Natural beauty, hospitality earn Vietnam leading Asian destination title
Vietnam has been named among Asia’s leading travel destinations in 2022 by World Travel Awards for the country's "amazing natural beauty combined with world-class levels of hospitality".
Hanoi won the top prize for Asia’s leading city break and Ho Chi Minh City, the award for Asia’s leading business travel destination.
The ancient town of Hoi An was awarded Asia's leading cultural city destination title, Danang city Asia's leading festival & event destination, Cuc Phuong National Park Asia's leading national park, and Moc Chau Asia's leading regional nature destination.
Vietnam National Administration of Tourism earned Asia's leading tourist board title.
CNN recently selected Hanoi as one of the 12 best places to go for fall, calling the capital a "bright spot".
"Asia tourism in general has been the slowest to bounce back (Japan, for instance). But Vietnam is the real bright spot right now," the cable news channel quoted Scott Keyes, the founder of flight deals and travel advice site Scott's Cheap Flights as saying.
In July, the ancient town of Hoi An in central Vietnam was ranked 20th in Travel + Leisure readers' list of 25 best cities in the world for their mix of culture, food, and friendliness. In 2019, the magazine honored Hoi An, a UNESCO-recognised heritage site in Quang Nam province, as "the best city" in the world.
"Hoi An is a charming city with ancient roots, distinct architecture, a contagious energy, and arguably one of the best street food scenes on the planet. Most importantly, Hoi An is home to friendly people who are eager to share the best their city has to offer," Travel + Leisure commented on its website in July 2019.
Meanwhile, Danang, "a culinary powerhouse with an array of palate-pleasing delights", in August has been listed among 18 great group trip locations, according to Travel + Leisure.
Cuc Phuong National Park is located 120 kilometers southwest of Hanoi, in Ninh Binh province.
Established in 1962, the park is mainly covered by tropical rainforests. It provides habitats for 117 species of mammals, 300 species of birds, 110 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 65 species of fish. Besides trekking, visitors can also go on wildlife viewing tours at night.
Moc Chau, a plateau in Son La province, northwestern Vietnam, is a region of cool temperature, tea hills and ethnic villages. About 200 kilometers west of Hanoi and around 1,000 meters above sea level, the plateau lures visitors with its average temperatures of 20 degrees Celsius.
These conditions make Moc Chau one of the best choices to escape the urban hustle and bustle.
Moc Chau is home to the newly-launched 632-meter-long Bach Long glass bridge, the world’s longest glass bridge as determined by Guinness World Records (GWR).
In July, Vietnam was named among the eight cheapest countries to retire by Travel + Leisure, with the overall cost of living about 49% lower than in the U.S., and rents about 75% lower, depending on the location.
World Travel Awards was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all key sectors of the travel, tourism and hospitality industries. Today, the brand is recognised globally as the ultimate hallmark of industry excellence.
Vietnam’s benchmark VN-Index dropped 17.55 points Thursday to 1,126.07, despite newly-released data showing the country’s nine-month GDP growth hitting 8.83%, a record high in 12 years.
Finance - Thu, September 29, 2022 | 5:18 pm GTM+7
Hoa Phat Group has begun production at its new home appliance factory worth VND1,000 billion ($42 million) in Ha Nam province.
Industries - Thu, September 29, 2022 | 4:28 pm GTM+7
The U.S., EU, China and South Korea imported nearly $27 billion worth of phones and components from Vietnam in the first eight months of the year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.
Economy - Thu, September 29, 2022 | 4:06 pm GTM+7
The northern port city of Hai Phong seeks to build 15 more industrial parks totaling 6,200 hectares to attract $15 billion in foreign direct investment in 2020-2025.
Industries - Thu, September 29, 2022 | 3:13 pm GTM+7
Vietnamese tech giant Viettel has selected Taiwanese 5G solutions supplier UfiSpace to jointly deploy disaggregated cell site gateways for Viettel’s massive 5G rollout in Vietnam.
Industries - Thu, September 29, 2022 | 2:27 pm GTM+7
The Ministry of Industry and Trade has proposed that the government includes five coal-fired thermal power projects in the national power development plan VIII.
Energy - Thu, September 29, 2022 | 1:16 pm GTM+7
Vietnam’s economic growth of 8.83% year-on-year in the first nine months is the highest recorded in 12 years.
Economy - Thu, September 29, 2022 | 12:19 pm GTM+7
Vietnam is an increasingly attractive and important investment destination for U.S. firms, and one of the five most significant locations for Warburg Pincus, its CEO Charles Kaye said Wednesday.
Industries - Thu, September 29, 2022 | 11:05 am GTM+7
Japan's Tokyo Gas and Kyuden Group have inked a memorandum of understanding with Truong Thanh Vietnam JSC on jointly developing an LNG-to-power project with a phase-one capacity of 1,500 megawatts in northern Vietnam.
Energy - Thu, September 29, 2022 | 6:30 am GTM+7
Vietnam’s benchmark VN-Index dropped 22.92 points Wednesday, or 1.96%, to 19-month low of 1,143.62 points, due to broad selloffs of major stocks.
Finance - Wed, September 28, 2022 | 6:05 pm GTM+7
Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung and Nguyen Quang Linh, assistant to Standing Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh, were fired Wednesday for violations related to repatriation of Vietnamese citizens during the pandemic crisis.
Politics - Wed, September 28, 2022 | 5:21 pm GTM+7
The World Bank’s investment arm IFC will assist Ho Chi Minh City authorities to assess the prefeasibility of developing an advanced waste-to-energy facility in the southern economic hub, the body said Wednesday.
Energy - Wed, September 28, 2022 | 4:25 pm GTM+7
International institutions have lowered their global 2023 growth forecasts following the Fed’s interest rate hikes. Experts fear that investment flows worldwide would leave emerging markets for developed countries. The Investor talks with Professor Nguyen Mai, chairman of the Vietnam Association of Foreign-Invested Enterprises (VAFIE), about possible impacts on Vietnam.
Executive Talk - Wed, September 28, 2022 | 3:05 pm GTM+7