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The Tourism Marketing Department of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism and the Tourism Advisory Council are working on a plan to open a Vietnam tourism promotion office in the United Kingdom at the end of this year.
The golden time for cruise tourism has arrived, with the number of cruises on the rise and more diverse travelers, from ultra-wealthy to middle class customers.
Having lived in Vietnam since the 1980s, Kenneth Atkinson, president of Grant Thorton Vietnam, said the number of foreign travelers to Vietnam is increasing rapidly, but most of them do not return again.
The Vietnam Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has published a list of local travel agencies, hotels and transport operators, and called upon the public to cast votes for the best hospitality service providers.
The death of a man who was working as a tour guide on an unlicensed tour in Khanh Hoa province shows the negative consequences of ‘underground tours’.
The program on using non-cash payment methods at all schools and hospitals in the locality initiated by HCMC authorities may fail as it has not been welcomed by the public.
Bamboo Airways says it may begin providing non-stop flights to the US early next year, while Vietnam Airlines says these flights will be available in two years.
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.
South Korea’s loosened visa policy and sharp tour fee decreases have prompted Vietnamese to register for tours to the country.
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.
More and more international-standard resorts and hotels have arisen in Vietnam, but these facilities are not what foreign travelers want. They visit Vietnam to ‘return to nature’.
Travel firms now tend to place orders for workers directly with training establishments, as some schools say the number of graduates ordered by travel firms has been increasing by 5,000 each year.
The number of MICE travelers to Vietnam has been increasing steadily in the last few years, but Vietnam is still far from becoming an outstanding destination for MICE travelers.
Affluent travelers who reserve whole resorts, fly to Vietnam on special aircraft, use a private chef, or go to Vietnam on a weekend just to play golf are sought after by travel firms.