With people cancelling holidays and events getting pushed back, many accommodation units from across the country were forced to shut down or cut labour forces.

The Vietnam Tourism Association said the room occupancy rate has dropped by 50 percent in Vietnam where the number of foreign and domestic visitors is forecast to fall up to 60 percent and 80 percent, respectively.

Businesses operating in the tourism industry have been urged to joint hands to boost tourism in the time to come with promotion, new products and tour linkages./.