The travel firms attending ITB Berlin trade fair held in early March in Germany noted that many technology firms introduced new technologies to tour operators, from tour operation software and tourist agent software to booking and payment systems. Many seminars with topics related to tourism technology were held such as digital marketing, digitalization at destinations, effects of social media and the ways to cope with them. Panel speakers also talked about how to utilize AI to recognize clients’ demands. All the technological solutions suggested aim to attract more travelers and better serve them. “Those are the trends. Technology will be the ‘nucleus’ of the tourism industry,” said Nguyen Quoc Ky, CEO of Vietravel. With high technology and big data, service providers can know what travelers are doing, from the hotel room booking to the departure time. As they can access electronic information about clients, they can provide more suitable services. ITB … [Read more...] about Where will technology lead the tourism industry?
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Viet Nam News By Minh Thu Treasures sinking in the seabed for centuries reveal much information about the civilisations in the past. Archaeologists salvaged them from the shipwrecks and now show the public the important position of Việt Nam in the map of Maritime Silk Road. "The Maritime Secrets Revealed from Ancient Ships" exhibition is showcasing more than 500 objects collected from shipwrecks in Việt Nam’s territorial waters from the 15th–18th centuries. The Việt Nam National Museum of History hosts the five-month exhibition until May 18. Since its opening, the exhibition, the first of its kind in the country, has attracted many visitors and researchers as this is the biggest exhibition of shipwrecks held so far. Underwater treasures In Việt Nam, from the early time of Đông Sơn, Sa Huỳnh and Óc Eo cultures (more than 2,000 years BC), the people started to use maritime routes for trading activities, according to … [Read more...] about Underwater archaeology leads the way to old civilisations
A year of warming relations between North and South Korea has raised the prospects of closer ties, if not some form of unification for the still-warring neighbors far in the future. But it might not be obvious in a typical South Korean classroom. "I really don’t know anything," 17-year-old student Roh Ha-na said. "It’s like only twice a year that the school teaches about unification and national security, and about North Korean life... but I just let most of it go in one ear and out the other." This year’s inter-Korean détente has highlighted what many observers see as a lack of knowledge among South Koreans about their northern neighbor, prompting government efforts to revamp the way South Koreans learn about North Korea and unification. Baek Jun-kee, the head of South Korea’s Institute for Unification Education says current education methods have failed to show young South Koreans the importance of a nuanced understanding of North Korea, its people and … [Read more...] about Kim Jong Who? South Korea revamps the way students study North Korea
Musician and ca trù expert Đặng Hoành Loan.Viet Nam News Musician Đặng Hoành Loan is former deputy head of the Việt Nam Institute of Musicology. He has researched ca trù (ceremonial singing) for many years, contributing to the dossier submitted to UNESCO on Intangible Cultural Heritages in Need of Urgent Safeguarding in 2009. He has participated in national ca trù festivals as general director, including the fourth edition which closed on Monday in the central province of Hà Tĩnh. Ca trù is a complex form of sung poetry found in the north of Việt Nam from the 11th century on, using lyrics written in traditional Vietnamese poetic forms. Loan spoke about the development of ca trù in Hà Nội Ca trù was recognised by UNESCO nearly ten years ago. As part of the effort to implement the dossier, Việt Nam has kept the national ca trù festival going after holding it for the … [Read more...] about Hà Nội leads the way in ca trù presevation and development
Nestlé Vietnam, a leading nutrition, health and wellness company, has picked up yet another accolade from a local administration, attesting to the company’s long-term investment and development commitment in the Vietnamese market. For six straight years Nestlé Vietnam has received plaudits for its business performance Nestlé Vietnam, part of Swiss-based Nestle SA- one of the world’s largest food and beverage companies - last week received a certificate of merit from the Dong Nai People’s Committee for excellent tax compliance in 2017. This was the sixth consecutive year the company championed the award for good tax adherence practices. This time, it was one of 203 individuals and corporate entities receiving the prestigious accolade for their significant contributions to the tax sector in particular, and for provincial development generally. The repeated honour is a testament to Nestlé Vietnam’s commitment to business … [Read more...] about Nestlé leading the way in tax compliance practices