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
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The tourism industry is preparing to launch a project to set up online channels connecting Vietnam tourism and source markets. In case this year’s roadshows are not organized, the online programs will introduce safe destinations to tourism marketing staffs of foreign travel agencies by many languages such as French, Japanese, Korean and Chinese. … [Read more...] about New roadmap to welcome outbound tourists
Frank Bochmann is seen in a photo he provided Tuoi Tre News. Saebel: Vietnam’s tourism sector has been tragically affected by the outbreak of COVID-19. Airlines, hotels, restaurants, laundry facilities, amusement parks, transport companies, tour operators, and homestay owners have all seen their business come to a standstill. The loss of revenue and livelihoods for Vietnamese employees and entrepreneurs alike in all spheres is devastating and the real effects will only be seen as savings and cash funds dry up. … [Read more...] about How should Vietnam prepare for post-pandemic tourism recovery?
With this in mind, it is decided that the development plan of Forest City Malaysia must include the protection of mangroves. Syafiq is responsible for the Forest City project. He leads the team of the landscape department to carry out the work of mangrove protection. It includes monitoring the mangrove coastline, collecting seeds, and cultivating their germination in the nursery. … [Read more...] about Forest City Malaysia Gives Priority to Mangrove Conservation
In an article posted last Sunday titled Why this remote gem should top your 2020 travel list, writer Monica Buchanan Pitrelli extolled the virtues of the region, “a series of colorful (sic) mountain villages are encircled by fields of towering rice terraces. The fields are agricultural feats of precision – rugged mountains blanketed with emerald stairways that, seemingly, ascend to the heavens above.” … [Read more...] about Tourism programme to highlight delights of Mù Cang Chải District