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In this section we keep you posted about the latest goings on this destination travel and tourism industry, from hotel and airline news to cultural events that may be of interest to you, the travelling visitor.

Vietnam waives visas for UK travellers until June 2018

The government of Vietnam has announced that it has extended its visa exemption programme for UK passport holders for another year. The policy, which was first introduced in 2015, applies to British, French, German, Spanish and Italian nationals, and it will allow visitors to take single-entry stays in the South East Asian country for up to 15 days, and will be valid until June 2018.

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Movenpick Hotel Han River planned for Vietnam's newest tourist destination Danang

Upscale hotelier Movenpick will open a new resort in Vietnam's coastal city of Danang in 2019. The former French colonial port on the South China Sea is currently in the grip of a tourism boom owing to its convenient location in the centre of Vietnam, great transport links, and beaches on the South China Sea.

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Hiltons Worldwide to develop 11 more luxury hotels in Vietnam

Hilton Worldwide has announced that it will open eleven hotels in Vietnam over the next few years in a partnership with the BRG Group, a leading golf course developer. The global hotel group will introduce several six and seven-star properties to the country for the first time, as well hotels under its Hotels & Resorts and Hilton Garden Inn brands.

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JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay in Vietnam wins prestigious World Travel Award

The newly opened JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay hotel has been named as Asia’s Leading New Resort at the 2017 World Travel Awards Asia and Australasia Gala Ceremony. The 244-room upscale resort in Vietnam opened to guests in January, 2017, and was designed by Bill Bensley. It is the first international luxury hotel brand to open on the nation’s “pearl island”.

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The Route Inn opens first new hotel in Vietnam as part of new chain

The Japanese hotel company, the Route Inn Group has launched its first ever four-star hotel in Vietnam. The Grandvrio Da Nang City hotel is the company’s first of what is planned to be a chain of 50 hotels in Vietnam with the aim to increase the flow of tourists from Japan to Da Nang. The two-building hotel will bring 169 guest rooms to the city, and it is scheduled to open in 2017.

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Melia Cam Ranh Bay Villas & Resort to become Melia Hotels' fifth hotel in Vietnam

Melia Hotels International has signed a new brand property to its portfolio in Vietnam. The Spanish hotel group will add the Melia Cam Ranh Bay Villas & Resort to its collection in the country. Scheduled to open 2018 in Cam Ranh Bay on the Southeastern coast of Vietnam, the hotel will have 200 guest rooms with sea views and 100villas with private infinity pools.

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JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay opens to holidaymakers in Vietnam

Marriott International has announced the opening of its newest hotel in Vietnam. The JW Marriott Phu Quoc Emerald Bay is the first international luxury hotel brand on Phu Quoc Island. The oceanfront property has 244 guest rooms, suites and villas, plus facilities including five restaurants and bars, outdoor swimming pools, and the lavish Spa by JW.

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London Symphony Orchestra to perform open-air concert in Old Hanoi

Hanoi's heritage quarter around Hoan Kiem Lake is set to become the backdrop for an exclusive concert from the London Symphony Orchestra next month. The open-air performance is part of the Vietnam Airlines Classic – Hanoi Concert, an annual event that promotes arts and culture in the Vietnamese capital.

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Movenpick Hotel Quang Binh to become Movenpick's fifth hotel in Vietnam

Movenpick Hotels and Resorts have announced that they will open a new hotel in Vietnam. Movenpick Hotel Quang Binh will be located in Dong Hoi, overlooking the Song Nhat Le River, and it will have 2019 guest rooms and suites, four restaurants and bars, a spa, a swimming pool, a fitness centre, and guests will have private beach access at the nearby Nhat Le Beach.

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Sri Mara Spa comes to Vietnam

The Anam, one of Vietnam's premier resorts, recently announced the arrival of Sri Mara Spa. The spa is based on time-honoured Balinese rituals and emphasizes a simple "high-touch, low-tech" approach to wellness. The spa will offer numerous soothing treatments based on traditional Balinese practices, as well as detox and slimming programmes.

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Vietnam waives visas for UK travellers until June 2018

The government of Vietnam has announced that it has extended its visa exemption programme for UK passport holders for another year. The policy, which was first introduced in 2015, applies to British, French, German, Spanish and Italian nationals, and it will allow visitors to take single-entry stays in the South East Asian country for up to 15 days, and will be valid until June 2018.

Movenpick Hotel Han River planned for Vietnam's newest tourist destination Danang

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Hiltons Worldwide to develop 11 more luxury hotels in Vietnam

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