All companies organizing tours around Nha Trang Bay off the south-central province of Khanh Hoa agreed Wednesday to offer services at the same prices amongst themselves as a way to ensure fair internal competition. Ten companies, all members of the Nha Trang-Khanh Hoa Tourism Association, now run tours to four islets in the beautiful bay off Nha Trang City, the capital of Khanh Hoa. All of the ten have formally promised not to charge lower prices at any cost, said Nguyen Van Thanh, deputy head of the tourism association. Thanh said attempts by several tour companies to bring down rates had resulted in poor service quality and was prejudicial to the local tourist industry. According to the new pricing scheme, effective as of March 1, each customer pays VND250,000 ($11) to get to the islets by wooden boat, and VND450,000 ($19) by speedboat. A wooden boat ride combined with a sea diving service costs VND750,000 ($32) per tourist while the same ride with a sea floor walking … [Read more...] about Business Nha Trang Bay tour operators agree on uniform prices to preclude unfair competition T-shirts with Trump, Kim images sell like hot cakes in Vietnam ahead of Hanoi summit
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Scientists recently drilled 3,500 feet deep into the Antarctic ice to the subglacial Lake Mercer -a lake that had been untouched for thousands of years. They pulled up samples of water, ice, and lake mud from the depths for further study. When analysing the mud, researchers found the carcasses of tiny crustaceans and a tardigrade. The research team has shared additional images and video from their foray into the icy depths. Take a look. Scientists know more about the surface of Mars than they do about the environment under Antarctica’s ice sheet. But in December, a group of scientists drilled an extremely deep hole that is revealing secrets from that frozen world. Using a hot-water drill, a roughly 40-person team from the Subglacial Antarctic Lakes Scientific Access (SALSA) project bored a hole more than a kilometer (3,556 feet) into the ice. The goal: to explore an isolated subglacial lake below, called Lake Mercer. The team succeeded in reaching the lake, and extracted … [Read more...] about In a hidden lake far below the Antarctic ice, scientists found the bodies of tiny creatures. Photos reveal how they accomplished the deep dive.
Sea cucumbers might not look it, but they are very valuable creatures – a kilo can cost over $US3,000. They are so prized that people will risk their lives to get ahold of one. The rarer these animals get, the deeper divers have to swim to find them. There are 1,250 different species of sea cucumber in the world. Watch the video above to learn what makes them so expensive. Narrator: Cucumbers usually cost under $US3 a kilo. But sea cucumbers can set you back over $US3,000 a kilo. In fact, they’re so valuable people will risk their lives to get ahold of one. They might not look it, but sea cucumbers are pretty special creatures. Just ask this guy, Steven Purcell, one of the world’s foremost experts on sea cucumbers. Purcell: They’re quite strange animals. They don’t have any limbs, they don’t have any eyes. They have a mouth and they have an anus and a whole bunch of organs in between. Narrator: These otherworldly animals have been prized as a … [Read more...] about Sea cucumbers are so valuable that people are risking their lives diving for them
Many of the Food Network stars from the ’90s have gone on to become household names. Guy Fieri may have started on “Guy’s Big Bite” but the star now pays it forward through charity and volunteer work. Alton Brown started on “Good Eats” and now makes music. Giada De Laurentiis began her TV career with “Giada’s Everyday Italian” and recently launched a Target cookware line. Whether you’re an avid home cook or just tune in to be entertained, Food Network‘s stars are known as much for their culinary tips as for their dynamic personalities. Here’s what 10 of your favourite Food Network celebrities are up to these days. Rachael Ray started her career with “30-Minute Meals.” Rachael Ray, the queen of EVOO (shorthand for extra virgin olive oil), started her Food Network career in 2001 with “30-Minute Meals.” Based on the success of the show, Ray expanded the “30-Minute” brand to … [Read more...] about What 10 of your favourite Food Network stars are up to now