A conference on digital transformation in the tourism industry to improve the visitor experience was organised by Traveloka on November 16, with the participation of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, some local tourism departments, and tourism service providers. The conference offered several solutions to strengthen cooperation between stakeholders in the tourism industry, aiming to develop a smart and sustainable tourism ecosystem. Conference on digital transformation in the tourism industry to improve visitor experience organised by Traveloka Ha Van Sieu, deputy general director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism shared, “The cooperation between technology platforms and tourism and travel businesses will accelerate the process of adapting and effectively applying digital transformation. I hope the conference will create an opportunity for stakeholders to continue to make efforts to contribute solutions for sustainable tourism development, … [Read more...] about Traveloka supports digital transformation of the tourism industry
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Bicycle riders and transportation researchers outline some solutions for Hanoi authorities to foster bike-sharing services. Hanoi needs a detailed solution to support the development of the new mean of public transportation, experts said. Shared bikes in HCM City. Photo: The Hanoi Times The Hanoi People's Committee is considering a plan submitted by its Department of Transport to deploy 1,000 public rental bicycles in six urban districts in 12 months. Half of the bicycles are electric. Tri Nam Group, the operator of the scheme, will build 94 bicycle racks near skytrain stations. The rental fee is VND5,000 (20 US cents) per 30 minutes for a regular bicycle and VND10,000 per 30 minutes for an electric bicycle. The project is valued at VND30 billion ($1.2 million). The Tri Nam Group has requested free use of the sidewalks during the deployment. The project is intended to encourage more Hanoians to use the subway and reduce the burden on transportation … [Read more...] about Experts put forth solutions for bike-sharing services in Hanoi
Things had gone bad within just a few months, and the current number one bottleneck for the economy is that businesses are running out of money. According to the Private Economic Development Research Board under the Prime Minister's Advisory Council for Administrative Procedures Reform (Board IV), the lack of funds and systemic problems have put most businesses in a situation where they are struggling to even maintain partial operations. What attracted my attention in the Board IV report was the allusion to "trust." It says the "drop in trust" is a matter of concern. The obstacles faced by real estate businesses in the bond market after the events related to Tan Hoang Minh, Van Thinh Phat and SCB Bank are spreading to all industries, making investors afraid of buying bonds and wanting to redeem prematurely even those issued by strong enterprises. Even solidly performing businesses are unable to mobilize money through bonds or from banks. Businesses without enough money will … [Read more...] about To rescue or not to rescue property sector?
Amid a volatile macroeconomic climate, Singaporean fund CapitaLand Investment is looking for opportunities in emerging economies, including Vietnam and India. Andrew Lim, CFO of CapitaLand Investment, a fund with a strong Asia foothold, said that such markets might grow in significance as businesses seek to fortify supply chain and energy infrastructure in the face of globalisation shocks like the pandemic. Last week saw a press conference in Hanoi to promote the M&A Forum, which will take place later this month in Ho Chi Minh City Lim believes that Vietnam, with its plentiful manufacturing, low costs, and highly educated workforce, may offer a lucrative return compared to other markets. He said that the country boasted immense potential and would begin to assume greater importance as a destination for capital and investment. “We would love to do more in Vietnam, we are already very active in India,” Lim said. “What recent events have told us is that it’s probably … [Read more...] about M&A seekers play it safe amid choppy economic waters
At Saturday night’s concert with 5000 fans in attendance, as singer Justatee performed, a dancer in a tight leather outfit gyrated on the piano. Then she stepped down, tied the singer’s hands behind the chair, blindfolded him and made steamy movements with other male dancers. During rapper Rhymastic’s performance with special guest B-wine, a female dancer slapped the rapper’s butt. Other dancers blew kisses, flirted with stage security and continuously provoked the crowd with suggestive moves, while male dancers twerked away in unisex outfits. The climax of the concert came when rapper Binz performed with a foreign female dancer in a see-through, flimsy lingerie. At the end of the song, Binz poured beer on her body and the audience screamed in excitement. "I really like this concert because it took me back to the past with nostalgic songs. But some of the performances went over the top with their adult content," Mai Tuan Anh commented on Facebook. "It was a show that one … [Read more...] about Controversy heats up over steamy performances at HCMC hip-hop concert