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Central Highland Dak Lak Province’s Famed Tame Elephants

DAK LAK — Central Highland Dak Lak Province’s famed tame elephants may become extinct in the next 20-25 years unless conservation project receive Goverment funding, experts said. The population of existing tame elephants is being overexploited for tourism and is under threat from poachers. Elephants are also not being encouraged to breed, according to a […]


New Logo and Slogan of Vietnam Tourism

Australian-invested Cowan Design Company, which has won a contest to design a logo and slogan for Vietnam’s tourism, will likely be chosen to map out a strategy to build the tourism brand name and promote the country’s tourism image, a tourism official said. Nguyen Van Tuan, Director General of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism […]


Bangkok Airways stops flights to Ho Chi Minh city

Bangkok Airways’ Bangkok-Ho Chi Minh City route will be discontinued on October 25, The Nation has reported. The airline will also suspend flights to Xian, China on the same day. The carrier’s flights from Bangkok to Hiroshima, Japan and Guilin, China, will also be discontinued on October 27 and November 10 respectively, the Thai newspaper […]


Vietnam Hikes Gasoline Prices

In a surprise move, the Vietnamese government Tuesday raised retail gasoline prices and cut oil import tax. Gasoline became VND900 (US$0.5) per liter costlier with effect from 3 pm. A92 gas now costs VND11,000 ($0.68); A90 gas VND10,800; and A83 gas 10,600. Kerosene and diesel stay unchanged at VND8,600. Tariffs on all oil import have […]