A boost to digital tourism technology
13:52 | 06/12/2018

VGP – PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc has passed a master scheme on digital technology application in the tourism sector in the 2018-2020 period with a vision towards 2025. 

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Under the master scheme, by 2020, a database of tourist guides, international travel agencies, tourism sites, and domestic accommodations will be digitalized. Mobile apps will be developed and provided to tourists in key tourism sites. Information in tourism destinations, tourism products, and automatic tourism presentations in popular languages will be provided. Information connectivity among State and local management agencies, and tourism enterprises will be boosted. 

By 2025, smart tourism ecosystem will be connected with the Vietnamese digitalized knowledge system and smart urban models. Artificial intelligence, virtual tour assistance, and other modern technologies will be developed to serve tourists, the community, enterprises and State management agencies.

 The move aims to convert Viet Nam into a group of four leading countries in tourism competitiveness in the Southeast Asian region. 

Specifically, the master scheme targets to upgrade the Viet Nam Tourism Portal and launch tourism promotion campaigns via social networks.  

Developing smart tourism destination

The master scheme also aims to better management of tourism destinations; develop smart tourism destinations by standardizing introductions of typical tourism destinations, products, and services; developing automatic presentation via smart phones; applying virtual reality technology to raise value and attractiveness of tourism products and services. 

In addition, the master scheme looks to develop supervisory and safety warning apps to support tourists in emergency cases./.  

By Kim Anh 

 

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