Coronavirus has already taken a toll on Vietnam’s tourism, with people cancelling holidays and events getting pushed back.
Many hotels have been forced to shut down due to low occupancy rate and attractions have halted tourism activities for fears of spread of the deadly virus.
With people cancelling holidays and events getting pushed back, many accommodation units from across the country were forced to shut down or cut labour forces.
The Vietnam Tourism Association said the room occupancy rate has dropped by 50 percent in Vietnam where the number of foreign and domestic visitors is forecast to fall up to 60 percent and 80 percent, respectively.
Businesses operating in the tourism industry have been urged to joint hands to boost tourism in the time to come with promotion, new products and tour linkages./. VNA
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Five places where the four foreign tourists who were tested positive to coronavirus and their taxi drivers stayed have been blocked since March 8.