Ms. Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa, Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism, said on October 22 that the fourth domestic tourism stimulus program was continued by the Department of Tourism, the Tourism Association of Ho Chi Minh City and businesses (DN). to address difficulties for destinations, businesses, tourism service establishments affected by the Covid-19 epidemic.
Promote tourism in place
According to Ms. Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa, nearly 100 businesses including travel, transportation, tourist accommodation, food and beverage, shopping, service providers and attractions … in the city will responding to nearly 200 travel programs with discounts from 10% -50%.
In order to encourage local tourism “Ho Chi Minh City people travel to Ho Chi Minh City”, there are many route tours, city travel discovery schedules built or renewed by travel companies. Saigontourist Travel Service Company is offering to sell Saigon Ranges tours, Can Gio tours – Sac Monkey Island – Hang Duong Market – Bat Nghe Conservation Area 2. – Ao Dai Museum, studying to be a technology farmer in the Hi-tech Agricultural Park (Cu Chi district) …
Mr. Nguyen Huu Y Yen, General Director of Saigontourist Travel Service Company, said that over the past time, the company has accompanied the City Department of Tourism, the City Tourism Association in an association program, stimulating tourism demand with 13 Mekong Delta province, 6 provinces in the Southeast. After the survey programs of enterprises with local management agencies, the company has put a number of tours into operation, initially achieving positive signals.
“With a nationwide system, businesses have implemented programs and products to promote and bring tourists to the city. Or the city is implementing the Ao Dai Festival, visitors from localities to the city will have the opportunity to join the event in the framework of the festival “- said Mr. Nguyen Huu Y Yen.
Mr. Nguyen Minh Man, Communication Director of TST tourist Company, analyzed the effectiveness of the stimulus tours which will initially evoke demand and create local tourist trends in the city. Besides famous places and places associated with city tourism for many years, the new tours will give visitors the opportunity to see more pictures of the changing daily changes of a dynamic city.
“Even the change in multi-purpose transportation such as the Hop On – Hop Off bus, the river bus, the upcoming metro system will mount and create new tour products” – Mr. Nguyen Minh Man said.
Artists respond to the HCM City Ao Dai Festival 2020 to promote Ho Chi Minh City’s tourism. Photo: LAM GIANG
Invest in high quality products
Many businesses are launching promotions to attract tourists. According to Ms. Huynh Phan Phuong Hoang, Deputy General Director of Vietravel Tourism Company, the company will introduce many tours with discounts up to 50%. The city area and the Southeast are the safest and most suitable destinations for tourism development. Vietravel has deployed 16 tour products to this area, highlighting the destinations to discover Cu Chi, Tay Ninh, Can Gio, Vung Tau, Con Dao …
Fiditour – Vietluxtour Travel Company is selling products with discounts from 10% -30% in the program to associate with partners to stimulate demand. A series of cultural – historical tours of Saigon Special Cave with 5 routes from Ho Chi Minh City to the West and the Southeast is a special product line that is attracting many customers.
“The city still has a lot of potential for cultural tourism, craft villages, ecology … for different segments. The tourism industry needs to continue to plan products so that the city is no longer a transit point, but will create a unique and different mark in the heart of tourists “- said Fiditour Travel Representative – Vietluxtour.
“City tourism products not only focus on cheap promotional tours but also need to invest in more high quality tours with different quality in order to catch up with tourism trends from regions” – Mr. Nguyen Minh Man suggested .
Products must be attractive and safe
Sharing at the seminar “Finding a safe tourism face” organized by the Saigon Economic Times on October 22, Mr. Nguyen Viet Anh, Head of Travel Department – Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism, said in the context Covid-19 translation, the tourist’s mentality is changing. Price is no longer a top concern, but safety is still the most priority.
The Department of Tourism of the city has implemented many options, which provide safe destinations for tourists to choose from, and at the same time deploying safety criteria sets to tourism establishments. “However, it is still important that tourism products must be attractive. Because if only safe and not attractive, it will not attract tourists. Need to ally with other localities to unify the set of safety criteria, push strongly stimulate tourism demand “- Mr. Nguyen Viet Anh shared.
Today (October 22), the Department of Tourism of Ho Chi Minh City, the Tourism Association of Ho Chi Minh City and businesses hold conferences to deploy the tourism stimulus program of Ho Chi Minh City.