Vietnam creates the momentum for the tourism sector

WVR/VNA - Vietnam dropped COVID-19 test requirements for visitors entering the country from May 15, a move expected to boost tourism recovery.
Foreigners stroll the pedestrian zone around Hoan Kiem Lake. (Photo: VNA)
Foreigners stroll the pedestrian zone around Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam. (Photo: VNA)

Chairman of Vietravel Holdings Nguyen Quoc Ky said since then, regular flights and holiday packages as well as charter flights have been booked with an occupancy rate of more than 90 percent.

Amidst such high demand, the ‘unshackling’ move prior to the peak season will create the momentum for the tourism sector, given the period accounts for 70 percent of firms’ annual revenue, he added.

Dr Luong Hoai Nam, a member of the Vietnam Tourism Advisory Board, spoke highly of the decision as he explained that testing for COVID-19 abroad is time consuming, while some countries have already scrapped the requirement.

The move will also make it easier for overseas Vietnamese and foreign tourists to travel to Vietnam.

Tourism companies and resorts nationwide has rolled out promotions for this summer. Vietnam is advised to promote marketing and communication work on tourism as about 80 percent of foreign visitors travelling to the country with the help of foreign travel agencies.

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