The influence of foreign direct investment on accommodation patterns in Vietnam as a result of the open-door policy

Wantanee Suntikul, Richard Butler, David Airey
2010 Current Issues in Tourism  
Before the "open door" policy doi moi, the Vietnamese government had monopolised all sectors of tourism in the country. In 1987, one year after the beginning of doi moi, the state issued the Law on Foreign Investment, which encouraged foreign direct investment (FDI) in Vietnam, especially in the tourism industry. This paper examines the influence of the resulting influx of foreign direct investment on tourism accommodation patterns in Vietnam. A synopsis of policy and background of FDI in
more » ... m accommodation is followed by an examination of developments, projects and experiences in this field since doi moi. The paper then investigates the effects of FDI in Vietnam tourism accommodation on developments and practices in Vietnam's accommodation market, including the traditional state-owned accommodation subsector. The paper integrates insights gained from interviews with operators of joint-venture and state-owned hotels in Vietnam.
doi:10.1080/13683500902937628 fatcat:3zy4bi27sjadphulo2amraocnu