Phu Yen will recover its tourism industry with "green" orientations
Accordingly, in the first phrase running from November, the province opened its doors to welcome visitors who book package tours from Ho Chi Minh City, including foreign expatriates living and working in the southern hub, as well as Phu Yen residents working and traveling inside the province with booked tours. The second phrase started early this month to allow tourism facilities with acceptable COVID-19 safety conditions to welcome domestic tourists.
Nguyen Thi Hong Thai, acting director of Phu Yen Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said that the department has issued a temporary plan to pilot welcome tourists. The goal of the plan is to both prevent and control the pandemic, while gradually recovering tourism, contributing to the socioeconomic development of the locality.
Currently, tourism businesses are reviewing safety measures to prevent the pandemic before they are ready to welcome visitors. Most businesses made every effort to repair and invest in technical infrastructure, services, and products to welcome guests in a closed and safe process.
Nguyen Thi Thanh Thuy, director of An My Agricultural Tourism Cooperative, owner of Moc Mien Rocky Garden homestay (Tuy An district), shared that even though she has absolutely no income now, the cooperative is still trying its best to invest in services in the hope that it can soon reopen to welcome guests. During the pandemic, the cooperative also spends time and money to invest in promoting and building its brands on online platforms.
The Phu Yen Tourism Association is also actively mobilising member businesses to restart tourism recovery by building safe products, services, and green tourism products. In addition, the Phu Yen Tourism Association has signed an agreement with the three Central Highlands provinces of Gia Lai, Dak Lak, and Kon Tum to jointly promote tourism in the region.
Beyond the long coastal line, stunning beaches, pristine islands, and imposing mountains, the province has 380 stay agencies offering 6,160 rooms, and eight provincial cultural and historical relics. However, the province needs further investment to become a golden land for developing various types of cultural, luxury, and eco-tourism services.
Phu Yen Party Committee has launched many measures to mobilise investment for the development of infrastructure, facilities, and technology for tourism industry.
Accordingly, the province promulgated an Action Programme on Tourism Development Investment in 2021-2025. The province also targets to speed up the documents and procedures to submit Phu Yen geopark to the UNESCO for consideration as a heritage site for recognition by 2024.
In addition, the province will also focus on supporting, removing difficulties and obstacles, creating conditions to promote major tourism projects that have been studied and implemented to be completed and put into operation soon, such as tourism projects in Xuan Dai Bay, O Loan lagoon, Da Dia Reef, Ca Pass-Vung Ro, as well as coastal tourism projects in Tuy Hoa.