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VIMO & Hanoi Railways sign ticketing deal

Released at: 15:11, 23/04/2019

VIMO & Hanoi Railways sign ticketing deal

Photo: Ngoc Lan

Buying and paying for train tickets now available via VIMO e-wallet.

by Ngoc Lan

One of the leading mobile payment platforms in Vietnam, VIMO, signed a cooperative deal with the Hanoi Railway Transport JSC (HARACO) to introduce train ticket booking and payment services via the VIMO.vn e-wallet.

In just two minutes on the VIMO e-wallet app, passengers can book train tickets, choose the seat type, make the payment, and receive their tickets.

Booking train tickets on a mobile app brings many advantages to passengers, as they do not need to go to a train station or travel agent or go through many steps on a website.

Passengers need only download the VIMO e-wallet app on iOS or Android and follow the instructions on the screen. To pay for train tickets, they need payment cards such as Visa, Master Card, JCB or ATM cards of more than 20 banks linked to payments on VIMO e-wallets.

Ms. Phung Thi Ly Ha, Deputy General Director of HARACO, said the cooperative deal with VIMO is in line with development trends in e-commerce and within plans to diversify ticketing forms, develop HARACO’s sales channels, and help customers buy tickets anytime, anywhere. “The biggest advantage is the fast access and easy steps, so the purchase of tickets and payment on mobile apps provide convenience,” she said. She told VET that HARACO expects train ticket payments via e-wallet to contribute significantly to the company’s total revenue.

Mr. Do Cong Dien, General Director of VIMO, said that 2018 saw a leap in the growth of e-commerce and the habit of using new payment technologies. “With this cooperation, VIMO hopes to bring safe, convenient and quick payment methods to customers, contributing to promoting the implementation of the government’s non-cash payment development project,” he said.

To mark the launch of the new service, from April 23 to May 31, VIMO and HARACO are offering a promotional program for all passengers, with 50 per cent off tickets to a maximum of VND200,000 ($9) for the first 1,000 customers booking tickets via VIMO e-wallet.

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