Homestay service makes Moc Chau more appealing The site boasts diverse ethnic cultures reflected in local clothing, house architecture and cuisine. With the growth of homestay services, visitors now have a more intimate way to explore the local culture. Homestay services are becoming popular in Vietnam. Cheap and authentic, this type of tourism draws visitors closer to local life and nature. Moc Chau is a great place to enjoy this kind of experience. Áng village is a prime destination. Last year 100,000 out of 350,000 visitors did a homestay. Local residents have expanded their houses and improved their vegetable and flower gardens to accommodate tourists. Lu Tien Quan was one of the first homestay hosts in the village. Renovated a few months ago, his house can now accommodate 30 people. Over the past months, he has welcomed 1,000 visitors and earned more than US$5,000. Mr. Quan said, “In the past months, we welcomed a large number of visitors Our increased income will … [Read more...] about Homestay service makes Moc Chau more appealing
Facebook hopes Watch will encourage users to spend longer within its app -- FACEBOOK Users will be able to choose from a range of shows - from both established brands and new players - and have the ability to view clips saved from their News Feeds. The firm plans to allow all content creators to feature advertising breaks, so long as they hit certain metrics. Until now, only select publishers had been given the opportunity. To begin with, only videos shown to audiences in the UK, US, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand will have this facility. The revenue split will be 55% to the creators and 45% to Facebook. Facebook had intended to reveal the roll-out on Wednesday, but brought forward the announcement after details leaked. As a consequence, some users may not be able to access its pages yet. Unaware audience Watch is often portrayed as a rival to Google's YouTube, but it also competes for attention against traditional TV channels as well as online outlets including Netflix, … [Read more...] about Facebook Watch video service launches worldwide
The United Nations launched an appeal Wednesday for $17 million to rebuild essential health facilities for children in Iraq after a devastating three-year battle to expel the Islamic State group. Smoke billows near Mosul's Al-Shifa hospital in 2017 during battles to retake the city from IS fighters; "While violence has subsided, less than 10 percent of health facilities in Nineveh governorate are functioning at full capacity," UNICEF said The UN children's fund, UNICEF, said next week's reconstruction conference for Iraq to be staged in Kuwait, with Baghdad estimating the overall cost at $100 billion, would be "a unique opportunity... to put children at the heart" of the process. "The state of Iraq’s healthcare system is alarming," Peter Hawkins, UNICEF representative in Iraq, said in a statement after a visit to the northern city of Mosul which was recaptured last July. "For pregnant women, newborn babies, and children, preventable and treatable conditions can quickly … [Read more...] about UN in $17-mln appeal for children’s health in post-IS Iraq
The Hanoitimes - In the past two years, homestay has developed rapidly, adding to the appeal of capital tourism. Multi-style According to tourism experts, in the world and even in Vietnam, the number of self-supporting tourists is increasing. Currently, the amount of individual customers accounts for about 50% of the total number of visitors every year. These tourists love to explore, so prefer homestay to experience local culture. In Hanoi, homestay services are developing with increasingly popular style. Most homestay in the inner city of Hanoi goes in the direction of courtesy, elegance, simplicity, and sophistication. Right in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, visitors can completely choose the beautiful and comfortable homestay including Momento Homestay or Annie's Little Hanoi - homestay designed in Hanoi style in the 1990s on Trang Thi street (Hoan Kiem). Located on Tran Quy Cap Street (Dong Da District), Madam Nguyet Home 1 is the ideal homestay for visitors with kitchen and dining … [Read more...] about Booming homestay service in Hanoi to serve flux of tourists
To date, four of the eight interested investors submitted documents to join the auction to become the strategic investor of Vietnam Oil Corporation (PV Oil)—Vietnam's second largest petrol distributor—four less than the figure published earlier this year. Does this mean PV Oil is losing its appeal? Only half of the investors that expressed interest have signed up for the PV Oil auction According to the draft regulation on the sale of shares to strategic investors submitted to the authorities for approval, PV Oil released that after completing the investment evaluation, to date, four investors confirmed joining the auction to become strategic investors, registering to buy 2.86 times more shares than was put on offer. However, the names of these four investors have yet to be disclosed. Previously, at a roadshow organised in Ho Chi Minh City in early January, the firm revealed that it was courted by eight hopeful investors, six of which hail from overseas. The … [Read more...] about PV Oil loses appeal to foreign investors?