How will Russian Tourists Come to Vietnam?

By | March 23, 2022

Travel companies will still bring Russian tourists to Vietnam in the immediate future. However, in the long run, the number of Russian tourists will decrease due to the devaluation of the ruble and economic sanctions against Russia due to the Russia-Ukraine tension, increasing pressure on the lives of the Russian people.

Still maintaining flights

On February 28, Nguyen Duc Tan, general director of Anex Vietnam Trade and Tourism Co., Ltd., said that the Russian tourist market had not changed much before the Russia-Ukraine crisis.

Currently, in Russia, people still go to work, live, and have a need to relax, so tours to bring guests to Khanh Hoa still take place as planned. In particular, the company will organize the nearest flight on March 3 and March 6 with about 320 Russian guests.

According to Mr. Tan, although the military situation affects the exchange rate and the psychology of Russian tourists, Asian countries, including Vietnam, will be the first choice when European and American countries embargo. Heads of Russian guests.

“Partly because of low service prices, natural conditions, good relations with Russia, not to mention that now the policy is quite open, only requiring guests to join a 3-day tour, after which they can freely explore destroy the destination if the test is negative for COVID-19.

International travel companies need to be flexible and have ready-made scenarios before the epidemic and war crises. Accommodation, airlines, and travel businesses can develop plans to subsidize prices or communicate and promote to other tourist markets,” Tan said.

Meanwhile, Ms. Hoang Thi Phong Thu, chairwoman of Pegas Misr Vietnam Travel Co., Ltd., said that at this moment, the company has not yet brought Russian tourists to Vietnam and is waiting for general regulations when opening tourism. Completely back.

However, about 1,000 Pegas agents in Russia always introduce Vietnam, promising an attractive tourist market. In addition, Russian guests are often very flexible in going on tours. They can book two months in advance or close to the new flight date to see the situation and conditions.

“We hope that by mid-March, early April 2022, when Vietnam is fully open to tourism, and the war situation calms down, Russians will return to travel. What needs to be done is the management agency. The state on tourism and diplomacy continues to promote Russia to reopen regular flights,” Thu shared.

Meanwhile, Ms. Hoang Thi Phong Thu, chairwoman of Pegas Misr Vietnam Travel Co., Ltd., said that at this moment, the company has not yet brought Russian tourists to Vietnam and is waiting for general regulations when opening tourism. Completely back.

However, about 1,000 Pegas agents in Russia always introduce Vietnam, promising an attractive tourist market. In addition, Russian guests are often very flexible in going on tours. They can book two months in advance or close to the new flight date to see the situation and conditions.

“We hope that by mid-March, early April 2022, when Vietnam is fully open to tourism, and the war situation calms down, Russians will return to travel. What needs to be done is the management agency. The state on tourism and diplomacy continues to promote Russia to reopen regular flights,” Thu shared.

Russian tourists will have difficulty.

According to Mr. Tan, the war between Russia and Ukraine caused the ruble to depreciate, forcing the company to lose several Russian customers in the mid-and low-end segments, while others shelved their intention to travel for fear of economic difficulties. . When the US and Western countries embargo the international payment system SWIFT, the global payment of Russian guests will undoubtedly face problems, can only be converted to cash, making large transactions inconvenient.

“Currently, the company has reduced the frequency of flights from 8 flights/month to 5-6 flights/month. The number of passengers has not yet filled the flight, so the company compensates for the loss quite a lot.

The number of tourists who cancel the tour also increased to about 30. % Many airlines in Russia are leasing planes in Europe, with many European countries closing their airspace to Russia, the airlines will withdraw the aircraft. May have problems,” Mr. Tan said.

Ms. Thu also said: “We were just happy with the news that the Government allowed tourism to resume normal activities from March 15, waiting for specific regulations of the Government to deploy when the Russian war – Ukraine broke out.

The company is also starting to re-recruit personnel, including many customer care workers who are Russian, Belarusian … still cannot come to Vietnam to work due to entry regulations.

Category: Vietnam Travel News

About TIN NGUYEN

Currently, I'm the founder and responsible for the content on Explore One Vietnam travel website. After many trips, I have accumulated a lot of experience in traveling to Vietnam, so I want to share these things with international tourists.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.