Beneath Hong Kong’s modern skyscrapers lies a surprisingly kid-friendly destination. The city holds tremendous sentimental value as our former home and my daughter’s birthplace. We return every year because the list of things to do in Hong Kong with kids is expansive — even if you don’t factor in Hong Kong Disneyland® (which is our family’s favorite Disney® park in the world). The neat thing about Hong Kong is that you can experience something new every time you visit. For such a tiny destination, it really packs a punch. This list is focused on activities that one can practically experience on a typical Hong Kong family vacation. Table of Contents Getting Discounted Tickets for Hong Kong AttractionsThe Best Things to Do in Hong Kong with Kids1. Hong Kong Disneyland2. Ocean Park Hong Kong3. Ride the Star Ferry Hong Kong4. Shop the Toy Streets and Other Markets5. Visit The Peak6. Hong Kong Science Museum/Hong Kong Museum of History7. Hong Kong … [Read more...] about 20 Best Things to Do in Hong Kong with Kids
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Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, Vietjet sign MoU At the MoU signing ceremony (Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn) The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and Vietjet Air signed in Hanoi on March 28 a Memorandum of Understanding on cooperation for 2019 – 2021. Under the MoU, the two sides will work together to increase promotion on mass media; introduce publications, documents and market researches; cooperate in an international tourism fair and Vietnamese tourism abroad; and organise domestic destination surveys and events. The MoU provides travel opportunities and convenience for Vietnamese people and international tourists, connecting Vietnam to destinations around the world, where Vietjet has direct flights. This is also a concrete effort to contribute to the implementation of the growth target plan assigned by the Prime Minister to welcome about 18 million international visitors to Vietnam in 2019. With a wide flight network of 39 domestic routes and 69 … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 29/3
By JON MOOALLEM MARCH 20, 2019 A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. The Voyages Issue Rick Steves Wants to Save the World, One Vacation at a Time It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives. There Is No Reason to Cross the U.S. by Train. But I Did It Anyway. The Voyages Issue A weeklong trip in Alaska was supposed to be an adventure. In an instant it became the experience that defined us all. By JON MOOALLEM photo illustration by: DAVID BENJAMIN SHERRY The whale sighting happened right away, minutes into Day 1. Jon, Dave and I had just been dropped off on a remote Alaskan shoreline, an hour and a half by boat from the closest speck of a town. Jon was working as a sea-kayaking guide that summer in Glacier Bay National Park, and he had invited us up for a seven-day excursion during his week off. As the boat that delivered us vanished, the drone of its … [Read more...] about It Was Just a Kayaking Trip. Until It Upended Our Lives.
Danang to promote investment in hi-tech sectors Employees work at an automobile assembly and manufacturing plant in Danang’s Hoa Khanh Industrial Park in this file photo. Danang’s enterprises are being urged to suggest ideas for attracting investment in hi-tech sectors at an upcoming conference, scheduled for March 1 – PHOTO: VGP The central coastal city of Danang has urged local firms to pose ideas at an upcoming conference, scheduled for March 1, for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) in sectors leveraging hi-tech applications in the 4.0 era, the Government portal chinhphu.vn reported, citing the municipal People’s Committee. The municipal government on February 20 stated that the city will prioritize receiving FDI capital for the field of hi-tech agriculture to achieve sustainable growth, alongside other hi-tech-deploying sectors. It will also prepare feasible projects to attract investors from Japan, South Korea and the United States, according to … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 23/2
Ninh Thuan greenlights tourism projects Ninh Thuan Province People’s Committee has granted principle approvals for two large-scale tourism projects, worth a total VND2.5 trillion (US$107.3 million). Financed by Royal Ninh Thuan development and investment joint stock company, the 87.5ha tourism complex will be developed at Phuoc Diem Commnue, Thuan Nam District. It will comprise a five-star hotel with 500 rooms, 100 high-end villas and a convention centre, restaurants and an entertainment area. The complex, worth VND2 trillion, is slated for completion in June, 2022. Meanwhile, the second project — invested by Ninh Thuan international tourism joint stock company — will cover 6.56ha at Khanh Hai Town, Ninh Hai District. Worth VND550 billion, the complex will include a five-star hotel providing between 200-300 rooms, villas and food streets. It is expected to be finished in December, 2021. Ninh Thuan is seeing rising interest from investors thanks to its potential for … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 21/2