Ho Chi Minh City
Business Travel Guide
Find the best executive suites and after-hours activities in Ho Chi Minh City.
In the mid-1990s, Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon) enjoyed a heyday as an "Asian Tiger." It hoped to become the next Singapore, as the abundance of skyscrapers built during that time can attest. Although it took a beating with the crash of 1997, it didn't completely collapse, and over the years the city and economy revived.
Construction and project management is big business, ranging from hotels and resorts to planned residential communities and factories. Said factories (mostly textile), as well as agriculture and oil interests, bring in the majority of the country's business visitors, mainly from Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and Australia. The city nonetheless caters to a culturally diverse assortment of travelers with its small but strong dining scene, solid collection of luxury hotels and a very busy nightlife.