The Hanoitimes - Choosing a destination can be a difficult decision when you’re looking to optimize your travel budget. Vietnam among world’s cheapest places to live in 2019 Vietnam among world’s friendliest countries Vietnam has been named among nine countries where the US dollar is the strongest in 2019, according to a list released by Smarter Travel, a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program. Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh province. The 2019 Backpacker Index lists Hanoi and Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) in Vietnam as the top two most affordable cities to travel to in 2019. Hoi An, Vietnam, also makes to the top 10. For less than US$20 per day, travelers to Vietnam can pay for budget accommodations (hostels), meals, some entertainment, and public transportation. Mid-range accommodations also tend to be affordable. While the exchange rate is predicted to increase slightly in Vietnam this year, the Big Mac Index undervalues it by 49.8%, … [Read more...] about Vietnam among nine countries where the US dollar is strongest in 2019
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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?
Illustrative image (Source: internet) Hanoi (VNA) – As Indonesia’s only strategic partner within the ASEAN bloc, Vietnam will always be an important partner to the nation, stated Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno L.P Marsudi in an annual press statement in Jakarta on January 9. The statement highlighted the country foreign policy achievements over the last four years, as well as diplomatic orientations for 2019. It stressed that 2018 is a special year for bilateral relations between Indonesia and Vietnam. While recalling important events for Vietnam-Indonesia relations in 2018, Marsudi underscored Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s state visit to Hanoi on September 11-12 where he attended the World Economic Forum (WEF) on ASEAN. The visit coincided with the fifth anniversary of the Indonesia-Vietnam Strategic Partnership. In a bilateral meeting in the Presidential Palace, President Widodo and Vietnamese State President Tran Dai Quang witnessed the signing of … [Read more...] about Indonesian FM highlights bilateral relations with Vietnam in 2018
The Hanoitimes - The group aims to increase market share in Vietnam to more than 50% in the next five years. TCP Group, a Thai maker and distributor of food and beverages including energy drink Red Bull, has plans to invest over US$120 million in Vietnam in the next three years to boost its marketing capabilities, Thai media reported. Illustrative photo. Earlier this year, the group opened its first wholly-owned overseas office in Vietnam “TCPVN Company Limited”, and plans to invest heavily in market research, sales, product development and distribution capabilities. The company owns several brands of energy drinks, including Krating Daeng (Red Bull), Som Plus, Sponsor, Puriku, as well as “Warrior”, its latest product geared for the Vietnamese market. TCP Group is the first foreign company in Vietnam to hold full ownership of its business, Saravoot Yoovidhya, TCP Group’s CEO, told Thailand’s The Nation. The … [Read more...] about Thailand’s TCP Group to invest US$120 million in Vietnam in next 3 years
Vietnam’s ports are anticipating a total of 493 visits by cruises ships from all cruise lines in 2018, an increase of over 20 per cent compared with 2017’s 407, according to premium cruise line Princess Cruises. The increase has propelled Vietnam into the fourth most-visited country in Asia by cruise ships. In terms of popularity, Chan May is the most visited port in the country, with 159 calls in 2018, followed by Phu My (139), Cai Lan (111) and Nha Trang (72). With its long coastline, stunning beaches, and enchanting local culture, Vietnam is an attractive cruise destination with huge potential and seeing increasing interest among overseas cruise tourists who want to visit by sea. Its port infrastructure is developing rapidly to meet the growing demand and accommodate larger cruise ships, allowing more cruise lines to include Vietnamese ports in their itineraries. Princess Cruises will bring in more than 80,000 international tourists to Vietnam this year, with six … [Read more...] about Vietnam among Asia’s most visited cruise destinations