Bureau Bites is a regular “pod-bite” bringing you the latest news from Vietnam and the region.

Episode Background

  • The Vietnamese Government has announced temporary changes to the entry & exit of foreigners due to Coronavirus
  • Visas on arrival for all foreign nationals have been suspended
  • Vietnam’s tourism industry has been decimated with estimated losses starting at US$7 billion for the first quarter of 2020

We ask Linh Le, principal founder of Luxperia, an inbound travel company tailoring boutique travel experiences throughout Asia, the following questions:

1. What impact is COVID-19 having on tourism in Vietnam at the moment?

2. What are the short-term and long-term repercussions that the industry can expect?

3. What are companies like Luxperia doing to survive this downturn?

Produced by Matthew Cowan. Follow Matt on Instagram at @mattcowansaigon

Edited by Melanie Casul. Follow Mel on Instagram at @melaniecasul

Special thanks to Linh Le. Follow Luxperia on Instagram at @luxperia_dmc

Feature photo by Ken Yam on Unsplash

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