The Vietnam Banks Association has urged international card organisations to reduce several types of fees on Vietnamese banks in the context that the COVID-19 pandemic negatively affected their card businesses.
VOV.VN - The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) have requested that banks move to disinfect bills whilst also encouraging people to use contactless forms of payment in an effort to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) among the wider community.
Hanoi hopes to raise the number of tourist arrivals by over 10 percent from last year to nearly 32 million in 2020, according to the municipal Department of Tourism.
The publicity campaign on Hanoi conducted by the US Cable News Network (CNN) under an MoU with the city has helped attract international holiday-makers to the Vietnamese capital, according to Hanoi’s Department of Tourism.
Hanoi ranked 15th and Ho Chi Minh City at 18th out of 161 cities all over the world, with overnight international arrivals of 4.8 million and 4.1 million, and average spend per day of US$78 and US$98, respectively.
With a modern interface, many new and useful features that are more user-friendly than the old version, Vietnam Airlines’ new application promises an enhanced customer experience.
Bangkok was ranked third on the list of the Top Global Cities for Dining and sixth on the list of Top Global Cities for Shopping, according to a survey published by the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index.
Under a new regulation, commercial banks will have to switch 30 percent of their current magnetic strip ATM cards – more than 25 million in total – to chip cards by the end of this year to enhance safety and service quality.
Vietnam’s first domestic chip cards will be launched in the first quarter of 2019 to enhance safety and service quality of the country’s bank card operations, according to the National Payment Corporation of Vietnam (NAPAS).
Hanoi is seventh and Ho Chi Minh City ninth in a 2017 Asia-Pacific ranking of overnight business trip destinations.
Vietnam's budget carrier Vietjet has recently welcomed its first passengers for its new route connecting Nha Trang to Danang, to meet the travel demands of local residents and tourists, as well as contributing to promoting trade in the two coastal cities.
A contactless payment system for public transport in HCM City could save costs and increase customer satisfaction, experts said at a conference on modern payments systems for public transit on September 21.
A large number of poor people and women in Vietnam have not accessed mobile banking.
With 31.3% of businesses in Vietnam owned by women, the country has been ranked sixth out of 53 surveyed economies in terms of share of women business owners.
Droves of families are escaping the usual rigmarole for a more exotic Lunar New Year.
The 2017 Global Destinations Cities Index produced by credit card company Mastercard said foreign arrivals in the city grew at 16.4 percent between 2009 and 2016, the fastest after Osaka, Chengdu, Colombo, Abu Dhabi, Jakarta and Tokyo.
Vietnamese consumers are the second-most optimistic in Asian-Pacific markets, according the latest survey on consumer confidence conducted by MasterCard.
By playing their own rules, international social networks like Facebook or Youtube not only make it difficult for Vietnamese state agencies to dispense their tasks of administrative management, but they also cause Vietnamese enterprises endless misery with fake or misleading content.
VOV.VN - Vietjet Air has announced that, for one day only, it will offer more than one million tickets for summer travel at extreme super cheap fares with some even being given away for free.
A Mastercard survey indicates that Vietnam is among the top ten markets for proportion of women business owners.