Less than forty years since the savagery and slaughter of the American War, this resilient nation is buoyant with hope. It is a country on the move: access is now easier than ever, roads are being upgraded, hotels are springing up and Vietnam’s raucous entrepreneurial spirit is once again alive and well as the old-style Communist system gives way to a socialist market economy. As the number of tourists visiting the country soars, their talk is not of bomb craters and army ordnance but of shimmering paddy fields and sugar-white beaches, full-tilt cities and venerable pagodas; Vietnam is a veritable phoenix arisen from the ashes. Many visitors find a vast number of places to visit that intrigue and excite them in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and the other major centres; but despite the cities’ allure, it’s the country’s striking landscape that most impresses.
- Airlines operating from Malta to Hanoi are Lufthansa while airlines operating to Ho Chi Minh City are Lufthansa, Emirates and Turkish air.
- Vietnamese Currency is the Dong, however they also accept US Dollars.
- Watch out for the Sun’s UV – it’s a lot stronger than it seems!
Hotels & Resorts
The hotel boasts 305 elegantly appointed rooms, bespoke treatments at Spa InterContinental, three restaurants and spectacular views of Saigon from the InterContinental Club Lounge. This 5-star luxury Ho Chi Minh City hotel is located in the city centre, just a short stroll to famous landmarks such as Notre Dame Cathedral and Saigon Opera House. The Tan Son Nhat International Airport is 7 km away.
Vietnam’s first Crowne Plaza is situated in Hanoi’s newest business district. Crowne Plaza West Hanoi is the lynchpin of a commercial and residential complex, only minutes away from the National Convention Centre and the National Stadium and is only 30 minutes drive to Noi Bai International Airport.
Poised on a tranquil stretch of white-sand beach, between the Marble Mountains and the sun-kissed beachscape of renowned Non Nuoc is Hyatt’s newest offering in Vietnam. The resort feels secluded, yet just 15 minutes from Danang International Airport making both location and accessibility very favourable for group events.
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