Tourism & Hospitality Sector Committee

General information

The Tourism and Hospitality Sector Committee represents the voice of the international tourism and hospitality industry in Vietnam. The committee currently has 9 members, ranging from hotels to tourism management companies to airlines and industry experts all of whom share a vision to make Vietnam an internationally renowned tourism destination.
We engage with key stakeholders such as: Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Public Security, Vietnam Administration of Tourism, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, Vietnam Business Forum, Tourism Advisory Board, the EU delegation to Vietnam, EU Countries Diplomatic Corps, trade missions and more, to address our members concerns, advocate on their behalf and present recommendations to policy makers.
We also provide updates on the tourism and hospitality sectors to all industry stakeholders in EuroCham. Our four key areas at this time are to raise awareness on Visa Policy, Destination Marketing, Sustainable Tourism and the development of Human Resources in the tourism and hospitality industry.
In 2017, the Vietnamese government declared that tourism is to become a strategic sector to spearhead the Vietnamese economy. Through our members international expertise, we offer various stakeholders and policy makers advice and recommendations to achieve that target.

Key interests and Position paper

In February 2020, when COVID-19 pandemic spread and deeply affected tourism and hospitality industry, Tourism and Hospitality Sector Committee sent a Letter to the Prime Minister on recommendations to support businesses in COVID-19.
Following the letter, Chairman Martin also granted the press interviews to discuss in depth the topic: 
* Bao Dau Tu:

EuroCham Whitebook 2019
Destination Marketing
Visa Exemptions and ‘Visa-on-Arrival’
Education and Training
Responsible Tourism Policy
Licensing of Tourist-Related Services
Letter to Prime Minister on recommendations to support businesses in COVID-19


  1. Alma Resort Cam Ranh
  2. Savills Hotels Asia Pacific
  3. GoVacation Vietnam
  4. Avani Hotels
  5. Individual member: José Sánchez-Barroso
  6. RMIT University Vietnam 
  7. Lotte Hotel Saigon 
  8. Lufthansa Group
  9. Sofitel Saigon Plaza


Martin Koerner
Commercial Director
Alma Resort Cam Ranh

Vice Chairman
Mauro Gasparotti

Savills Hotels Asia Pacific

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