Localities adopt measures to promote tourism after COVID-19

Thursday, 2020-05-28 16:48:56
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Visitors on boats to explore Bay Mau coconut forest in Hoi An city (Photo: zing.vn)
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NDO – The Hoi An city authorities in Quang Nam province have decided to offer free admission to several local tourist sites for doctors, nurses and medical workers who have been working in the frontline at healthcare facilities in the fight against COVID-19.

The promotion, which will run from June 1 until the end of the year, is to be applied in Hoi An old town, Cham islet, Bay Mau coconut forest, and Tra Que vegetable growing village.

All Vietnamese visitors to the old town, Cham islet and Bay Mau forest can also enjoy a “buy one get one free” promotion from June 1 to September 30, 2020.

A tourism stimulus programme was launched in Dong Thap province on May 27 in response to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s campaign on ‘Vietnamese people travel Vietnam’.

Taking place throughout the second half of this year, the programme will provide visitors with 10%-30% discount at local tourist sites, restaurants and hotels.

A wide range of cultural, tourism and sporting events will also be held under the programme to attract vacationers to the locality.

In a similar effort to revitalise the tourism sector, the Hanoi municipal People’s Committee has directed the city’s Tourism Department to step up promotional campaigns to advertise Hanoi as a safe destination for travellers after the COVID-19 epidemic.

The department was also asked to build a general set of criteria for high-quality tourist sites, improve tourist services, and strengthen cooperation with neighbouring localities to boost regional tourism.

Meanwhile, Hai Phong city People’s Committee recently adopted a project on developing tourism in its rural areas for the 2021-2025 period, which focuses on unlocking the tourism potential in Tien Lang, Vinh Bao, An Lao, Thuy Nguyen, Kien Thuy and An Duong districts.

The above-mentioned districts are also being encouraged to step up the building of new style rural areas while developing community-based tourism.