Consumers feeling the brunt of ballooning gasoline hikes

Consumers feeling the brunt of ballooning gasoline hikes

The rise in fuel prices is not only a worry for large enterprises but is also bringing trouble for millions of consumers and individual business households.
Supporting ethnic minority women in digital transformation of startup groups

Supporting ethnic minority women in digital transformation of startup groups

The Australian-funded Gender Responsive Equitable Agriculture and Tourism (GREAT) programme is supporting ethnic minority women in northwset Vietnam to get ahead in business.
Recruitment required in the tourism industry

Recruitment required in the tourism industry

The recruitment demand of travel agencies, hotels, restaurants, and service establishments is snowballing as they prepare to welcome international visitors later in March.
Eliminating gender stereotypes for sustainable development

Eliminating gender stereotypes for sustainable development

Despite various efforts, inequality is rising across many regional and global spheres. Le Quang Binh, director of the social enterprise ECUE, told VIR’s Hoang Oanh how women in Vietnam can be further empowered in spite of a difficult couple of years for all.
Post-holiday season boost for factories as demand rises

Post-holiday season boost for factories as demand rises

The rate of workers returning to factories after Lunar New Year is so far much higher than in previous years, while the need to recruit new employees to meet business orders is also ballooning.
Tourism businesses optimistic about 2022

Tourism businesses optimistic about 2022

Although 2021 has been a tremendously challenging year for Vietnam’s tourism industry, many businesses still believe that the reopening of the skies will open up opportunities for recovery this year.
Coffee giants tinkering with formula

Coffee giants tinkering with formula

Big-name cafe and beverage brands such as Starbucks, Highlands Coffee, and Phuc Long are promoting the development of kiosk models and closing larger stores in central areas – but it remains to be seen whether this strategy will bring long-term success.
Mini-malls usher in fresh direction for retail groups

Mini-malls usher in fresh direction for retail groups

Shopping for food, carrying out financial transactions, and enjoying drinks in the same place is no longer a distant desire for Vietnamese consumers thanks to the appearance of mini-mall chains, a business model that is receiving special attention from retail brands.
Welcoming international guests and overseas Vietnamese to Vietnam

Welcoming international guests and overseas Vietnamese to Vietnam

Destinations in the pilot programme, airlines, and tourism businesses are working to provide a safe route during the New Year and Lunar New Year holidays, especially for groups of international tourists and overseas Vietnamese returning to Vietnam.
Vietnam tourism recovery requires more time

Vietnam tourism recovery requires more time

The pilot model on Phu Quoc and five other destinations has brought positive signals for the recovery of Vietnam’s tourism industry. However, in the view of representatives of relevant departments, the industry should better prepare to welcome back foreign tourists as a new coronavirus variant starts to spread in many countries.
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