In 2016, Hanoi's tourism sector plans to focus on exploiting the international key markets. In recent years, the image of Hanoi has been considered to be more beautiful in the eyes of foreign tourists and journalists. Smart Travel travel magazine has chosen Hanoi to be one of the 10 most attractive destinations in Asia in the past 5 years. The capital of Hanoi was named the world's 4th most attractive destinations in 2015 by Trip Avisor magazine. Director of Hanoi Department of Tourism Do Dinh Hong stressed that the positive results were attributed to the city's attractive tourism resources with high-quality services. In particular, the friendliness and hospitality of local residents has contributed significantly for the city turning into an attractive and safe destination. In 2016, Hanoi strives to attract about 3.77 million foreign tourists, an increase of 12% compared with 2015. To realise the goal, in the first day of 2016, during the framework of the programme themed "Memories of … [Read more...] about Hanoi`s tourism sector focuses on exploiting international key markets – Attractions – Travel
International product marketing
China is emerging as a market with great potential for Vietnamese wooden products, according to the Handicraft and Wood Industry Association of HCM City (HAWA). “Chinese customers are very fond of Vietnamese carved products since they are made from high quality wood and skillfully sculptured,” said HAWA deputy chairman Tran Quoc Manh. “We should not think that Vietnamese wooden products cannot sell in mainland China since we see a lot of Chinese wooden products in the local market,” he said. “Most Chinese imports in the local market are cheap products, while we ship high-end products to the Chinese market, meeting the demand of high-income earners there,” he explained. Dang Quoc Hung, also deputy chairman at HAWA, said earnings from wooden product exports to China have increased steadily in recent years to several hundred million USD annually. “If our furniture products penetrate well into the Chinese market, China may become a possible … [Read more...] about China offers major wood products market
Local businesses have yet to tap the potential of the children's toy and healthcare market, according to experts. With improved incomes and more than 1 million babies born every year, Vietnam is a promising market for this segment. According to a survey recently conducted by Nkind Service and Trading JSC, total revenue from products, educational and entertainment services and health care for children aged 0-12 was 5.2 billion USD a year in recent years. Of that amount, products and services accounted for more than 3 billion USD, including 1.2 billion USD for milk and nutrition products. Other products such as toys, clothes and diapers accounted for 1.1 billion USD. Entertainment services totalled 700 million USD a year. Foreign brands still dominate the market for products such as cradles, cribs, baby walkers, strollers and feeding tools. There are 80 foreign brands for powdered baby milk, accounting for 75 percent of market share. At Binh Tay and Tan Dinh markets, for example, many … [Read more...] about Foreign brands dominate baby-product market
The Hanoitimes - Creativity is one of the factors leading to success in any field. Is Vietnam capable of creating world-class information technology (IT) products? This is a concern of many businesses in the field as they face obstacles in developing products for the domestic market as well as the international market. "Software development in Vietnam lacks infrastructure, platforms, autonomy and creativity. Software outsourcing or even creating application software cannot turn Vietnam into a dragon," says Ha Than, the Director of Lac Viet Corporation. This is one of the barriers that businesses face in developing IT products. Small, fragmentary market Only half a year ago, the name Flappy Bird flooded the world media, including major media outlets such as Forbes, CNN, CNET, Bloomberg, and The Verge, among others... Yet the joy for the emerging of a Vietnamese brand in the international market was short, as the app was later withdrawn. The app created by Nguyen Ha Dong has now become … [Read more...] about Can Vietnam be a world player in the international IT market?
The Hanoitimes - In 2015, Vietnam welcomed about 7.94 million foreign tourists, up 0.9% compared with 2014, while the number of international visitors to Hanoi reached nearly 3.3 million arrivals, up 8% againt a year ago. Thu Minh … [Read more...] about Hanoi’s tourism sector focuses on exploiting international key markets