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?
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In an apparent chicken and egg situation, many Vietnamese producers have reportedly postponed the premiere of their summer movies, as they do not want their pictures to hit almost-empty cinema halls only to bring in meager revenues. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese cinemas remain empty as industry awaits post-pandemic rebound
According to Dang Minh Viet, head representative of the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines in Can Tho, the carrier resumed services on domestic routes linking Can Tho with Hanoi and Danang from April 17 and offers attractive airfares. It will reopen more domestic routes from June 2 to encourage local tourists to travel. … [Read more...] about Mekong Delta provinces discuss post-Covid-19 tourism strategy
The HCM City Centre for Disease Control and Prevention will take samples for testing and send the results to local authorities and inform agencies and companies to ensure prompt response to risks of virus transmission. — VNS … [Read more...] about HCM City prepares to receive foreign workers
Despite this growth, a number of investment projects have been negatively affected, with the progress of co-operation between domestic pharmaceutical companies and their foreign counterparts being delayed by the COVID-19 epidemic. This delay in co-operation activities has hindered the progress of things such as the appraisal of good medicine production standards (GMP) and the approval of the process of technology transfer from European and Korean partners. … [Read more...] about COVID-19 delays co-operation of local pharmaceutical firms with foreign partners