Industry insiders say Vietnam struggles to attract travelers while Thailand and Cambodia enjoy stable growth.
New decree has allowed overseas Vietnamese, their foreign spouses and children to visit Vietnam without a visa.
Businesses and economists debate whether foreign-owned companies should be considered Vietnamese.
The number of schools has doubled over the last 14 years but the number of students stays almost the same.
The city, which has spent a lot of money on its personnel training project, wants stronger measures to stop brain drain.
From mam tom to durian, it is a noisome list.