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Vietnam welcomes over 3.2 million foreign visitors in Q1
Over 3.2 million foreign tourists visited Vietnam in the first three months of 2017, representing a year-on-year increase of 29 percent, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).
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The rise is a good signal, laying a foundation for the tourism sector to realise its goal of receiving 11.5 million foreign holidaymakers and serving 66 million domestic visitors, earning total revenue of 460 trillion VND (around 20.5 billion USD) from tourism activities in 2017.
Since the beginning of the year, Vietnam’s tourism sector has actively participated in tourism promotion and cooperation activities abroad, including the ASEAN–China Tourism Cooperation Year 2017 in the Philippines from March 15-17. The event was expected to enhance tourism flows and people-to-people exchange between the two sides.
In the framework of the event, VNAT General Director Nguyen Van Tuan and his Chinese counterpart Li Jinzao discussed measures to boost tourism cooperation between the two countries.
Also in March, Vietnam took part in the Moscow International Travel and Tourism Fair (MITT) – one of the five biggest tourism fairs in the world, which attracted the participation of nearly 2,000 travel companies from 158 countries and territories worldwide.
At the fair, Vietnam introduced attractive tourism destinations and forms, and activities in the National Tourism Year 2017 and updated information related to tourism cooperation between Vietnam and Russia as well as new, specific tourism products for the Russian market.
FBI plans to use a loophole to keep iPhone hack a secret
The Federal Bureau of Investigation doesn’t plan to reveal its method for unlocking the San Bernardino iPhone, according to the Wall Street Journal. After a congressional hearing, and an 11th hour cancellation from the FBI after finding a third party to unlock it, the world waited in anticipation for the FBI to divulge the method used for gaining access to the iPhone. According to the Vulnerable Equities Process (VEP), the FBI would be required to report the vulnerability used to access Syed… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
China won't allow chaos or war on Korean peninsula - Xi
The art squad of the Central Committee of the Kim Il Sung Socialist Youth League gives a performance at the plaza of the Monument to Party Founding on Monday to mark the 4th anniversary of supreme leader Kim Jong Un's assumption of the top posts of the party and state, in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on April 11, 2016. REUTERS/KCNA China will not allow chaos and war to break out on the Korean peninsula, which would be to no one's advantage, Chinese… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Pakistan may expel two Indian diplomats in Islamabad for spying: media
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Tension at Vietnam's drug rehab center caused by overcrowding: official
Many inmates protest and demand to leave a drug rehab center in Dong Nai Province on Monday. Photo by VnExpress/Phuoc Tuan As tension at a drug rehab center in southern Vietnam appeared to cool down after a breakout and a protest that began on Sunday, a government official conceded that the facility was "heavily overloaded" and that its inmates were unhappy. “No one would be able to bear overcrowding,” Dung said. “They can absolutely feel angry and want to break out,” said Dao Ngoc Dung,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Vietnam's car market has second-fastest growth in world
Vietnam was the second fastest growing car market in the world in 2016, with imports favored by most Vietnamese buyers. JATO, a UK-based market analysis firm, in its latest report, showed that the Vietnamese market grew by 27.1 percent in 2016, becoming the second fastest growing market in the world, just after Singapore. JATO said 84.24 million cars sold all over the world, including 228,478 cars sold in Vietnam. As such, Vietnam ranked 34th in sales. However, with the growth rate of 27.1… chat_bubble_outline Read More...