Next travel fair for Phoenix: MICE Asia Congress in Kuala Lumpur
Phoenix Voyages Group will attend the MICE Asia Congress in Kuala Lumpur from the 8th to the 10th of July 07.
New Expatriate in Myanmar office
We regret to inform you that Ms Aline Stucki decided to leave us at the end of her contract. Aline was based in our office in Yangon. We wish her all the best for the future. Likewise, we are pleased to inform you that Ms. Francine MilÃ©a is going to replace Aline. Francine will join us by the end of July.
Phoenix Voyages support to local charity events
Phoenix Voyages has recently supported the â€œHand in Handâ€ Quang Binh Humanitarian Mission organized by the Family Medical Practice, whose team of doctors and nurses went on a 5-day mission to 7 communes in Minh Hoa, the poorest district in Quang Binh province. The total of 5,500 adults and children were examined and treated by the medical team and medications worth USD 8,000 were provided as well as 30 tons of rice, 3 tons of salt and 10 ton-worth of donated goods such as linens, toiletries, towels, blankets, clothing and toys.
Phoenix Voyages likewise supported â€œOperations Smileâ€ and â€œHandicapped Internationalâ€, the charity events organized by different communities in Vietnam, whereby Phoenix Voyages donated more than USD 4,000 to the organizations.
Since 1989, Operation Smile Vietnam has been working to transform the future of thousands of children whose day-to-day experience was to be shunned, feared, ridiculed and isolated because of their deformities. Their mission is to provide free surgeries for children with deformities as well as medical development programs. Today more than 15,000 children are in need of medical surgery in Vietnam. For only 75 USD, you can help a child to turn and face the world with a smile!
On the other hand, the Handicap International Vietnam supports people in situations of disability, whatever may be the cause and the environment underlying those situations.
They are involved in different projects in Vietnam such as helping disabled persons, who had been the young casualties from traffic or building accidents.
Phoenix Voyages is also going to extend its cooperation to these charitable institutions, which are planning to broaden their horizon in Cambodia, where a lot of people are in need of such medical care. Should you wish to support these organizations or any other non governmental organizations in one of the countries we cover, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will provide you with all the required details.
Nghe An province hotel construction
Construction works have begun on a luxury resort that once completed will include a golf course, two hotels and villas in the coastal town of Cua Lo in central Nghe An province.
During the first phase of construction from May 2007 to April 2009, an 18-hole golf course and 120 luxury villas, tennis courts and swimming pools will be built.
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Japan Airlines increased the number flights to HCMC
Japan Airlines added a Saturday flight between Tokyo and HCMC since the beginning of June in response to popular demand.
Japan Airlines currently offers five flights per week between the two cities on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Sundays including code shares.
Last month, Japan Airlines increased the number of flights on the Tokyo-Hanoi sector from two to three per week.
Emeraude boat under maintenance
We remind you that up to the 30th of June 2007, the Emeraude boat is undergoing dry docking maintenance to ensure passengers and crew members a safe journey for the coming year.
Visitor arrivals to Myanmar up by 22 % last year
Visitor arrivals to Myanmar during the 2006-2007 financial year increased by 22 percent from the previous yearâ€™s figures, a high-ranking official at the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism said last week.
Reminder: The Governorâ€™s Residence in Yangon is closed until the 15th of July
We remind you that the Governorâ€™s Residence (former Pansea Hotel) is closed for major renovation and maintenance work since until the 15th of July 2007.
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Yangonâ€™s new international terminal opened
Yangonâ€™s new International Terminal (Mingalardon Airport) is opened since 26th of May 2007. This terminal will be used to operate international flights only while the old airport will be used for domestic flights.
Mystical Myanmar Travel Trade FAM Trips 2007
For the year 2007, the MMC will organize the Mystical Myanmar FAM Trips; 9 days/ 8 nights covering Yangon, Bagan, Mandalay, Inle Lake and additionally, the Classic Myanmar FAM Trips and Fascinating Myanmar FAM Trips: 5 days / 4 nights covering Yangon, Bagan and Mandalay or respectively for 12 fixed departure dates
These familiarization trips are hosted by MMC members, with the objective to give as many of our colleagues in the tourism industry the opportunity to visit and inspect tourism destinations and facilities in Myanmar.
Detailed information, itinerary and booking forms can be found on www.myanmar-tourism.com or please contact us.
Ramayana Boutique Hotel
A new hotel in Luang Prabang named Ramayana Boutique Hotel is under construction and plans to open during the last term of 2007. The hotel which is located next to the National Museum right in the town center will offer 13 deluxe rooms and 4 suites with all facilities. The hotel will also feature a restaurant and a spa.
Juliana Hotel under renovation
The Juliana Hotel in Phnom Penh is currently renovating and upgrading its rooms. Construction works should be finished by the end of October 2007.
Angkor Village Apsara Theatre - New schedule
Due to the increasing number of reservations for dinner and dance show at the Apsara theatre, starting from the 10th of July until the 31st of August 2007, the resort will organize one dinner and dance show, performing every evening of the week as follows;
From 07.00 pm: Welcome of the guests and dinner starts
8.00 pm: Show starts
9.00 pm: End of the Show
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A new and improved e-Visa system has been launched to make application easier and faster, especially while applying for bulk visas for tourists. For more details, please have a look at Cambodia e-Visa website.
Restaurants in Siem Reap, annual closing dates
- â€œMadame Butterflyâ€: closed from the 10th of June to 13th of July 07.
- â€œLâ€™Escale des Arts et des Sensâ€: closed from the 8th of June to 30th of June 07.
- â€œCafÃ© Indochineâ€: closed from the 8th of June to the 14th of June 07.