Issuu on Google+


"Vietnam-Timeless charm" and the five colorful lotus petals have just been approved by the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism to be the new slogan and logo of National Tourism Promotion program in the period 2012-2015. It is hoped that the new slogan and logo will contribute to improvement of Vietnam's image, brand and competitiveness to attract more international tourists to Viet Nam.

letter to Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam Hoang Tuan Anh to congratulate Vietnam's New Tourism Logo and Slogan (period 2012-2015). The letter said “We strongly believe that the new slogan "VietnamTimeless Charm" and a lotus symbol with five different colors best represent Vietnam's diverse tourism products in an immense space and time; and marks the new growth phase of Vietnam's tourism Located in the central of South East Asia, closed to China, Lao and Cambodia with a long coastal line of nearly 2000km and a lot of industry”. beautiful beaches and islands; Vietnam is becoming an ideal The launch of new slogan and logo plays an important role to develop destination for travel, incentive and congresses for its friendly Viet Nam tourism brand aiming to convey the sector's message as people, hospitality and a lot natural attractions (Ha Long Bay), the well as to bring positive feelings for visitors. The new slogan and logo most oldest capital (Hoa Lu) and historical heritages the ancient city will contribute to improvement of Vietnam's image, brand and of Hoi An, and much more.... The landmarks, history and people of competitiveness to attract more international tourists to Viet Nam. this country are so utterly unique as to render the usual reference UNESCO hails Vietnam's cultural heritage points redundant. Timeless food, religion and courtesy are the order preservation of the day here. Yet the symbols of colonial culture remain, cooperated and repurposed in a typically efficient manner. Vietnam is making every effort in implementing the UNESCO Bustling street life: Life in urban Vietnam is conducted on the streets. Convention for the Safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage (ICH), In bia hoi (pavement pubs) men sup ice-cold beer and nibble on showing its commitment to preserving and promoting cultural and boiled quails eggs. Odors from makeshift food stalls fill the nostrils: natural heritage. Sun Lei, a UNESCO Vietnam Office representative, see steaming pho, a noodle soup with various unidentifiable chunks was speaking at a workshop in Hanoi on July 24 to review 10 years of of meat, or grilled chicken feet. Along nearly all the moped-clogged implementing the UNESCO Convention. streets produce is sold. Tubs wriggle with live sturgeon, crabs and frogs (still a delicacy from French colonial days), baskets are top heavy with colorful and bizarre fruit, and every possible piece of a pig is on sale.

Vietnam has made a considerable contribution to the Convention's implementation, raising the heritage's cultural values in society and creating a driving force behind sustainable development, said Sun Lei.

Traditional country ways: Rural Vietnam is entirely different. Just a short distance from the cities, water buffalo wallow in green rice paddies and elegant women wearing traditional conical headwear cycle along dusty paths. Vietnam's remarkable geography, from the lush Mekong Delta in the south to the remote Sapa valleys in the north, demonstrates a traditional way of life.

Nguyen Cao Phong, Secretary-General of the Vietnam National Commission for UNESCO, stressed the need to preserve cultural diversity, including intangible cultural heritage examples, in the context of the globalization.

The international community's recognition of Vietnam's diverse and rich culture and provides a good chance for the country to EuroCham congratulates Vietnam's new tourism promote and exploit its cultural masterpieces for local socioeconomic and tourism development. Cultural activists and logo and slogan managers shared experience in strengthening cooperation and On January 16, 2012, The Tourism and Hospitality Committee of the mutual support to protect and promote ICHs. European Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam (EuroCham) sent a

8


The Country Guide Best time to travel to Vietnam As a very long country, Vietnam has opposing monsoon seasons. Opposing monsoon seasons means that the weather is always different in the North, Centre and South of Vietnam. It has the advantage that each time of the year, there is a perfect weather in at least one region. Plus everyone has a preference: some cannot tolerate the scorching heat, some want to be in a non-crowded area while others prefer to meet the people and feel the culture. Therefore, each month or season in Vietnam will meet one of these expectations, if not all. Northern Vietnam: The north, overall, tends to be cooler than the rest of the country. The best time to visit this region is from March to May and then from October to December, a warm and dry weather. Summer is the rainy season, high humidity and hot, it can occasionally reach 40°C. In winter, cold weather sets in, accompanied by fine persistent mists which can last for a few days. In Being among the most attractive destinations located in Asia, the northern mountains, you can expect ground frosts or even Vietnam enjoys many favorable conditions endorsed by nature. From sometimes snowfall. the North to the South, Vietnam is shaped like a strip land of an "S" Central Coast: Central Vietnam (Hoi An, Hue, Danang) experiences letter. With beautiful sandy beaches nearby blue sea, towering warm and dry weather from March to October. In winter, you can mountains and fascinating views along with a diverse of human expect colder weather but nothing can disrupt travel plans. Frequent culture, Vietnam is on the top of must-visit... typhoons hit the central coast from September to November which can cause flooding and disrupt travel plans. However, the seaside city Visa to Vietnam of Nha Trang is often not affected by these typhoons. More a pre-approved visa than a real visa on arrival, these visas are arranged through Amega Travel who obtains a "Letter of Approval" or Southern Vietnam: Although the temperature remains fairly “Application form for Visa” from the Vietnamese immigration steady throughout the year, Southern Vietnam has two main department. This letter is copied to you and to the international seasons. The dry season lasts from November to May while from June airport you're planning on using and when you arrive at the airport to October is the rainy season. Most of the rain is in the afternoon and your visa should be ready to go. Amega Travel provides this cost- only lasts a very short time. effective and efficient service. January or February is the month when Vietnamese celebrate their Lunar New Year (Tet). In 2015, Tet celebrations will be held from the Please provide the following information so we can apply for your th 20 February to the 24th February. Shops and museums are closed on visa: the 30th December of the Lunar calendar and during the first 3 days 1. Full name on passport of the New Year. The good side is that you can enjoy the atmosphere 2. Gender and see how Vietnamese celebrate this important event with 3. Passport number fireworks in the big cities. 4. Date of expiry 5. Date of birth 6. Nationality 7. Date of arrival 8. Flight number and schedule When we receive the above information, we process the visa immediately. Upon receiving the pre-approved visa, we will send it to you right away. Kindly print it out and show it when needed. Upon arrival at Vietnam's airport, you will fill in a simple visa form. You should prepare 2 pictures and the following stamp fee:   

