TripAdvisor, the travel planning and booking site, recently ranked Hà Nội as the cheapest international tourist destination among 39 cities worldwide. The annual TripIndex Cities applies to travel between June and September this year, taking into account typical costs for two people: a four-star hotel for three nights, a visit to three attractions, lunch each day, taxi to and from dinner each day, plus the cost of dinner itself. It found that lunch for two in Hà Nội costs US$28, dinner $55, taxi travel (a two-mile round-trip) and tours/activities $2, and hotels $79. Total average cost of a three-day summer trip for two to Hà Nội is about 497. Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur were also among the cheapest cities to visit for a three-night summer break, while New York was the most expensive. As a Vietnamese, an expat living in Việt Nam or a tourist, what do you think? It is really that cheap? Do you think Hà Nội needs more tourism activities to attract more tourists for a longer stay? Do … [Read more...] about Do you agree that Hà Nội is the cheapest international tourist destination among 39 cities worldwide?
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Vietnam has emerged the most affordable beach holiday destination and French Polynesia the most expensive, in a new ranking that breaks down how much it costs to soak in the sun at seaside destinations around the world. After whittling down an initial list of 900 destinations, travel website TravelBird calculated the cost of spending a day at the beach at 250 coastlines around the world, looking at the average cost of sunscreen, water, beer, ice cream and lunch. The result is the 2016 Beach Price Index, a ranking created to serve as a budgetary guideline for holidaymakers looking at booking a beach holiday. While the beaches of Vietnam and India dominate the lower end of the list, for example, the luxurious beaches of French Polynesia and Seychelles emerged the costliest destinations, setting sun worshippers back between $55 and $60 a day for the privilege of soaking up the tropical rays. Because on La Plage de Maui in Tahiti, a bottle of sunscreen purchased from the resort, local … [Read more...] about A day at the beach is cheapest in Vietnam: ranking
The VN-Index edged up 4.43 points to close at 908.37 on Friday, its third incremental rise in a row. Interestingly, there was a 62% increase in the total matching order trade at the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange, with 7,093,620 shares changing hands for more than VND627 billion, though the much heavier trading did little to affect the index. Among the bakery stocks, North Kinh Do (NKD) rose VND3,000 and Bien Hoa Confectionery (BBC) added VND3,500 while Kinh Do Food (KDC) lost a surprising VND4,000 despite the approach of mid-autumn, when mooncakes are big sellers. At VND81,000, BBC is by far the cheapest of the three stocks and should hold some allure for investors as its accrued profit for the first two quarters was nearly VND12.4 billion, a hefty increase of 97.8 percent year-on-year. Among the other big caps, Tan Tao Industrial Zone (ITA) and Song Da Urban & Industrial zone Investment and Development (SJS) rose VND2,000, REE Technology (REE), Schenker-Gemadept … [Read more...] about Trading Volume Spurts at Ho Chi Minh City Bourse
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Many singers start their careers at nightclubs. For some, singing has become a job to earn a living while some others sees night clubs as “classes” to train themselves and wait for opportunities. Several singers have fans and become famous, but most of them remain nameless. Nguyen T, a composer and singer, performed three days in a row. He was very nervous at a senior singer’s comments: “You sang very well. Your songs are also good. I think you are right to choose this road. But your songs seem to be quite local . . . Leave your phone number, I’ll contact you later.” The young songwriter and singer later left the nightclub scene for Saigon and he wondered about the “localitis” in his music. Nguyen T is one of many nameless singers who have left the north to seek opportunities in the south. It seems that their talent and passion is not enough for them to break into showbiz in HCM City. The glamour of … [Read more...] about Singers stay nameless in HCM City