"It would be very difficult as there are many other destinations that are more attractive to rich Middle Eastern tourists." esmira.garayevah "Welcome to Vietnam,where the national pastime is drinking alcohol and eating pork." english52 "HAVE to change the skimpy visa system first. Arabs don't eat pork either. so have to supply HALAL food.. ooooooh. Difficult.!!" onecutedog "Better yet, just build a big mosque in Ha Long Bay. They will come in flock." durtisolte "Many tourists from the Middle East want to visit Vietnam, and most of them are from Saudi Arabia. As you mentioned, they spend generously on tourism, where they live in five-star hotels, eat in luxury restaurants, and shop for souvenirs and gifts. But the problem and the obstacle is the visa system to enter Vietnam, where the Vietnamese authorities arranged for them to book a package for the entire trip, and the tourist offices began to take high and unreasonable price, which led to leaving travel to Vietnam … [Read more...] about Vietnam needs to change visa system, food service to attract Middle Eastern tourists
But despite the career switch, I retain an interest in diets. With my background in food and nutrition, it is hard to overlook health and behaviors in Vietnam, particularly kids'. I notice that, like in the west, Vietnamese children are overweight and even obese. I also notice their snack choices during break time. They include lots of highly processed snack foods. Sugary drinks like soda, milk tea and juice are favored. Soda and milk tea are obvious sugar offenders, but you may be curious why juice is too. Juice, even the freshly squeezed kind, is a form of concentrated sugar. I have seen adverts about getting "16 oranges in one glass of juice," which sounds fantastic! Imagine all that vitamin C! Unfortunately, it is simply unnatural to consume the equivalent of 16 oranges in one sitting, not to mention your body will expel the extra vitamin C beyond your needs. More than that, when fruits are processed into juice, all of the fiber is removed, leaving the vitamins – yes – but … [Read more...] about Overweight, obesity threaten future of kids in Vietnam
Reality is that Vietnamese tourism has to live from Vietnamese tourists for a long time to come! The war in Europe, inflation will bite in everybody's purse! China, nobody knows and Russia becomes a mess. On top of that the not so friendly visa requirements and you get the perfect storm. hansvanhanoi The keyword is diversification - as an old proverb tells: Do not put all eggs in one basket. There is need to develop product what fits to all markets, and need to focus on quality not quantity, quality service for quality visitors. It was simple to work for low demanding Russian tourists with very basic needs - warm weather, beach, cheap beer or other alcohol - most time in Nha Trang they were just spending time on beach. Chinese group travelers were also quite simple. travel As far as restaurants and cosmopolitan cuisine available Nha Trang has hurtled back to the 1990's.The short visa that is the one only available has been the final nail in canceling a once thriving industry … [Read more...] about Unfriendly visa is final nail in canceling once thriving tourism in Vietnam
"Crazes never end in Vietnam & they will keep chasing blindly for things that is not important in their life & always overlook/neglect/ involve their near & dear ones with mishap/losses/debt in their endeavor. Nothing is so prestigious/glamorous/assume & look good to others in life & what's the point of showing??? Eventually the show will end & with full of debts to settle!!!" wong.cheemeng.bnw "The power of advertisement and psychology." westwoodly "Slave to consumer fashion ... awaking to the world will cost them dearly." louiseverweert "Not much different than those queuing all night for a new movie release or running and fighting like fools at the mall for Black Friday..." Deymon Reddington "Let's hold a memorial service for all of those who couldn't get their hands on the newest iPhone. The greatest tragedy of the 21st century. A candlelight vigil will be held soon, let's all go and pay our respects." ianstewart711 … [Read more...] about iPhone fan or consumption slave?
"Road deaths would be 99% less if only the driving tests were actually meant to make you a good driver, not just empty your bank account. Hardly makes you feel safe knowing a lot of people mistake the brake for the accelerator!!!" Jeremycanuto "The Vietnamese use both feet for braking and accelerating. They have not been trained to use the same foot for both. I have seen many Vietnamese children driving toy cars and doing the same thing. In addition, they would fail the driving test in a western country but everyone passes it in Vietnam." Bruce Godwin "Often they confuse the brake pedal with the gas... only in Vietnam!" tmj79974p2 "I see many times they use left foot to drive, and the right foot gets impatient, this what happens, car ram thru traffic lights and walls." Bambeelow "Off the motorbike and into a car without the proper skills." chatwithsteve1 … [Read more...] about Car accidents in Vietnam come from poor training
You may well still look at the news on your phone, perhaps checking the "snippets" that Google News offers you for free. You may watch the news on television or listen to the radio. But you are much less likely to pay for news that your parents were – let alone your grandparents. In one sense, this is a golden age for news. Twitter, TikTok, YouTube and of course Google all offer news stories. Facebook encourages friends and families to chat about it, and to compare notes on evolving local news. Why pay good money to buy a paper, or sign up for a subscription, when you can get the gist of the main stories for nothing? The obvious answer is that none of those sites employs professional journalists, who understand how to grasp the essence of a story and package it for a large audience. Take the astonishing achievement of Robert Moore and his team of Britain's ITV on January 6, 2021. Having guessed that there might be trouble before the inauguration of Joe Biden, and suspecting that … [Read more...] about Why pay good money to buy a paper?