HCMC – A tourism convention on the visa coverage was held by Thanh Nien newspaper on March 10.

Addressing the convention, Nguyen Ngoc Toan, editor-in-chief of Thanh Nien Newspaper, mentioned many international locations have favorable visa insurance policies for worldwide company.

Based on VisaGuide.World in late 2022, the restoration price of Vietnamese tourism was solely 18.1%, though Vietnam was one of many first international locations to reopen put up pandemic, whereas different neighboring international locations comparable to Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Cambodia have been at 26% to 31%.

Talking on the occasion, Pham Trung Luong, former vice head of the Tourism Growth Institute, mentioned that visa was a key issue and the primary difficulty which wanted to be resolved. Presently, vacationers from 13 international locations exempted from visas are solely entitled to a brief keep. To take away bottlenecks, the Authorities ought to calm down the visa coverage and open extra direct flights, he prompt.

In the meantime, Luong Hoai Nam, member of the Tourism Consultancy Council, proposed extending the momentary residence intervals for worldwide company from 15 days to 30 days or 45 days and allowing them to be entitled to a number of entry visas.

He added that visa exemption might be utilized to company from the EU, Australia and New Zealand in 5 years in order that enterprises might solely give attention to their vacationer attraction insurance policies.

Statistics of the World Tourism Group and the World Journey and Tourism Council confirmed {that a} favorable visa coverage might improve the variety of worldwide company from 5% to 25% yearly.

“We have to apply know-how to enhance the visa issuance process, together with simplifying the process and diversifying methods of issuing visas. In addition to a versatile visa coverage, we must always give attention to the standard of tourism merchandise to enhance the competitiveness of Vietnam’s tourism,” mentioned Tran Phu Cuong, head of the Division of Worldwide Cooperation underneath the Vietnam Nationwide Administration of Tourism.


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