NEED TO KNOW
■ RACHAEL BURNETT visited Vietnam as a guest of Vietnam Airlines and Experience Travel Group.
■ Vietnam Airlines operates the UK’s only non-stop scheduled flights to Vietnam, with daily Dreamliner services from Heathrow to Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City. Returns are from £464 per person in Economy, £938 in Premium Economy, and £1,818 in Business Class. See vietnamairlines.com
■ Experience Travel Group offers a four-night package including stays at the Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, Legacy Yen Tu – MGallery by Sofitel, and the Paradise Luxury Halong Bay Cruise, plus return Vietnam Airlines flights from £1,746 per person. Call 020 3355 7873 or visit experiencetravelgroup.com