The Hanoitimes - Featuring the untouched white sand of Bai Khem beach, idyllic sunsets, breathtaking scenery and favorable weather year-round, Phu Quoc is the emerging star of Vietnam’s tourism scene. Hanoi and Phu Quoc among the best destinations in Vietnam for western tourists Phu Quoc among world’s most popular places to visit in 2019 Pacific World names Phu Quoc among best destinations to look out for Travel Daily Media, a fast-growing online community dedicated to informing, connecting, and developing the world’s travel industry professionals, has listed five reasons why Phu Quoc will be the next big meetings, incentives, conferencing, exhibitions (MICE) destination. Phu Quoc island, Kien Giang province, Vietnam. A balance between the established and the secluded, the area is a national park, the hotel itself is a destination are a few of the reasons the article gives Phu Quoc visitors to take an adventure trip. The writer suggested Phu Quoc … [Read more...] about Why Phu Quoc will be the next big MICE destination?
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A new tourism product is emerging in Vietnam, combining luxury MICE business trips with personal time spent travelling in style. The MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and events) and luxury travel business are two sectors of tourism that are becoming increasingly important and are beginning to operate in tandem. With the opinion widely held amongst experts that the MICE ‘tigers’ of Southeast Asia, Singapore and Malaysia, are nearing maximum capacity in terms of venues, Vietnam is seen as the fastest growing MICE destination-with the potential to become a serious competitor in the near future. In 2016, Hanoi, Danang, Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City added many more 4 and 5 star international hotels, many of them targeting the MICE market such as the Marriott in Hanoi, Melia Danang, and Intercontinental Nha Trang. This has positively impacted tourism recovery in Vietnam, with local and foreign travel agencies receiving significantly more MICE requests, especially from … [Read more...] about Vietnam set to become a MICE ‘tiger’ of Southeast Asia DTiNews
Viet Nam News With turquoise seas, spectacular sunsets and lush rainforests, Phú Quốc Island provides tourists with an unbeatable combination of silky white sand, great hospitality and tasty cuisine. Bồ Xuân Hiệp reports. After my recent trip to Phú Quốc Island in Kiên Giang Province, I realised I had been far too enamored of internationally famous beaches like Bali, Phuket and the Maldives. Phú Quốc was right in my backyard, not far from my home in HCM City, and I had overlooked it. "Fringed with white-sand beaches and with large tracts still cloaked in dense, tropical jungle, Phú Quốc rapidly morphed from a sleepy island backwater to a must-visit beach escape for Western expats and sun-seeking tourists," says the Lonely Planet, the travel guidebook used by millions worldwide. "Beyond the resorts lining Long Beach and development beginning on the east coast, there's still ample room for exploration and escaping." So true! Located 45 kilometres from the mainland and a 45-minute … [Read more...] about Phú Quốc: a laid-back beach paradise
Two-way trade between Vietnam and India hit 3.47 billion USD in the eight months of this year, up 1.23 percent year-on-year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade’s Vietnam Trade Office in India. Of the figure, Vietnam exported 1.76 billion USD and imported 1.7 billion USD worth of goods, up 7.4 percent and down 4.4 percent, respectively. In August alone, Vietnam ran a trade surplus of 25.72 million USD with India, marking a 5 percent rise, raising the total to nearly 60 million USD since the beginning of this year. The country shipped tea, cashew nuts, metal, garment materials, leather, footwear, coffee and apparel to India. In August, the total garment export reached 7.22 million USD, increasing three-fold from July, bringing the total to 22.81 million USD in January-August. Several kinds of goods saw falling shipments, including coal, confectionary, cereals, plastic materials, phones and spare parts, down as much as 48.8 percent annually in eight months. Vietnam … [Read more...] about Vietnam-India trade hit 3.47 billion USD in eight months
Quang Nam, RoK’s Gwangyang city ink cooperation deal Chairman of the People’s Committee of central Quang Nam province Dinh Van Thu and Mayor of Gwangyang city of the Republic of Korea Jeong Hyun Bok signed an agreement on bilateral cooperation on June 10. The two sides agreed to expand economic, investment, trade exchanges, share experience in managing and developing economic zones, and boost cooperation in seaport logistic services, tourism, and health care. The signing took place at a meeting between Quang Nam’s leaders and representatives from foreign localities and partners which have developed friendship with the province and accompanied it during the development process. It was part of the activities of the sixth Quang Nam Heritage Festival 2017. Thu affirmed that Quang Nam is keen to further international cooperation with foreign localities and partners. After 20 years, Quang Nam has been … [Read more...] about Social News 12/6