They gather in a spacious room, full of light. Each holds a script, losing themselves the roles they are assigned. Sometimes they read out the dialogue straight off the script, as no one has learned it by heart yet.
Strict visa policies and a shortage of human resources and infrastructure in the tourism sector have stymied recovery of the travel industry, and the target of five million international arrivals this year could be out of reach, industry players warn.
The HCM City Department of Culture and Sports has sent the municipal People’s Committee a proposal for street arts performances on Nguyễn Huệ pedestrian street in District 1 for 2022-2025 period, starting this month.
Việt Nam’s retail sales of goods and services in July are estimated at VNĐ486 trillion (US$20.8 billion), up 2.4 per cent month-on-month, and 42.6 per cent year-on-year, according to the General Statistics Office.
Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính has sent a dispatch to ministers, heads of ministry-level agencies and chairmen of the People’s Committees of centrally-run provinces and cities, asking for strengthened efforts in the management of prices of essential goods and services.
Lê Quốc Vinh, media expert and chairman of the Lê Bros Company, speaks to the Thế giới&Việt Nam (The World&Việt Nam) newspaper about creating more attractive tourism products and tourism promotion activities to better compete with other Southeast Asian countries.
The Immigration Department (under the Ministry of Public Security) said it will continue to issue the new navy blue-coloured passport forms (the version with electronic chips), amid confusion over Germany's provisional suspension of visas on these new passports.
Domestic tourism continues to lead the way, with HCM City remaining the top destination for local travel in 2022, according to a study, ‘Summer Travel Trends,’ released by online digital travel platform Agoda.
Despite improvement seen in the first quarter of the year, the pace of international travel recovery remains slow since mid-March when Việt Nam reopened its borders to international tourism, according to the Việt Nam Tourism Association.