Bochmann: COVID-19 has completely halted tourism activities, not only in Vietnam but pretty much the whole world. I don’t think that people outside the tourism industry completely understand how big the disruption is and how many people this affects. It’s not just hospitality workers in hotels and travel/tour operators (which number in the thousands), but also the families that rely on them to fill their rice bowls at home. For every hotel worker, travel/tour operator, there are also about four merchants, suppliers, farmers, shop owners, and drivers that rely on tourists to come to Vietnam and holiday or conduct business meetings, conferences, and exhibitions. … [Read more...] about How should Vietnam prepare for post-pandemic tourism recovery?
According to Lương Thị Xuyến, the vice chairwoman of the People’s Committee of Mù Cang Chải District, the programme aims to introduce and promote local tourism destinations, unique products and cultural features of the Mông ethnic minority in the district to both domestic and international tourists. … [Read more...] about Tourism programme to highlight delights of Mù Cang Chải District
Hanoi (VNA) – Indonesia is planning to reopen Bali to tourists while Cambodia and Thailand have moved to increase border control to prevent further COVID-19 transmission. Indonesia’s popular holiday destination Bali is expected to resume tourism activities soon. Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Wishnutama Kusubandio said on May 28 that Bali is one of the Indonesian provinces that could be allowed to reopen to international visitors. Bali Vice Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati also stated earlier that his province is ready to carry out requirements to become a safe destination for foreign tourists after the pandemic. The Nusa Dua area of Bali is set to be the pilot area for the “new normal” scenario in the tourism sector as proposed by hotel and restaurant groups in the province. Last week, the local administration discussed this issue with tourism businesses and provincial agencies to issue new health protocols to ensure safety for … [Read more...] about Indonesia considers tourism resumption, Cambodia, Thailand tighten border control
In addition, the Thua Thien-Hue Tourism Department announced its tourism stimulation programs for the rest of this year, including promotions by the local Government and businesses; a chain of cultural events and festivals, especially Festival Hue; and cooperation efforts among the three localities of Thua Thien-Hue, Danang and Quang Nam to stimulate tourism. … [Read more...] about Hue Tourism Forum to take place this weekend
Tran Huu Hiep, vice president of the Mekong Delta Tourism Association, said that the program is aimed at attracting local tourists from other localities to visit the delta, eventually paving the way for further measures to be undertaken to restore the international segment. … [Read more...] about Mekong Delta provinces discuss post-Covid-19 tourism strategy