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Tool to have a safe trip in Việt Nam launched

Update: October, 16/2020 - 09:45

HÀ NỘI - An application named 'Du Lịch Việt Nam An Toàn' (A Safe Trip in Việt Nam) has been launched to provide a useful tool for tourists in the country.

The app is easy to find and on both Android and iOS with the image of a lotus, a symbol of Vietnamese tourism.

Tourists can use Vietnamese or English to find information on destinations in the country, estimate the safety level and how the pandemic is controlled in the places they are about to go and find suitable services.

New application is expected to improve tourists' experience while travelling in Việt Nam. Photo congthuong.vn

COVID-19 has changed demand and the way people travel, so many people prioritise safety instead of competitive prices as they did before, according to Nguyễn Lê Phúc, vice chairman of the Việt Nam Administration of Tourism (VNAT).

“Using technology to improve tourists’ experience is very necessary for this situation, we expect that the new application will become useful in the context of travelling in the new normal,” he said.

During a conference reviewing the tourism activities in the first nine months on Wednesday in Hà Nội, Phúc estimated that this year the number of foreign tourists to Việt Nam would drop at least 70 per cent, the outbound tourists would drop 85 per cent, leading to the total income of national tourism industry decreasing 61 per cent compared with last year.

“That’s why changing the strategy to promote tourism is very urgent at the moment and digitalising is the key to solving the problems,” he added. VNS

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