Khanh Hoa restores tourism activities step-by-step

Wednesday, 16/09/2020, 15:56 [GMT+7]

Khanh Hoa restores tourism activities step-by-step

Khanh Hoa Province Department of Tourism has just issued Plan to implement solutions to gradually restore tourism activities after the Covid-19 epidemic. Accordingly, in the coming time, the tourism will focus on the domestic tourist market, promote communication and promotion, find solutions towards recovering a part of the international tourist market in 2021.
Re-stimulating tourism
According to Nguyen Thi Le Thanh - Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Tourism, with the Government's drastic measures, the Covid-19 has basically been controlled, which makes the people feel secure. Khanh Hoa has no outbreak, so it is possible to restart the tourism stimulus for a second time. Recently, Khanh Hoa has been chosen as a transit isolation point for foreign experts and the local tourism stimulus program "Khanh Hoa people travel in Khanh Hoa" has been launched, so the service supply for tourism are still operating until now. Those are important basis for the implementation of the plan to gradually restore tourism activities in the fourth quarter of 2020 and the orientation for the year 2021.
Accordingly, the Department of Tourism determined that the domestic tourist market is still the biggest target in the fourth quarter of 2020 and 2021. In addition, Khanh Hoa tourism also pays attention to the international tourist market with foreigners in Vietnam; especially the Christmas and New Year holidays. The Department of Tourism also hopes to see the international tourist market to recover soon in 2021.
In the fourth quarter of 2020, Khanh Hoa Provine is expected to welcome 350,000 visitors, including 10,000 international ones. The tourism is also expected to restore 100% of the basic tourism service system (accommodation, restaurants, travel, entertainment and urban utility services) to prepare for a recovery in tourism in 2021.


Domestic tourists in Khanh Hoa
Domestic tourists in Khanh Hoa
Solutions to attract visitors

According to estimates of Khanh Hoa Province Department of Tourism, in August 2020, the whole province only welcomed 28,000  visitors , much lower thanthe figure of 214,439 ones in July. Generally for 8 months, Khanh Hoa only received nearly 986,000 tourists, equaling 19.8% over the same period in 2019. In which, there are nearly 426,000 international visitors and 560,000 domestic ones. Total tourism revenue in 8 months was estimated at VND6,028 billion, equaling 24.4% over the same period in 2019.

In order to attract domestic tourists and foreign tourists in Vietnam, in the coming time, the tourism will step up the coordination to attract tourists through the business linking progran which has worked well during the past time. In particular, activities to stimulate local tourism "Khanh Hoa people travel in Khanh Hoa" will be maintained.
At the same time, the tourism has also built a number of tourism stimulus packages with many advantages such as MICE tourism (tourism combining events, conferences and meetings); vacation tourism for families and groups; sports tourism with golf services... to attract tourists from key Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City City, the South West and the Central Highlands. The Department of Tourism will update the full information of the stimulus program on website for visitors to know and choose preferential programs of Khanh Hoa tourism businesses. The tourism will also participate in the Vietnam International Tourism Fair - VITM Hanoi 2020 (scheduled to be held in mid-November) and combine to organize the Khanh Hoa tourism promotion program in Hanoi with the theme "The call of Nha Trang sea".
To prepare for the recovery of the international tourist market, the provincial Department of Tourism will coordinate with Cam Ranh International Terminal Joint Stock Company and airlines to communicate, promote, advertise and build a stimulus program to attract international visitors to restore international flights to Cam Ranh in 2021. In addition, the department will coordinate with Viettel Khanh Hoa and MeCorp Company to implement the project "Stimulating growth of international tourists on the basis of digital economy and applying achievements of information technology " in the last months of 2020. At the same time, the Department of Tourism will build and implement the program of cooperation with Travelshop Vietnam - Travelshop Turkey in attracting international visitors to Khanh Hoa with the proposal to organize the annual  business link program. In particular, the fourth quarter of 2020, an online travel fair will be organized with the form of online exchange between international travel companies and Khanh Hoa's tourism service providers.
The tourism will also organize a number of training courses on professional skills and business management skills to support the direction of building business strategies to adapt to the change in tourism trends after the Covid-19 pandemic; hold talks to exchange solutions to restore international tourism activities after the Covid-19 epidemic... “Hopefully, with the controlled Covid-19 and the effective solutions, Khanh Hoa tourism will gradually recover in the coming time. To do this, tourism businesses need to unite and make efforts to overcome difficulties for the common goal ”, said Ms. Nguyen Thi Le Thanh.
Xuan Thanh
Translated by T.T