News at 9: Fly from Mumbai to Vietnam in less than 5 hours, Unlimited travel in Germany for 9 euros and more

News at 9: Fly from Mumbai to Vietnam in less than 5 hours, Unlimited travel in Germany for 9 euros and more

You can soon take a direct flight from Mumbai to Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Vietnam, Germany offers monthly public transport pass for 9 euros and more in top stories of the day.

You can soon take a direct flight from Mumbai to Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi

Flying from Mumbai to Vietnam would typically mean a layover in Thailand or Singapore and over 18 hours of air travel. Now, you could make the trip in just 5 hours instead.
Vietjet, the Vietnamese low-cost carrier, will now operate direct flights from Mumbai to these two major cities in Vietnam. Vietjet is the first and the only airline that directly connects Mumbai to Vietnam. Come September, four times a week, there will be round trips from Mumbai to Phu Quoc, one of the most popular tourist destinations in Vietnam. As of now, there are four flights per week from Mumbai to Ho Chi Minh, and three flights per week to Hanoi. This uninterrupted flight service from Mumbai to Vietnam will make travelling easy and also means one can reach other popular tourist destinations in Vietnam, including Phu Quoc, Nha Trang, Danang and others more easily. 

Germany offers monthly public transport pass for 9 euros/Rs750

In Germany, a special offer has been launched to provide some relief from high fuel prices. From The 9-Euro ticket ($9.60 USD) is available for travel from 1 June 2022 to 31 August 2022. Anyone who purchases it can travel as many times as they want across all forms of public transport throughout Germany, including buses, U-Bahns, S-Bahns, trams, and local and regional trains for one calendar month.
The quickest and most efficient option is to pre-book it through the DB Navigator App (Germany’s official railway company app) or online. Also, you can buy it at the websites and apps of the different regional transport companies. For example, Berlin has BVG, the Ruhr Area has VRR, and the Munich area has SSB. All tickets are valid nationwide, so you can purchase them online at any of these platforms, and it won’t make any difference.

Venice postpones ‘tourist tax’ on travellers till 2023

As per the latest developments, Venice has postponed its plans to charge visitors a ‘tourist tax’ to manage overtourism. As reported earlier, Venetian authorities announced that tourists heading to Venice would be charged between $3.14 and $10.56 per day. This tourism hotspot initially approved the tourist tax in a way to help curb the ‘overwhelming number of day trippers’ heading to the city, along with making up for the financial losses that the city endured during the Coronavirus pandemic.
So now, although the tax idea did manage to receive positive reactions from locals, Venice authorities have voted to delay the introduction of the fee until January 16, 2023. If reports are to go by, when the new rule comes into effect, travellers visiting the city for a day will have to pre-book their visit, as well as pay an entrance fee using a dedicated booking app. Prices will likely vary from around $3 during offseason to $11 on the busiest days.

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