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Khanh Hoa busy preparing for int’l tourism restoration

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Tourism businesses and authorities in Khanh Hoa province are swiftly making infrastructure and personnel preparations to welcome international tourists back as Vietnam is set to completely reopen to foreign travellers from March 15.

Khanh Hoa busy preparing for int’l tourism restoration hinh anh 1A beach in Nha Trang city of Khanh Hoa province (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi – Tourism
businesses and authorities in Khanh Hoa province are swiftly making infrastructure
and personnel preparations to welcome international tourists back as Vietnam is
set to completely reopen to foreign travellers from March 15.

Khanh Hoa, home to one of the
most beautiful coasts in central Vietnam and experienced in the pilot reopening
to foreign visitors, is now confident in reactivating tourism, Lao dong (Labour)
newspaper reported.

The tourist site on Diep Son
Island of Van Ninh district is undergoing repair and upgrade. Its owner, Trinh
Minh Dai Anh, said during over two years full of pandemic-caused difficulties, he
has striven to maintain the site’s operations with the hope for tourism revival.

The entire infrastructure of
this site has been upgraded since the Lunar New Year holiday, he went on, noting
that all residents and businesses in Khanh Hoa are now ready for resuming
tourism activities in the new normal.

Travel companies and hotels
in the province are also ramping up preparations for international tourism restoration.

Hoang Thi Phong Thu,
Chairwoman of the Pegas Misr Vietnam Travel Co. Ltd, said her business is
building a personnel recruitment plan to serve tourists from Russia, a major source
of foreign visitors to Khanh Hoa.

She also proposed the Ministry
of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) swiftly issue detailed guidelines on
international tourism reopening, adding that the important thing is countries’ governments
should reach consensus early on the resumption of air routes linking with
traditional markets such as Russia, the Republic of Korea, and Japan.

Nguyen Duc Tan, General
Director of the Anex Vietnam Travel and Trading Co. Ltd, which has engaged in
the pilot scheme to receive Russian visitors back since late 2021, also
expressed his optimism about tourism reactivation.

He hoped the Government and Foreign Ministry will soon reach agreement with the Russian side about
the plans and conditions for travel resumption.

Many other enterprises in
Khanh Hoa expressed their hope for easing entry regulations for foreign workers
in the tourism industry.

To
prepare for the reopening, the Khanh Hoa Tourism Association has organised an
inter-sectoral survey team and instructed accommodation facilities, tourist attractions,
transport and travel companies, along with shops, in how to serve foreign tourists
and take anti-COVID-19 measures.

Nguyen
Thi Le Thanh, Director of the provincial Tourism Department, said basing on the
initial success in reopening domestic tourism, Khanh Hoa has been working to
attract international travellers back.

It
views the domestic market as the key factor in tourism recovery and also keeps
a close watch on guidelines from the Government and the MCST so as
to make appropriate moves in international tourism reactivation, she added./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/khanh-hoa-busy-preparing-for-intl-tourism-restoration/222378.vnp

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Domestic market to drive tourism recovery in 2023: insider

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With stronger tourism growth forecast for this year, the domestic market is expected to give the strongest boost to the recovery of this sector.

Domestic market to drive tourism recovery in 2023: insider hinh anh 1Visitors to Ba Den Mountain in Tay Ninh province (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi – With stronger tourism growth forecast for this year, the domestic
market is expected to give the strongest boost to the recovery of this sector.

Not Chinese
travellers or any other sources of international tourists, it is the domestic
sector that will remain the “brightest” factor helping Vietnam’s tourism continue
recovering strongly in 2023, Nguyen Huu Y Yen, General Director of the Saigontourist
Travel Service Co. Ltd, said as cited by Thanh nien (Young people) newspaper.

He said
before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, the three biggest sources of foreign
visitors to Vietnam were China, Russia, and the Republic of Korea (RoK).

Charter
flights from the RoK have been resumed just recently while there haven’t been
many Chinese tourists, and Russian tourists haven’t returned. The European and
US markets have begun to bounce back but are unlikely to record a breakthrough in
2023, he pointed out.

