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Travel is changing and hotels and resorts of all sizes need to stay abreast of trends and even create their own.

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ANZ Vietnam has new CEO

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Novaland to build hospitality projects in Can Tho

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H?tel des Arts Saigon introduces mooncakes for Mid-Autumn Festival

Four flavors in boxes of four priced at $69.


Wink Hotels pioneering affordable luxury

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VinFast working with Siemens to produce electric buses

Vingroup auto maker on track to launch first high-quality eBus by end of 2019.


Hung Yen longans to be served on Vietnam Airlines flights

Famed longans from northern province to be part of dessert on flights from August 15.


Issue 294

The travel industry, in Vietnam and around the world, is experiencing an unprecedented level of change. Locally, international operators are arriving in increasing numbers and the concept of homestays is beginning to take hold among property owners and tourists alike. The greatest challenge for the industry worldwide, meanwhile, is the advent of new technologies that allow tourists to book virtually every aspect of their holiday online.


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Editor’s letter

Vietnam has seen major growth in the presence of international hotel and resort brands and foreign management companies over the last few years. From 30 hotels and resorts operating under international brands in 2010 there were a total of 79 as at the end of 2017... Our Cover Story this month therefore puts the spotlight on the country’s hospitality sector, with the theme “New trends in the market” and with main angles being innovation in Vietnam’s hospitality sector; the travel business’s increasing reliance on digital information systems and online processes; what hotels are doing to attract more travelers seeking authentic, personalized experiences; the trend towards the home-sharing economy and homestay services; and forecasts on the development of the hospitality sector...(read more)

In this August, The Guide focus is on sports tourism, which is now considered a particularly useful addition to efforts to bolster tourism numbers to the country, which are already growing at an astronomical rate.