On May 19, the Japanese Cabinet approved a program to provide up to 200,000 yen ($1,900) in a cash handout to each of around 430,000 university and other students in the nation struggling financially to pay for tuition or living costs amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Japan Times reported. Vietnamese students are also eligible for the program. … [Read more...] about Japan wants talks with Vietnam about lifting of travel ban
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While many industries have been negatively impacted by the virus outbreak, the travel and hospitality industries have suffered the greatest setback. With international travel bans, social distancing measures and a significant reduction in the operations of public transportation, hotels and resorts have become deserted and many have been forced to temporarily shut down. According to the Việt Nam National Administration of Tourism, the number of food and beverage and accommodation businesses halting activities in the first quarter of 2020 increased by 29 per cent year-on-year, and the outbreak has caused an estimated US$5.9-7.7 billion in losses for Việt Nam’s tourism sector in the first three months of the year alone. … [Read more...] about Việt Nam hospitality: affordable business hotels offer good opportunities for rebound
HCM City kicks off travel stimulus programme The HCM City Department of Tourism yesterday (June 9) kicked off its annual tourism stimulus programme that will run throughout the year as part of its attempt to revive the hard-hit tourism industry. … [Read more...] about Vietnam needs to ‘go faster’ in reopening int’l tourism market, say travel firms
On the same day, Vietnam Airlines signed agreements with all localities having routes linking with Can Tho. It also opened three new routes connecting Can Tho with Buon Ma Thuot with a frequency of four return flights per week, Vinh and Hai Phong with three flights per week each. … [Read more...] about Alliance of airlines, travel and hotels to boost domestic tourism
Vietnam needs to ‘go faster’ in reopening int'l tourism market, say travel firms Travel firms have urged the government to conduct negotiations with some countries to obtain bilateral agreements on market reopening soon or at the same time as regional rivals. … [Read more...] about Travel firms: save them or let them die?