Daily Archives: October 11, 2019

Trip.com Receives Google Material Design Award

Trip.com Design Director Jiamin Wu

Trip.com Design Director Jiamin Wu (pictured) accepted the award at SPAN 2019.

BROOKLYN, N.Y., Oct. 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — At the recent SPAN 2019 design conference, Trip.com was awarded a Google Material Design Award for its application design.

Since 2015, Google has hosted the Material Design Awards, recognizing “best-in-class achievements in employing the Material Design system, and honors the makers behind each design”. This year, Google selected Trip.com for the Universality Award, citing its “thoughtful and inclusive design tailored to the needs of a wide range of users”.

Google noted that the Trip.com design effectively puts key information front and center, remaining consistent throughout 19 languages, providing an “excellent travel-booking experience for its global audience”.

Jiamin Wu, Design Director at Trip.com said that the new design, on which work started in 2018, is an expression of the company’s core brand notion — a reliable travel companion.

“We want to be our users’ go-to ‘travel mate’. That’s why we’ve refined our user interface from the ground up, so that from the moment the user opens the application to make a booking, to throughout their trip and even afterwards, users can be assured that Trip.com will give them the information they need, when they need it, in an intuitive way,” said Jiamin Wu.

Listening to, and best serving customers has always been at the centre of the Trip.com brand philosophy. Serving hundreds of millions of users from across the globe, in 23 countries and regions speaking 19 languages, maintaining consistency across markets is as important as ensuring inclusivity of users in different localities. “We’ve tailored the design, from layout to imagery and typography, to ensure our branding is consistent no matter where our users are from, while also making minor adjustments to suit different reading habits across languages.”

Trip.com Design

Trip.com Received a Google Material Design Award

In addition to optimizations to the user experience, Google noted the use of thoughtful details such as imagery and illustrations that reflect Trip.com’s diverse user base, making the overall user experience more pleasant. “We’ve used illustrated characters from around the world, from different countries and speaking different languages, coming together to bring to life the Trip.com brand story,” said Wu.

Trip.com is constantly looking for new ways to make the travel experience even better for its customers, and is honored to have its efforts in design recognised by Google with today’s award.

About Trip.com
Trip.com provides one-stop travel booking services in 19 languages through our website and mobile app.

With more than 1.2 million hotels in 200 countries and regions, we’ve built an extensive hotel network to give our customers a fantastic choice of accommodation. Our far-reaching flight network has over 2 million individual flight routes connecting more than 5,000 cities around the globe. When you combine this with our 24/7 English customer service and various other travel products, you can trust us to take care of your next trip.

For further information, please contact:
Tel: (+86) 21 3406 4880 ext 196455
Email: Pr@ctrip.com

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NA Standing Committee to convene 38th session next week

Hanoi The 38th session of the 14th National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee will take place in Hanoi from October 14-17, the NA Office announced on October 11.

NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan will deliver an opening speech and, together with NA Vice Chairpersons, chair the meeting.

The committee is scheduled to deliberate three draft laws, namely the revised Law on Enterprises, the amended Investment Law and the law amending and supplementing Article 3 of the law on management and use of weapons, explosives and support tools.

It will also deliberate some resolutions and approve the draft on the adjustment of the 2019 law and ordinance building programme, according to the office.

Apart from some reports on the supervision work, the delegates will look into the report evaluating the implementation of the socio-economic development plan and state budget in 2019, along with the socio-economic development plan, state budget estimate and state budget allocation plan in 2020.

Besides, the committee will ratify proposals to appoint Vietnamese ambassadors, and mull over the feasibility report on the construction of the first phase of the Long Thanh International Airport.

It will submit some documents to the NA for approval, namely the Supplementary Treaty to the 1985 Treaty on the Delimitation of National Boundaries, the Supplementary Treaty 2005 between Vietnam and Cambodia, and the protocol on land border demarcation and marker planting between the two countries.

Another issue to be discussed at the meeting is administrative rearrangement of the northern provinces of Hai Duong and Bac Ninh, and the central province of Thanh Hoa.

Preparations for the eighth sitting of the 14th NA and the personnel work will also be touched upon on this occasion./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

Fifth working day of Party Central Committee’s 11th session

Hanoi Delegates to the 11th session of the 12th Party Central Committee on October 11 had their fifth working day, discussing the draft report on the Party building work and the implementation of the Party Statute.

Tran Quoc Vuong, Politburo member and standing member of the Committee’s Secretariat, chaired the discussion.

In the afternoon, Committee members and other delegates debated the personnel work with Party General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong on the chair.

The Committee elected four additional members to its Inspection Commission.

The committee considered and decided to expel Nguyen Bac Son, former member of the 10th-tenure Party Central Committee and former deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education; and Truong Minh Tuan, member of the 12th-tenure Party Central Committee, deputy head of the Party Central Committee’s Commission for Information and Education, former Secretary of the Party Civil Affairs Committee and former Minister of Information and Communications from the Party./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

Prime Minister commits support to Samsung Vietnam

Hanoi Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on October 11 affirmed that the Vietnamese Government always provides all possible support for investors, including those from the Republic of Korea (RoK) and Samsung Vietnam, to expand operations in the country.

During a reception in Hanoi for General Director of Samsung Vietnam Choi Joo-ho, PM Phuc hailed RoK investors, especially Samsung, for maintaining their position as the top foreign investor in Vietnam.

Expressing support for the group’s plan to expand investment in Vietnam, he wished that it would not only assemble electronics but also extend its technological capacity and assist Vietnam in launching an e-government, a field in which it has wide experience.

The leader lauded the group’s investment in building the Office of the Research and Development Centre in Hanoi, adding that he has assigned the Ministry of Planning and Investment and the municipal authorities to consider the group’s suggestions, ensure the progress of the work and promptly report to him if necessary.

The PM proposed that Samsung continue offering training and technological transfer to Vietnamese supporting enterprises, especially small- and medium-sized ones, to join the supply of materials and spare parts to the group.

Choi, for his part, said Samsung Vietnam strives to fulfill set targets and achieve growth in different areas.

He also suggested ministries, agencies and Bac Ninh province create favourable conditions for the group, particularly the Samsung Display Vietnam, to further contribute to Vietnam’s economic growth./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency

Vietnam congratulates newly-elected Cuban leaders

Hanoi General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Central Committee and President Nguyen Phu Trong on October 11 sent a message of congratulations to Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez on his election as President of the Republic of Cuba.

Chairwoman of the Vietnamese National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan also cabled a congratulatory message to Esteban Lazo Hernandez on his election as President of the Cuban Council of State.

Meanwhile, Vice President Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh extended her congratulations to Salvador Valdes Mesa on his election as Vice President of the Republic of Cuba./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency