Your browser does not support the audio element. A tour to the famous Cham Islands off the coast of Quang Nam Province in central Vietnam is being offered at 30 percent lower than the minimal price set by authorities, as a price war heats up among local travel companies. The Cham Islands, known in Vietnamese as Cu Lao Cham, are a group of eight small islands which consitute the Cu Lao Cham Marine Park, a World Biosphere Reserve recognized by UNESCO in 2009. The main island is 15 square meters in area. It takes about 15 minutes to travel by speedboat to get to Cu Lao Cham from Cua Dai Port in Hoi An, a touristy city in Quang Nam. Fearing that the Cham Islands will become crowded with tourists, Quang Nam authorities have recently limited the number of people on the islands and now prefer quality to quantity, imposing a price control on tours to the destination. The emerging tourism spot for beach-goers could receive up to 6,000 visitors a day during peak time, nearly double … [Read more...] about Tourists hit with poor service quality as firms race to cut prices to Cham Islands
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People use bicyle-sharing service in HCM City. (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) - As many as 62,000 people, have used the bicycle-sharing service in Ho Chi Minh during the one-month trial period, according to Do Ba Dan, chairman of Tri Nam Group, the investor of the project. Tri Nam Group has set up 43 bike rental spots in District 1 near areas of interest such as tourist sites, parks and bus stops. Around 400 bikes are available. bikes to travel around the city, and return them at any rental spot in the district. Rentals can be paid through bank transfer, credit card or direct deposit via the app. HCM City ’s other districts, such as District 3, Phu My Hung and Thu Thiem new urban areas./. VNA … [Read more...] about Bicycle-sharing service attracts young people in HCM city
Vingroup Vice Chairwoman Le Mai Lan speaks at the opening ceremony of the VinFuture Award Week in Ha Noi on January 18. — Photo the organiser VinFuture Prize is going far beyond expectation by honouring outstanding research that makes a positive change to the lives of millions of people, not only in Viet Nam but also all over the world, according to an exchange event with members of the VinFuture Prize Council and Pre-screening Committee as part of the VinFuture Award Week in Ha Noi on January 18-21. The events were attended by two Nobel Laureates and many world-known scientists, drawing the attention of thousands of scientists, policymakers and entrepreneurs around the world. At the event, they shared their passion and discussed the achievements and sacrifices made throughout their scientific journey. They also inspired a love for research and opened up possibilities for Vietnamese scientists to approach international projects around the world. Speakers said that the … [Read more...] about VinFuture Prize honours research making positive changes to the lives of millions
'Great things often come from the simplest things'. This might be the best description for the tech world in 2022. The key technologies of the future come from the research and development labs. Self-driving cars will appear on the streets, augmented reality glasses will become more popular, governments around the world will control Big Tech more strictly… 2022 may be the pivotal year for many new technologies to take off. Emerging technologies Rodney Zemmel, an official at McKinsey Digital, said quantum computing is still at a relatively early stage of development. However, we've already seen the real advancements of this technology, and it's time for technology leaders to consider its impact on business. In 2022, the world will see the ecosystem grow faster, investments increase more strongly, and breakthrough research accelerated. In 2021, investments in quantum computing startups surpassed US$1.7 billion, doubling that in 2020. The momentum is expected to be … [Read more...] about What should we expect in the world of technology in 2022?
Instead of just providing an ordinary overnight stay, many hotels and resorts in Vietnam introduce the “wellness holiday” concept to better serve the rising demand of travelers. In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, environmental pollution, and diseases, people need to take care of their health and relieve stress. Thus, tourism activities associated with wellness and healthcare are being given more and more attention in the world, according to holiday-makers. The "yoga class by the sea" is a dispensable part of travelers' wellness holiday in Da Nang city. Photo: TIA Wellness Resort They forecast that the wellness holiday will take the throne in 2022. “The long trips of tourists will not only be for sightseeing, but also for healthcare,” they stated. According to the results of a recent survey by American Express, 76% of respondents said they would like to spend more on travel to improve their health and 55% said they would be willing to … [Read more...] about Wellness holiday takes the throne after Covid-19 pandemic
Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Standing Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh on January 19 emphasised socio-economic infrastructure development, the building of value chains and the transfer of technologies to create sustainable livelihoods for ethnic minority groups . Addressing a meeting of the Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs, Minh said it is a must to keep a close watch on the situation in mountainous and ethnic minority-inhabited areas, especially natural disasters and diseases there and “security hotspots”. He requested that the committee, relevant agencies and local authorities effectively roll out the strategy on ethnic affairs in 2021-2030 with a vision towards 2045, the master scheme and the national target programme on socio-economic development in mountainous and ethnic minority-inhabited areas in 2021-2030. Deputy PM Minh also ordered promoting legal popularisation, expanding international cooperation in ethnic affairs to attract … [Read more...] about Standing Deputy PM urges creating sustainable livelihoods for ethnic minorities