Tet tourism fell deeply

Tuesday, 23/02/2021, 23:39 [GMT+7]

Tet tourism fell deeply

The Covid-19 epidemic came back in the country, making tourism during the lunar new year festival (Tet) in Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa quiet. According to the report of the provincial Department of Tourism, from the last day of the lunar old year to the 4th day of the lunar new year, the whole province only had 27,100 guests.
  
Number of guests dropped deeply
  
This lunar new year festival, tourism businesses in the province prepared many new services to attract tourists. However, when the Covid-19 epidemic came back in some places in the country, people were afraid of long-distance travel, many guests canceled hotel rooms and tours. From February 10 to 15, Cam Ranh airport received about 25 domestic flights each day, with 150 passengers/flight on average. The number of tourists traveling by car was also quite small. “During the lunar new year festival this year, most of hotels, resorts, tourist destinations and entertainment areas in the province did not increase service prices, but improved the quality of services to attract tourists. However, due to the epidemic, the number of tourists decreased deeply ”, said Nguyen Thi Le Thanh - Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Tourism.
 
According to the report of the Department of Tourism, February 11 to 15, the whole province welcomed 27,100 guests, equaling 13.2% of 2019 figure. Room capacity was about 33.8%, tourism revenue was more than 92 billion VND, equal to 12.5% of 2019’s figure. Tourists mainly stayed at high-end resorts and hotels in Bai Dai area (Cam Lam Distrist) and Nha Trang City. In particular, Movenpick Cam Ranh Resort led with 3,085 guests, Amiana resort led in room occupation rate with nearly 61.2%.
 
The decrease in tourist arrivals made the number of visitors to tourist spots go down. VinWonders Nha Trang was still the most popular attraction, but it only received about 15,000 visitors. The number of tourists taking island tours was also quite small. During the 5 days of Tet, Nha Trang Tourist Pier served more than 4,200 visitors while Monkey Island and Orchid Island belonging to Long Phu Tourist Company received only about 1,600 visitors...
 

 

Unicorn dance to start new year at Champa Island Nha Trang
Unicorn dance to start new year at Champa Island Nha Trang
 
Activities for tourists still organized
 
Although the number of tourists decreased deeply, the tourist destinations in Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa still made efforts to organize activities for tourists to enjoy springtime. For example, besides Tata Show, Vinwonders Nha Trang organized many traditional activities such as the countryside market, folk games. Vinwonders Nha Trang also organized dragon lion dance, national musical instrument performances, folk singing, giving calligraphy letters...
 
Similarly, the Champa Island Nha Trang held a unicorn dance to open spring on the 2nd day of the lunar new year with some interesting activities such as writing calligraphy, folk games and traditional musical instrument performances. Ba Ho tourist area welcomed visitors with rural landscapes such as buffaloes, winning rice season ... from straw, corn, bamboo and leaves. In particular, the tourist area also set up a very rustic market. Long Phu Tourist Joint Stock Company launched a kayak tour to the mangrove forest, check-in at the bridge across the 175m long forest, and many other interesting entertainment services to attract tourists...
 
Xuan Thanh
 
Translated by T.T