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.
Vietnam welcomed nearly 3.7 million international tourists in the first three months of 2020, down 18.1% from the same period last year. The number of tourists from all markets experiences decreases except for the African market.
VOV.VN - The number of tourists visiting Vietnam has fallen sharply since the outbreak of the Covid 19 epidemic. The country has responded with several measures to stimulate tourism including diversifying the tourism market.
VOV.VN - The novel coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak in China has already been causing large shocks to global travel and tourism and Vietnam is no exception as the Southeast Asian country has already been experiencing the negative consequences caused by the global pandemic.
Vietnam is striving to achieve its goal of welcoming 17.5 – 18 million international tourists by the end of 2019, a year earlier than scheduled.
That more than 3,000 Indonesian tourists visited Ba Na Hills from March 27 to April 15 in a single group was a phenomenon.
Visa hassles continue to hold back Vietnam tourism, blunting its competitive edge against neighboring nations, experts say.
A series of activities, including a photography exhibition, a performance of traditional musical instruments, an ao dai (traditional long dress) fashion show, and culinary introduction events, impressed visitors at a programme to promote Vietnam’s tourism in Paris, France, on March 12.
Vietnam’s popular destinations and excellent tourism products will be brought closer to Chinese friends through a promotion campaign launched by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) in Guangxi province’s Nanning city and Guangdong province’s Shenzhen city.
The Vietnamese nation, people and tourist attractions, as well as investment and trade opportunities in the country were introduced during a conference held by the Vietnamese Embassy in Indonesia on September 6.
Vietnam estimates to welcome over 6.7 million foreign tourist arrivals in the first five months of 2018, a year-on-year rise of 27.6%.
The Logo Vietnam 2018 exhibition has opened for the first time in Hanoi.
VOV.VN - The Vietnamese tourism sector served 13 million foreign visitors and more than 73,000 domestic travelers last year earning more than US$22 billion. The sector is planning drastic measures to increase its growth amidst the challenges of the 4th industrial revolution.
The APEC Economic Leaders’ Week, which will take place in the central Da Nang city on November 6-11, will offers opportunities to promote the beauty of Vietnam’s landscapes and people, especially destinations in the central region, to international friends.
VOV.VN - The Vietnamese Embassy, the Czech Republic Ministry of Regional Development (MRD) co-hosted a Vietnam Tourism Day on October 18 in Prague to introduce the country’s tourism opportunities to Czech management agencies, travel operators and people.
VOV.VN - Vietnam has served 46 million domestic travelers and received 7.2 million foreign visitors over the past 7 months with a focus on the key tourism markets such as Northeast Asia, Western Europe, and Southeast Asia.
The tourism sector is tasked to lure 13-15 million foreign visitors this year, 3-5 million higher than last year. However, the increase in the number of visitors to Vietnam has put the sector under pressure to ensure the quality of tourist destinations.
The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang earned more than VND2.2 trillion (around US$97 million) from tourism services in the first half of 2017, up 20% against the same period last year.
If the high growth rate of international travelers in the last two years can be maintained, Vietnam’s tourism could catch up with Singapore in two years and with Thailand in 15 years, according to Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien.
A year on from the sea environment incident caused by Formosa, the tourism industry in the central province of Quang Binh is gradually recovering.