Bochmann: COVID-19 has completely halted tourism activities, not only in Vietnam but pretty much the whole world. I don’t think that people outside the tourism industry completely understand how big the disruption is and how many people this affects. It’s not just hospitality workers in hotels and travel/tour operators (which number in the thousands), but also the families that rely on them to fill their rice bowls at home. For every hotel worker, travel/tour operator, there are also about four merchants, suppliers, farmers, shop owners, and drivers that rely on tourists to come to Vietnam and holiday or conduct business meetings, conferences, and exhibitions. … [Read more...] about How should Vietnam prepare for post-pandemic tourism recovery?
This move comes after the Ministry of Transport assigned the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam to put forward plans on May 27 to devise ways in which to reopen a number of international routes, with plans set to be submitted to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc for approval ahead of June 10. … [Read more...] about New roadmap to welcome back foreign visitors to Vietnam
“It’s probably not everyone’s idea of a tasty meal is it? Brain isn’t Thomas’s favorite offal but he was so into this soup. It was really perfectly cooked. Thanks for watching and commenting mate, hope you enjoyed this video,” Sheena replied to a comment on her YouTube video which said “‘Nice big chunk of brain’…no thanks!” … [Read more...] about Pig brain in crab soup: Kiwi couple recalls ‘spectacular’ food memory in Vietnam
To ensure the efficiency of the festival this year, the local People’s Committee demands the Department of Culture and Information to coordinate with relevant organisations to thoroughly prepare for the opening ceremony. Other issues like social order, food and traffic safety, medical care and measure to prevent COVID-19 will be tightened before and after the festival. … [Read more...] about Tourism programme to highlight delights of Mù Cang Chải District
In an apparent chicken and egg situation, many Vietnamese producers have reportedly postponed the premiere of their summer movies, as they do not want their pictures to hit almost-empty cinema halls only to bring in meager revenues. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese cinemas remain empty as industry awaits post-pandemic rebound