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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VR technology brings tourists a panoramic view of Hue Royal Citadel. (Photo: vntrip360.com) Hanoi (VNA) – A conference held on March 28 in the framework of the Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM) sought solutions to develop tourism in the context of Industry 4.0. Through the newly launched VNGuide app and the website VnTrip360.com, tourists can enjoy virtual trips to beauty spots in Vietnam such as Quan Su Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda (Hanoi) and the Cu Chi Tunnels (Ho Chi Minh City). And, more destinations in the country are going to be digitalised to provide different experiences for travellers and help introduce Vietnamese tourism to the world. Jason Lusk, director of the Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism (MIST), consultant to the Asian Development Bank, said it was a great step forward for innovation in the Vietnamese tourism industry. “The Fourth Industrial Revolution brings many opportunities for Vietnam’s travel tech start-ups as well as the … [Read more...] about Vietnamese tourism industry to grow amidst Industry 4.0
VR technology brings tourists a panoramic view of Huế Royal Citadel. Photo vntrip360.comViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — More destinations in Việt Nam are going to be digitalised to provide different experiences for travellers and help introduce Vietnamese tourism to the world. Through the newly launched VNGuide app and the website VnTrip360.com, tourists can enjoy virtual trips to beauty spots such as Quán Sứ Pagoda, Trấn Quốc Pagoda (Hà Nội) and the Củ Chi Tunnels (HCM City). A conference was held yesterday in the framework of the Việt Nam International Travel Mart (VITM) to find solutions to develop tourism in the context of Industry 4.0. Jason Lusk, director of the Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism (MIST), consultant to the Asian Development Bank, said it was a great step forward for innovation in Vietnamese tourism industry. “The Fourth Industrial Revolution brings many opportunities for … [Read more...] about Vietnamese tourism industry to be developed with Industry 4.0 vision
Coastal erosion is one of the biggest threats faced by the sea tourism industry, according to the Tourism Development Research Institute. With more than 1 million square kilometers of sea surface, over 2,770 islands, and a range of beaches with different characteristics, Vietnam has great potentials to develop sea tourism. However, the sector faces a lot of challenges due to increasing environmental pollution. The beaches stretching from Da Nang City to Binh Thuan province in the central region, together with resorts, tourism sites and residential quarters, are in danger of serious erosion. Some beaches have disappeared, while some others have eroded, affecting natural resources in low-lying coastal areas, and damaging protected areas, ecotourism zones and tourist infrastructure. Some technical facilities have been either forced to move or have fallen into business stagnation. Natural disasters have occurred more often. Most recently, Da Nang beach, one of the six most … [Read more...] about Sea tourism industry coping with climate change
Despite the recent robust growth in tourism, productivity remains very low, Nguyen Xuan Thanh, development director of Fulbright University Vietnam, said at the 2018 Vietnam Travel and Tourism Summit Wednesday. In 2000 Vietnam revenues from tourism were $1.23 billion, and they had rocketed to $22.7 billion last year. However, it was only VND77 million ($3,297) per worker in the industry, equal to 40 percent and 45 percent of Thailand and Malaysia’s respectively. Thanh blamed it on the lack of skills and skewed training. The current tourism scenario demands workers with a variety of skills including general knowledge, foreign languages, soft skills, professionalism, and management skills but the training mainly focuses on specific professional skills and ignores the practical requirements, he said. Pham Hong Dung, deputy general director of Vietnamese private firm Muong Thanh Group, which owns more than 50 hotels and hotel projects across the country, said many workers … [Read more...] about Low labor productivity plagues Vietnam tourism industry