National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue speaks at the forum. (Photo: VNA) Hamilton (VNA) – National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue on December 5 expressed his hope that universities and educational institutions of Vietnam and New Zealand will reach specific, direct cooperation agreements , helping to deepen the collaboration between the two countries in this regard. Addressing an education forum held at the University of Waikato in New Zealand’s city of Hamilton, Hue noted that since the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties in 1975, the Vietnam-New Zealand relationship has been developing constantly, adding that the two countries set up a strategic partnership in 2020, making Vietnam the only strategic partner of New Zealand in Asia-Pacific. Briefing participants on Vietnam’s achievements over the past time, including those in education, the leader cited the World Bank’s forecast that about 3.5 million Vietnamese students will have demand for higher … [Read more...] about Education – an important cooperation area between Vietnam and New Zealand
National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue (Photo: VNA) National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue on Monday expressed his hope that universities and educational institutions of Vietnam and New Zealand will reach specific, direct cooperation agreements, helping to deepen the collaboration between the two countries. Addressing an education forum held at the University of Waikato in New Zealand’s city of Hamilton, Hue noted that since the establishment of bilateral diplomatic ties in 1975, the Vietnam-New Zealand relationship has been developing constantly, adding that the two countries set up a strategic partnership in 2020, making Vietnam the only strategic partner of New Zealand in the Asia-Pacific. Briefing participants on Vietnam’s achievements, including those in education, the leader cited the World Bank’s forecast that about 3.5 million Vietnamese students will have demand for higher education by 2035, doubling the figure in 2019. He affirmed that education is one of the … [Read more...] about Education – an important cooperation area between Vietnam, New Zealand
Wink Hotel Danang Centre features space-smart and chic rooms that are tailored for travellers' maximum comfort. There are four types of hotel rooms including standard, twin, family, and a 2-bedroom suite. Each room boasts a seductive Wink mattress, power showers, and high-quality linens and pillows by Catherine Denoual. Rooms contain locally sourced and scented amenities that are refilled to reduce waste, a minifridge, and a smart TV – which guests can connect to wirelessly with their device to mirror their content on demand. Each room also features bold Wink accents such as the floor-to-ceiling windows and a black-out blind featuring a drawing of the area surrounding the hotel by local artist Richie Fawcett. Wink Space includes a self-check-in sky lobby on the 19 th floor, the 24/7 Wink Bar, and the Grab & Go area where visitors can stock up on snacks, beverages, and supplies at prices comparable to convenience stores. Other long-standing Wink Hotels features also … [Read more...] about Wink Hotels announces grand opening of Wink Hotel Danang Centre
At the ceremony to honour businesses that have made positive contributions towards the criteria (ESG), Muong Thanh Hospitality Group, The Grand Ho Tram Strip, and TUI Blue Nam Hoi An were among nearly 40 businesses to pick up an accolade. According to Anton Bespalov, general manager of TUI Blue Nam Hoi An, the award was a recognition of the resort’s efforts and commitment to promoting sustainable development, something they have been committed to for many years. “Visitors now want to use tourism services associated with sustainability,” said Bespalov. “TUI Blue Nam Hoi An has outstanding activities related to saving energy and water, cleaning up the beach, and contributing to the local economy. We also inform our guests on ESG topics, encouraging them to work together to create a memorable stay.” Anton Bespalov - General manager TUI Blue Nam Hoi An Green tourism in both real estate and hospitality businesses is seeing more demand from the consumer perspective, … [Read more...] about Hospitality industry joins ESG
Food is sold at a market in Sam Neua, Houaphane province. (Photo: AFP/VNA) Vientiane (VNA) – The inflation rate in Laos surged to 38.46% in November, a record high in the last 23 years, according to the Statistics Bureau under the Lao Ministry of Planning and Investment. This was attributable to the surge in prices of goods, with those of food and non-alcoholic drinks up 42.68%, alcohol and tobacco 22.59%, garment and footwear 25.67%, housing services, clean water, electricity and daily-use gases 24.08%, household appliances 30.41%. The prices of medical services and pharmaceuticals increased 42.05%, transportation 55.43%, post and telecommunications 12.44%, entertainment and accommodation services 18.51%, education services 13.26%, hotels and restaurants 30.97%, and other goods and services 25.51%. The rising inflation shows that measures that the Laos Government has implemented over the past time are not as effective as expected. The country’s economy continues to … [Read more...] about Laos’ inflation rate in November hits 23-year record
As an expat with some Vietnamese language skills, we quickly forget the sheer confusion and wonder at waking up on your first morning in Saigon. The absolute fear of how you are going to achieve the most basic of functions, like buying food, without a guide usually crosses the minds of most first-time tourists to this great city. And recently, I had the opportunity to welcome my cousin and his family to Saigon for the first time. They spent a few days exploring the city both with me as their guide and alone, checking out what they could do with no phone and no translator. My cousin Gavin and his wife Natalie are from Adelaide in South Australia. They never considered Vietnam as a holiday destination until a discussion with their sister-in-law, who is from Vietnam but lives in Australia, raised the idea of a family holiday in her homeland. After six months of planning, the group of nine extended family members arrived in Vietnam for a three-week holiday across the country. The … [Read more...] about What is Ho Chi Minh City really like for a first-time visitor?