Food & Hotel Vietnam is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726

Most Vietnamese hospitality personnel show long-term commitment to jobs: survey

02/08/2022
Chefs prepare dishes at a hotel in HCMC. Photo by Thu Ky

Eighty percent of employees working in the hospitality industry said they would continue clinging to their current jobs after Vietnam reopened international tourism, a survey found.

Sixteen percent would switch to other jobs if they find a new opportunity while the rest didn’t want to stay on with the industry, according to a survey by Hotel Job, a leading recruitment website in Vietnam’s tourism industry.

The survey interviewed 586 personnel working at restaurants and hotels in popular tourism hotpots like Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Da Nang, Hoi An, Phu Quoc and others from April to June after the government lifted Covid restrictions and reopened its borders to foreign tourists after two years.

The top reasons that the hospitality personnel want to commit long-term to their current jobs are skills improvement, stable income, connection build-up, flexible working hours and career promotions.

However, half of surveyed respondents are unsatisfied with their current incomes that range from VND9-30 million ($384-1,281) a month depending on positions.

The tourism industry has been facing a severe labor shortage after reopening.

According to the latest report by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, Vietnam is among the top countries to have lost the most tourism staff due to the pandemic crisis.

In 2020, about 52 percent of tourism workers had quit or switched jobs.

Starting March 15, Vietnam has allowed quarantine-free entry and resumed its pre-pandemic visa exemption policy for citizens from 24 countries, including Japan, South Korea and EU members.

The country also lifted most Covid-19 restrictions.

Source: VnExpress

Share this post

Must Read

PRODUCTS EXHIBITION
05/04/2022

You may be interested in

31/08/2023
Sustaining its leading position in the Vietnamese tourism industry, Ho Chi Minh City remains a top travel destination
The Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Department is the main organization driving the tourism industry,...
17/08/2023
Advancing connectivity to elevate Phu Quoc into an exceptional international destination. 
The comprehensive master plan for Phu Quoc city, Kien Giang province, until 2040 defines the...
17/08/2023
Vietnam and South Korea actively stimulate and exchange tourists
In 2023, during the Year of Korean Tourism, efforts will be made to enhance connections between...
17/08/2023
Vietnam’s tourism industry demonstrates significant potential for expansion and advancement.
The Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism in Vietnam, Doan Van Viet, has acknowledged...
17/08/2023
Visa advantage is “great news” for Vietnam tourism 
The Asia-Pacific Tourism Association (PATA) welcomes visa facilitation policies for international...
08/08/2023
The hotel market in Ho Chi Minh City has recovered by more than 92%
According to Savills’ report, in the first half of 2023, Ho Chi Minh City welcomed the...
08/08/2023
Vietnam welcomed over 1 million international visitors in July 2023.
July is the first month that the tourism industry welcomed over one million international visitors...
08/08/2023
Vietnam businesses benefit from tourism recovery
HANOI: The strong recovery of tourism has helped businesses in the industry prosper. However,...
20/07/2023
Nearly 5.6 million international visitors come to Vietnam in first half
Vietnam welcomed nearly 5.6 million international visitors in the first half of this year,...
08/06/2023
Vietnam has 103 restaurants honored by the Michelin Guide.
Michelin Guide has honored 103 restaurants/food stalls, including 4 prestigious Michelin-starred...

Subscribe to Our eNewsletters

    captcha
    BOOK A STAND