Vietnamese sites were recognized as global biosphere reserves by UNESCO at the 33rd session of the International Coordinating Council of the Man and the Biosphere Program in Nigeria from September 13-17.

Tassie to Vietnam: Meet the Roberts – We make every day an adventure!

This week on Living in Vietnam, Australian Hospitality Alumni Network Vietnam would like to take you to Danang for a visit to two of our ‘local’ Aussies: Michael Roberts and Karen Good-win-Roberts, an Australian couple who has been calling Vietnam home for more than 5 years.

Hue – Vietnam’s beloved former capital city

Huế is a city chock-full of stories. The Kings of the Nguyễn Dynasty built their feudal capital along Huế’s fertile riverbanks and atop its forested hills, but their imperial legacy is just one of many reasons to visit. Huế’s refined cuisine is the stuff of legend, and its leafy streets are lined with mossy pagodas, art déco mansions, and eye-popping markets. Through the whole scene flows the Perfume River, setting a languid pace the rest of the city is happy to follow.

Australia-ASEAN Tourism and Hospitality Forum for SMART Recovery and Development

Responding to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, this project aims to support the recovery and development of the tourism and hospitality sector in Australia and ASEAN countries. The Australia-ASEAN Tourism and Hospitality Forum provides a knowledge-sharing platform and brings together a wide range of stakeholders including practitioners, academic experts, and government officers.

Vietnam’s Mid-Autumn Festival

Every Vietnamese child dreams about an amazing Tết Trung Thu with his or her own brightly lit lantern and a belly full of mooncakes. Tết Trung Thu or Mid-autumn Festival, is also known in Vietnam as the “Children’s Festival”. This year, the Mid-autumn Festival will be held on September 21, 2021, in the middle of the eighth lunar month, however preparations begin far in advance. Here’s how to make the most of this magical holiday.

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.