More and more people from around the world are uncovering the sheer amount of different experiences one can have while exploring Vietnam Stretching along the S-shaped strip of land, a harmony of magnificent natural landscapes and ancient architectural structures which have been in being for centuries make up one of the world’s most attractive destinations, Vietnam. In 2018, the country welcomed a record number of more than 15.4 million international visitors, compared to 13 million in 2017. This rise is a testament to the efforts made to promote the country’s tourism industry. This development shows that the nation is gradually making the right strategic moves, continuing to harness and develop modern tourism products, yet retaining its untouched, uniquely beautiful natural landscape. Upon arriving, alongside the opportunity to contemplate some of the natural wonders of the world, visitors can also experience diving into an authentic world of Asia with warm people and … [Read more...] about Memorable voyages across Vietnam
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Grant Peck, Associated Press Updated 7:29 pm PST, Tuesday, February 5, 2019 FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands during their first meeting at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. Vietnam's selection as the venue for the second summit meeting of them is largely a matter of convenience and security, but not without bigger stakes. less FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, North Korea leader Kim Jong Un, left, and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands during their first meeting at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island in Singapore. ... more Photo: Evan Vucci, AP Photo: Evan Vucci, AP Image 1 of / 4 Caption Close Image 1 of 4 FILE - In this June 12, 2018, file photo, North … [Read more...] about Vietnam site for 2nd Trump-Kim summit may bring wins for all
Updated at Monday, 04 Feb 2019, 13:02 The Hanoitimes - Many South Korean travelers described an impressive experience in Vietnam, for them: “home away from home!” 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 traditional values, of four seasons, and of both mountains and beaches. From … [Read more...] about Why is Vietnam so attractive to South Korean visitors?
Roy Gori took a business trip to Vietnam on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Canada. He had a meeting with the country’s State Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh in November 2018, discussing Manulife’s commitment to long-term investment and sustainable operations as well as its contribution to the Vietnamese economy. How did Manulife perform in 2018 and what were the key priorities and achievements? We’re excited about the progress we’ve made in 2018, both in terms of our performance and our transformation into the most digital, customer-centric global company in our industry. We’re focused on innovation, digitisation and driving operational efficiencies to ensure we remain competitive and to make it easier for customers to do business with us. Our focus has and will continue to be on execution of our five priorities: portfolio optimization, expense efficiency, accelerating growth, becoming a digital … [Read more...] about Digitalisation drives transformation in Vietnam’s insurance sector
By Dennis McCarthy | PUBLISHED: January 5, 2019 at 7:00 am | UPDATED: January 11, 2019 at 8:20 pm “What a joy it was just to see a hometown girl.” – Harold Oakley, chopper pilot in Vietnam 1966-67. They were called Donut Dollies, but a more apt name would have been the Doris Days – the girl-next-door flying halfway around the world after graduating from college to spend a year in Vietnam visiting homesick grunts longing to see a hometown girl. Forget the doughnuts. “We never did serve one doughnut,” says Dorset Anderson, a Donut Dolly in 1968-69. “The name came from World War I when the Red Cross gave them a coffee machine and doughnut maker, and called them Donut Girls. “Our job in Vietnam was to serve up some laughs and smiles – try to get the war off their minds for a few minutes, and bring part of home to the guys out in the boonies, as they called it.” They didn’t have Skype, cell phones, internet access, or … [Read more...] about Dennis McCarthy: Decades after Vietnam, the Donut Dollies get their due