InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort is an attractive resort in Vietnam and Danang A double-edged sword The word “cheap” is a powerful word in consumer psychology. However, its meaning is not always the same – or welcome. In the world of tourism services, “cheap” could imply something is good-value, but is it a low or high-quality product? Many affluent travellers may also turn their nose up at a place or product that is deemed “cheap” or suitable for budget travellers. For many years, Vietnam has been seen as a “cheap” or “budget” destination by the global travel industry, which it increasingly sees as a double-edged sword, especially as the country seeks to elevate the standard of its services and products to offer more and more high-end and high-quality experiences to broaden its appeal as a travel destination. In 2017, the country was still being touted as a destination for budget travel by the Rough … [Read more...] about Removing the “budget” stigma: a more dynamic, modern Vietnam
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GOP Sen. Kevin Cramer is leading a drive to reward 300,000 Indian visa workers for taking college graduate jobs from at least 200,000 young middle aged or older American graduates. Via Twitter, the North Dakota Senator is pushing the “Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act,” which was also championed by former GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder until he lost his 2018 election.The legislation “is about exactly that: fairness,” Cramer tweeted. “The long wait for these green cards is a disservice to legal immigrants and to the potential of the American economy. Let’s get this passed.” But Cramer’s bill does not offer fairness or safeguards to the many Americans who are losing careers or starter jobs to the imported army of roughly 500,000 Indian workers and recruiters, said Dawn Collins, a former vice-president at J.P. Morgan Chase bank. Casey and other American professionals were forced out of their software jobs in 2016 to make … [Read more...] about GOP Senators Push Green Card Rewards for Indian Visa Workers Who Take College Jobs in U.S.
VN wood and furniture firms eye Mexico, Canada Mexico and Canada will be promising markets for Viet Nam’s wood and furniture products when the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) takes effect in early 2019, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade. Deputy Minister Tran Quoc Khanh said exports to Canada were worth over US$129 million last year and are expected to top $140 million this year. “The CPTPP will open opportunities for products such as wood flooring and bars to Canada because the market will immediately scrap the import tariff of 3.5 per cent when the agreement comes into effect. “Products such as plywood, picture frames, door frames and especially furniture will also have an opportunity because import tariffs of between 6 per cent and 9.5 per cent will be eliminated as soon as the agreement comes into effect. “Wooden handicrafts will also benefit when Canada agrees to abolish the 7 … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 19/12
Fayfay.com announces strategic partnership with Ho Chi Minh City tourism Hong Kong-based Fayfay.com on December 6 announced that it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Promotion Centre to promote tourism in Vietnam, with a special focus on the city. The MoU was signed by Tran Ngoc Dong Quan, deputy director of the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Promotion Centre, along with Kingston Lai and Kelvin Wu, the co-founders of Fayfay.com, at Bep Nha Luc Tinh Restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City, in the presence of industry experts and members of the media. “Ho Chi Minh City is an important destination on Fayfay.com and we look forward to partnering with the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Promotion Centre to showcase the city’s vibrant architecture, rich culinary scene, and authentic local experiences,” said Lai. “We believe strategic joint promotional activities with the Tourism Promotion Centre will enable us to leverage our online platform and … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 10/12
Ambassador Tran Quang Tuyen, DEIK leaders and its member businesses (Photo: baoquocte.vn) He met more than 10 member businesses of the Turkey - Vietnam Business Council (DEIK). These businesses have planned to promote investment and do business in Vietnam in the fields of energy, construction, trade, exhibition, telecommunications, real estate, furniture and medical equipment. Speaking at the meeting, Ambassador Tran Quang Tuyen thanked DEIK and member businesses for precious support in promoting the economic-trade cooperation between the two countries, especially DEIK’s great contribution to the success of the Vietnam - Turkey Business and Investment Forum in Istanbul, on the occasion of the official visit of NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan to Turkey in October. The ambassador said that over the past decade, the trade revenue between the two countries has developed greatly, multiplying by 13 times to reach … [Read more...] about Vietnamese Embassy in Turkey connects with business community in…