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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The Government has just issued the Resolution No. 79/ NQ-CP on the list of countries whose citizens have been granted electronic visas (E-visas) and list of international border gates that allow foreigners to enter and exit with E-visas. Shortly, there were expressions concerning over the possibility of ensuring safety against with the complicated developments of the Covid-19 pandemic. … [Read more...] about New roadmap to welcome outbound tourists
Hanoi (VNA) - The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a 48.8 percent decline in the number of foreign tourists visiting Vietnam in the first five months of the year, with the total standing at 3.73 million. The General Statistics Office (GSO) announced on May 29 that 72.9 percent of foreign tourists in the period were from Asia, with numbers from the region down 51.4 percent year-on-year. Falls were seen in almost all major markets, such as China (down 57.2 percent), Malaysia (53.9 percent), the Republic of Korea (53.4 percent), Japan (48.2 percent), France (47.5 percent), the UK (44.3 percent), and Russia (23.2 percent). Conversely, the number of Cambodian tourists surged 118.3 percent. Revenue from tourism services in the period was estimated at 8.3 trillion VND (359 million USD), down 54.1 percent. Localities seeing significant declines in revenue include the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau (72.9 percent), south-central Khanh Hoa province (68.2 percent), HCM City (66.1 percent), … [Read more...] about International tourists down nearly 50 percent
In Cambodia, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sar Kheng asked the administration in localities that border Thailand to increase professional measures at border checkpoints to prevent Cambodian workers from entering Thailand, which will shut its border until June 30 to prevent the spread of COVID-19. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia May 29
Vietnam has implemented strict measures to prevent and control the Covid-19 epidemic and is currently not receiving international tourists; therefore, foreign arrivals were mainly experts and technical workers engaged in projects. In the past five months, tourists from Asia accounted for 72.9% of the total number of arrivals, 51.4% lower than that from the same period last year. The number of European visitors in the period saw a yearly decrease of 35.7%. The total revenue from the tourism sector was estimated at VND8.3 trillion in the past five months, down 54.1%. In early May, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism launched a programme “Vietnamese people travel Vietnam” to stimulate domestic tourism after the Covid-19 epidemic was brought under control. Accordingly, many airlines and travel enterprises have offered dicounted products and services to attract tourists within the country. … [Read more...] about Foreign visitors to Vietnam decline nearly 50% in past five months