Hanoi’s tourism prepares recovery plan after COVID-19

Thursday, 2021-06-10 11:59:06
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Tourism businesses, organisations and agencies in Hanoi asked to strictly observe COVID-19 prevention and control.
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NDO – Although the COVID-19 pandemic has seen continuous complicated developments and caused negative impacts on tourist activities in Hanoi, the capital city’s hospitality sector has prepared a recovery plan for as soon as the pandemic is under control.

Accordingly, in the second half of this year, the city’s Tourism Department has asked tourism businesses, organisations and agencies in the city to strictly observe COVID-19 prevention and control.

The Department will continue to advance the application of information technology in managing tourist activities and the supervision of travel agencies and tour operators who meet COVID-19 safety standards based on the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s set of evaluation indicators.

In addition, the department will take action to improve the quality of tourist products, increase the attractiveness of destinations, develop tours promoting the value of heritages, relic sites and craft villages in the city.

The department will also coordinate with the city’s authorities in planning festivals and cultural events when the COVID-19 pandemic is brought under control.

In the first five months of this year, the city received 2.89 million domestic visitors, down 6.7% over the same period in 2020, and earned VND 8.1 trillion in tourism revenue, down 50.7% due to the impact of COVID-19. In May alone, domestic holiday-makers coming to the capital numbered 115,000, a steep decrease of 55.3% year-on-year.