Maintaining tourism stimulation until 2021

Over the past two months, a wide variety of tourism stimulation activities have been launched by many localities to rejuvenate the country’s tourism industry following the heavy impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over the past two months, a wide variety of tourism stimulation activities have been launched by many localities to rejuvenate the country’s tourism industry following the heavy impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Visitors to Ngu Hanh Son relic site in Da Nang will enjoy free entrance until the end of 2021

During these last days of 2020, several destinations have decided to extend and maintain their stimulus packages for domestic tourism until 2021.

Practical stimulation

To achieve the goal of welcoming 10 million domestic tourists in 2021, Quang Ninh province has just decided to extend its tourism stimulus package (worth VND500 billion) until the end of 2021. Specifically, the province will continue to offer 50% discounts on entrance tickets to tourist sites on Ha Long Bay as well as at other destinations such as Quang Ninh Museum and the Yen Tu landscape.

Visitors who travel to or from Quang Ninh via Van Don International Airport will receive high-quality bus tickets from the airport to Ha Long City, Uong Bi City and vice versa. Also with the desire to soon restore the activities of tourism sector in the new situation, Da Nang City has just issued a plan to waive all entrance fees at Ngu Hanh Son relic site and museums in the locality in 2021.

Previously, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism and the Tourism Association announced a tourism stimulation programme until the end of 2020, with the response of nearly 100 travel and transportation businesses, tourist accommodation businesses, food and drink establishments and tourist attractions. It attracted a large number of domestic tourists.

Under the stimulation programme, nearly 200 tourism products with on-site travel on than 30 short-day tours (one, two and three days) around Ho Chi Minh City and hundreds of tours connecting provinces and cities in the Mekong River Delta were promoted. Earlier, seven provinces and cities (including Ba Ria – Vung Tau, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc, Binh Thuan, Dong Nai, Ho Chi Minh City and Tay Ninh) signed a cooperation agreement on tourism stimulation, developing promotional packages with different forms until the end of 2020.

At the same time, Ba Ria - Vung Tau province also announced a tourism stimulation programme introducing safe destinations in COVID-19 epidemic prevention and control. Accordingly, all travel businesses, tourist attractions, accommodation, restaurants and transportation enterprises simultaneously offered discounts of 10-30%.

Quang Ninh provincial Department of Tourism, in collaboration with Tourism Associations in the province and several other localities in the northern, central and southern regions, and travel businesses, established the northeastern autumn tourism stimulation alliance. It consists of 36 participatory units, including four providing tourism services and implementing the East and Northwest Inter-Travel Promotion Campaign until March 2021.

 

Over nearly two months, Quang Ninh has enhanced tourism stimulation through the organisation of 64 cultural events in the localities. Sapa town’s tourism (in Lao Cai province) has resumed with a second tourism stimulation programme entitled “I love Sapa” , featuring a series of vibrant activities and attractive promotions until the end of 2020.

According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism(VNAT), thanks to the domestic tourism stimulation alliances of the localities, the number of domestic tourists has increased significantly since November 2020.

Under the reports by the localities, the number of bookings increased again in November and December in several destinations such as Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Long (Quang Ninh), Sapa (Lao Cai), Da Lat (Lam Dong), Da Nang, Hoi An (Quang Nam), Phu Quoc (Kien Giang). Quang Ninh welcomed over 1,25 million visitors in November, double that of October. Thus, the tourism stimulation programmes have initially had an effect, opening up prospects for vibrant domestic tourism again.

Many attractive products

Ho Chi Minh City's tourism stimulation programme focused on on-site tourism products with reasonable prices, incentives, and many attractive services. As many as 30 hotels at three or five star level have seen discounts of 20-30%; meanwhile, several others have offered discounts of up to 60% or provided more services such as free airport shuttle and laundry.

Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa said that with 200 new products, this stimulation programme is expected to be an effective solution in developing a COVID-19 response scenario. The City aims to attract around 15 million domestic tourists by the end of this year and earn around VND80 trillion from tourism. Around 60% of travel businesses in the City have resumed their operation following suspension due to the epidemic.

Many enterprises have offered options for safe and special destinations as well as developing specialised product lines for different customers. During the last two months, tourism enterprises in Quang Ninh launched new products for the winter, meeting visitor demand.

Tourists have been interested in the torus around the northeast and northwest and community-based services such as learning more about the life of ethnic minority people (such as Dao, Tay and Pa Then) or taking a boat along the Nho Que river in Ha Giang or conquering Ta Xua peak in Son La province.

The VNAT also noted that the second stimulation programme with its new products and attractive promotional packages is the basis for a gradual recovery and positive results during the third quarter of this year. Nhan Dan

HCM City links up with five regions to raise tourism revenue

HCM City links up with five regions to raise tourism revenue

Sustainable regional linkages between HCM City and five other regions are expected to play a vital role in the recovery of the tourism industry, which has been seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sea-based tourism contributing greatly to economy

Sea-based tourism contributing greatly to economy

To develop tourism quickly and in a sustainable manner, Vietnam has defined island and sea tourism as a breakthrough measure in the development of the marine economy. 

 
 

Other News

.
Foliage seasons comes brilliantly in deciduous broad-leaved forests
Foliage seasons comes brilliantly in deciduous broad-leaved forests
TRAVELicon  27/01/2021 

Forests in the Central Highlands region are entering their most beautiful season of the year when leaves on trees are changing to brilliant colours of red and yellow.

HCM City, Mekong Delta boost regional tourism cooperation
HCM City, Mekong Delta boost regional tourism cooperation
TRAVELicon  27/01/2021 

HCM City and 13 cities and provinces in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta will step up efforts to foster tourism cooperation in the next five years, local authorities have said.

