Source: The Star
COVID-19 has brought international travel into an almost world-wide standstill. This travel-pause has allowed countries such as Vietnam to relook and redefine how tourism will be played out in the post-COVID-19 world.
Emulating the Swiss sustainable tourism program, Vietnam is promoting future travel without the deterioration of the environment or culture. The project takes shape in the form of digital tools to provide all the right addresses for visitors to plan out their itinerary that respects the local communities and the environment.
During pre-COVID-19, the famous Ha Long Bay listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site has witnessed a jump in visitors by 29.1% between the year 2016 and 2017.
In 2019, the country welcomed more than 18 million travelers, an annual increase of 16.2%. The arrival of Asian visitors increased by 19.1% over one year, while the number of European tourists increased by 6.4%.