In order to create favourable conditions for the city to boost its growth and generate jobs, Danang has proposed that the government allows the city to resume tourism activity this month.
|Danang and Quang Nam prepared to welcome tourists |
According to the proposed plan, Danang will serve tourists across two initial phases. The first period hopes to serve international businesspeople and overseas Vietnamese who arrive in Vietnam for trading, business trips, or repatriation. When these people enter Danang, they will have to comply with the Ministry of Health’s regulations on immigration procedures and isolation.
In the second phase, Danang proposes that the government resume international flights to the area, in collaboration with launching conditions to prevent and control the pandemic.
Meanwhiles, in the neighbouring province of Quang Nam, Le Tri Thanh, Chairman of Quang Nam People’s Committee said, “Quang Nam will coordinate with ministries and relevant agencies to build the process of welcoming and serving tourists to ensure security, safety, and efficiency. In addition, the province will assign the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism to work and coordinate with Danang and Hue to restore the domestic tourism sector as soon as possible.”
Along with cities and provinces, businesses are also being proactive in building plans to cater to tourists.
Hotels are building incentive strategies to welcome guests in time for Christmas and New Year’s Eve, and even greet international visitors to Danang under the pilot tourism programme.
For example, InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort is issuing resort incentive packages for tourists, including a gift worth 36 hours of holiday time, early check-in and late check-out, and a preferential dining experience.
Meanwhile, Risemount Premier Resort Danang has begun to welcome local people or those coming from surrounding cities and provinces in recent days. Tourists are enjoying promotional prices as low as $28 per night and other incentives such as free breakfast, afternoon tea, discounts on other culinary services, and preferential check-in and check-out.
Sunworld Ba Na Hills, in addition, has planted more than 12,000 rose trees, 10,000 sunflower trees, and thousands of marigold flowers, along with building a waterfall with exquisite golden statues in the resort.
Since last week, VinWonders South Hoi An has also started welcoming guests again with lowered fares for people in the Central Highlands at only $13 per ticket, or $10 each for children and the elderly. Tourists from other provinces are given an extra food voucher worth $4.35-6.50.
But Nguyen Duc Quynh, vice chairman of the Danang Hotel Association, said that while many large hotels have reopened with many attractive promotion programmes, concerns remain. “Many hotels and resorts are worried about restarting operations at this time when Danang is in the midst of its rainy season, lowering tourism demand. Therefore, some facilities are considering postponing their opening dates to early 2022,” Quynh said.
By Ha Minh