Yen
expected the number of international tourists in 2023 will return to about 50%
of the 2019 level. Meanwhile, in just over six months of 2022, the number of
domestic travellers rebounded to over 50% of the pre-pandemic level, and this
year’s figure will definitely reach 70 – 75%. Outbound tourism will also share
the same trend.

The
domestic market can regain the 2019 growth in 2024, the Saigontourist CEO predicted.

About 9
million Vietnamese travelled during the recent Lunar New Year holiday, surging 47.5%
year on year, statistics show.

Nguyen
Trung Khanh, General Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism,
expressed his belief that 2023 will be a vibrant year for Vietnamese tourism in
terms of both domestic and international markets.

He cited
some experts as saying that the world will witness vigorous growth in travel
demand this year. As a bright spot in the global tourism map, Vietnam will
definitely not be out of this trend./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/domestic-market-to-drive-tourism-recovery-in-2023-insider/247667.vnp

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Da Nang promotes food into unique tourism product

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Not only famous for its beautiful natural landscapes, bridges and diverse cultural heritage as well as hospitality of the locals, the central coastal city of Da Nang boasts rich food known to world tourists for its unique taste.

Da Nang promotes food into unique tourism product hinh anh 1Da Nang promotes food into unique tourism product (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi– Not only famous for its
beautiful natural landscapes, bridges and diverse cultural heritage as well as
hospitality of the locals, the central coastal city of Da Nang boasts rich food known to world tourists for its
unique taste.

A convergence of local specialties and those of nearby provinces and
foreign countries, Da Nang is considered as a representative of the rich
culinary heritage of Vietnam.

Some of must-try dishes include banh xeo (Vietnamese pancake),
mi Quang (Quang noodles), Banh trang cuon thit heo (sliced pork rolled with
rice paper), goi ca Nam O (Nam O fish salad), among others.

According to the municipal Department of Tourism, there are now
more than 4,000 dining establishments and 200 restaurants in the city. Of this, over 2,000 small- and medium-sized ones specialise in dishes of
all regions of Vietnam.

Besides the taste of local dishes, foreign tourists can find themselves in a familiar atmosphere as they are surrounded with those from the Republic of Korea, China,
Japan, and Thailand.

Over the past time, the Da Nang’s Tourism Promotion Centre and the Da Nang Cuisine Culture Association have jointly organised food festivals and competitions, and promoted the city’s famous dishes on internet platforms
such as YouTube and TikTok.

Da Nang promotes food into unique tourism product hinh anh 2Son Tra night market (Photo:VNA)

Deputy Director of the department Nguyen Xuan Binh said to attract more tourists,
the city has developed a plan to promote the locality’s cuisine into a
unique tourism product during 2023-2025, with a vision to 2030.

The plan aims to diversify and form a system of such products, thus greatly contributing to building the brand and
image of the city’s tourist destinations, promoting economic development,
generating revenue, effectively exploiting the value chains, and preserving and
enhancing the exchange of cultural values to tourists./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/da-nang-promotes-food-into-unique-tourism-product/247662.vnp

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Tourism sector serves 13 million domestic ​tourists in January

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The Vietnamese tourism industry served 13 million domestic tourists in January, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Tourism sector serves 13 million domestic ​tourists in January hinh anh 1Tourism sector serves 13 million domestic tourists in January (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi – The Vietnamese tourism
industry served 13 million domestic tourists in January, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

Total revenue from tourists during the month was estimated at 46 trillion VND (1.96 billion USD).

During the seven-day Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday that lasted from January 20-26, the country was estimated to serve 9 million
domestic visitors, an increase of about 47.5% compared to the 2022 Tet, with an estimated revenue of 17.5 trillion VND.

The local tourism sector targets 110 million tourists this year, including 8
million foreign visitors and 102 million domestic holiday-makers; and earn some
650 trillion VND from the non-smoke industry.

In 2022, Vietnam recorded around 101.3 million domestic tourists, exceeding the yearly plan by 68.3% . The tourism sector booked some 495 trillion VND (21.1 billion USD) in revenue, 23% higher than the target, thanks to the whopping number of domestic tourists./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/tourism-sector-serves-13-million-domestic-tourists-in-january/247635.vnp

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