Posts Tagged ‘ Hanoi ’

On the Red River

Apr 18th, 2018 | By

Patricia completes her river journey in Vietnam by cruising along the Red River

Best value destinations

Nov 15th, 2015 | By

Our essential annual hot-list of where in the world to go for wallet-friendly wandering, whether you’re hunting for a bargain or in search of old-school cheapness. Splurgers, look elsewhere.

Where the experts holiday: Jeff Redl

Apr 3rd, 2013 | By

Jeff Redl, sales and marketing manager at Asia Destinations, on Vietnam, Italy and France’s future in the tourism industry

Coffee time

Nov 7th, 2012 | By

Most of us need a jolt of caffeine to get things firing. Wherever you find yourself waking up, here are the rules for ordering the perfect coffee

Breakfast of champions

Oct 20th, 2012 | By

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and also a tasty shortcut to getting to know a country’s culture. Here are Brett Atkinson’s top 10 recommendations for getting the day started around the globe

What’s hot: November 2011

Nov 2nd, 2011 | By

CD-Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world. This month it’s good news for Greenwich and Glasgow but Gulf Air may want to rethink their plans to introduce in-flight phone and internet access

Vietnam: The Time is Coming

Aug 9th, 2011 | By

Package holidays to Vietnam, one of the fastest growing holiday destinations, may become a reality in the next few years now that Vietnam Airlines is launching a direct service from Gatwick to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

What’s hot: June 2011

Jun 1st, 2011 | By

CD Traveller tells you what’s hot and what’s not in the travel world

Hanoi is 1,000 Years Old

Sep 7th, 2010 | By

Birthdays get celebrated. Special birthdays normally have a bit more fuss made over them. But when you get to be 1,000 years old then the boat really does get pushed out. Next month, Hanoi in Vietnam has a ten day celebration at which they are expecting 30,000 visitors per day.
Originally called Thang Long, Hanoi became the capital a millennia ago but didn’t change its name until 1831. The combination of Vietnamese and French influence is everywhere so there is both an old world, colonial and modern feel.

A journey through Vietnam: part 4

Feb 6th, 2010 | By

Aidan Lawes gives us the low-down on Hanoi, Halong Bay and Sa Pa – the final part of his journey around Vietnam

Frommer’s Top 12

Dec 2nd, 2009 | By

Each year, Frommer’s (the people who produce travel guidebooks and magazines) poll their readers to see what the destinations for 2010 would be. Primarily American vote for this so it does tend to reflect where Americans holiday but this year it includes the Scilly Isles. It doesn’t really say why they were voted for but just gives a potted tourism pitch. I’m not complaining but sometimes when surveys like this take place it would be nice to know what appeals to readers.

There are lots of reasons to visit the Scillies; the weather, the sandy beaches, the subtropical plants that grow there and, lets face it, the fact that you don’t have to change currency or speak another language. Frommer’s only warning is to book well ahead because accommodation is limited particulary in May when the gig races take place.

So what are the other selections by Frommer?