I am Vietnamese, says Atkinson

I am Vietnamese, says Atkinson

Opening the story with VIR, Kenneth M Atkinson said, "I am Vietnamese," and showed the reporter his ID card with the Vietnamese name Pham Kien Son.
David Duong, CEO of CWS and VWS: Giving back to the motherland

David Duong, CEO of CWS and VWS: Giving back to the motherland

Motherland for David Duong is the place to come back and pay it forward. After more than 40 years building businesses overseas, the CEO of both California Waste Solutions and Vietnam Waste Solutions longs to make a more meaningful contribution in his home
A lifestyle worth aspiring to at TNEX

A lifestyle worth aspiring to at TNEX

David Jimenez Maireles, deputy CEO of TNEX, the Vietnamese digital-only bank created by Maritime Bank, shared with VIR’s Hong Dung his life-changing mindset after coming to Vietnam to put on show his expertise.
Vietnam is back and on the rise again

Vietnam is back and on the rise again

The Year of the Tiger lived up in many ways to the attributes of the animal after which it is named. The tiger is known to be tempestuous yet calm, warm-hearted yet fearsome, courageous in the face of danger yet yielding and soft in mysterious, unexpected places.
Sustainability at Ninh Van Bay

Sustainability at Ninh Van Bay

With over 15 years in the international hotel industry, Benjamin Kreuz shares his experience in developing sustainable tourism in Vietnam.
Building life and home in Vietnam

Building life and home in Vietnam

Taking part in the country’s various stages of social and economic development, from raising funds for projects to transferring know-how and transforming industries, the expat community has played a significant role.
BRG Group chairwoman reaffirms commitment to gender equality

BRG Group chairwoman reaffirms commitment to gender equality

Chairwoman of BRG Group Nguyen Thi Nga has reaffirmed the commitment to promote gender equality at the World Assembly for Women (WAW!) 2022.
Hilton capitalises on Vietnam’s luxury travel market

Hilton capitalises on Vietnam’s luxury travel market

As the demand for luxury travel continues to grow in the region, Hilton is ramping up its activities in this segment.
Using modern play-based and child-led learning

Using modern play-based and child-led learning

For more than 25 years, Systems Little House International Kindergarten, partnered with Dragonfly Education & Sky Schools since 2022, has been a trusted name for the international parent community in Hanoi. To mark the opening of a new campus at Starlake Hanoi, Michelle Dinh-Jones, Systems Little House International Kindergarten’s educational director, sat down with VIR’s Linh Le to discuss the merits of play-based, child-led learning methods.
Addressing the popularity of problematic tourist attractions

Addressing the popularity of problematic tourist attractions

A fortnight ago, Hanoi’s famous train street made the news again after it was closed down for tourists. Despite the popularity for people to visit and take photographs, authorities have shut the area in the name of safety. Etienne Mahler talked with Julia Heuser, a German exchange student currently living in Hanoi, about her thoughts on the topic.
Awakening Yen Bai’s potential

Awakening Yen Bai’s potential

Underdeveloped tourism destinations like Yen Bai could be seen as a risky investment, but new tourism products can also awaken the potential of such a place.
Bubble tea luring in new age groups with fresh products

Bubble tea luring in new age groups with fresh products

Bubble tea shops are increasingly alluring to office workers and the elderly, in addition to their initial target demographics of students and schoolchildren, and some business results are demonstrating this wider range of appeal.
Relaxing visa policy to attract more foreign tourists: insiders

Relaxing visa policy to attract more foreign tourists: insiders

Vietnam’s visa policy should be more open to lure international tourists, insiders have said.
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