31st Sea Games - Vietnam 2021 Covid-19 Pandemic
Home / Travel / Tours
Vietnam tourism sector to “Link, Act and Develop” in 2021
Nhat Minh 08:14, 2021/01/11
In 2020, total revenue from tourists was estimated at VND321.2 trillion (US$13.8 billion), down about 58.7% from a year earlier.

Vietnam’s tourism sector, with the motto “Link, Act and Develop” in 2021, should map out solutions and grasp opportunities to recover and grow in the new normal, according to Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung.

 Vietnam tourism sector with the motto “Link, Act and Develop” in 2021. Photo: Pham Hung

Since late March, the Covid-19 has halted inbound tourism activities and plunged domestic travel. The industry fell short of the year’s targets, of which, international visitors to Vietnam only reached about 3.7 million, a decrease of 80% and the number of domestic visitors were estimated at 5.6 million, down 34%. 

In 2020, total revenue from tourist arrivals were estimated at VND321.2 trillion (US$13.8 billion), down about 58.7% from a year earlier.

Thanks to the successful efforts in containing Covid-19, Vietnam is one of the few countries with a rapid recovery in a number of fields, including tourism. As such, the tourism industry quickly set out strategies to “brave the storms” and revive the market. 

Last May, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism launched a domestic tourism stimulation program with the theme “Vietnamese people travel in Vietnam”.

Since September last year, the tourism industry has embarked on the second stimulus program entitled “Vietnam tourism - a safe and attractive destination”, focusing on the domestic market.

Taking stock of a series of measures to restore tourism last year, Deputy Minister Hung said that the stimulus programs gained remarkable results, of which the enhanced alliance among agencies and enterprises in the sector remains a bright spot. "Notably, the number of domestic tourists increased strongly again, especially last June and July, leading to the rebound of aviation industry. The national airlines have continuously increased flights and opened new routes."

“Covid-19 is a big test that forces local tourism enterprises to change and adapt to the new normal, accelerating the process of digital transformation, and launching new products to survive,” Deputy Minister Hung said.

TAG: domestic tourism international arrivals
Other news
14:24, 2022/24/26
Hanoi's tourism to choose its own identity
Hanoi is consulting the public on a number of policies to encourage upgrading the quality of tourism services at tourist sites and attractions.
16:59, 2022/59/29
Hanoi welcomes over 8.6 million visitors in first half of 2022
The result comes from the fact that Hanoi authorities made good use of opportunities such as the 31st Southeast Asian Games.
18:02, 2022/02/04
Travel booms in young people on a year lost to Covid-19
Travel is on the rise as the worst of Covid-19 pandemic seems to be behind.
10:15, 2022/15/20
Vietnamese travel businesses anticipate better tourism prospects for 2022
They hope to welcome a sizable number of international tourists this summer.
18:05, 2022/05/01
Hanoi targets to welcome 12 million visitors in 2022
The city is strengthening linkages, promoting cooperation, sharing information, and supporting localities together to gear up tourism recovery.
11:02, 2021/02/14
Vietnam named “Best River Cruise Destination in Asia in 2021”
Cruising along the rivers in Vietnam could be an interesting way for travelers to discover the hidden beauty of the country after the pandemic.