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 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?
“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 placate his family, Bae invited another South Korean friend to join him on the trip, which cost him VND21 million ($900), including a new VND2.8 million bike. On hitting the road, he only brought three sets of clothes, a little cash and a credit card. … [Read more...] about South Korean student cycles across Vietnam
The online music marathon will take place from 4 pm to 10 pm on May 30. The programme will draw the participation of many famous singers, including My Linh, Quang Dung, Phan Manh Quynh and Uyen Linh as well as directors Le Hoang and Viet Tu and journalist Diem Quynh. … [Read more...] about Latest Coronavirus News in Vietnam & Southeast Asia May 29