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Van Don International Airport receives first international flight

After nearly five months of operation, Vietnam’s first private airport is looking to welcome a raft of international flights which will bring tourists to Halong Bay.

Despite strong visitor growth, Vietnam tourism ranks low

The country has experienced 25 per cent growth on international visitor arrivals between 2016 and 2018, with tourism receipts accounting for some 11 per cent of GDP, according to Maybank Kim Eng Research.

World Bank approves $125-million support to Ho Chi Minh City

The credit facility aims to remove institutional bottlenecks to enable Vietnam’s largest city and economic powerhouse to address some of its most pressing urban governance challenges.

Vietnam rises to be a new manufacturing star as US-China trade war escalates

In 2019 and 2020, Vietnam will be welcoming a new wave of production and manufacturing shifting from China. Such trend will give rise to the industrial property across the nation, according to CBRE.

Fitch revises Vietnam’s outlook to positive from stable

Fitch Ratings has affirmed Vietnam’s Long-Term Foreign-Currency Issuer Default Rating (IDR) at ‘BB’ and revised the outlook to positive.

Vietnam looks to court well-heeled travellers

International tourists are spending less in Vietnam than in other regional countries.

Big investors set sights on infrastructure projects in Ho Chi Minh City

The authorities are calling for investment in 210 key projects with a total development cost of up to $53.8 billion.

Sapa hotels weather water shortage

Hotels in nothern mountainous tourist district of Sapa have suffered a massive water shortage in the past weeks due to a prolonged drought.

HSBC estimates a 0.3 percentage point gain for Vietnam’s real GDP from EVFTA

Should the EU-Vietnam FTA be ratified at the end of 2019, Vietnam could expect to gain some 0.3 percentage point to its real GDP, say economists at HSBC.

Controversy over visa exemption for foreign tourists

Despite the desperate call for visa exemption for international tourists from the private sector, state management bodies insisted that it did not affect the visitor flow into Vietnam.