Putting Vietnam on global luxury tourism map The InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort, which opened in 2012, was the first project involving cooperation between Sun Group and renowned architect Bill Bensley. Its design was first and foremost lauded for showing respect for the natural environment and preserving the precious ecosystem of the Son Tra Peninsula. The resort, which quickly became a destination for world leaders, celebrities and elite travelers, certainly makes the most of its heavenly setting, ensuring guests staying at any one of the 201 luxurious rooms, suites, penthouses, and villas will enjoy glorious ocean views from the lush, tropical setting of Son Tra Peninsula. InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort in Son Tra Peninsula. From the day it first opened the resort has contributed to raising the global status of Vietnam as a destination for luxury tourism, thanks to its stunning design, world-class services and breathtaking setting. Tucked away on … [Read more...] about Vietnam makes world sit up with new generation of luxury resorts
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The Hanoitimes - Vietnam and North Korea have similar background in national protection. But how they responded has set them on different paths after decades. Trump touts Vietnam's economy as model for North Korea The selection of Vietnam for the second summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has somewhat guided the possible reproduction of some economic models that have portrayed Vietnam one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi on March 1. Photo: VNS First of all, Vietnam serves as case study of foe-turned-ally. Vietnam and the US, once military enemies, are now parties in trade. Trade between Vietnam and the US has skyrocketed, growing from US$451 million in 1995 to roughly US$60 billion in 2018, according to the two countries' statistics. People in HCM City welcome US President Barack Obama in May 2016. … [Read more...] about Why int’l experts say Vietnam should be economic model for North Korea?
The Hanoitimes - US President Trump has said that Vietnam is "thriving like few places on earth" and North Korea would be the same quickly once denuclearized. Trump - Kim summit to take place in Hanoi’s Metropole hotel: White House US President Donald Trump tweeted after arriving in Vietnam that North Korea will thrive as Vietnam has done if it denuclearizes. “Vietnam is thriving like few places on earth. North Korea would be the same, and very quickly, if it would denuclearize. The potential is AWESOME, a great opportunity, like almost none other in history, for my friend Kim Jong Un. We will know fairly soon - Very Interesting!” Trump wrote on Twitter Wednesday [February 27]. He also asked Democrats not to tell him how to handle talks with North Korea, claiming they should have acted on the issue while Barack Obama was in the White House. Trump and Kim are set to kick off their two-day summit in Hanoi with a short meeting, followed by a … [Read more...] about Trump touts Vietnam’s economy as model for North Korea
Vietnam’s economy set to thrive with new dynamics Vietnam reaped notable achievements in 2018, with economic growth hitting a record high of 7.08%, putting Vietnam on the list of Asia’s fastest-growing economies. New economic dynamics are expected to drive Vietnam forward in 2019 and help it achieve its 5-year plan targets by 2020. Vietnam risks lagging behind in the next decade if it can’t maintain its annual growth of more than 7%. In the government’s recent meeting, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said Vietnam is determined to create more breakthroughs across all fields this year in order to fulfill the 5 year-plan and 10-year strategy. One of the government’s biggest challenges will be helping economic hubs like Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang revive their growth. Associate Professor Dr. Nguyen Duy Khuong of Singapore’s Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy told VOV "It’s important for Vietnam to create a firmer foundation of international … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 15/2
VietNamNet Bridge - On December 22, the image of the Golden Bridge (Sun World Ba Na Hills, Da Nang City) and the Hoang Lien Son mountain range (Sa Pa, Lao Cai Province) suddenly appeared on the big screen in Times Square (USA), grabbing the attention of people there. This was the first time two famous tourist destinations of Vietnam were promoted at the so-called “Crossroads of the World” or “Center of the Universe”. Many people stopped to watch the full 60-second video clip and were impressed by the poetic and unique images of the two places. Chris, from New Jersey, said: "Wow, such a strange bridge! I heard about it a few months ago. I also saw it on CNN, BBC ... This is an impressive work and it is great that the bridge was built in Vietnam.” For Americans, the Golden Bridge is familiar because major news agencies like CNN, BBC, Reuters and Time Magazine have written a lot about the most unique bridge in Vietnam since it officially opened to the public … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s two world-famous destinations grab America’s attention