The May 2 session of Vietnam Private Sector Economic Forum 2019 on tourism Private sector considers visa a roadblock to tourism In the morning on May 2, at the session about tourism in the Vietnam Private Sector Economic Forum 2019, travel enterprises and functional authorities have discussed the barriers to development to attract 17-20 million international visitors by 2020. During the discussion, visa emerged as one of the major roadblocks to private sector representatives. In his keynote opening speech for the session, Ngo Van Tuan, vice chairman of the Central Economic Commission, affirmed that 99 per cent of travel enterprises are from the private sector. Tourism is a wide economic sector and needs to be developed as a key economic sector to boost the development of each region. Truong Tan Son, representative from Saigontourist, said that to develop tourism in Vietnam, the country should extend its visa exemption policy to more countries or even consider individuals. Vietnam should have a clear orientation to become a resting or shopping heaven. “We can also actively issue 5-10 year visas for some special markets or high-income people and their relatives who travel frequently,” said Truong Tan Son. Sharing the idea, Pham Ha, director… Read full this story
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