Pandemic’s second wave hurts Vietnam tourism

Domestic tourism began recovering in early May when the pandemic was under control, and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism launched the “Buy Vietnamese Tours” promotion program. The program was highly welcomed by localities, travel businesses and visitors, leading to recovery and increase of domestic flights.

Web page launched for green travel in Vietnam

Part of the web page Green Travel on the national tourism website www.vietnam.travel/sustainability. Screenshot Green Travel provides a comprehensive list of Vietnam recognised sustainable tourism products through images and tours to localities with a focus on natural environmental protection and cultural preservation programmes.

“New normal” for tourism industry

A series of destinations were replete with tourists again. However, overloading came as an inevitable consequence and together with it were complaints from customers about service quality. What’s more, when the second attack of the coronavirus took place, tour operators had to deal with cancellations and delays while the transportation of tourists out of pandemic-affected […]

Vietnam’s image popularised at multicultural festival in Germany

In particular, each visitor to the stall was presented with a mask on which a Vietnamese map is printed featuring Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagos, thus affirming the country’s sovereignty over the two archipelagos.

VIETNAM’S BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 8

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the global investment flow is likely to contract by 40% in 2020, but in Vietnam, newly registered capital has risen 6.6% and the number of new FDI projects inched up over 22% during the pandemic, Do Nhat Hoang, head of the ministry’s Foreign Investment Agency (FIA), said while addressing a dialogue […]

Tourism in indigenous villages needs a boost

Located inside Pu Luong Nature Reserve, Kho Muong village is surrounded by evergreen forests and is an ideal getaway for those seeking to experience ethnic minority life. Thirteen local households now offer homestay services, each year welcoming 300 tourists on average and earning up to 5,000 USD. But they still encounter numerous difficulties in providing […]

Mergers between behemoths to revive paralysed tourism market

Patrick Basset, Accor’s COO for Upper Southeast & Northeast Asia and the Maldives, told Timeout that even if more than 4,200 of the group’s hotels are currently operational, the group still suffered under the pandemic with revenue per available room down by 59.3 per cent in the first half of 2020, which resulted in a […]

VIETNAM’S BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES SEPTEMBER 9

It will take growth quality as the foundation to shift to exports of services and intangible goods such as software and digital content, encourage links between the country’s various regions to increase exports to markets with which Viet Nam has free trade agreements, improve the competitiveness of export items by capitalising on the city’s comparative […]

Sin Suoi Ho, an attractive community-based tourism village

The village also attracts tourists due to its rich cultural and spiritual life. The most special are traditional festivals with typical features such as the Gầu Tào festival, the most important festival of the Mong, held in early spring to express their gratitude to Heaven and Earth and pray for good luck and happiness in the new […]

Khánh Hòa Province to kick-start tourism in the fourth quarter

The department plans to resume its domestic travel stimulus programme and introduce new MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) and leisure travel packages to attract family and friend groups from Hà Nội, HCM City, the Mekong Delta, and the Central Highlands.