A cheesy treat for all ages
A cheesy treat for all ages
TRAVELicon  28/01/2021 

Vietnamese food is famous the world over. Don’t take our word for it, here’s what those in the know said.

British cave experts invited to design cave tours in Thai Nguyen
British cave experts invited to design cave tours in Thai Nguyen
TRAVELicon  26/01/2021 

An expedition team from the British Royal Caves Association (BCRA) has conducted a survey of the northern province of Thai Nguyen, with the primary aim of exploring future possibilities for cave tourism in the locality.

Xoi Ngu Sac (five-coloured steamed glutinous rice)
Xoi Ngu Sac (five-coloured steamed glutinous rice)
TRAVELicon  26/01/2021 

Almost all tourists are drawn by “xoi ngu sac” (five-coloured steamed glutinous rice)’s irresistible attraction, an eye-catching appearance with five vibrant colours.

Brilliant Hanoi in leaf-changing season of ‘bang’ trees
Brilliant Hanoi in leaf-changing season of ‘bang’ trees
TRAVELicon  27/01/2021 

During recent days as the whole Northern region became immersed in cold air, over the course of just one night, the streets of Hanoi suddenly warmed up as the ancient ‘bang’ (Terminalia catappa) trees changed into a new set of bright red clothes.

‘To day’ flowers greet spring in Mu Cang Chai
‘To day’ flowers greet spring in Mu Cang Chai
TRAVELicon  26/01/2021 

When the first flowers blossom on the ‘to day’ (wild peach blossom) trees, H’mong people joyfully celebrate their traditional Lunar New Year festival on the first three days of the twelfth lunar month.

Vietnamese cultural quintessence space in Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnamese cultural quintessence space in Ho Chi Minh City
TRAVELicon  25/01/2021 

50km away from the hub of Ho Chi Minh City, the “Vietnam at a glance” tourism complex in Cu Chi has attracted many visitors. 

Unique lunar New Year markets in Ho Chi Minh City
Unique lunar New Year markets in Ho Chi Minh City
TRAVELicon  25/01/2021 

There are unique markets in Ho Chi Minh City that only sell a single item and open in the buildup to the lunar New Year (Tet) holiday.

Beach tours to be top choice for Tet
Beach tours to be top choice for Tet
TRAVELicon  24/01/2021 

Beach tours have become the top choice for the coming Lunar New Year or Tet.

Delicious dining at a snail’s pace
Delicious dining at a snail’s pace
TRAVELicon  24/01/2021 

Overlooking Ngoc Khanh Lake in Hanoi’s Ba Dinh District, Oc Thi No restaurant has a pleasant view that helps diners feel relaxed as they enjoy a variety of dishes of freshwater snails.

HCM City to pedestrianise Turtle Lake area
HCM City to pedestrianise Turtle Lake area
TRAVELicon  22/01/2021 

The authorities in HCM City's District 3 have planned to pedestrianise the Turtle Lake area which will open from 7 pm to 11 pm during the weekends.

Hanoi’s tourism lost $3.6 billion in 2020 amid Covid-19 crisis
Hanoi’s tourism lost $3.6 billion in 2020 amid Covid-19 crisis
TRAVELicon  23/01/2021 

Hanoi received 8.65 million travelers in 2020, just 30 percent of the figure in 2019. Losses were estimated at $3.6 billion.

Vietnam’s wonders promoted on Google Arts & Culture
Vietnam’s wonders promoted on Google Arts & Culture
TRAVELicon  22/01/2021 

Google Arts & Culture on January 21 announced the Wonders of Vietnam project on online platform to honour the country’s natural landscapes, tangible and intangible heritages recognised by the UNESCO.

Experts predict positive outlook for Vietnam’s tourism post-COVID
Experts predict positive outlook for Vietnam’s tourism post-COVID
TRAVELicon  22/01/2021 

Given Vietnam’s successful control of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts in tourism and hospitality have predicted a positive outlook for Vietnam’s tourism post-COVID crisis.

Craft villages in Hanoi gear up for Lunar New Year festival
Craft villages in Hanoi gear up for Lunar New Year festival
TRAVELicon  23/01/2021 

Local people in craft villages throughout the capital have moved to ramp up production of various products in an effort to meet increasing demand from consumers ahead of the Lunar New Year festival, known locally as Tet.

Pho hong, a must-try dish in Bac Ha
Pho hong, a must-try dish in Bac Ha
TRAVELicon  24/01/2021 

I’ve known about pho hong (pink pho) in the northwestern province of Lao Cai’s Bac Ha Town for a long time but only recently got a chance to try it.

Hanoi plans to open another pedestrian street
Hanoi plans to open another pedestrian street
TRAVELicon  21/01/2021 

Hanoi’s authorities plan to open another pedestrian street around Thien Quang Lake in Hai Ba Trung District.

Charming Phu Quoc island city
Charming Phu Quoc island city
TRAVELicon  22/01/2021 

Phu Quoc is Vietnam’s largest island and one of the world’s most favourite tourism destinations. 

Trekkers can enjoy a spectacular sunset on Muoi Mountain
Trekkers can enjoy a spectacular sunset on Muoi Mountain
TRAVELicon  20/01/2021 

Located in Lao Cai Province, Bach Moc Luong Tu is the country’s fourth highest peak and is one of the most popular locations for trekking lovers who are keen to enjoy a spectacular sunset alongside magnificent clouds.

 
 
 
Leave your comment on an article

OR QUICK LOGIN