VOV.VN reporter interviewed Mr. Nguyen Trung Khanh – Director General of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism in regards to the restoration indicators and improvement orientation of Vietnam’s tourism trade within the coming time.
Reporter: How do you assess the restoration of home tourism previously time?
Mr. Nguyen Trung Khanh: From 2020, the National Administration of Tourism has proposed the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to guide and launch the stimulus program “Vietnamese people travel to Vietnam” nationwide and has been very profitable. As a consequence, the tourism trade can cut back hurt from the Covid-19 pandemic, companies can preserve operations, employees have jobs and other people nonetheless have good travel and expertise choices.
By 2021, the outbreak of Covid-19 precipitated many tourism companies to shut. After Resolution No. 128/NQ-CP on “Safe adaptation, flexibility, effective control of the Covid-19 epidemic” was issued and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism issued guiding paperwork and home tourism actions in lots of locations. The native space has prospered once more. The variety of vacationers will increase quickly, particularly on weekends, particularly locations to Phu Quoc, Khanh Hoa, Lao Cai… These are very optimistic indicators for the tourism trade earlier than coming into the yr.
However, home tourism nonetheless faces many difficulties within the restoration course of. That is the distinction, inconsistency in rules on illness prevention and management between localities, resulting in hindering travel and lowering restoration effectivity. In addition, below the influence of the Covid-19 pandemic for a very long time, many tourism companies have exhausted their monetary and capability, in order that they haven’t participated in stimulating home tourism. Many service-tourism infrastructures have been degraded, tourism human assets are broken and scattered, that are additionally the present difficulties of the tourism trade.
Reporter: Recently, Vietnam has welcomed worldwide guests once more, after a protracted pause. Is this one of many brightest spots for tourism in 2021?
Mr. Nguyen Trung Khanh: Despite many difficulties, the tourism trade nonetheless has many spectacular marks previously yr. In which, the most important achievement is overcoming obstacles to revive home tourism and piloting welcoming worldwide guests to Vietnam utilizing “vaccine passports”. The packages “Safe travel – full experience” for the home market and “Live fully in Vietnam” for the worldwide market have had nice influence, contributing to the restoration momentum for 2022.
With the optimistic response of companies and localities taking part within the pilot, it’s anticipated that this yr Vietnam will welcome about 3,000 – 3,500 worldwide guests utilizing “vaccine passports”. Through the suggestions of worldwide guests, the standard markets present optimistic indicators and the demand for touring to Vietnam is rising.
However, presently worldwide guests from Vietnam’s conventional markets nonetheless need to approve visas, whereas they have been used to being exempted from visas a few years in the past. There are nonetheless no pointers for worldwide arrivals by land or sea. Outbound tourism has not but been restored, whereas this is a vital issue to advertise inbound worldwide arrivals. In the close to future, this pilot program will probably be adjusted to draw vacationers again to Vietnam.
Reporter: So how will the above difficulties be overcome? Will these points be mentioned within the upcoming seminar “Vietnam tourism – recovery and development”?
Mr. Nguyen Trung Khanh: Under the unfavourable influence of the Covid-19 pandemic, Vietnam’s tourism trade urgently wants the cooperation and contribution of the entire political system to take away difficulties, restore tourism, develop sustainably, develop into a key financial sector within the spirit of Resolution 08-NQ/TW of the Politburo. In explicit, the seminar “Vietnam tourism – recovery and development” chaired by the National Assembly’s Committee for Culture and Education, in collaboration with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Nghe An Provincial People’s Committee, confirmed the curiosity and joint efforts of the stakeholders. Party, State and National Assembly.
Held on the proper time when the tourism trade is steadily recovering, the seminar “Vietnam tourism – recovery and development” will concentrate on essential subjects similar to the present state of the tourism trade, the unfavourable impacts of pandemic, re-evaluating issued mechanisms and insurance policies, and so forth. Thereby, consultants will give solutions to develop acceptable and sensible insurance policies to “revive” Vietnam’s tourism trade, thereby creating the longer term. commensurate with the set targets and expectations.
In 2022, tourism is forecasted to proceed to face difficulties due to the sophisticated improvement of the Covid-19 epidemic and the looks of latest strains. In that context, home tourism would be the principal exploitation path of Vietnam within the coming yr. The complete trade prioritizes guaranteeing the security of vacationers and other people, in parallel with the efficient implementation of packages to revive home and worldwide tourism. The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism may even advise and suggest mechanisms and insurance policies to assist companies to restart and preserve enterprise; whereas selling digital transformation all through the tourism trade.
Regarding the plan to welcome worldwide guests, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has proposed to the Government to permit the applying of a 15-day visa-free coverage to the goal markets of Vietnam. The pilot program is predicted to be expanded, including extra passengers by way of land and sea and two extra localities: Binh Dinh and Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh City welcomes company. In addition, solely when balancing inbound and outbound tourism actions will worldwide tourism actions be absolutely restored. Vietnam must take measures to adapt and create extra favorable circumstances for worldwide guests.
PV: Thank you sir.