Business

Tourism sector clocks up growth, heralds new dynamics

Buoyed by the rapid growth of international tourist arrivals which have risen to an all-time high with more than 7.57 million this year, the local tourism industry targets around 8 million foreign visitors and 40 million domestic holidaymakers in 2014. Report by Nhan Dan Online.
Society

Hoi An welcomes first visitors in 2014

A group of 24 German tourists became the first New Year’s callers to Hoi An city, a world cultural heritage site in the central province of Quang Nam, on January 1.
Business

Retail real estate set to prosper, says CBRE

Retail real estate has performed well both globally and regionally during 2013 and this is expected to continue in 2014. CBRE Vietnam executive director Richard Leech sees that the segment is bucking the downward trend. Report by Vietnam Investment Review.
Travel

PM Dung approves tourism promotion programme

The Prime Minister has given green light to the 2013-20 national tourism promotion programme, highlighting promotion and advertisement on its diverse and unique culture, its stunning landscapes and wonderful cuisine.
World

Philippine President to visit Republic of Korea

Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III will make a State visit to the Republic of Korea (RoK) beginning October 17 at the invitation of President Park Geun-hye, according to the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs.
World

ADB retains Cambodia's growth at 7.2 percent

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) maintained its forecast for Cambodia's economic growth at 7.2 percent in 2013, supported by buoyant exports and robust construction and service sectors, according to the bank’s latest report.
World

Tourist arrivals to Thailand grow unexpectedly

The number of tourist arrivals to Thailand during the first seven months of this year grew unexpectedly at 20.37 percent with a total of 14.96 million visitors, a Tourism and Sports Ministry report said.
Japanese Prime Minister visits Philippines World

Japanese Prime Minister visits Philippines

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on July 26, beginning his two-day official visit to the Philippines at the invitation of President Benigno Aquino III.
World

Thailand aims for 65bn USD in tourism revenue in 2014

Thailand expects to receive more than 164 million domestic and foreign tourists next year, generating a record-breaking 2 trillion THB (about 65 billion USD) in revenue, according to the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT).
Society

Da Nang, Nha Trang popular among tourists

The number of tourists visiting two central coastal cities, Da Nang and Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa province), has so far risen by 16 percent and 20 percent compared with the same period last year, authorities have reported.