Covid-19, especially the 4th outbreak in Vietnam, has had a significant impact on the world tourism industry in general and Vietnam’s tourism industry in particular. As the return of international tourism may be far off, the travel sector’s revival after two years depends on domestic tourism. However, the disrupted every routine in day-to-day life as well as unpredictable Covid – 19 situations, it is certain that travelers won’t simply revert to doing exactly what they did before the pandemic. In light of unexpected ways of changing travelers’ psychological behavior, it is necessary to re-study the attitudes, thoughts and feelings about travel of domestic tourists in the path of tourism recovery.
Vietnam Travel Sentiment from Outbox shows that travelers’ confidence will take time to recover to the pre-pandemic level. After the closure period as well as the rapid spread of the disease, most tourists are still hesitant to participate in social gatherings. Concerns about their own safety as well as the appearance of new variants are still major barriers affecting the travelers’ willingness.
In addition to health concerns, a deteriorating financial situation is also a barrier that prevents them from traveling soon. Due to Covid – 19, consumers are facing a dual-front crisis—concerning both health and finances, which affects the willingness to travel again.
Although lockdown and travel restrictions are gradually lifted across the country, the time when Vietnamese travelers confidently return will be in Quarter 2 2022 as soonest. Besides, international tourism is still a long way from recovery as all participants agreed that they will only travel abroad when the pandemic is under control.
Let’s look forward to more useful findings and analysis from the report “Vietnamese Travel Sentiment” on January 19 at www.outbox-consulting.com!