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Vietnam’s tourism strives to bounce back

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 plans to take off in early 2021

Vietravel Airlines, belonging to Vietravel - one of the country’s largest tour operators - plans to launch its first flight early next year.

Vietravel Airlines project given go-ahead

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung recently signed Decision No. 457/QD-TTg approving the Vietravel Airlines project of Vietravel - one of the country’s largest tour operators.

Fans keen to tour Thailand in support of Vietnam U23 national football team

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.

Fans snap up tours to support Vietnam football team at SEA Games

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.

Aviation regulator tells airlines to be cautious in expanding fleets

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.

Vietravel prepares capital for aviation projects

Vietravel has raised VND700 billion (US$30.16 million) by issuing bonds, with the cash set to go towards its aviation ambitions.


Localities build night entertainment plans

In many cities and provinces, local authorities are moving ahead with plans to develop night entertainment services, such as walking streets and night markets to attract travelers and develop local economies.

Government officials divided over visa waiver policy

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.

Tourism soars between Japan and Vietnam as more direct flights open

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.

Vietnamese spend big money on shopping during overseas trips

VietNamNet Bridge - Reports have found that the amount of money Vietnamese travelers spend on shopping overseas is higher than the fees of their tour packages.

Vietnam vows to attract 15 million foreign travelers in 2018

While large travel firms are optimistic about the government plan to attract 15 million foreign travelers in 2018 and obtain total revenue of VND620 trillion, some analysts doubt the feasibility.

Investors seek opportunities in $9 billion online-tourism market

VietNamNet Bridge - Forecasts say Vietnam’s online tourism market’s value may reach $9 billion in the next three years.

Online tourism market potential remains untapped

VietNamNet Bridge - Foreign online booking agents are fiercely competing for the online tourism market worth $9 billion in Vietnam.

Great potential for adventure travel untapped

VietNamNet Bridge - Adventure travel accounts for example only 10 percent of all types of tourism in Vietnam. 

Foreign airlines rush to open new routes from Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - Targeting the middle-class consumer and clients who have demand to travel abroad at low cost, a series of foreign airlines have scored initial success with new air routes from Vietnam. 

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More new flight to Can Tho City

 The Southwestern Steering Committee, the Ministry of Transport, and Can Tho City People’s Committee said in a meeting on Match 17 that they would like more air routes in the region in order to aid in economic development.

Tourism booms in South, Central during Tet festival

VietNamNet Bridge – The number of domestic tourists travelling during the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday last week increased by an estimated 10-20 percent over the same period last year,