The tourism sector is making concerted efforts to recover after a stagnant stage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on promoting domestic travel while preparing to welcome foreign arrivals.
Vietravel Airlines, belonging to Vietravel - one of the country’s largest tour operators - plans to launch its first flight early next year.
Local travel agencies are offering football supporters the opportunity of supporting the Vietnamese U23 football team as they launch tours of Thailand ahead of the teams participation in the AFC U23 Championship 2020 finals.
A number of travel operators have begun to launch tours to the Philippines, offering local football fans the chance to support the Vietnamese national men’s team in their fixtures at the ongoing SEA Games 30.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has advised local airlines to refrain from adding significant numbers of new aircraft, noting that their fleets could far exceed passenger and cargo transportation needs.
While experts and travel firms say visa policy plays an important role in attracting tourists, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs disagrees that that visa ranking affects tourism competitiveness.
The number of Japanese travelers to Da Nang soared by 18 times in 2011-2017 as non-stop flights between Vietnam and Japan have given a push to tourism industry development.