The new wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is dealing a heavy blow to the tourism industry, just when it is thought to be recovering after the lift of social distancing orders.
With COVID-19 precluding travel, Vietravel reported a first-half loss of VND80 billion (US$3.4 million), down from a profit of VND30 billion in the year-ago period.
VOV.VN - The Mekong Delta Tourism Association has launched a tourism promotion plan aimed at increasing traveler numbers by December, especially those from Southeast Asia.
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.
National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on May 16 partnered with the Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA) to launch a programme to boost domestic travel demand until the end of 2020.
All stakeholders in the tourism sector are adopting drastic revival measures in the wake of COVID-19.
Secret bases formerly utilized to hide weapons and classified correspondence during the Vietnam War afford a glimpse of city's resistance efforts.
The HCM City Department of Tourism said it has submitted to the State Bank of Vietnam a list of 31 travel and tourism firms that are seeking help to make it through the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung recently signed Decision No. 457/QD-TTg approving the Vietravel Airlines project of Vietravel - one of the country’s largest tour operators.
Developing human resources in tourism is key to help boost this industry sustainability, according to experts.
VOV.VN - Several Vietnam’s major tour operators have simultaneously announced a postponement of all tours to China and support for any affected customers amid the ongoing outbreak of acute pneumonia caused by a novel coronavirus (nCoV) in China.
Seven eco-tours and agro-tours in Ho Chi Minh City have won awards at a city contest on designing and operating eco-tours and agro-tours at a recent awards ceremony.
VOV.VN - A number of travel agencies up and down the country are offering football supporters the opportunity of supporting the Vietnamese U23 national football team as they launch tours of Thailand ahead of the teams participation in the AFC U23 Championship 2020 finals.
VOV.VN -A number of travel operators have begun to launch tours to the Philippines, offering local football fans the chance to support the Vietnamese national men’s team in their fixtures at the ongoing SEA Games 30.
The Embassy of Vietnam in Israel and Vietravel tour operator co-hosted cultural shows named “Vietnam Night” in Tel Aviv on November 11 – 12 to promote Vietnamese cultural beauty and boost tourism.
Tour agencies have opened various programmes for the coming Tet Holiday.
The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) has advised local airlines to refrain from adding significant numbers of new aircraft, noting that their fleets could far exceed passenger and cargo transportation needs.
Vietnam will catch up with Thailand in the number of domestic air carriers, just second to Indonesia, when all air carriers that have applied for a license begin operation.
VOV.VN - Several travel agencies have launched an attractive range of tour packages with flexible departure schedules for tourists to mark National Day on September 2.
VOV.VN - Vietnam’s tourism industry needs an additional 40,000 employees each year.