The wild discounting of accommodations is a trend we’re seeing particularly with Hoi An homestays and budget accommodations. This is helping local businesses bring in basic income. When it comes to 4- and 5-star resorts and hotels, the trend of discounting is also a good way to attract domestic travelers, though this could lead to a reduction in service quality as businesses work to keep costs under control. … [Read more...] about How should Vietnam prepare for post-pandemic tourism recovery?
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The director remarked that a high-speed boat service connecting Can Tho with Con Dao in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province and tour services on the Victoria Mekong yacht between Can Tho and Chau Doc will be launched on July 1, in addition to new travel services set to be rolled out in early May at community tourism and ecotourism sites. … [Read more...] about Mekong Delta provinces discuss post-Covid-19 tourism strategy
In addition, the Thua Thien-Hue Tourism Department announced its tourism stimulation programs for the rest of this year, including promotions by the local Government and businesses; a chain of cultural events and festivals, especially Festival Hue; and cooperation efforts among the three localities of Thua Thien-Hue, Danang and Quang Nam to stimulate tourism. … [Read more...] about Hue Tourism Forum to take place this weekend
Hanoi (VNA) – Indonesia is planning to reopen Bali to tourists while Cambodia and Thailand have moved to increase border control to prevent further COVID-19 transmission. Indonesia’s popular holiday destination Bali is expected to resume tourism activities soon. Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Wishnutama Kusubandio said on May 28 that Bali is one of the Indonesian provinces that could be allowed to reopen to international visitors. Bali Vice Governor Tjokorda Oka Artha Ardana Sukawati also stated earlier that his province is ready to carry out requirements to become a safe destination for foreign tourists after the pandemic. The Nusa Dua area of Bali is set to be the pilot area for the “new normal” scenario in the tourism sector as proposed by hotel and restaurant groups in the province. Last week, the local administration discussed this issue with tourism businesses and provincial agencies to issue new health protocols to ensure safety for … [Read more...] about Indonesia considers tourism resumption, Cambodia, Thailand tighten border control
Although seeing a noticeable decline in number of visitors, experts believed that is a golden time for domestic tourists who have opportunities to enjoy high-class tourist services and attractions which were only for international visitors visiting Phu Quoc, Nha Trang, Ha Long Bay, caves in Quang Binh at promotional prices as well as to create advantage for breakthroughs in the smokeless industry. … [Read more...] about Tourism revenue reaches VND8,300 billion in the first five months