Application of technology and data collection were mentioned at the recent Vietnam Tourism and Travel Summit as game-changers for the country's tourism and its lost potential. "With millions of incoming visitors and a colossal lack of trained professionals, we can no longer operate manually," said Vu The Binh, vice president of Vietnam Tourism Association. Given the two-digit growth experienced in tourism over the past few years, staff demand is at a premium. However, training and employing more professionals cannot placate the equation. Hiccups with booking and visa services remain, ebbing the overall traveling experience. With limited, scattered information the tourist return rate is calculated at 10 to 40 percent for Vietnam, relatively low next to Thailand and Singapore boasting 60-70 percent, according to the association. Despite the low rate, tourist companies fight reform due to their limited awareness and cost concerns. "There is visible hesitation amongst … [Read more...] about Tech advance to modernize Vietnam tourism
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Delegates visit an exhibition on ICT products and solutions as part of the 22nd Vietnam ICT Development conference that opened yesterday in Vinh Long province (Photo: baovinhlong.com.vn) Vinh Long (VNA) - Mekong Delta provinces and cities need to apply advanced technology in agriculture, human resources training, e-government and climate-change adaptation, experts said at a conference held in Vinh Long province on August 29. More than 700 delegates, including representatives of 55 businesses from the information technology and communication (ICT) sector across the country took part in the 22nd Vietnam ICT Development Conference. With the theme “Industrial Revolution 4.0 - Opportunities for the Mekong Delta”, the conference focused on building e-government and adapting to climate change under the guidelines and orientation of the Party and State. Nguyen Thanh Hung, Deputy Minister of Information and Communications, said the Mekong Delta is the … [Read more...] about Mekong Delta advised to apply hi-tech in various fields
Apple and Samsung are now controlling the high-end smartphone market segments. Other brands have disappeared. “What should I buy with tma budget of VND20 million?” It’s easy to answer in Vietnam, because there are only two choices, either Apple or Samsung. The Vietnamese smartphone market Statistics from GfK showed that the two manufacturers have ‘swallowed the high-end market’. High-end smartphones are products with the prices of VND15 million or more. In March 2019, the two giants made up 99.2 percent of the high-end smartphone market share, with 42.8 percent belonging to Apple and 56.4 percent to Samsung. In April, Apple jumped to the No 1 position with 59.1 percent of market share. Samsung was in the second position with 34.1 percent, leaving Huawei far behind with 6.5 percent. In March 2019, the two giants made up 99.2 percent of the high-end smartphone market share, with 42.8 percent belonging to Apple and 56.4 percent to Samsung. As … [Read more...] about Vietnamese have only two choices for high-end smartphones
An overview of Bac Giang province (Photo: VNA) Bac Giang (VNA) – The northern province of Bac Giang is working out measures in an effort to attract 2 billion USD in domestic and foreign investment in 2018. Priority will be given to projects in the fields of transport, energy, key urban area development, supporting technology for garment-textile and footwear sectors, hi-tech industry, spare parts, hi-tech agriculture, and farm produce preservation and processing. The province will also focus on developing various forms of tourism such as spiritual tourism, eco-tourism, and resort tourism with hi-end hotels. To realise the target, the local authorities have requested investors of industrial parks to speed up the completion of technical infrastructure. The province is accelerating the compensation payment for land clearance at Hoa Phu industrial park and selecting investors to build infrastructure at Vietnam-Korea industrial park. It also asked the Embassies of Japan and the … [Read more...] about Bac Giang aims to draw 2 billion USD in investment this year
With reasonable selling prices and Vietnamese brand, Vsmart’s products are capable of dislodging Chinese brands from the Vietnamese market. The Vietnamese smartphone manufacturer, at its debut event on December 14, 2018, introduced four models. All of them belonged to the low- and medium-end market segments with starting prices of VND2.5-6.3 million. While Vingroup still pursues the strategy of making luxury sedans, Vsmart Lux and Vsmart Super Lux still have not been marketed. However, many things changed a year later. While Vingroup still pursues the strategy of making luxury sedans, Vsmart Lux and Vsmart Super Lux still have not been marketed. Thanh Mai Who are the potential clients for Vsmart’s huge smartphone plant? As the habit of Vietnamese smartphone users has changed, mobile network operators in Vietnam can now cooperate with Vsmart to provide smartphones at low prices with associated service packages. … [Read more...] about Low-cost smartphones – a new strategy of Vsmart?