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 - The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has issued novel coronavirus (COVID-19) prevention and control instructions in a bid to promote a safe industry, with local tourism departments set to follow relevant advice.
VOV.VN -The country has been put forward to be in contention for a total of 11 prestigious prizes at the upcoming 2020 World Travel Awards (WTA).
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.
Enhancing connectivity between tourism service providers and promoting the role of major travel companies would help the domestic tourism sector address its existing problems, a recent meeting in Hanoi heard.
VOV.VN - The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has been working on a roadmap to eventually welcome back foreign visitors to the country as a means of reviving the tourism industry that has been negatively impacted by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
VOV.VN - 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.
Only 31 out of 470 foreign visitors currently staying in HCMC wish to return to their home countries, while most of the remainder want to remain in the city even though the social distancing order is still in place to contain the spread of the new coronavirus.
The number of international tourist arrivals to Vietnam during January-February rose 4.8 percent year on year to 3.23 million, the lowest increase in the past four years, the General Statistics Office of Vietnam (GSO) said on February 29.
The Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA) said on February 25 that it has asked travel firms to stop receiving tourists from countries hit by COVID-19 in the face of new complicated development of the disease in the Republic of Korea and Japan.
Developing human resources in tourism is key to help boost this industry sustainability, according to experts.
About 650,000 Russians visited Vietnam in 2019, up 6.6 percent from 2018, while the number of Indian tourists nearly doubled the 2016 figure to reach 25,000, reported the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).
Visa exemption for all visitors from Western and Northern Europe and visa fee exemption for all international visitors in 2020 are among measures proposed to help Vietnam's tourism industry regain lost ground.
VOV.VN - With the ongoing novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic impacting the nation’s travel industry, Hanoi’s tourism sector has devised a plan aimed at strengthening tourism promotion activities in the time ahead.
The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and the Vietnam Grand Prix Corporation (VGPC) on February 21 inked a cooperation agreement on promoting the country’s tourism in association with the Formula One race.
A conference was held in Ho Chi Minh City on February 20 by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and the municipal Department of Tourism on February 20 to discuss solutions in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien has stressed the need to develop a set of travel safety standards to develop the tourism sector, which has suffered since the outbreak of the acute respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic could cause losses of 5.9-7.7 billion USD for the domestic tourism sector in the next three months, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).
Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Le Quang Tung chaired a conference in Hanoi on February 6 to discuss measures to mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus-caused acute respiratory disease on the tourism sector.
The tourism sector of Vietnam is actively taking measures to contribute to curbing the spread of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) and limiting the impact of the virus, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has affirmed.