45 USD for 1 month or 3 month single entry visa 65 USD for 1 month multiple entry visa (less than 30 days) 95 USD for 3 month multiple entry visa

Currency and living costs... The dong is Vietnam's unit of currency. The current exchange rate is: $1 to ~21,000 dong. Check www.xe.com or equivalent for the most up-to-date exchange rate. The average costs of life's little essentials are as follows: Meals – main dishes for lunch can cost between 50,000d and 100,000d in restaurants, while dinner can 80,000d and upwards. 

 

Beer – a bottle of beer can range between 10,000d to 15,000d, whereas draft beer is priced around 10,000d for half a liter. Coffee – a cup of coffee is priced between 20,000d and 40,000d depending on where you drink. Taxi ride – a taxi ride is usually charged from a rate of 14,000d, though it's possible that some taxis will charge as low as 12,000d and others as high as 16,000d. Most

9


charge between 13,000d and 16,000 per km thereafter. Some recommended taxi companies are Mailinh Taxi, NoiBai Taxi, Viet Thanh Taxi, Van Xuan, Vinasun … Internet café – Rates per hour differ from as low as 5,000d to up to 15,000d.

Please. Làm ơn cho tôi. (lam uhhn jaw thoye) Thank you. Cảm ơn. (gam uhhn)

You're welcome. The average daily expenses for a holiday in Vietnam is from 80 to Không sao đâu. (kohng sao doh) 100USD, including accommodation in a standard 4* hotel. Yes. Vietnamese Cuisine Vâng (affirmative). (vuhng); Dạ (affirmative, respectful) (ya'a) ; Vietnamese food is one of the most varied and seductive on the Đúng (correct) (duhn) planet – a delicious mix of the food of its colonial visitors and age-old No. native flavours and techniques. Many forces of climate, trade, history Không. (kohng) and immigration have influenced Vietnamese cuisine. Common I'm sorry. ingredients include: fish sauce, shrimp paste, soy sauce, rice, fresh Xin lỗi. (seen loh'EE) herbs, and fruits and vegetables. Vietnamese recipes use lemongrass, ginger, mint, long coriander, Saigon cinnamon, bird's eye chili, lime and basil leaves. Traditional Vietnamese cooking is greatly admired for its fresh ingredients, minimal use of oil, and reliance on herbs and vegetables. With the balance between fresh herbs and meats and a selective use of spices to reach a fine taste, Vietnamese food is considered one of the healthiest cuisines worldwide.

Goodbye. Chào. (jow) I can't speak Vietnamese [well]. Tôi không biết nói tiếng Việt [giỏi lắm]. (thoy kohng bee-IT noh-Y thee-IHNG vee'it [yi-oh-i lahm]) Do you speak English? Biết nói tiếng Anh không? (bee-IT noh-Y thee-IHNG ayng kohng) Is there someone here who speaks English? Có ai đây biết nói tiếng Anh không? (GAW ai dey bee-IT noh-Y thee-IHNG ayng kohng) Help! Giúp (tôi) với! (giup-OO (thoy) vuh-y!) Look out! Cẩn thận! (guhn tuh'n!) I don't understand. Tôi không hiểu. (thoy kohng hee-oh) Where is the toilet? Cầu tiêu ở đâu? (goh thee-oh uh duh-oh)

Useful Vietnamese Phrases Hello. (on the phone) Á-lô. (AH-loh) How are you? (Are you healthy?) Khỏe không? (kweah kohng?) Fine, thank you. (I am healthy, thank you.) Khoẻ, cảm ơn. (kweah, gam uhhn) What is your name? (formal, to all people) Bạn tên là gì? (ban theyn la yi) My name is ______ . Tôi tên là ______ . (Thoye theyn la _____ .)

10


E


21


8


40


44


45


48


8


8


8

55


Vinpearl Golf Club


59


Selling Tip: Adventure by day, luxury by nights

Selling Tip: Adventure by day, luxury by nights


Selling Tip: Adventure by day, luxury by nights

Selling Tip: Adventure by day, luxury by nights


Selling Tip: Experience the Asia of old on a family adventure that capture the spirit of Vietnam


Selling Tip:

I nerary Balancing luxury, culture and blissful relaxa on. Memories of a life me


8


Cambodia

8

67


71


Amega’s Hotels Park Hyatt Siem Reap 5*

La Residence d'Angkor Hotel 5*

8


8


Laos


8


8


8


Amega’s Hotels in Laos

90


Bagan

BAY OF BENGAL

8


Myanmar Treasure Inle Lake 4*

8



Amega Travel e-Catalogue