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
Hanoi (VNA) - The COVID-19 pandemic triggered a 48.8 percent decline in the number of foreign tourists visiting Vietnam in the first five months of the year, with the total standing at 3.73 million. The General Statistics Office (GSO) announced on May 29 that 72.9 percent of foreign tourists in the period were from Asia, with numbers from the region down 51.4 percent year-on-year. Falls were seen in almost all major markets, such as China (down 57.2 percent), Malaysia (53.9 percent), the Republic of Korea (53.4 percent), Japan (48.2 percent), France (47.5 percent), the UK (44.3 percent), and Russia (23.2 percent). Conversely, the number of Cambodian tourists surged 118.3 percent. Revenue from tourism services in the period was estimated at 8.3 trillion VND (359 million USD), down 54.1 percent. Localities seeing significant declines in revenue include the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau (72.9 percent), south-central Khanh Hoa province (68.2 percent), HCM City (66.1 percent), … [Read more...] about International tourists down nearly 50 percent
Bochmann: Ideally, now is the time to work with and train associates. Contemporary tourists are looking for a personalized experience – something they can talk about when they get back to their families, friends, and colleagues. Now is the time to ask what we can sell tourists, MICE organizers, and destination wedding specialists that they can only experience in Vietnam. It is experiences and interaction with the Vietnamese people, authentic Vietnamese food, and Vietnamese culture, as well as beautiful weather and scenery that we need to concentrate on. … [Read more...] about How should Vietnam prepare for post-pandemic tourism recovery?
Vo Thi Phuong Mai, deputy director and head of retail services of CBRE Viet Nam, said the COVID-19 pandemic had negatively impacted direct visitor traffic but creating many opportunities for small and medium-sized models such as convenience stores, pharmacies and especially e-commerce. … [Read more...] about E-commerce a positive for retail sector
Additionally, Vietnam temporarily suspended visa issuance for foreigners entering the country to prevent the spread of COVID-19; and domestic tourism has not been recovered from the disease when comparing the previous period. … [Read more...] about Tourism revenue reaches VND8,300 billion in the first five months