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Bình Định kick-starts tourism revival efforts

Update: May, 15/2020 - 17:34

 

Tourists at Eo Gió beach in Bình Định Province’s Quy Nhơn City. VNA/VNS Photo

HCM CITY — The central province of Bình Định has unveiled a stimulus programme to revive domestic travel that offers a range of travel packages comprising air tickets, accommodation, sightseeing, and food, according to its Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The province Association of Tourism rolled out the campaign right after the tourism sector resumed operations, Nguyễn Hoàng Vũ, its chairman, said.

The campaign offers 10-40 per cent and 40-50 per cent discounts on tourism services and entrance tickets to tourist attractions.

It will introduce new travel products that help visitors take in the province’s natural beauty and cultural heritage, he said.

Hồ Quốc Dũng, chairman of the province People’s Committee, said efforts are being stepped up to revive tourism post-COVID-19 with a focus on domestic travel.

International travel is expected to restart by the end of this year or early next year, he said.

It would strengthen links with neighbouring provinces such as Phú Yên and Quảng Ngãi and the Central Highlands to create new inter-provincial tourism products featuring a number of attractions from beaches to mountains, he said.

Huỳnh Cao Nhất, deputy director of the province Department of Tourism, said his department has co-ordinated with the Việt Nam Association of Tourism for the national tourism stimulus programme, which is offering quality travel packages at reasonable prices.

It has advised tourism businesses to adopt measures to ensure visitors’ safety, he said.

Many businesses upgraded their facilities to prepare for recovery after the pandemic, he said.

Nguyễn Phụ Sơn, chairman of Hoàng Đạt Tourism and Trading Joint Stock Company, said during the pandemic his company invested in upgrading accommodation and catering facilities and planting more trees at its Kỳ Co Tourist Site in Quy Nhơn City.

The company also provided training for employees to improve the quality of services, he said.

Many people have visited the site recently after the lifting of social distancing requirements, he added. — VNS

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