Vietnam 

Foreign visitors to Việt Nam up – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Tourists take boat trips in the southern province of Tiền Giang. — VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam welcomed nearly 9.8 million foreign visitors in the first seven months of this year, up 7.9 per cent compared with the same period last year. The figures were recently released by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), showing that although the number of visitors increased during the period, those from China and South Korea, two key markets of Việt Nam, decreased in recent months. VNAT said…

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Vietnam 

Number of foreign visitors to Việt Nam declines in June – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

  Foreign tourists examine souvenirs at a shop on Hàng Bông Street in Hà Nội. The number of foreign visitors to Việt Nam was 10.6 per cent lower in June than in May. — VNA/VNS Photo Thành Đạt HÀ NỘI – Nearly 1.9 million foreigners visited Việt Nam in June, data of the Việt Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) showed, the lowest number in any month since the beginning of the year. The number of visitors was down 10.6 per cent from May but still represented a year-on-year rise of 0.2 per…

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China 

Orders and visitors down at China’s Canton Fair as US trade war bites

Activity at the Canton Fair, China’s largest trade fair, disappointed, with transaction value and the number of buyers down at its spring session, fair organisers said on Sunday at the end of the three-week gathering.Chinese exporters were unhappy at the fall in the number of deals, activity dented by the trade war with the United States. However, their foreign rivals cheered new orders, thanks in part to demand from countries taking part in the Belt and Road Initiative.Export orders booked at… Source link

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Vietnam 

Foreign visitors to Việt Nam set a record in Feb – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — An estimated 1.59 million foreigners visited Việt Nam in February, a month-on-month increase of 5.8 per cent, according to the General Statistics Office. This was a record high for foreign visitors in a month due to the festival season at the beginning of the year with many attractive events for international visitors, the office said. In the first two months of this year, foreign visitors to the country were estimated at 3.1 million, a year-on-year surge of 8 per cent. …

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Vietnam 

Đà Nẵng welcomes nearly 329,000 visitors during Tết – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News ĐÀ NẴNG  — The central city of Đà Nẵng welcomed 328,810 visitors during the nine-day Lunar New Year (Tết holiday) festival 2019 (February 2-10), a year-on-year increase  of 10.7 per cent according to the municipal Department of Tourism. The number of international visitors to Đà Nẵng reached more than 158,000, up 19.9 per cent compared to the same period last year. This is peak tourism season for visitors from China, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Europe and America, and for Vietnamese expats, said deputy director of…

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Singapore 

Zoe Tay and Joanna Dong perform at River Hongbao, which has drawn 1.14m visitors, Singapore, Entertainment News

SINGAPORE – Local television stars and singers were celebrated on Saturday (Feb 9) at River Hongbao, the annual Chinese New Year festival. A calligraphy and wushu performance was put up by actress Zoe Tay and actors Desmond Ng, Nick Teo, Ben Yeo and Shane Pow; while Sing! China Singaporean third place winner Joanna Dong treated the audience to a medley of jazzed up Chinese New Year songs accompanied by Ding Yi Music Company. Guests at the event on Saturday included Mr Ong Ye Kung, Minister for Education, and adviser to…

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Vietnam 

South Korean visitors to rise to 3.3 million – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

South Korean tourists in Việt Nam. — VNA/VNS Photo Quốc Việt Viet Nam News HCM CITY — The number of South Korean tourists to Việt Nam is expected to rise by 30 per cent this year to reach more than 3.3 million, the second largest tourist market in the country behind China, according to the Việt Nam National Administration of Tourism. In the first 11 months of this year, the country welcomed 3.16 million South Korean visitors, up 46.5 per cent compared to the same period last year.…

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Property 

Influx of bridge and rail visitors from mainland China could boost retail leasing in Hong Kong, say experts

On Saturday, 103, 231 mainland Chinese visitors crossed the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge on their way to the city, according to the Immigration Department, and this has led some market watchers to believe that an influx in tourists will rejuvenate Hong Kong’s retail leasing sector. The districts expected to benefit include Tsim Sha Tsui and Tung Chung, and the sectors that could report a surge in sales include food and beverage, pharmacies and health care. Hong Kong gets the crowds it wants from building the mega bridge. Oops “With boosted foot…

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Singapore 

New library@harbourfront in VivoCity expected to draw 1.5 million visitors a year, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Relocating Bukit Merah Public Library to VivoCity mall will result in three times as many visitors as before, the National Library Board (NLB) noted this week as it reiterated its view that the move will make the library more easy to reach by public transport. News of the relocation, first announced in July last year, sparked an online petition as well as complaints from netizens. They said the new location on the island’s southern tip – more than 3km away, and not as close to residential estates –…

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