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The program will preserve and promote traditional cultural values.

Foreign arrivals surge over seven-month period

International visitors to the country reached 954,600 during the opening seven months of the year, representing a 10-fold increase compared to the same period from last year, according to figures revealed by the General Statistics Office (GSO).

HCM City is most favoured destination for local travel: survey

Domestic tourism continues to lead the way, with HCM City remaining the top destination for local travel in 2022, according to a study, ‘Summer Travel Trends,’ released by online digital travel platform Agoda.

People flock to beaches to avoid summer heat

Travelers complain that the sea areas are too crowded these days, with traffic jams occurring in many places and difficulties in booking hotel rooms.

Vietnam needs extra efforts to achieve five million foreign visitor target in 2022

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) is making extra effort to realise the target of welcoming five million foreign visitors amid a decline in the number of tourists from China and Russia.

The remarkable comeback of tourism

The Vietnamese tourism industry is witnessing strong recovery as Vietnamese are traveling in droves. Major tourist destinations have also held various activities to continuously attract visitors.

Foreign arrival attraction yet to meet expectations

Four months after Vietnam reopened its borders to tourism markets overseas, the number of foreign arrivals has yet to meet expectations, despite some improvements being made.

Vietnam ranks No 2 in the world for enthusiasm for travel

Ranked after India with a modest gap of one percent, Vietnam is among the countries with the highest enthusiasm for traveling now and for confidence in welcoming foreign travelers.

Foreign tourism rises, Vietnam is top searched destination

Vietnam received 365,300 foreign travelers in the first five months of the year, or 4.5 times higher than the same period last year, but 95 percent lower compared with the same period in 2019.

Vietnamese travel firm temporarily stops receiving Russian travelers after notice from Russian gov’t

Anex Vietnam, a tourism firm which receives more Russian travelers than most other travel firms, has decided to temporarily stop receiving Russia tourists who want to go to Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa).

Travel firms propose visa waivers for tourists from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Switzerland

Travel firms have proposed the restoration of the visa waiver policy applied before the pandemic, and a waiver expansion for additional countries.

Tourism reopening: Many tours remain unsold

Many travel firms say that their inbound tours remain unsold as ministries and branches are still discussing tourism reopening solutions.

Entry visa requirements may discourage foreign travelers: experts

The Government has decided to fully reopen the tourism market from March 15. However, travel firms fear that foreign travelers won’t visit the country because of complicated procedures for entry visas.

Ministry of Health wants to tighten control over foreign entries when reopening tourism

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has proposed that foreign travelers to Vietnam have negative PCR testing results and should not leave their accommodations for 72 hours after entry.

Local tourism sector may be set back seven years due to pandemic

Vietnam is expected to serve some 18 million international tourist arrivals and 85 million domestic ones by 2026 under a program on developing the local tourism sector during the 2022-2026 period.

Vietnamese tourism flexibly adaptive to revive in new situation

The number of international tourists to Vietnam in December 2021 rose by 14.2 percent compared to that of the previous month as the country is piloting the welcome of foreign visitors and international commercial flights are being resumed.

Phu Quoc attracts luxury travelers from abroad

The Phu Quoc island of southern Kien Giang province received more than 50 Lao tourists on December 30 – 31 who boarded private aircraft and planned to use premium services on the island.

Tourism reopening: ‘slow’ means ‘losing’

Covid-19 in the last few years brought the world’s tourism to its knees. Current opportunities exist but if Vietnam starts the new race later than other countries, it will lose.

Tourism 2021: opens today, closes tomorrow

The tourism industry experienced another tough year in 2021 as policies applied by local authorities changed often.

Southern localities make efforts to diversify tourism products in ‘new normal’

The tourism sectors of southern provinces and cities are exerting efforts to reform and diversify products to attract visitors while ensuring safety in the ‘new normal’, as the 2022 New Year and traditional Tet (Lunar New Year) holidays approach.