Last week Japanese casual wear retailer Uniqlo announced it would open its first store in the country in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 on December 6. The 3,000-square-meter store would be one of its biggest in Southeast Asia, the firm said. Opening stores in Vietnam is critical to Uniqlo’s expansion plans in Southeast Asia. As of last year it had 213 stores in the region, and plans to have 400 by 2022, Tadashi Yanai, CEO of Fast Retailing Group, which owns a 75 percent stake in Uniqlo, said. It is the latest in an expanding list of around 200 foreign fashion brands that have entered Vietnam, including Zara, H&M, Giordano, Mango, Topshop, Gap, and Old Navy. Vietnam, with its young demographic, growing incomes and 95 million population, is considered a hugely promising market. Foreign brands are attracted to its 15-20 percent annual growth, according to the chairman of the Vietnam Retailers Association, Dinh Thi My Loan. Vietnamese consumers are also shifting towards … [Read more...] about Foreign brands eager to enter booming fashion market
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Officially, foreigners have always been able to visit the Nam Du Archipelago, a relatively unheralded set of islands off the southern coast of Vietnam. However, as discussed on one of the world’s most popular travel sites, getting there has not always been that easy By Jon Aspin A little over twelve months ago, a journalistic cohort of mine shed light on a quandary that had emerged on TripAdvisor. A thread, dated April 6, 2016 had caught his attention; it was called, ‘Nam Du Island Ferry “Sold Out” Forever.’ In it, the original poster – username: ‘sampears0n’ from Dublin, Ireland – expressed his dismay at being told that ferries to Nam Du, which board from the Mekong Delta port town of Rach Gia, were off-limits to foreigners, or more vaguely; ‘sold out forever.’ Perplexed, Sam had not been alone, and several others chimed in online to share their frustration. Unfortunately, unaware to anyone not keeping track of … [Read more...] about Ferries to Nam Du Islands in Vietnam no longer ‘sold out forever’
Domestic tourists increase from 20 million in 2009 to 80 million in 2019. — Photo dulichvietnam.com HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam's booming tourism industry has led to growth in the aviation sector, with more routes and airlines creating a new landscape for the industry. According to data from the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), the number of international tourists visiting the country grew from 4.25 million in 2008 to 15.5 million in 2018, while the number of domestic tourists rose from 20 million in 2009 to 80 million this year. In the last ten years, total revenue from tourism has climbed more than ten times from VNĐ60 trillion (US$2.59 billion) in 2008 to VNĐ620 trillion in 2018, accounting for 7.8 per cent of the country's GDP. Việt Nam's aviation market had developed strongly during that time, with average revenue growth of 17.4 per cent, two times higher than the 7.9 per cent average in Asia, according to the … [Read more...] about Tourism helps more airlines take off in Vietnam
Teleconference on raising retirement age roadmap (Source: Vietnam+) Hanoi (VNA) - Themed "Choosing a suitable roadmap for raising retirement age," a tele meeting organized by the Vietnam Social Security and Nhan Dan newspaper was held in Hanoi on May 21 to answer questions about the roadmap of raising retirement age, the specific time to start applying this roadmap, the right to retirement and provisions to create conditions for employees to exercise this right ... Finding the right route Resolution No. 28-NQ/TW states: "From 2021, adjusting the retirement age according to the goal of increasing the general retirement age, narrowing the gender gap in the retirement age regulations; to special occupations, employees are entitled to retire 5 years earlier or later than the general retirement age." In this spirit, the adjustment of raising the retirement age also needs to match the size, structure, quality, health status and longevity of Vietnamese workers, avoiding sudden adjustments to … [Read more...] about Raising retirement age: which roadmap is suitable?
Read what is in the news today: Politics -- Sixty-three staff members of the second rotation of Vietnam’s level-two field hospital took off for South Sudan on a C-17 Globemaster III plane of the Royal Australian Air Force on Tuesday to join the United Nations peacekeeping mission in the war-torn African country. Society -- A search and rescue mission is ongoing for 11 crewmen, including six Vietnamese nationals and five South Koreans, who remain missing after their fishing vessel caught fire and sank off Jeju Island, South Korea at 7:00 am on Tuesday. -- A court in the north-central Vietnamese province of Quang Tri on Tuesday handed ten suspects, aged 16-18, between 30 months of probation and eight years behind bars each for gang-raping a tenth-grade schoolgirl in March. -- Vietnam’s lawmaking National Assembly has approved adding one more day to the National Day (September 2) public holiday, raising the total number of paid days off in the Southeast Asian country … [Read more...] about Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – November 20