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’.
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.