InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort is new destination for business travelersThe Saigon Times Daily Elegant interiors and furniture of the meeting room at the New InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort - PHOTO: COURTESY OF THE NEW INTERCONTINENTAL PHU QUOC LONG BEACH RESORT HCMC - Marketed as an ideal luxury destination for business travelers, the new InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort provides some of the most glamorous meeting and function spaces on Vietnam’s largest tropical island. The resort offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor settings for meetings, events, conferences and incentive programs on a pristine, secluded stretch of Long Beach. The Conference Centre provides more than 2,000 square meters of indoor event space, offering both privacy and convenience, thanks to its location just off the main resort. The Grand Ballroom is a contemporary and elegant 870-square-meter room and can easily host up to 600 banquet guests, while 130 … [Read more...] about InterContinental Phu Quoc Long Beach Resort is new destination for business travelers
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Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, Ho Thi Kim Thoa (second from the right), visits a manufacturing facility of the Viet-Tiep Lock Joint Stock Company The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) presents the annual awards to encourage and honor businesses and entrepreneurs operating in 11 trade and service sectors that Vietnam committed to enhancing when joining the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2007. These include environmental services; distribution; financial services; construction; information; general business; travel; transport; healthcare-social services; education and cultural-entertainment services. Some of the recipients are smaller local firms, while others have a strong presence in both the global and domestic market. The Tien Phong Plastic Joint Stock Company is an example. The experienced manufacturer offers a wide range of products, such as PPR plastic pipes for use in water supply, wastewater drainage, construction, industry and agriculture. Tran Ba Phuc, … [Read more...] about Honoring and encouraging quality in business
Winners of the 2016 Vietnam Top Trade Services Awards honoured at the awarding ceremony, Hanoi, April 22 - Credit: moit.gov.vn This is the seventh year the awards were organised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) to encourage and honour businesses and entrepreneurs operating in 11 trade and service sectors that Vietnam committed to enhancing when joining the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in 2007, including environmental services; distribution; financial services; construction; information; general business; travel; transport; healthcare-social services; education and cultural-entertainment services. In particular, the awards ceremony coincided with the 10th anniversary of Vietnam's official membership as the 150th member of WTO (2007-2017). Speaking at the event, MOIT Minister Tran Tuan Anh said that the approval of Vietnam’s membership to the WTO in 2007 was a turning point marking the transformation and integration of Vietnam’s economy in the region and the … [Read more...] about Vietnam Top Trade Services Awards honor over 100 typical enterprises and entrepreneurs
Viet Nam News by Nguyễn Khánh Chi A recent lunch date with my old friends from university turned into a stirring round-table discussion when one friend proposed that we all make a plan to travel together. As we envisioned a change of pace, time together and the chance to explore, everyone seemed excited—but one woman looked a bit concerned. “Does that mean we leave our kids and husband at home?” she asked in a low voice. “Yes!” “Yep!” “Why not?” the others jumped in. Vietnamese traditional family values dating back to the feudal period stipulate that housework is women’s responsibility. This view is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it leads to celebrations of Vietnamese women’s dedication and hard work for their families. On the other, it punishes Vietnamese women who dare to assert some purpose or passion in life outside of their home. The persistence of this view makes it hard for many women to … [Read more...] about Women take a break from family for travel: Why not?
Japanese low-cost airline Vanilla Air, which is wholly owned by All Nippon Airways, announced its official exit from Vietnam's affordable aviation market despite optimistic business performance over the past 18 months due to its failure over local competitors. The Japanese airline leaves Vietnam after only 1.5 years of operations On March 25, the All Nippon Airways-owned airline officially cancelled 100 per cent of its services in Vietnam, three days after its merger with Peach Aviation, a subsidiary of ANA Holdings. To date, both Vanilla Air and Peach Aviation are specialised in catering affordable aviation services, sharing the parent company of ANA Holdings, Japan's leading air travel services provider. In September 2016, Vanilla Air initiated the two flight routes of Ho Chi Minh City-Taipei (China) and Ho Chi Minh City-Tokyo (Japan). Along both routes, the Japan-based airline saw constant, intense competition with other foreign-invested airlines such as EVA Air, … [Read more...] about All Nippon Airways owned airline to exit Vietnam’s affordable air travel