Innovation, Annie Vu, Tubudd JSC, Hanoi
Tubudd is a platform connecting travelers with local experts (buddies) to supercharge their holidays and business trips. The startup spends 40% of its resources on creating transparent and safe connections for international business travelers coming to Vietnam, and Vietnamese business buddies with excellent language skills. The remaining resources are devoted to tourism-related activities.
Tubudd currently has 1,000 buddies in 12 countries, ready to support domestic and international adventure-seekers and travellers looking to discover local life, enjoy art, learn history/culture, local healthcare support. This specialization allows Tubudd to dive deep into skills training for local buddies to enhance the customer experience on every trip.
“I originally only spoke English. When I began learning Korean, I realised that language carries a great deal of culture and by speaking the same language as our visitors, it is easier to understand what makes them tick and how to showcase our culture to the best effect.”