Two Vietnamese cities among world’s top destinations in 2018

Ho Chi Minh City is a place of interest for investment of US businesses in southern Vietnam (Da Nang City southwards). The city’s number of projects and value of investment capital outpaces other regions. Especially after Intel Corp invested US$1 billion in Saigon Hi-tech Park, the city has become an attractive destination for US investors.  Following the visit by 18 leading US companies in early April 2007, a large group of companies from states with strong business ties with Vietnam arrived in Ho Chi Minh City in late May.  Visit by Washington State companiesIn May 2007, a group of 25…... [read more]

The list, compiled by global business intelligence firm Euromonitor International, also placed Hanoi in 52nd and the northern city of Ha Long in 56th.Ho Chi Minh City is expected to receive 5.5 million foreign visitors this year, up 5.8% from last year. Hanoi will welcome an estimated 4.3 million visitors, while Ha Long is expected to receive 4 million arrivals, respective increases of 7.5% and 14.3%. The Telegraph  recently recommended Hanoi as an amazing food destination, while Ho Chi Minh City has cracked various lists of top destinations for solo and retiree travelers, including being named by  p riceoftravel.com  as one of…... [read more]

The Egyptian national airline (Egypt Air – MS) had a working session with Vietnamese tourism businesses on June 25 in Ho Chi Minh City, on opening direct flights from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to Cairo, Egypt. Vietnam is the 7th market in Asia and the 4th market in Southeast Asia that Egypt Air has inaugurated flights to transport passengers. Egypt Air Regional Director in East Asia Mr. Youssef Gad said that Vietnam is an attractive destination. After positive market research, Egypt Air has decided to negotiate business development in the Vietnamese market. Vietnamese tourists will be exempt from…... [read more]

Ho Chi Minh City will become a new destination for meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions (MICE) tourism in Southeast Asia thanks to its dynamic development, especially in transport infrastructure and accommodations.   The remark was made by domestic and foreign travel agencies, investors and experts attending a seminar introducing destinations in the Greater Mekong Sub-region held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Ho Chi Minh City on September 7.   According to Duong Thi Hoang Yen, a representative from the municipal Department of Tourism, Ho Chi Minh City is a place connecting many cities and provinces nationwide…... [read more]

Danang: Beachfront and great for golfersSituated on the East Sea at the mouth of the Han River, Danang is home to Vietnam’s best golf course and a long, beautiful beach, the Canada-based financial education website says.Though Danang is where a major US airbase was located during the war, the Vietnamese “apparently welcome American visitors and retirees now.”The city of a million people, dotted with wide, easily-traveled roads and wide sidewalks for those who like to walk free of bikes and motorbikes, is a place two foreigners can live on US$1,200 a month.“The beach is utterly beautiful and very clean, with…... [read more]

Can Tho City in southern Vietnam issued a new code of conduct for civil servants on Tuesday that prohibits them from wearing jeans or T-shirts to work. The policy applies to both men and women, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reported. It recommends shirts and trousers instead, while women can also opt for the traditional ao dai. Several workers have already called the new rule too “rigid”, but the man behind the policy insists he has done his homework. Nguyen Hoang Ba, director of Can Tho’s Department of Home Affairs, said that jeans are already banned from public offices in Hanoi and Saigon.…... [read more]

Ho Chi Minh City has been listed by CNN as one of the world’s 23 best street food destinations along with other popular cities in the world, like Bangkok, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Paris...   Banh mi (a kind of bread served with condiments, chicken or pork). Photo: vietnamnet.vn  Accordingly, pho (noodle served with beef and chicken), banh mi (a kind of bread served with condiments, chicken or pork) and com tam (broken rice) were introduced as typical dishes of street food in Ho Chi Minh City.   Banh mi, according to CNN, was spreading out all over the world. The…... [read more]

Inside a factory that turns plastic waste into electricity in Vietnam (Photo: VNA)Hanoi (VNA) – Several Vietnamese citiesare striving to recycle and reuse waste, with waste a growing concern in thecountry and around the world.Waste is an environmental problem, especially inbig cities, and as living standards improve, more waste is generated.Economic development and population growth areincreasing household and medical waste in Vietnam’s cities more rapidly than inmany other countries.About 5,400 tonnes of solid household waste aregenerated in Hanoi each day, with the figure in Ho Chi Minh City some 8,300tonnes per day, which forecasts say will hit 13,000 tonnes by…... [read more]

Vietnamese will have three days off from tomorrow and get back to work on Monday.In Ho Chi Minh City, an event titled “Countdown Party 2016 – Journey to Wonderland,” to be held by Yan TV, will take place around the Crescent Lake in District 7 with the participation of numerous famous local singers.The musical performances of the event will start at 7:00 pm on a floating stage in the area.A ball will be featured at the Dam Sen Cultural Park in District 11 to welcome the year 2016 at 10:00 pm on Thursday.The highlight will be a New Year countdown…... [read more]

The code of conduct, applicable to all employees of state entities, was signed into effect on September 5 by Can Tho chairman Vo Thanh Thong, according to the Office of the municipal People’s Committee. The code requires public workers to be considerate, courteous and affable in communicating with people, and be attentive to inquiries so as to give clear and detailed explanations of regulations related to their field of expertise.Public workers are also asked to give priority treatment to the elderly, the sick, the disabled and pregnant women, while picking up the habit of saying “sorry” and “thank you” in…... [read more]