Tour guides excited to get back into the field Videos

Tour guides excited to get back into the field

With the COVID-19 pandemic now largely under control, Vietnam’s tourism scene is warming up and getting back into full gear for the upcoming national holidays at the end of April. Thanks to suitable adjustments to tours and new promotional programmes, many tourism agencies have prepared the staffing necessary to meet requirements during the busiest time of the year.
Application of scientific, technological advances boosts development in rural, mountainous regions Sci-Tech

Application of scientific, technological advances boosts development in rural, mountainous regions

The Ministry of Science and Technology (MST) and the People’s Committee of Bac Giang province have recently held a conference in Bac Giang city to review the five-year implementation of a programme on supporting the application and transfer of scientific and technological advances to boost socio-economic development in the rural, mountainous and ethnic-inhabited areas in the 2016-2025 period.
Cooperatives struggle to access COVID-19 support Business

Cooperatives struggle to access COVID-19 support

Most cooperatives have been harmed by the COVID-19 pandemic while only a small proportion of them have benefited from support policies, heard a forum held by the Vietnam Cooperative Alliance (VCA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on March 24.
Standard level of social assistance to be raised from July 1 Society

Standard level of social assistance to be raised from July 1

The standard level of social assistance will increase from 270,000 VND (11.72 USD) to 360,000 VND (15.63 USD) per month from July 1, 2021, according to Decree No.20/2021/ND-CP providing social support policies for those entitled to social protection.
Q1 GDP growth likely lower than target Business

Q1 GDP growth likely lower than target

Vietnam’s GDP growth in the first quarter of 2021 is forecast to come in at 4.46 percent; 0.66 percentage points below the target set in the Government’s Resolution No 01 in a scenario where the COVID-19 pandemic is controlled during the quarter.
2021 GDP to grow 6.72 pct. in optimistic scenario: NCIF Business

2021 GDP to grow 6.72 pct. in optimistic scenario: NCIF

The National Centre for Socio-Economic Information and Forecasting (NCIF) has released a forecast on Vietnam’s economic performance in 2021, with GDP growth of 6.72 percent and an average consumer price index (CPI) of 4.2 percent under an optimistic scenario.
Da Nang pins hopes on MICE tours Travel

Da Nang pins hopes on MICE tours

Da Nang on January 22 welcomed a group of more than 700 visitors taking a Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) tour, one of the largest groups on such a tour to the central city this year.
Resilience helps Vietnam overcome year of COVID-19 Business

Resilience helps Vietnam overcome year of COVID-19

Though COVID-19 has sent the global economy into one of its worst recessions ever, Vietnam posted GDP growth of 2.91 percent in 2020 thanks to its solid control of outbreaks and timely support to both enterprises and local people.
Vietnam – economic bright spot in 2020 Business

Vietnam – economic bright spot in 2020

Vietnam has emerged as an economic bright spot with a growth rate of 2.91 percent in 2020, which is attributable to the country’s efforts in containing COVID-19 and timely support policies to people and businesses, international organisations said.