The nation raked in US$16.5 billion after reopening to international tourism, according to industry insiders.
The local tourism industry has a golden opportunity to reopen for international tourists on March 15, after a two-year border closure due to the pandemic.
The Cai River in Nha Trang stretches 79 kilometers from Gia Le Islet to Khanh Vinh and Dien Khanh districts, and to Nha Trang City.
The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has made use of digital platforms to catch attention of travellers and promote tourism in the country.
Vu The Binh, deputy chairman of the Vietnam Tourism Association, talked about what may be in store for the sector this year.
Vietnam served nearly 3.8 million international visitors in the first eight months of this year, a decrease of nearly 67% compared to the same period last year.
Small in size and easily adaptable, startups in the tourism industry have found ways to do well during COVID-19, while many others are still up against a wall.
Analysts believe that Vietnam has great opportunities to develop tourism in the post-Covid-19 period as the country has controlled the spread of the disease and can provide services at competitive prices.
Many businesses, travel agencies, restaurants, hotels, and other destinations have simultaneously reduced ticket prices and offered special deals to attract tourists
Vietnam could welcome 6 to 8 million foreign visitors this year if COVID-19 remains under control and international tourism could be resumed in the third quarter of this year, a webinar in Hanoi on June 10 heard.
Thousands of tourism firms have suffered heavily from Covid-19. Many of them have had to shut down, while others have to take extra jobs to earn a living and survive the current difficulties.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has asked the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism to explain its proposal asking air carriers to provide 400 free air tickets for domestic flights to boost its tourism stimulation program.
The government has released Resolution No 79/NQ-CP on granting e-visas to citizens from 80 countries, which will take effect on July 1. However, this doesn’t mean that Vietnam will open its doors to foreign travelers on July 1.
With the Covid-19 pandemic under control in Vietnam, the country now seeks to breathe life back into its tourism industry.
After seeing 33 percent growth rate in January compared with the same period last year, Vietnam’s tourism witnessed sharp decreases in the next months, 22 percent in February and 68 percent in March, because of Covid-19.
Many cities and provinces in Vietnam have activated plans to recover the tourism sector after the epidemic.
The Vietnam Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has introduced COVID-19 prevention and control instructions for safe tourism. Tourist service providers, hotels, and restaurants are asked to follow the instructions.
The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has issued regulations on coronavirus infection prevention and control, including forbidding tourists from reporting the coronavirus situation at their hotel or resort on social media.