Vietnam promotes tourism to Asean market, exemption of visa for all in this region

JAKARTA, Feb 4 (Bernama): Vietnam has resumed visa exemption for tourists from Asean countries in the bid to boost the tourism industry in the country post Covid-19 pandemic.

Deputy Head of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) Ha Van Sieu said its government has also supported tourism businesses to reconnect with partners in the region through initiatives, tax and energy policies.

"After more than two years of hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all tourism activities in Vietnam have returned to normal and experienced a remarkable recovery since the country's full reopening on March 15 last year,” Vietnam news agency (VNA) reported he said a press conference at the Asean Tourism Forum (ATF) 2023 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Friday.

Last year, Vietnam welcomed a total of 3.66 million foreign visitors, 23.3 times higher than the 2021 figure.

In January 2023 alone, the number of foreign tourists to the Southeast Asian nation reached more than 871,000, up 44 per cent year-on-year.

The official said that Vietnam has a variety of tourism products.

In addition to four main options, namely marine tourism, ecotourism, cultural tourism and urban tourism, it also boasts attractive complementary products such as luxury resort tourism, adventure tourism, wellness tourism, and golf tourism, according to VNA. - Bernama

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