E-commerce and e-payments in Vietnam have been growing quickly alongside each other in recent years, with the rapid development of the former said to be the booster for the latter’s continuous expansion in the future.
More Vietnamese consumers now prefer cashless and contactless payments to make the process faster, according to Visa.
A recent consumer payment attitudes report by a global payments technology company showed that more than half of Vietnamese consumers are aware of contactless payments
Fintech companies have grown both in quantity and quality in Vietnam in recent years.
The low-cost carrier Vietjet will launch the biggest promotion of the year “Free up your summer with Vietjet” from May 9 to July 31, with millions of super promotional tickets priced only from VND0, during the golden hours from 12:00 to 14:00, on their website www.vietjetair.com.
Vietnamese travellers take the most shorts trips in the world, and the trend is expected to be on the rise with more local travel outside of Asia and spend more on their trips, according to Visa Global Travel Intentions (GTI) Survey.
VOV.VN - Continuing an impressive growth trend in 2016, Vietnam is expected to receive around 13 million foreign visitors this year, a year-on-year increase of 28%.
The number of e-visa issues for foreigners entering Vietnam has seen dramatic growth month on month, said Major General Le Xuan Vien, head of the Immigration Management Department in a press conference on December 12.
Students from six universities were announced as the winners of Practical Money Skills 2017, a financial literacy programme designed to help young Vietnamese adults learn how to budget, save, and spend responsibly.
The Republic of Korea will loosen visa requirements and issue e-visas for Vietnamese visitors as the number of Vietnamese tourists to the Northeast Asian nation is growing significantly.
The US government has finally granted a visa to a Vietnamese woman so that she can travel to the US for a stem cell transplant that could save her sister from cancer.
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.
Nguyen Quoc Ky, CEO of local tour organizer Vietravel, believes Vietnam’s current visa-free travel policy is insufficient and should be expanded to more countries. He explained his view in this piece sent to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.
VOV.VN - As of July 6, the Republic of Korea Embassy in Vietnam has shortened their visa processing time, reports the Laodong online newspaper.
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.
Practical Money Skills, a financial literacy programme for students, is back for its sixth instalment, and is this year asking students to submit photographs that depict their daily struggles in managing their money.
Chairwoman of Vietnam’s National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan and Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Bohuslav Sobotka agreed that the two countries should enhance cooperation during their meeting in Prague on April 12.
Schools, three wholesale markets and Saigon Co.op’s retail stores in HCM City will accept customers’ electronic payments, instead of cash.
American tourists can now acquire single-entry visas again for only US$25.
Nationals of eligible countries will be able to apply for a 30-day single-entry e-visa starting February 1.