The promotional tickets are available for all international routes flying to Seoul, Busan (the Republic of Korea)/ Hong Kong/ Kaoshiung, Taipei, Taichung, Tainan (Taiwan)/ Singapore/ Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai (Thailand)/ Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)/ Yangon (Myanmar)/ Phnom Penh, Siem Reap (Cambodia) with the flight period from March 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018.Especially, flying with Vietjet during the time from December 28, 2017 to February 28, 2018, passengers have chances to win many attractive prizes with a total value of up to VND1 billion.Accordingly, passengers on special flights in the festive season will have a chance to participate in lucky draw to win free domestic return tickets, “lucky money” prizes worth VND10 million as well as a special cash prize worth VND100 million.Besides, from January 30, 2018 to February 28, 2018, passengers download and play “Vietjet Sky Fun” game from App Store and Google Play Store for free will have an opportunity to win … [Read more...] about Vietjet launches 500,000 international tickets flying till end of year
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Vietjet Air is holding a promotion on three “golden days”, January 24, 25, and 26, when it will offer 500,000 tickets priced from VND0 (excluding taxes and fees) on its website www.vietjetair.com. Tickets on sale from January 24 to 26 for flights between March 1 and December 31 The promotional tickets are available on all international routes, to Seoul and Busan (South Korea), Hong Kong, Taipei, Kaoshiung, Taichung, and Tainan (Taiwan), Singapore, Bangkok, Phuket, and Chiang Mai (Thailand), Kuala Lumpur, Yangon (Myanmar), and Phnom Penh and Siem Reap (Cambodia), for flights from March 1 to December 31 (excluding national holidays).The promotional tickets are available during the “golden hours” from 12pm to 2pm (GMT+7) at www.vietjetair.com (compatible with smartphones at https://m.vietjetair.com), and www.facebook.com/vietjetvietnam (just click the “Booking” tab). Payments are easily made with debit and credit cards of Visa, MasterCard, AMEX, … [Read more...] about Vietjet offering 500,000 free international tickets
Last year saw a dramatic rise in the development of Vietnam's card market, with local and foreign banks leading the charge. The automated teller machines (ATMs) network is growing and more retailers are catching on by accepting card payments. But when will plastic money really take off in Vietnam? For Vietnamese consumers, it has certainly been difficult to kick the old habits to pay for everything in cash and switch to credit cards or ATM cards. But Le Van Be, general director of the Military Bank, has his own way to convince members of the bank's management board to launch the card service. "If we look back a few years, when mobile phones were first introduced to Vietnam, many said it was not the right time. Look what's happened since then. I think one day in the near future, Vietnamese people will flash their cash cards around like fashion accessories, in the same way they flash their mobile phones around today," he said.Last October, the Military Bank decided to join the card … [Read more...] about When cash is king, can plastic reign?
The hotels are full or eye-wateringly expensive, creased dollar bills are worthless and credit cards are widely refused -- welcome to Myanmar, Asia's next big tourist destination. The Southeast Asian nation, once shielded from international eyes by a brutal military junta and a travel boycott supported by democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, has become a must-see for many travellers. "Because the country has been so isolated, the deeply Buddhist 'Land of the Golden Pagoda' resonates with a strong sense of place, undiluted by mass tourism and warmed by genuine hospitality," the New York Times said in January, ranking the country third on its list of the top 45 destinations of 2012. But the influx of tourists is posing a challenge to the burgeoning travel industry in a country where a string of political reforms has not been matched by infrastructure development. The few hotels in Yangon offering international standards of business accommodation have begun to charge up to several … [Read more...] about Reforms open Myanmar tourist floodgates
Ministry urges State firms to restructure Restructuring state-owned enterprises (SOEs) is vital to the economic health of the country, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment. The ministry said State-owned businesses accounted for only 37-38 per cent of GDP even though they represented 70 per cent of social services investment, 50 per cent of State investment, 60 per cent of loans from commercial banks, and 70 per cent of Official Development Assistance loans. The ministry's Central Economic Management Research Institute said that SOEs were not as profitable as businesses in other sectors. They also had weak managers who failed to implement policies, it said. Monitoring systems at businesses had also been weak, and, as a result, capital sources are not used effectively, he said. Experts said the SOEs must become more competitive and the State's managing and regulating roles must be improved. The restructuring of SOEs has been done at a sluggish pace, … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 30/10