|A student team from the HCM City University of Technology shows their pictures made of fish scales at the Tourism Ideas Contest held in HCM City on December 9. — VNS Photo Ngọc Diệp|
HCM CITY — Sixteen student teams from eight universities in HCM City participated in the Tourism Ideas Contest held the in HCM City’s Bình Thạnh District.
The Tourism Ideas Contest was hosted by the HCM City University of Technology (HUTECH) in collaboration with the city’s departments of Tourism and Science and Teachnoloy on Saturday.
Organisers are looking for creative ideas, new tourism products and solutions to support the development of the city’s tourism sector.
The contest attracted students not only studying tourism, but also from many other majors, such as IT, social sciences and humanities and banking-finance.
The participants bring to the contest several products, such as pictures made of fish scales, bus routes for foreigners, Sài Gòn Free Walking Tours-a non-profit organization, the app “WOW”–“Wow, HCM City is wonderful!”, smart hotels, travel by electric cars, and others.
According to the organisers, each team has a maximum of five members.
After the contest’s qualifying round on December 9, eight teams will be chosen to continue in the contest’s semi-finals on December 17 presenting details of their products after being assisted by coaches.
The best products is planned to be displayed and awarded at the gala night on December 27.
Tourism has been identified as one of the country’s key economic sectors, and tourism training has become a specialized industry.
HCM City has great potential for tourism development, but its tourism development may not be meeting with its potential.
The contest not only creates a playground for students to develop new tourism products but also strengthens the development in science and technology, start-ups and the creation in the city’s tourism. — VNS