Leaders of FPT and SBI at the signing ceremony (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Japanese financial service group SBI Holdings Inc. has joined up with Vietnamese information and communication technology giant FPT Corp. to launch a retail point rewards programme in Vietnam. SBI spokesman Akihide Kimura said on April 18 that SBI will establish Utop JSC with the FPT subsidiary software company to launch the Utop point service by June this year. The local unit will be capitalised at 3 million USD, with SBI holding a majority stake. The two groups have been piloting the Utop point rewards programme since December 2018, promoting the use of points available at various retail outlets. The joint venture will initially provide services for the FPT group and its clients, later expanding to other firms. The group employs over 34,000 workers. Many such loyalty programmes have become popular among consumers across Vietnam, resulting in … [Read more...] about FPT, Japan’s SBI launch retail point rewards programme
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The move is part of the province’s 2019 to 2025 population policy and the certificates will be issued yearly, as long as the families continue to have exactly two daughters, local media reported, citing Doan Quoc That, deputy chief of the province's legislative People’s Council. Hamlets in the province that manage to maintain the two-children-per-family population model for three years straight will get VND3 million ($128) and five years VND5 million ($214), as rewards from the People’s Councils in districts, cities and communes. Districts and towns in the province that manage to maintain the same population model for three and five years straight will get VND15 million and VND25 million, respectively. This is the first time that Hau Giang has embarked on such a population policy, said That. When asked if the new policy was influenced by the gender imbalance in the province, That only said that it was based on Vietnam’s ordnance on population. The total … [Read more...] about Vietnam province to reward families with two daughters
Ride-hailing operator Grab said on Tuesday (Sep 25) that it will retain the existing redemption rates under its GrabRewards programme beyond the end of this month. A woman walks past the Grab transport office in Singapore on Sep 24, 2018. (Photo: AFP/Roslan Rahman) Grab previously announced changes to its rewards system in July, only to backtrack and delay it until Sep 30 following "some initial unhappiness" from customers. "We heard your feedback. That's why we're pleased to announce that even after 30 September 2018, all Silver, Gold and Platinum members will continue to enjoy preferential pricing on Grab rewards," said Grab in an email notification to its customers. The notification from Grab sent via email about its rewards system on Sep 25. Under the original rewards system, Regular, Silver, Gold and Platinum members needed 2,200, 2,100, 2,000 and 1,900 points, respectively, to redeem a S$5 reward for Grab rides. In a controversial move in July, Grab revised the … [Read more...] about Grab to retain existing redemption rates for ride rewards beyond Sep 30
VietNamNet Bridge – A video clip featuring a teacher in a secondary school in HCM City giving cash rewards to students has gone viral. Illustrative image. – File photo Du Thi Lan Huong, a guest teacher of Chu Van An Secondary School, appeared with some bundles of cash, awarding the money to a long line of students who gained scores of 6.5 points or more in their exams. The students looked joyful and excited. According to Huong’s rule, students would show their test papers as proof, and receive VND20,000 ($0.8) for each. This is not the first time the teacher has given such bonuses to her students. Previously, she offered VND2,000-3,000 ($0.08-0.13) for those who scored at least 8 points in their exams. The amount of money is small and was used as a way of praising students and encouraging them to study harder in upcoming tests. The clip has received thousands of shares and comments from the public, mostly showing their interest and … [Read more...] about Cash rewards for studying?
Agoda has announced the most sought-after destinations of Vietnamese travellers in the upcoming holidays. Danang's annual International Fireworks Festival Danang remains the most sought-after destination among Vietnamese travellers in the upcoming holidays, according to global online booking platform Agoda. The central city of Danang is well-known for its nice landscapes, diversified outdoor activities, and rich food culture. Furthermore, Agoda also provides a large range of accommodations in Danang at all prices for all kinds of travellers. Rank Destination 1 Danang (Vietnam) 2 Dalat (Vietnam) 3 Nha Trang (Vietnam) 4 Phan Thiet (Vietnam) 5 Phu Quoc (Vietnam) 6 Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) 7 Bangkok (Thailand) 8 Singapore (Singapore) 9 Vung Tau (Vietnam) 10 Seoul (Korea) 11 Hanoi (Vietnam) 12 Taipei (China Taiwan) 13 Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) 14 Hue (Vietnam) 15 Hoi An (Vietnam) 16 Sa Pa (Vietnam) 17 Tokyo (Japan) 18 Halong Bay (Vietnam) … [Read more...] about The top choices for Vietnamese travellers during the upcoming holidays