Medical tourism is a form of tourism combined with the purpose of medical examination and treatment with both surgery and non-surgery whereas wellness tourism is known as a tourism model where the goal is to relax and enhance physical and mental health. The tourism model focuses on providing experiences to satisfy visitors' health care needs at destinations. Currently, the popular health tourism products in the world are vacation tourism to participate in nutrition training courses, meditation, yoga, spa, hot mineral bath to recover health, quit smoking and weight loss. The health of visitors is considered a central element for tourism business units to provide related services, thereby helping tourists to awaken potential energies and find balance in body and soul. The majority of wellness tourism's customers are middle-aged, well-educated and high-income people. It is also the reason why many countries in the world quickly identified advantages and focused on developing wellness … [Read more...] about Developing wellness tourism
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Lead Economist for World Bank in Vietnam Sebastian Eckardt (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Since the Law on Foreign Investment was passed in 1987, Vietnam has been successful in attracting FDI, and the investment inflows have contributed greatly to Vietnam’s economic development, according to the Lead Economist for World Bank in Vietnam Sebastian Eckardt. Question: Please kindly assess the general impacts of FDI inflows towards Vietnamese economy in the last 30 years. Answer: So Vietnam has been quite successful in attracting FDI ever since the country opened up to foreign investment and if we look at the impact, we can say that FDI has really contributed in various ways, including industrialization, where a lot of investment went into manufacturing sector, building capacity across a range of sectors including electronics but also more traditional industries such as garment and shoe factory, and so on, really fueling Vietnam strong export performance and … [Read more...] about FDI – a successful part in Vietnam’s economic development: WB economist
Support industries remain weak The Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Central Institute of Economic Management recently got together with Japan’s Mitsubishi Research Institute (MRI) to launch a support industries promotion workshop where Japanese experts provided an overview of support industries in Vietnam in recent years and shared their experience in this field. According to Dr Yoichi Sakurada from the MRI, Vietnam can develop support industries better than other countries in Southeast Asia such as Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia. However, when compared with developed countries in the region, Vietnam fell a long way behind. This is why the sector remains undeveloped and does not play a good role in the economy. Like many other Asian countries, Vietnam is attractive to foreign investors. By the end of September, Vietnam had attracted a huge US$290 billion worth of foreign direct investment (FDI) from 115 countries and territories worldwide. However, the country has not … [Read more...] about Vietnam-Japan ties in support industry development
Emirates SkyCargo has been closely with Vietrade- Vietnam’s Trade Promotion Agency to understand the requirements of Vietnamese exporters and to help develop export opportunities for Vietnamese produce in international markets specifically in the UAE and other parts of the Middle East. As a result of the collaborative efforts between Emirates SkyCargo and Vietrade, the volume of perishables exports from Vietnam to Dubai has increased considerably touching a record of close to 110 tonnes in January 2017. “Emirates SkyCargo started operations in Vietnam in 2008 and has since then played an important role in the growing trade between Vietnam and the UAE. By working closely with Vietrade and by building upon our expertise in shipping perishables, we developed air freight solutions that have helped increase the exports of premium fruits and vegetables from Vietnam to Dubai ,” said Ravishankar Mirle, Emirates Vice President, Cargo Commercial, Far East and Australasia. … [Read more...] about Emirates SkyCargo helps boost perishables exports from Vietnam to the UAE
A month after being elected as the prime minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc has said he is saddened by the fact that the public and business community continue to be the victims of corruption. Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc "I'm really sad! People have to pay bribes to own their land and agree to corruption to be issued with their legally entitled land-use certificate. Meanwhile bureaucrats still procrastinate in providing better quality services to people to help them navigate red tape. Now is the time for the management of public land and the environment to be tightened and for problems to be solved. This is our current headache," said Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at a conference on the implementation of the Law on Enterprises on April 25. Bribery was highlighted in the Provincial Governance and Public Administration Performance Index. It reported that 44 percent of people had to pay bribes to receive their land use rights certificate last year but many people believe this figure is … [Read more...] about Why has the newly elected prime minister said he is sad?