Vietnam and New Zealand both have emerged from the lockdowns that had been imposed due to the pandemic. Both the countries are now virus-free and hence lifting all the restrictions gradually.
As these countries attract foreign visitors a lot, therefore, the pandemic and the lockdown had heavily affected the countrymen whose earnings rely on tourism. The tourism sector of New Zealand is struggling with pending arrivals from abroad. The month of July is the peak season to travel in New Zealand but the flights that are scheduled for the travel are down by 40%, if it is to be compared with the last year’s data, and the maximum of those are even cancelled. Not only the flights but also the demand for Airbnb and Vrbo properties had fallen by 55%.
But with the gradual upliftment of the lockdown, New Zealand is providing certain ease keeping travel and tourism in concern. As international travel facilities are yet to start, the country has now launched certain travel trends that would facilitate domestic travelling. The Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern had urged all the employers to make their employees work for four days a week and had even declared that the government also will actively consider more public holidays during this year so that people can travel. Jacinda had also launched the country’s ski season in Queenstown, a tourist destination, in a hope that this will give a boost to domestic travel.
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Whereas, Travel and Tourism Situations in Vietnam, after Covid-19, is Somewhat Different
Despite being massively affected by the coronavirus, Vietnam had now rebounded, had shown a quick economic recovery, and had become one of the popular tourist destinations post covid. During the lockdown, Vietnam experienced a huge decrease in the number of inbound tourists as well as a fall by 7.7 billion in tourism revenues, which, however, after the recovery from the pandemic situation, now expects to achieve a 2.7% increase in this year.
Tourism in Vietnam after the lockdown
After the lockdown ease that started from the 23rd of April, the government of Vietnam had allowed all domestic transportation to reopen, so that the country can recover in its business and tourism. The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism had also made preparations so that they could facilitate tourists from foreign countries and territories to visit their country. The Vietnam government, from 1st July, will be granting e-visa for international tourists, which will include citizens of around 80 countries. More than 26,000 flights are expected to be in transportation, carrying 5 million people, which will show an increase of 16% and 24% if compared to last year.
Post covid Destination; Why Vietnam?
Apart from the fact that the country is a wonderful destination with a huge variety of beauty spots, Vietnam had successfully fought the coronavirus crisis and is now regarded as the most potential reborn tourism in the whole world. It is also a safe destination with good public health and medication system, where people can get high-quality medical facilities as the country had recently dealt the global pandemic at its best. In addition to that, the airlines, hotels, resorts and local markets are offering huge discounts and special offers not only to attract tourists but also to make things affordable for them. Many people, who in normal times cannot afford the flight fares and five-star hotel charges in Vietnam, had now got the opportunity to easily travel without worrying about the costs.