Modern. Vibrant. Innovative. This is the new Vietnam.
We welcome you to her story by presenting five things that make her Asia’s rising gem. This is for you world connoisseurs.
There are currently over 1,000 startups in Vietnam working to change the world from every vertical. They are being funded by innovation funds both domestic and foreign. The government is also on board, with many cities launching their own incubators.
2020 Broadband Plan
Vietnam is the wi-fi paradise of Asia’s frontier. There is free wi-fi practically everywhere – cafes, coach stations, and even tea shops. By 2020, the government plans to insure 100 percent internet access in all public access points.
To make Vietnam a premiere tourism destination by 2020, the government is upping airport and hospitality investment. The planned Long Thanh International airport is reported to have a capacity of 100 million passengers. We may also be in for some gorgeous coastlines. This all complements the loosened visa policies for foreign tourists nicely.
Direct Flights from America!
Just this morning, Vietnam Airlines announced that it will seek approval for the first-ever direct flight to the U.S. Given the intensity of the aviation rivalry between Vietnam Airlines and rising star VietJet, we will probably see even more offerings pop up. The 500,000 who travel from the U.S. to Vietnam every year will no longer have to stop for connections. We cannot wait to book!
Advancement in Sports
Last February, Vietnam made it into the Futsal World Cup for the first time in history. It then proceeded to defeat reigning champions Japan – a spectacular entry. Then in July, Vietnam scored its first ever Olympic gold medal in the men’s 10-metre air pistol. Recreational advancement follows economic development. We can’t wait for that world cup title.
Discover the New Vietnam!
Go to Expedia.com to start your Vietnam trip.
Did you know there’s a Sheraton in Saigon? For all available hotels in Vietnam, take a look at Hotels.com.
Want to make your friends envious? Tell them “I stayed in a Bed & Breakfast at Ho Chi Minh City.”
Last of all, don’t forget Travel insurance. Like glue, boring but necessary.