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Hanoi among top affordable Asian destinations: survey
VietNamNet Bridge – Ha Noi, known for its cheap food and accommodation options, is much more affordable than many other Asian destinations, according to a MasterCard survey.
Ha Noi, known for its cheap food and accommodation options, is much more affordable than many other Asian destinations -- File photo
Statistics show that each foreign visitor to the city spends an average US$110 per day, while a local tourist spends around $55. The numbers are much lower than for other leading tourist cities in the region.
According to a MasterCard survey last year tourists spent $258 per day in Seoul, $255 in Singapore and $262 in Beijing.
In Bali tourists often spend around $125, according to the Indonesian central bank.
In July the 2016 TripIndex report by TripAdvisor named Ha Noi the least expensive among 20 favourite cities surveyed for the third year in a row. It beat Bangkok and Mumbai.
But the data could vary based on the source, online newspaper VnExpress warns.
Nations OK European Space Agency's mission to Mars in 2020
BERLIN (AP) — Nations have approved an additional 440 million euros ($469 million) to fund the European Space Agency's next mission to Mars.As part of the ExoMars mission, the agency this year sent an orbiter and a test lander to the red planet. The Trace Gas Orbiter was successfully deployed but the Schiaparelli lander malfunctioned and a href='https://www.apnews.com/57477f19a45b4751a27ab57971e4d4b9/Hard-crash-landing-may-have-wrecked-Europe's-Mars-probe'crashed on the surface/a of Mars,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
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Obamacare buyers could have fewer choices in 2017
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Japanese-funded plant inaugurated in Ha Nam
Spanning 7,000 square metres, the US$5 million plant manufactures telecommunication devices for the auto industry. It employs 1,000 local labourers. Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Xuan Dong said the facility would contribute significantly to the development of Vietnam’s car industry. He urged the company to follow its investment commitments and respect local regulations, while noting that local agencies should facilitate operations of… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Panama Papers report alleges NZ prime place for rich to hide money
The source behind the Panama Papers leak has taken aim at New Zealand Prime Minister John. : JOSHUA ROBERTS/REUTERS Wealthy Latin Americans are using secretive, tax-free New Zealand shelf companies and trusts to help channel funds around the world, according to a report on Monday based on leaks of the so-called Panama Papers. Pressure is mounting on Prime Minister John Key to take action after local media analysed more than 61,000 documents relating to New Zealand that are part of the massive… chat_bubble_outline Read More...