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Despite possessing an abundance of fine and rare natural resources, the Central Highlands region is still considered a ‘sleeping giant’
Phu Quoc is expected to be first destination to receive foreign tourists after the Government approved the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’ proposal on a pilot plan to welcome tourists back under the vaccine passport program.
In addition to previous plans to open Phu Quoc Island to international tourists, Ha Long, Hoi An, Nha Trang and Da Lat will also welcome tourists this year, under a plan developed by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
To welcome tourists again, at least 70% of the population on Phu Quoc, Vietnam’s largest island, must be vaccinated against Covid-19 to ensure herd immunity.
Experts believe that Vietnam should reopen the domestic aviation and tourism market with vaccine passports as the number of people who have received two doses of the vaccine is increasing.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has signed an action programme on tourism development in the 2021-2025, aiming to make tourism a spearhead sector and put Vietnam into top 50 nations with the highest tourism competitiveness in the world.
The number of tour guides receiving financial support from the Government remains modest because of problems in procedures.
Vietnam’s tourism revenue during the initial eight months of the year fell sharply by 61.8% to VND4.5 trillion compared to the same period from last year, according to the figures released by the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Experts believed that it is now time to re-evaluate tourism activities, make plans and prepare long and medium-term strategies to promote tourism development in the coming time.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has issued a tourism development action programme for the 2021 - 2025 period, with the aim of turning Vietnam into one of the world’s top 50 countries in terms of tourism competitiveness.
Hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, hotel owners have been forced to put their properties up for sale at much lower prices, providing opportunities for investors who were betting on the tourism recovery when the virus was brought under control.
The tourism industry has become paralyzed and many eateries have shut down because of Covid-19. This has adversely affected the consumption of drinks, especially alcoholic drinks.
The Ministry of Transport have given in-principle approval for a project to use steam trains on a Danang-Hue railway section.
The longer the pandemic lasts, the more it will be necessary to see online tourism as a necessary direction to open the flow of tourism and partly limit the heavy losses being experienced in the industry.
The ninth national tourism art photo competition, themed “Explore Vietnam”, was launched by the Tourism Magazine of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.
The gradual opening of international routes and the pilot opening of some tourist sites for foreign tourists are among important solutions in efforts to save the aviation, tourism, hotel and service industries.
In the current context, the hotel-hospital model helps authorities to reduce the pressure on hospital beds, and private hospitals can join hands with the health sector to participate in the fight against the epidemic.
Many travel businesses are looking forward to the introduction of Vietnam’s safe tourism map to “live in peace” with the COVID-19 pandemic.