Vietnamese tourism to be promoted in major foreign markets

Thursday, 2021-10-07 11:56:09
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At the meeting between the MoCST and the Foreign Ministry. (Photo: NDO)
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NDO – On October 6, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST) and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs hosted a virtual meeting with Vietnamese representative agencies abroad to discuss coordination in promoting Vietnamese tourism in key markets.

At the meeting, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Doan Van Viet said that the ministry has worked with localities and travel enterprises to prepare for the resumption of domestic tourism once the pandemic is under control and the country enters a new period of safe and flexible adaptation to COVID-19.

The MoCST has made preparations for the welcoming of international visitors to Phu Quoc Island in Kien Giang Province as the first step in the reopening of international tourism nationwide.

The MoCST wished to cooperate with the Foreign Ministry to widely implement the programme “Roam Phu Quoc”, which opened the campaign “Live Fully in Vietnam” to promote Vietnam's tourism recovery during the 2021-2022 period.

The Ministry asked the Foreign Ministry and diplomatic missions abroad to support the propaganda of Vietnam’s plan for reopening of tourism; policies to ensure safety for visitors; and provide foreign businesses and tourists with information about the pilot process to welcome international tourists.

In addition to information about the travel demand of foreign visitors following a long period of implementing epidemic prevention and control measures, Vietnamese representative agencies abroad said that it is crucial to boost the connection and discussion to unify the mutual recognition of the “vaccine passport” between Vietnam and other countries.

For his part, Deputy Foreign Minister To Anh Dung affirmed that the ministry will always accompany the MoCST in promoting and reopening the tourism markets to welcome international visitors.

* The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism has been finalising a draft on the restoration of tourism activities in the city from now until the end of 2021 and into 2022.

Ho Chi Minh City has been making preparations for the recovery of tourism activities. (Photo via NDO)

The recovery roadmap for the tourism sector is expected to be divided into three periods. From October 1-31 in particular, the tourism activities are only permitted to resume in green areas in the districts of Cu Chi, Can Gio, Nha Be and 7.

From November 1 to December 31, priority will be given to opening tourism activities according to the epidemic control process of the localities (mainly in green areas).

During the third period (in 2022), the city’s sector will focus on restoring all tourism activities and products of all types, scales and scopes with safe adaptation to the COVID-19 pandemic.