Update news russian tourists
More than 180 Russian citizens were flown home from Cam Ranh International Airport in the south-central coastal province of Khanh Hoa on April 27.
Domestic tourism sector recovering from COVID-19 outbreak
As Vietnam has been removed from the global list of potential destinations spreading COVID-19, domestic tourism is expected to witness growth after implementation of several stimulus programmes and sales promotions.
Russian tourists to charter flights to Phu Quoc
After a five-year suspension of chartered flights due to the economic crisis in Russia, Pegas Touristik is planning to resume these flights, bringing Russian tourists to Phu Quoc Island from October 2020.
Vietnam a top destination in Asia Pacific for Russians
Vietnam has become one of the top destinations in the Asia Pacific region for Russians, according to global travel analysis firm ForwardKeys.
Russian tourists come back to Vietnam in droves
VietNamNet Bridge – Russian visitor arrivals to Vietnam have rebounded strongly after a period of decline sparked by the strong depreciation of the Russian rouble currency against the U.S. dollar.
Travel firms worried about further fall in Russian arrivals
Vietnamese travel firms and service providers for Russian visitors have been rattled by the Russian tourism authority’s decision to stop renewing licenses for a number of Russian travel agencies.
Russia-Phu Quoc air route suspended
The international flight route between Russia and Phu Quoc will be suspended until May 2015, according to Deputy Chairman of People’s Committee of the Phu Quoc island district, southern Kien Giang province,Huynh Quang Hung.
Russian tourists to Binh Thuan forecast to plummet in 2015
VietNamNet Bridge – Russia’s economic downturn and the ruble’s dramatic slide have coincided with a significant drop in the number of Russian tourists heading for Binh Thuan south central province.
Anh Duong to call off chartered Russia-HCMC flights
Local tour operator Anh Duong plans to suspend chartered flights linking Russia and HCMC and Phu Quoc Island in mid-January due to a sharp fall in Russian tourists.
Rouble depreciation affects Vietnamese market
VietNamNet Bridge – Analysts predicted that imports from Russia will increase sharply since Russia-made and Russian-sourced products have become cheaper.
Russia economic gloom hurts VN tourism
The number of Russian tourists arriving in Viet Nam is expected to decline at the beginning of 2015, due to the devaluation of the ruble in Russia.
Fewer Russian tourists as foreign currencies depreciate against US dollar
VietNamNet Bridge – Travel agencies complain that it is difficult to attract foreign travelers from some markets because of the depreciation of many foreign currencies against the dollar, which has made tours more expensive.
Russian firm leases resorts in Binh Thuan
Russian firm Pegas Touristik has clinched long-term contracts to lease three four-star resorts in the central province of Binh Thuan Province to serve travelers from Russia.
Local travel firms unhurt by Russian Labirint failure
VietNamNet Bridge – Local tour operators confirmed their Russian guests in Vietnam are unaffected by the bankruptcy of Russia’s travel firm Labirint which has left 27,000 Russian travelers stranded abroad.
Russian tourists to visit HCMC by chartered flights
VietNamNet Bridge – HCMC will be a new destination for Russian tourists traveling on chartered planes, following Khanh Hoa Province and Kien Giang’s Phu Quoc District.
Ministry investigates suspected tourism monopoly
VietNamNet Bridge – The ministry of Industry and Trade is investigating a case in which a tourism company in Nha Trang allegedly forced a number of hotels to only accept Russian guests from them.
Russian shops flood Nha Trang City
VietNamNet Bridge - Many Russian shops, restaurants and service centers are opened in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province to serve Russian tourists.
Tourists change destination from Thailand to Vietnam
VietNamNet Bridge – Some travel firms say they have recently received requests about fees and contracts to serve international tourists who previously planned to visit Thailand but then decided to come to Vietnam instead.
Phu Quoc giving free 30-day visas
VietNamNet Bridge – Foreigners visiting Phu Quoc will receive a free 30-day visa starting March 10.
First chartered flight to take Russian tourists to Phu Quoc
VietNamNet Bridge – The first chartered flight with Russian tourists on board will land at Phu Quoc Island on Valentine’s Day, February 14, marking the start of an influx of Russian holidaymakers into this picturesque tropical island.