return icon

Vietnamese tourists rush to travel abroad

After the full reopening of the country to foreign visitors, the inbound tourism needs more time to develop while outbound tourism has been so busy a few weeks ago.

Vietnamese tourists take an opportunity to go ride on a camel in the desert in Dubai.

Bustling with summer tours

Saigontourist Group has continued to offer package tours to destinations of Europe, Middle East, Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia, and trips to the US, Maldives, Dubai-Abu Dhabi.

The Dubai-Abu Dhabi four-day tour costs from VND31,990,000 (US$1,400) per person while a trip to Thailand is from VND13,999,000 (US$614) per person. Five-day tours to the US and Maldives are VND89,999,000 (US$3,900) and VND65,990,000 (US$2,900) per person respectively.

Because the Covid-19 pandemic has still developed complicatedly, the company has maintained the support for visitors, such as offering gifts of international travel insurance worth VND2.4 billion (US$105,400), Covid-19 insurance valued at VND240  million (US$10,549) and Covid-19 testing costs.

Vietravel Company organized HCMC-Dubai tours for groups of hundreds of tourists and a trip to India for a group of pilgrims from Hanoi at the end of February.

Tourist companies, including Trieu Hao, TST Tourist, Dat Viet Tour brought visitors to major tourism markets of Dubai, Northeast Asia and Southeast Asia.

Vice director of the Marketing Department of Vietravel Company Nguyen Nguyet Van Khanh said that the company has recovered foreign market step by step and expects the inbound tourism to flourish this summer. Vietravel has prepared around 30 tours to five continents and offered a charter flight to Thailand on the occasion of the annual Songkran New Year Water Festival and the Reunification Day on 30 April.

According to Deputy General Director of Fiditour – Vietluxtour Nguyen Ngoc An, the company will provide to travelers tours departing in the end of April, May and June.

Choosing countries with relaxation of travel restrictions

Travel agents stated that people plan to travel more after the pandemic. They have received many calls a day to ask for information on prices and tours.

Vietnamese tourists visit the US.

Tourist businesses will focus on exploiting markets with relaxation of travel restrictions, easy access rules for medical requirements, simple entry regulations

Thailand, Cambodia and Maldives are set to allow tourists to enter the nations without the need to show proof of a negative Covid-19 tests, contributing to the growth of outbound tourism.

Tourist companies acknowledged that visitors are still at high risk due to the ongoing complicated situation of the pandemic when traveling abroad. Therefore, travel operators have conducted market surveys, not carry out tours yet.

MICE (Meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibition) tourists are expected to increase at the end of March.

Saigontourist Group will receive 80 groups of 13,000 people who will travel to Hanoi, Sa Pa, Dien Bien, Phan Thiet, Nha Trang, Quy Nhon, Ho Tram and Phu Quoc.

Vietravel Company will also receive around 20,000 visitors in March and 28,000 holiday makers in April.

Source: Sai Gon Giai Phong

Significant milestones open up tourism in Vietnam

Significant milestones open up tourism in Vietnam

March 15 marks the time of fully opening to Vietnam’s tourism industry. Below are a number of important milestones in the process of opening Vietnam's tourism.

Vietnam's tourism revives, starts again from scratch

Vietnam's tourism revives, starts again from scratch

The market is completely new after Covid-19. All players, small and large, will be at the starting point. Those who have a good start will obtain more market share.


Trendy jobs in Vietnam

New and fashionable professions are being pursued by many young people. But not everyone is succeeding.

Shooting star targets bright future

After the retirement of senior champions, the Vietnam shooting team is now relying on its younger athletes, such as 18-year-old Phi Thanh Thao, who was recently nominated as Best Young Athlete of 2022 at the prestigious Victory Cup.

Hanoi needs world-class entertainment sites to lure tourists

According to experts, the lack of world-class amusement and entertainment zones is a big "hole" in Hanoi's tourism.

HCM City tightens management of food labelled 'organic'

Many families choose organic food though recently several supermarkets and e-commerce platforms had to apologise to consumers after non-organic food was labelled and sold as organic.

Vietnam win ticket to 2022 Futsal Asian Cup quarterfinals

Despite their defeat in the match against Japan on October 2, Vietnam’s national futsal team will advance to the quarterfinals in the 2022 Futsal Asian Cup as it ranked second in Group D.

Many parts of Vietnam saw increased fertility rates during pandemic

Fertility rates over the past two years increased across many localities in Vietnam, and it was even higher than the total replacement birth rate, said Director General of the General Department of Population and Family Planning Nguyen Doan Tu.

HCMC plans to eliminate 20,000 slum areas by 2025

According to the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Construction, over the past 20 years, the city has removed 36,000 slum areas along canals, but there are still about 20,000 of them.

Vietnam to have 33 new highways by 2030

With 33 highway projects totaling nearly 3,000 km long planned for construction in 2021-2030, a decade of busy expressway building is expected.

Viettel, VNPT lead Vietnam’s Top 10 most valuable brands

Four telecommunications brands of Vietnam have a total value of 13,136 million USD.

Floods kill eight in Nghe An, Ha Tinh

Heavy downpours and floods in the north central region claimed the lives of eight people in Nghe An and Ha Tinh provinces as of 5:30pm on October 2.

Localities urged to rectify flaws in fishery sector

With the visit of the European Commission’s delegations ahead, Vietnam’s ports and fishers are aiming to remedy the previously criticised issues regarding international fishing regulations.

Market likely to continue to correct this week

Analysts said that in the current environment, financial markets will be very likely to continue revaluing.

Over US$6 bln earmarked for national socio-economic recovery

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has issued a decision earmarking over VND147 trillion (US$6.39 billion) from the State budget for ministries, agencies and localities to carry out the socio-economic recovery and development programme.

FPT Software produces made in Vietnam chips

Vietnam’s FPT Software has launched a new subsidiary, FPT Semiconductor, marking a key milestone for the company as it enters the booming semiconductor industry.

Vietnam's entrepreneurial 'bosses': how are they doing?

There are several famous entrepreneurs in Vietnam who are called “boss”, including Vo Quoc Thang, Tran Dinh Long, Doan Nguyen Duc and Nguyen Duc Thuy.