Some 90-95% of the travel companies in HCM City have suspended operations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the municipal Department of Tourism reported on August 24.
With the increasing number of canceled tours not just to pandemic-affected areas but also to other tourist destinations, and tourists demanding a 100% refund, tour operators have been left in a quandary, as most of the money has already been transferred to partners.
VOV.VN - Visitors to the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Festival 2019, scheduled to take place between April 11 and 14, will have the chance to take advantage of preferential prices and receive attractive gifts.
The Vietnam National of Administration Tourism (VNAT) has issued documents to warn domestic travel companies of security instability in Egypt.
Travel companies are busy with rising demand for religious tours during springtime.
VOV.VN - The low-cost carrier Air Asia and the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will offer a huge quantity of ultimate cheap flights to welcome the Lunar New Year festival (Tet).
An electric car service was launched on the pedestrian streets around the Hoan Kiem Lake on September 17.
The 12th International Travel Expo kicked off in Ho Chi Minh City on September 8, bringing together a large number of domestic and foreign travel companies.
Travel companies are optimistic about business during the traditional long holiday at the end of April and early May as people tend to take tours at this time.
A tourism e-commerce system will help connect customers to travel companies in an easy and convenient way, spurring tourism, as heard a conference on the use of e-marketing in tourism promotion and e-commerce in tourism business in Hanoi on April 14.
Ho Chi Minh City is planning to set up a special police unit to protect tourists as part of its new crackdown on crime, particularly robberies.
Travel companies have urged Ho Chi Minh City to simplify visa procedures and create new tourism products to attract more visitors, according to Do Quoc Thong, deputy general director of Ben Thanh Tourist Service Company.
Artisans from dozens of villages will participate in an annual festival that celebrates cultural values of villages, Deputy Director of Hanoi Culture and Sports Department Truong Minh Tien said.
Gone are the days when Russians outnumbered any other group of international tourists at beaches and attractions across the south-central Vietnamese province of Khanh Hoa, while those from China are now much easier to find.
(VOV) -The French embassy is to sign partnership agreements on May 15 with six of Vietnam’s travel companies in order to help them expedite the granting of visas to their clients.
Tourism makes Vietnamese and German people closer, Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany Nguyen Thi Hoang Anh said addressing a ceremony promoting Vietnamese Tourism in Berlin on March 6.
Representatives from Switzerland's tourism industry have met with several travel Vietnamese travel companies in Hanoi to promote Swiss tourism in the country.
(VOV) -Russia has provided Vietnam with its most foreign visitors for the second year running, with 250,000 arrivals recorded in 2013.
HCM City’s 2013 Tourism Day Festival opened at 23/9 Park on April 4.
The Ho Chi Minh City International Travel Expo 2013 (ITE-HCMC 2013) will be held in the city on September 12-14, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.