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Vietnam Card - One Nation Card officially issued

Released at: 18:30, 02/12/2019

Vietnam Card - One Nation Card officially issued

Photo: The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism

Card allows tourists to make e-payments for products and services, especially in travel.

by Le Diem

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) in collaboration with the Department of E-commerce and Digital Economy at the Ministry of Industry and Trade has launched the “Vietnam Card - One Nation Card” for tourists, with advanced technology and e-commerce functions to promote tourism development.

After a three-month pilot, the card is now being officially issued, integrating multiple smart features such as an ID system, e-payments, e-commerce, CRM (customer relationship management), health records and doctor consultancy, insurance, and so on.

The card allows users to easily pay for tourism products and services in Vietnam, such as booking and paying for air and train tickets, car rentals, and entertainment services, as well as pay bills online. It also connects and shares databases in the tourism, industry, health, education, commerce, and banking sectors, etc.

Cardholders can also install and use the two latest apps from VNAT: Vietnam Tourism (for tourists) and Vietnam Tour Guide (for tour guides), as well as receive messages on promotions offered by different companies.

“Vietnam Card - One National Card” is one of the key products of the National E-commerce Development Program for the 2014-2020 period approved by the Prime Minister in 2013.

The card is also expected to help reduce cash payments, in line with domestic and international trends. Payment by card can prevent customers from being overcharged when using cash as well as help authorities control commercial transactions and avoid tax losses.

Vietnam’s tourism sector set a new record in welcoming 16.3 million international visitors in the first eleven months of 2019, an increase of 15.4 per cent over the same period last year.

Tourism plays an important role in stimulating cultural and natural potential and creating opportunities for the development of other sectors and different groups of people, according to the Deputy General Director of VNAT, Mr. Ha Van Sieu. In the context of Industry 4.0 having a major impact on almost all sectors, the application of advanced technology and e-commerce to support tourism development is an urgent requirement for comprehensive and sustainable development.

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