Tourism industry with new impetus to open safely

Sunday - 05/12/2021 10:33
The "green zone" localities are ready to accompany the program "Restoring domestic tourism nationwide" and prepare detailed scenarios to open tourism flexibly, safely, and adapt to the epidemic situation in the country and in the world.
Tourism overcomes the COVID-19 crisis
According to the assessment of Deputy General Director of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism Pham Van Thuy at the program "Restoring domestic tourism nationwide", the launch of national domestic tourism is of great significance, especially for the business community aims to gradually overcome difficulties and catch up in the new normal. At the same time, it shows that tourism businesses are willing to accompany the tourism industry in overcoming shortcomings and difficulties.
Sharing about the difficulties of the tourism industry in recent years, Standing Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Tourism Association, Mr. Vu The Binh, said that with each outbreak of the epidemic, the entire tourism industry almost stopped working, more than 2 million direct workers and millions of indirect workers have to quit. However, not so that tourism businesses and localities give up, but during the four epidemics, every time the epidemic is controlled, a series of tourism stimulus programs are launched to attract tourists.
"Safe tourism” has become a mandatory requirement in all activities of the entire industry. In that context, domestic tourism has also received more attention. According to Mr. Vu The Binh, this is the time to restore domestic tourism. Through practice to make adjustments and consensus on safe travel.
Pham Duy Nghia, director of VietfootTravel, said that the tourism industry needs to re-evaluate and re- policies for domestic tourists in the coming years, which clarifies the role and importance of this market. .
Localities fully prepare conditions to launch safe tourism
Pham Van Thuy, Deputy Director General of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, said that the launch of national domestic tourism is a bridge between localities, tourism businesses and management agencies, and is a stepping stone to help tourism businesses gradually recovered. However, the launch must ensure the safety of visitors.
The program "Restoring domestic tourism nationwide" has had a strong response from localities, central state management agencies in charge of tourism, tourism associations of provinces and cities and thousands of tourism businesses.
Deputy Director of the Hanoi Department of Tourism Tran Trung Hieu said that in order for tourism activities to return to be effective and safe, it is necessary to closely unite and coordinate with service, destination providers and government uthority and management agency, association organization. Tourism products, travel and accommodation routes need to be implemented properly and methodically to ensure the safety of visitors.
The Hanoi Department of Tourism has consulted with the City People's Committee. Hanoi has detailed a plan to restore and develop tourism activities in the capital in association with COVID-19 prevention and control from now until the end of the year. The stages of restoring tourism activities follow the epidemic scenario that the Ministry of Health is developing to uniformly promulgate and it  based on the guidance "Safely adapting to the COVID-19 epidemic".
It is expected that in October 2021, Hanoi tourism will deploy activities in phase 3: Allowing accommodation establishments, tourist destinations, travel agencies, and transportation to be eligible to operate again. This phase mainly serves tourists in the capital. After Hanoi moves into the "new normal" phase, the Department of Tourism will assess the situation and recommend the implementation of phase 4, allowing tourism businesses to operate normally and welcome guests at good disease controlled localities.
Mr. Cao Tri Dung, Chairman of Da Nang Tourism Association said, Da Nang has fully prepared conditions to welcome guests. Up to now, Da Nang basically has a set of safe tourism criteria. Therefore, Da Nang plans to welcome guests in December 2021 when the rate of Da Nang people being vaccinated against COVID-19 reaches 80%. In the immediate future, Da Nang welcomes guests in the area.
Thua Thien Hue province said there were also ready conditions to launch safe tourism. Ha Giang is also applying 6 measures to develop tourism such as building a safe destination, investing in facilities and reducing service prices etc
In Khanh Hoa, Deputy Director of the Department of Tourism Nguyen Thi Le Thanh said, the Department has requested that any unit with 100% of employees injected with 2 doses of the vaccine will be able to operate. It is expected that in October, when all people in the province receive the first injection, Khanh Hoa will welcome domestic tourists.
It can be said that the program "Starting up domestic tourism the whole country" applies the Government's principles of safe, flexible adaptation and COVID-19 control, which strictly follows the guidance of the Ministry of Health and shif tourism activities to a "new normal" with the thought that living with COVID-19 is a great effort of the tourism industry in the current conditions to help localities gradually restore domestic tourism.


Source: Translated by My Phuong

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