Tùng poses for a photo with his prize after his performance in Salzburg. By Nguyễn Bình For many parents, introducing their children to the piano at a young age is a chance for their children to begin to learn about music. Most parents hope their kids will be able to enjoy classical music when they are older, but few can expect their children to embrace music as fully as Nguyễn Sơn Tùng. He may still be a few months away from his sixth birthday, but little Tùng has already participated in four international competitions this year, including the American Protégé Spring International Music Talent Competition, the Berlin Grand Fix International Online Music Competition Stars, the Salzburg Grand Prize Virtuoso in Austria, and the Amsterdam Grand Prize Virtuoso in the Netherlands. The American Protégé Music Talent Competition is one of the most … [Read more...] about So young, yet so successful
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Minister meets innovators in Germany Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung (second from the right) meets German executives. Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung is learning about scientific research, technological innovation and personnel training in leading German corporations during his ongoing Germany visit at the invitation of German Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy Peter Altmaier. The Vietnamese delegation has visited a Siemens gas turbine factory, the SAP software company and the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Optics and Precision Engineering. Minister Dung expressed his wish that Siemens, SAP and Fraunhofer would invest more in Viet Nam by building solar panels and wind turbine plants to meet energy demand in the country and ASEAN, building new research and lab centres in Hoa Lac Hi-tech park. Leaders of Siemens, SAP and Fraunhofer expressed their interest in the Vietnamese market, saying they have … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 22/3
The Hanoitimes - Many South Korean travelers described an impressive experience in Vietnam, for them: “home away from home!” Vietnam opens tourism promotion office in South Korea Vietnam aims to pocket US$30 billion from tourism in 2019 The number of South Korean visitors to Vietnam in 2018 hit 3.48 million, a surge of 44.3% from a year earlier, continuing the upward trend over the past years. South Korean visitors in Vietnam Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are abuzz with Korean culture while beachside destinations like Danang, Hoi An, Nha Trang, and Phu Quoc are tailored for Korean tastes, according to both domestic and foreign media. Reasons attributed to the surge in South Korean visitors are as follows. Firstly, geographical proximity. It takes average five hours to get to Vietnam from South Korea. The short distance is a favorable condition for young people who can save time to enjoy their vacation in the country of both modern and … [Read more...] about Why is Vietnam so attractive to South Korean visitors?
The country received 15.4 million foreign arrivals in 2018, up 19.9 percent year-on-year, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT). This set a new record for Vietnam's tourism. The country is expected to have 18-20 million foreign visitors and 82 million domestic tourists in 2020. "The substantial growth in tourism is tied to a huge potential for employment in hospitality industry," Dr Hank Duyverman, dean and director of academic development, Pegasus International College, tells VnExpress. Vietnam’s rapid tourism growth signals huge potential for employment in the hospitality industry. What are the key segments of the hospitality industry? There are three main streams in the hospitality industry. Number one is food and beverage. It is the largest element of the hospitality industry and can take the form of high-end restaurants, fast-food eateries, catering establishments, and many others. Number two is accommodation: Hotels, bed and breakfast … [Read more...] about Hospitality industry to be a fount of jobs
With only two weeks left to go until the year-end, vacation enthusiasts around the world have made travel plans for 2019. The prestigious magazine asked travel experts, reputed writers and hospitality professionals to weigh in with travel experiences around the world and share their opinions on the world’s top trending destinations in 2019. Hoi An in Central Vietnam, 30 kilometers south of Da Nang, has received high marks alongside others such as Cambodia, Singapore, Langkawi in Malaysia and Uttarakhand in India. Travel+Leisure also lists a few options for tourists in Hoi An. Co Mai (Madam Mai) Restaurant is in a 200-year-old merchant’s house and a must-visit place for signature dishes that will help you gain an insight into Hoi An’s spice trade history. The ancient town of Hoi An is seen from above. Photo by Shutterstocks/Anthony Tran At Tadioto Hoi An, owned by artist Nguyen Qui Duc, try some Japanese fare and shots of rare sake and whisky, while the menu at … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s Hoi An emerges as hot travel destination, again