Booking.com - one of the world's largest travel marketplaces reveals how Vietnamese travellers rediscovered travel closer to home these past few months. Booking.com calculated that the average distance Vietnamese travelled from June to August 2020 is down by 33% compared with the same time last year. While this figure went down, Vietnamese still travelled more in general compared to the global average, which dropped by as much as 63%. Travel may not be the same during these unprecedented times, but data from Booking.com, one of the world’s leading digital travel companies, reveals that the happiness travel can bring is not measured in kilometres. Travel plans may have changed drastically in 2020 and Vietnamese travellers may not be able to take that distant trip they had previously hoped for, but this has given them the opportunity to discover – and in many instances rediscover – hidden gems and heaps of wonderful experiences closer to home. While the pandemic may have put … [Read more...] about Booking.com: Vietnam’s domestic tourism is on the rise
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1990, a new movie by director Nhất Trung highlighting beautiful and successful Vietnamese women, stars famous actresses Ninh Dương Lan Ngọc, Nhã Phương and Diễm My 9x (left to right). The film is expected to be released in cinemas on April 30. — Photo courtesy of the producer HCM CITY — The award-winning film producer and director Nhất Trung has announced a new project called 1990 that highlights the career and life of successful Vietnamese women. 1990 is a rom-com work revolving around a group of three close friends with different personalities. When all three women turn 30, they must face challenges in life, marriage, love and career. They learn to help each other to overcome problems. Trung, who is also the film’s scriptwriter, told local media: “Most Vietnamese films’ leading characters are male, featuring topics about love. Not many films highlight female characters.” The film stars famous actresses Ninh Dương Lan Ngọc, Nhã Phương and Diễm My 9x, who were born in 1990 … [Read more...] about New rom-com highlights Vietnamese women
The Hanoitimes - Some tips below could make Tet trips in Vietnam to be appealing choices for travelers on a budget. Travelers will be scrutinizing spend in 2021, with 76% of Vietnamese travelers indicating they will be more price-conscious when it comes to searching and planning a future trip, according to Booking.com. House by the Lake homstay in Moc Chau plateau. Photo: Booking.com As the longest holiday of the year, Tet, although bringing many options for visitors, also makes many people with limited budget wonder because of high costs in the peak season. The hotel booking platform in Vietnam has just given out tips for traveling during the Tet holiday while ensuring savings and safety during the Covid-19 pandemic. Go off the beaten path: explore lesser-known destinations in Vietnam Vietnam is full of hidden gems that are waiting for travelers to explore, so don’t just default to popular tourist destinations but opt for lesser-known destinations for … [Read more...] about How to travel during Tet on a budget?
The Hanoitimes - According to the survey, 52% of Vietnamese travelers have already considered booking somewhere to stay in order to work from a different destination, while 57% would be willing to quarantine if they could work remotely. A recently survey conducted by Booking.com showed that workcation looks set to form a key part of people future travels, at least for the next couple of years. ‘Workation’, as the word suggests, is ‘Work’ + ‘Vacation’ and involves working away from office, blending leisure with business. While not a completely new concept, it seems to garner the attention of travelers worldwide since the outbreak of Covid-19 last year that meant working from home was the new normal. Post Covid-19 pandemic: Remote working is becoming a likely long-term reality as health and safety is a top priority. Photo: Booking.com. According to the survey, 52% of Vietnamese travelers have already considered booking somewhere to stay in order to work from … [Read more...] about ‘Workation’: The rise of a hybrid travel trend after the pandemic
The AI Accelerator Challenge 2021 (AAC 2021), organised by the VSV Foundation under the auspices of the Ministry of Science and Technology and funded by the Australian Embassy, has just officially opened for registration. This is an acceleration program specifically designed for Vietnamese artificial intelligence (AI) start-ups with innovative ideas and products that address the practical needs of the market. The AI Accelerator Challenge 2021, themed "AI in pandemic - Adapting to the new normal", has been organised with the goal of identifying, incubating, promoting and developing potential AI-powered applications in numerous fields such as finance, commerce, electronics, telecommunications, manufacturing, agriculture, healthcare, education, transportation and smart city. Participants will have the opportunity to undertake a four-week online training course, after which the top five teams will be awarded prizes including a service support package worth VND 500 million, a business … [Read more...] about Acceleration opportunity opened for Vietnamese AI start-ups