Quang Ninh remains active in promoting local tourism amid Covid-19 threat

Tuesday, 2020-02-18 12:24:01
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A medical worker delivers leaflets on Covid-19 for visitors to Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh Province (Photo: VNA)
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NDO – The hospitality sector in the northern province of Quang Ninh has rallied every effort to seek new tourism market and step up tourism promotion activities amid the threat of the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).

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It is forecast that there will be a significant decrease in the number of foreign travellers to Quang Ninh in the first quarter of this year due to the Covid-19 outbreak, particularly those from traditional markets such as China, Northeast Asia, North America, and Australia.

Therefore, the local hospitality sector has worked to promote tourism in new markets such as Russia, Western Europe, and India while also seeking connection with other cities and provinces nationwide to boost domestic tourism.

The sector has eyed this difficult period as a time to restructure its apparatus, improve tourism infrastructure and services, and enhance human resources in order to meet the increasing demand of visitors while ensuring their safety during their stay in the locality.

Secretary of the Quang Ninh Provincial Party Committee Nguyen Xuan Ky has asked the local tourism sector to work harder to promote Quang Ninh as a safe, friendly and attractive destination among foreign and domestic visitors while taking proper preventive measures against the disease.

As of February 17, no Covid-19 case has been found in Quang Ninh. The province continues to welcome visitors who do not come from the epidemic areas while coordinating with the health quarantine authorities to control the epidemic.