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First VN’s vacation exchange platform offers customers a bespoke service



HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam’s first vacation exchange platform, VPASS, has been officially launched after a signing ceremony of strategic cooperation between VPASS and partner resorts nationwide.

Area Director of Sales Marketing – North Vietnam at InterContinental, David Pearson (left), seen together with VPASS representative at signing ceremony on Monday. — Photo courtesy of VPASS

At the event in Hà Nội on Monday, representatives of 19 resorts and hotels committed to join the VPASS Vacation Exchange Platform. They include Fusion Hotel Group, InterContinental Hanoi Westlake, InterContinental Danang Peninsula Resort, Nam Nghi Coral Peninsula Phu Quoc, Silk Path Hotels & Resorts, Legacy Yên Tử – Mgallery, Radisson Blu Resort Phu Quoc, Palm Garden Beach Resort & Spa Hoi An, Paradise Vietnam, and Heritage Cruises.

Speaking at the event, General Director of the VPASS Asia Luxury Vacation Services Joint Stock Company Lê Vĩnh Linh said the platform has been developed by VPASS “marking a remarkable digital transformation of Vietnamese tourism”.

General Director of the VPASS Lê Vĩnh Linh (2nd right) seen together with management board’s members at the signing ceremony on Monday. — Photo courtesy of VPASS

“It also shows our wish and determination to present tourism destinations across Việt Nam to conquer others around the world,” she said.

Through the platform, members can exchange vacations from thousands of famous and luxury hotels and resorts.

“In addition, the programme also features a series of advanced facilities that can be customised according to the members’ needs such as air tickets, yachts, golf and use of airport lounges around the world,” Linh said.

Unlike other vacation exchange programmes, the VPASS features ‘Bespoke Service’ – a prerogative customer care service that can satisfy any personalised requirements of members.  

Aerial view of Nam Nghi Coral Peninsula Phu Quoc, one of partner resorts that join the VPASS Vacation Exchange Platform. — Photo from Nam Nghi Phu Quoc Fanpage 

According to VPASS’s General Director Linh, this year VPASS will try to reach their goal of having 300 partners in Việt Nam and 4,500 partners worldwide.

Founded in 2017, VPASS is known for high-end customer care products including luxury vacations products and deluxe services for several banks, financial institutions, real estate and retail businesses in Việt Nam.

“From our own experience and understanding of customers’ needs, together with a careful research on development trends in resort real-estate investment as well as the travelling habits of Vietnamese people, especially the high-end customer segment in recent years, we have decided to invest into the tourism smart technology with an aim to comprehensively meet the needs of customization and individualization of customers for any their travel and enjoyment,” Linh said. —



Decorations set up to welcome 13th National Party Congress




Nguyễn Chí Thanh Street in Hà Nội is decked out in flags to prepare for the 13th National Party Congress. — Photo Trương Vị

HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội has been decorated with national flags, flowers, banners and posters to mark the 13th National Party Congress.

One of the most important events in the country, the 13th National Party Congress will take place from January 25 to February 2.

A large panel is placed on Trần Duy Hưng Street in Hà Nội, welcoming the upcoming National Party Congress. — Photo Trương Vị

According to vice-chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Chử Xuân Dũng, decorations and preparations for the event are complete in all districts, major locations, streets, and at the headquarters of centrally-run and Hà Nội agencies.

National flags are also seen flying on buildings and houses in the city from January 15 to February 14.

The city has also completed the lighting decoration on 11 roads and installed architectural lights to decorate the overpass on Ring Road 3.

A decoration is placed in front of the National Convention Centre where the 13th National Party Congress is organised. — Photo Trương Vị

Before, during, and after the congress, thousands of officers and soldiers will be deployed to ensure security and safety. The city has assigned the Department of Information and Communications to receive the registration of domestic and international media reporters at the 13th Congress Press Centre.

A signboard and flags are readied at the National Convention Centre in Hà Nội where the 13th National Congress of the Communist Party of Việt Nam takes place from January 25 to February 2. — Photo Trương Vị

In addition, the Hà Nội Department of Health has prepared conditions for medical assurance and COVID-19 pandemic prevention by measuring the body temperature of delegates and preparing first aid duty and mobile emergency teams.

In addition, the Hà Nội Department of Culture and Sports plans to hold 85 music shows to celebrate the 13th National Party Congress, the 91st founding anniversary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam (February 3), and approaching Tết (Lunar New Year holiday).

A special music show is scheduled for February 2 at Mỹ Đình National Stadium to celebrate the congress, which is expected to be attended by 15,000 people.

Decorations have been set up nationwide to celebrate the important political event.

The sailors of Navy Zone 2 Command in Bà Rịa – Vũng Tàu Province set up banners and decorations to celebrate the upcoming 13th National Congress. — VNA/ Photo Minh Đức

The 13th National Party Congress will take place at the National Convention Centre in Hà Nội from January 25 to February 2, with the attendance of 1,587 delegates.  



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Learn how to love the environment at Trạm Xanh



Detergents made from natural materials are displayed at Trạm Xanh in HCM City’s District 1. — Photo

HCM CITY — Trạm Xanh (Green Station) located on a small alley on Nguyễn Thái Bình Street in HCM City’s District 1 is a special green space that aims to inspire love for the environment.

At Trạm Xanh, launched by a group of young women, visitors have a chance to practice a green lifestyle with many items made of environmentally friendly materials.

The Green Station aims to promote a stable lifestyle by using ‘green’ products that do less damage to the environment.

Many visitors are impressed by the venue, which displays recycled products like handbags made of old jeans, blankets made of pieces of cloth, bamboo brushes, bamboo straws, bags made of lotus leaves, and more.

Visitors can also taste herbal teas made of natural ingredients and learn about natural detergents made from orange and pineapple peels.

Every month, Trạm Xanh organises film screenings about plastic waste, ecological agriculture, plants and the earth to provide visitors with more knowledge about the environment and promote a devotion to nature. —


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Zipline tour in Yên Bái is must-do for adventurers



A zipline tour in Yên Bái Province. – VNA/ Photo

HCM CITY — Việt Nam’s longest zipline tour is a great way to see the beautiful mountains and rice fields of Văn Chấn and Mù Cang Chải districts in Yên Bái Province.

Aeris Hill amusement park in Tú Lệ Commune in Văn Chấn District recently launched the zipline tour service, stretching 1.2 kilometres. It offers a panoramic view popular with photographers and trekkers for its bucolic, majestic beauty.

A station at each end of the line alerts staff to ensure users land safely. The trip takes one to two minutes.

The second part of the zipline, stretching over 200 metres, requires the addition of a parachute on the customer’s back to slow them down.

Aeris Hill is open every day except Wednesday from 8.30am to 6pm. Tickets start at VNĐ200,000 (US$8.7) per person, which includes a zipline tour and other activities like zorbing, high rope games, and rock climbing. –


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