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After seeing 33 percent growth rate in January compared with the same period last year, Vietnam’s tourism witnessed sharp decreases in the next months, 22 percent in February and 68 percent in March, because of Covid-19.
Some restaurants and hotels owned by Saigontourist have begun selling food online, while iVIVU, the online hotel room booking platform, has started selling combo lunch and Hue Smile local specialties.
In a recent talk, directors of two travel firms, one based in Hoi An and the other in Da Nang, complained that their capital has been ‘buried’ in supply chains since the epidemic outbreak.
When Covid-19 broke out, businesspeople believed that the tourism sector would recover soon, but they now are thinking differently.
Vietnamese will be the first to travel after the pandemic ends, and if there are attractive demand stimulus programs, the market will need only several months to recover, experts say.
Local tourism departments have announced business results for March, showing the worst-ever figures in the history of the Vietnam’s tourism industry.
Bamboo Airways, Vietnam’s newest airline, has announced it will reduce the frequency of domestic flights amid the critical time of COVID-19 fight as directed by the Government and Ministry of Transport.
International tourist arrivals to Vietnam this month have dropped 68.1% against the same period last year due to the coronavirus, which causes a disease called Covid-19, according to the General Statistics Office.
Vietnam’s tourism industry was growing at lightening speed when it was hit by the Covid-19 epidemic.
Despite the Covid-19 epidemic, the numbers of travelers from Europe and Africa increased in the first two months of the year.
Shifting to promote tourism in Europe, the US, Australia, New Zealand and India during and after the Covid-19 epidemic, applying visa waivers, and developing suitable products are the main goals of the tourism industry.
The number of Chinese travelers to Vietnam has dropped to zero because of the measures on traffic restrictions in the Covid-19 epidemic. The loss of South Korean travelers is also visible.
The 2020 F1 race, to be organized for the first time in Vietnam this April, will be the highlight of the tourism promotion campaign amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Despite the coronavirus outbreak, Nha Trang City in Khanh Hoa province is still receiving thousands of Russian travelers each day.
The number of foreign investors may decrease by 3.7-4.7 million, and the number of domestic travelers by 10.9-15.3 million.
At some travel firms, a new reception counter has been set up to receive clients who are cancelling tours and want a money refund.
Situated in the central coastal city of Da Nang, the Management Board of the Ngu Hanh Son Tourist Area have stated that they received roughly 40,000 tourists during the first days of Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet.
The revenue generated from inbound tourism has not been commensurate to the tourism potential.