StartUp Journey 2019 was officially launched in Hanoi on October 1, gathering 120 youngsters who are passionate in starting up a business in the field of tourism.
Under the theme "Why Vietnam?", the programme is expected to mobilise creative young entrepreneurs and students with start-up products and ideas in tourism and technology.
The journey officially takes place from October 10 to November 7, departing from An Giang province and passing through eight provinces and cities, Kien Giang, Ben Tre, Dak Lak, Binh Dinh, Hue, Ninh Binh, Yen Bai and Lao Cai.
Within the framework of StartUp Journey 2019, there will be a series of training programmes and competitions to test technology application skills in building online travel solutions and promoting tourism through field-trips to local tourist destinations for participants. In addition, a seminar on “Innovation to promote tourism" will also be held to summarise the knowledge collected from the above-mentioned activities.
At the end of the journey, participants will attend the Techfest 2019 – the biggest annual event for the innovative startup community in Vietnam – in Quang Ninh Province.
Nguyen Duc Tung, Director of the Supporting Centre for Youth's Startup (SYS Vietnam), said that StartUp Journey 2019 focuses on introducing experiences of each region’s typical tourism environment to inspire participants to develop ideas and solutions in applying information technology in tourism, as well as developing tourism information system and applications associated with the digital Vietnamese knowledge system and the e-government.
StartUp Journey 2019 is co-organised by the SYS Vietnam (under the Vietnam Youth Federation Central Committee) and Sun Bright Communication JSC, under the sponsor of Habeco, Plaumai Eco, Nestle and Ruby's Midu, accompanied by famous travel brands such as NATEC, ISEV, Adam Store, Mi Quang Ech (Froggy noodle) Bep Trang, Mau restaurant, SRWatch, Sun Travel, MuaBanNhanh, KYC and Phuotluon.com.