Solutions to recover international tourism

Thursday, 01/10/2020, 00:33 [GMT+7]

Solutions to recover international tourism

Khanh Hoa Provincial Department of Tourism on September 29  coordinated with a number of businesses to hold a seminar on "Solutions to recover international tourism activities after Covid-19" with more than 100 participants. At the seminar, many delegates said that Khanh Hoa tourism must change to adapt to the new trend of tourists and build a pilot project to welcome international visitors.

Necessary to develop a pilot project to welcome international visitors


Experts forecast that international tourists may start to return in 2021. Currently, a number of countries in the region such as Thailand, Singapore have started to welcome visitors back. Searches for flights to Asia - Pacific are increasing. Therefore, Khanh Hoa tourism must have solutions to welcome international visitors in safety.


Regarding this issue, Vu Hong Quang - Deputy Head of Air Transport Department, Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam said that Khanh Hoa needs to develop a project to welcome international visitors. In which, Russia is the most positive tourist market. Most Russian visitors to Khanh Hoa come from the Far East. They often stay for a long time and move less. Currently, Russia also has a vaccine against Covid-19. Therefore, Khanh Hoa may consider welcoming Russian guests.


In response to this idea, Tran Viet Trung - Director of Khanh Hoa Provincial Department of Tourism suggested Anex Vietnam Travel and Trading Co., Ltd., Pegas Misr Vietnam Travel Co., Ltd. and Siberia Airlines (S7) coordinate with the provincial Department of Tourism to build projects to welcome Russian visitors. According to Le Van Nghia - representative of Siberia Airlines, the airline is ready to take international flights from Russia to Khanh Hoa with a frequency of one flight a day. Le Thi Hong Minh - General Director of Cam Ranh International Terminal Joint Stock Company also said that the airport is ready to welcome international flights. However, to do this, it is necessary to have close coordination between units from airlines, stations, accommodations, quarantine departments, etc.


Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa is a favorite tourist destination.
Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa is a favorite tourist destination.


Changing to adapt to new trends


In 2019, Chinese, Russian and Korean visitors account for 93% of the international tourist arrivals of Khanh Hoa. After the Covid-19 epidemic, these are still key markets for Khanh Hoa tourism. However, travel trend after the Covid-19 epidemic. Dang Manh Phuoc - Managing Director of Outbox Destination Management Consulting Services Co., Ltd. said that through a survey of reputable companies, young visitors tend to back to travel earliest. 76% of travelers aged 25-34 and 65% of travelers aged 18-24 are considering returning to travel. After the Covid-19 epidemic, tourists tend to  choose shorter trips, go to nearby destinations, pay more attention to safety as well as prices, and prefer destinations with private spaces. Therefore, Khanh Hoa tourism needs to research solutions on international tourist markets by ages and interests instead by nationality as before…To do this, tourist makers in Khanh Hoa need to make appropriate adjustments.


The Covid-19 has made visitors tend to search travel information online more, limit communication while traveling and limit cash usage. Luu Hoang Long - Director of corporate customer department of Viettel Khanh Hoa said that in order to recover the tourism market, Khanh Hoa needs to speed up smart tourism, proactively provide information to potential customers and do sales online.


At the end of the seminar, Mr. Tran Viet Trung said he would develop a project to welcome international visitors. This not only brings about economic benefits, but more importantly, it is the best way to build the image and promote Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa tourism to the international community in the current time.

Xuan Thanh
Translated by T.T