The Vietnam International Travel Mart 2020 (VITM) – Hanoi 2020 is scheduled to be held from November 18 to 21 at the Hanoi International Exhibition Centre after being delayed twice due to Covid-19 pandemic.
National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines will resume international flights by conducting one-way flights linking Vietnam and Japan from September 18, following suspension caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The central coastal province of Khánh Hòa plans to gradually revive domestic travel starting in the fourth quarter and reopen to international tourism in the first quarter of next year.
“Cohesive and responsive, along with proactive and responsible, have become a brand of ASEAN which has enabled us to stand hand-in-hand in the face of immense challenges and to keep forging ahead,” Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has stated.
Vietnam is keeping close watch on Covid-19 developments while working with countries which have been done well in controlling the epidemic in order to ensure safety for tourists and the entire community.
Assoc. Prof., Dr. Pham Hong Long, Dean of the Tourismology Department under the University of Social Science and Humanities, stated that Covid-19 has brought about many valuable lessons for the travel industry, who now must take prompt and sustainable solutions for resuscitation after the epidemic.
Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has asked tourism departments across the country to take prompt measures to ensure tourists’ safety amid the complicated developments of Covid-19.
Many tours to Da Nang in July and August have been cancelled as the coastal city starts social distancing measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.
The Hoi An city authorities in Quang Nam province have decided to offer free admission to several local tourist sites for doctors, nurses and medical workers who have been working in the frontline at healthcare facilities in the fight against COVID-19.
The People’s Committee of the south-central province of Ninh Thuan launched its ‘Vietnamese people travel Vietnam’ programme on May 29 with the aim of reviving the local tourism sector after COVID-19.