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.
Vietnam’s competitiveness in the tourism sector has improved significantly, but many travellers are unhappy about the visa policy.
Many retail models and entertainment services in large cities have not been successful when trying to develop a night economy.
A group of pickpockets operating at tourist destinations throughout Vietnam have been increasingly targeting foreign travelers, negatively affecting the image of the country as a tourism destination.
Da Nang authorities are promoting tourism in many markets, including Thailand, Japan and Europe, in order to diversify sources of travelers and to not rely on Chinese and South Korean markets.
Foreign businesspeople and travelers will be able to easily enter Vietnam without having to wait too long under proposed new regulations.
The new regulation that travel firms will be fined if illegal travelers flee has caused confusion.
The overcrowding at some tourism sites in recent years has raised a debate about whether Vietnam’s tourism has reached its critical point.
Hoi An ancient town, a well-known destination for tourists, has been advised to receive no more than 5 million travelers each year so that the slogans ‘the most wonderful city’ or ‘for a cleaner Hoi An’ have real significance.
Economists and businesses all believe that developing the night-time economy will bring new opportunities to Vietnam.