Heritage Magazine met with people in the tourism industry to discover why this is the best time to explore more of Vietnam.
Le Hong Ha
Executive Vice President of Vietnam Airlines
With COVID-19 well under control in Vietnam it’s a good opportunity for travelers to experience Vietnam Airlines’ world-class flight service. You can choose from up to 50 domestic routes, including five new routes: Ho Chi Minh City – Tuy Hoa; Hai Phong – Nha Trang; Vinh – Da Lat; Vinh – Buon Ma Thuot; Thanh Hoa – Buon Ma Thuot with prices starting at just VND 99,000/flight. Moreover, Vietnam Airlines is working with the tourism industry to create attractive international tourism products when the situation improves. “We are back”, meaning we’ve restored all in-flight and ground services with the safest preventive measures and the best deals for you.
Bui Van Manh
Deputy Director of Ninh Binh Province’s Department of Tourism
As well as being one of the countries to have best handled this pandemic, Vietnam offers many enchanting destinations with splendid scenery, culture, history, friendliness, and hospitality. Vietnam’s tourism industry in general and Ninh Binh province in particular have implemented many measures to combat the outbreak and improve hygiene and food safety at tourist sites and attractions. We are also developing new tourism products with more promotions at tourist destinations and emphasizing staff trainings on behavior, culture, good manners, and responsible tourism development.
Nguyen Huu Y Yen
General Manager of Saigontourist
This is the golden time to explore the beauty of Vietnam with a range of special offers from Saigontourist as well as other travel companies. You can choose from traditional tour packages, Free & Easy, luxury packages at 4&5-star hotels and resorts, or individual services like air tickets, hotel rooms, car rental, etc. You’ll find reasonable prices, convenience, and offerings that suit modern tastes.
Canadian writer living in Hoi An
For those of us lucky enough to be in Vietnam, this is the time to see more of the country. It’s safe, there are great deals on offer, and even famous tourist sites are less crowded. I’ve lived in Vietnam for 25 years and have never seen Hoi An look more lovely. I’m enjoying simple things I stopped doing years ago because the streets got too busy, like having coffee on the sidewalk.
Khoai Lang Thang
In my opinion, we should travel at this time to support domestic tourism and enjoy benefits that aren’t normally available. In the hot summer months, we can choose seaside destinations, cool mountainous areas like Ha Giang, or the Mekong Delta during the fruit harvest season. However, there are more rules to follow while traveling at this time: You must submit an online medical declaration before flying; undergo airport temperature checks; and wear a face mask at the airport and on board. In return, you can take advantage of many benefits such as cheap air tickets and hotel room rates, and quiet and empty places that allow for more fun and freedom.
Khoai Lang Thang – Travel Blogger
As social distancing eases, the need to travel increases. This is an opportunity to boost domestic tourism and relieve difficulties for tourism businesses and local people. There are promotions to stimulate travel such as air ticket promotions and reduced room rates that we can “catch” to hit the road. However, health is still the first priority: always wear a face mask in crowded public places; don’t travel if you’re feeling unwell; and declare your full medical information as required.
Pham Minh Hien
Chief purser of Vietnam Airlines
As we take you on journeys to discover Vietnam’s beauty, ensuring the safety of passengers on every flight is our first priority. Vietnam Airlines has strengthened preventive measures such as disinfecting and cleaning all onboard equipment. Plane travel is as safe as possible.
Pham Minh Hien – Chief purser of Vietnam Airlines