The Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Tourism Association prompt that the Government implement the visa regimes as earlier than 2020, to “open up” the stream of worldwide vacationers.
At the Forum “green stream” for tourism to take off, Theme I: Opening as much as tourism flexibly, safely and successfully organized by Business Forum Magazine on March 11, 2022, Mr. Vu The Binh, Standing Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Tourism Association, Chairman of the Vietnam Travel Association stated that the present issues for the tourism trade are vital, as a result of in Vietnam “doing anything is easy but also difficult”, however the troublesome ones should be mentioned to unravel.
“We suggest that the best support for businesses at this time is that the issued policy must be easy to understand and easy to implement. Like through the recent COVID-19 pandemic, there are many things we can learn from,” said Standing Vice President of the Vietnam Tourism Association.
The leader of the Tourism Association expressed that the issue of opening tourism from March 15 to here is extremely important, the best news of the entire tourism industry in the past 2 years after many expectations, efforts, but there are still problems of concern. In which, tourism is a general economic sector, associated with many other industries, with a community of more than 40,000 tourism businesses, more than 1 million direct workers and 2 million indirect workers, they work for them but also are for the whole community. Thus, once tourism recovers, the surrounding industries will also recover.
“Last time, we went to many places, but the “space is quiet” all activities are closed, can only say one sentence: no guests. Because there are no guests, we don’t open, don’t work, don’t do anything… Therefore, we want to say that opening the tourism industry on March 15 is essentially opening the door to the whole economy of Vietnam. we. As we strive to clarify the issues for tourism to open up as well as solve for all other economic sectors, there are three components involved in the restoration of tourism activities including: State; enterprise; and residential community. Those three systems are closely related to each other in the issue of opening the door,” stated Mr. Vu The Binh.
To open the door to worldwide vacationers, what’s the most troublesome? Answering this query, Mr. Vu The Binh analyzed, tourism is related to company, with company as tourism develops and company carry every thing to the financial system. So how do company get in right here? There are two components standing in the way in which:
Firstly, on the visa subject, we have now regulated to cease all visa issuance for company originally of the epidemic, which could be very true, very vital. But as analyzed by Dr. Tran Dac Phu, generally it is a bit too tight, too heavy, in some circumstances it isn’t vital. So now that we have now all of the alternatives, we have now to open the door, however as soon as we open the door, we have now to open a visa for company to enter Vietnam.
“Although we will subject a collection of insurance policies primarily based on standards, it’s unattainable to disregard the previous that was achieved earlier than 2020, when tourism reached its peak. in 2019. If we enact a brand new coverage that contradicts earlier actions, it is not going to be attainable. Therefore, we advise a quite simple factor, is to implement Vietnam’s visa regime as earlier than 2020, international locations which can be exempt from bilateral visas will proceed to exempt them, international locations with unilateral exemptions will proceed to be exempted. . While we have to restore, however making insurance policies tougher than earlier than, it is vitally troublesome to get better,” – Mr. Binh said.
While Vietnam is full of difficulties, two-thirds of businesses are not operating, and workers are completely off, we have introduced regimes to comply with new regulations, but our regulations when exempting visas must be exempted. bilateral, reciprocal. In fact, all countries now don’t do that, for example Indonesia exempts visas for 157 countries, other countries like Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia are more exempt.
“We don’t require the State to additional assist the tourism trade, however solely want that we restore what was earlier than 2020 and that’s additionally the advice of all tourism companies right now. As for additional proposals, it isn’t vital presently, however let’s do effectively what we have already got, “emphasised the chief of the Tourism Association.