Articles tagged with: Vietnam
Everyone I speak to, seems to have been seduced by the snow that is currently blanketing Britain. “London is simply stunning covered in snow,” commented one of my colleagues, while my cousin in East Anglia said that the snow covered landscape ceated a “real winter wonderland” that took her back to her childhood
Most visitors to Vietnam miss out on Hue in their rush to Ha Noi or Ho Chi Minh but the old imperial capital of Hue (pronounced Hway) with its palaces and pagodas, tombs and temples, cultures and cuisine, repays a visit. Hue resident, Phan Thi True, gives us the low-down on this UNESCO world heritage listed city
What do you like to do on holiday?
Diving and trekking
Where did you last travel?
Do you know where you’re going next?
Of all the places you’ve been to, what was your favourite and why?
Vietnam in 1990 – as it was so untouched by mainstream tourism
Which destination do you wish to travel to but haven’t been there [...]
The online travel agency, On the Beach, has conducted a survey amongst its website users (so they aren’t representative of the population as a whole or even just of online users) and has come up with some figures that should worry the British domestic travel industry. 96% of all responders said that they will spend their summer holidays abroad in 2011 and the two most frequently given reasons were the weather and that British hotels were too expensive. 70% said that a holiday in the UK was more expensive than going abroad.
A third of the year has gone and, as we get ready for the huge number of events being celebrated over this long week end, it is worth pausing to look at what seems to be happening to the efforts to attract us to visit destinations so far.
The impact of the Icelandic volcanic eruption is still to be felt. Will we travel abroad less because of concerns this may happen again? (I know people who are still in China some twelve days after the flight ban was lifted.) Will we view the disruption as one of those events that happen only once a lifetime and forget it as quickly as it began or will we holiday at home more? Research from TNS Research International suggests that the majority of us won’t let it affect our travel plans