A few days after the government officially announced the full opening of the international tourist market after 2 years of stagnation due to the Covid-19 epidemic, many tourism companies (DN) have been working with foreign partners to welcome them soon. traveler. Ms. Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa, director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism, said the opening of the road by the government and ministries and sectors will create the conditions for the tourism industry to come back really strong.
Recommend capital and interest rate incentives
As noted, many companies are preparing products and services, renewing tours and itineraries; promote and promote to welcome international visitors back soon.
Mr. Nguyen Tran Hoang Phuong, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Golden Smile Development Joint Stock Company (Golden Smile Travel), said a research team of nearly 60 companies in Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai, Binh Duong and Hanoi just participated in the experience program. Experience introducing tourist attractions in Duc Hoa – Ben Luc, Long An Province. The delegation includes companies operating domestic and international tourists together to get to know new and attractive destinations so that they can research and compile travel schedules and pick-up routes in the near future.
Another research team, including tourism companies in Ho Chi Minh City and many provinces in the southeast, also visited and experienced destinations in Bac Lieu, Soc Trang and Tien Giang as part of the conference to initiate the cooperation program. cooperation on tourism development in Ho Chi Minh City and 13 provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta by 2022. Mr. Nguyen Ngoc An, deputy general manager of Fiditour – Vietluxtour Travel Company, said the survey helps companies deal with the current situation and service quality. tourist services in the destination, preparation for the upcoming exploitation of visitors.
Companies are exploring destinations in Bac Lieu province and preparing for the rapid phase of welcoming domestic and international tourists
In order for tourism to recover most quickly after a long period of heavy impact from the pandemic, companies believe it is very necessary to provide support to access credit capital and preferential interest rates. Speaking to a reporter for the Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper, many companies have suggested that the state continue to give tourism companies access to preferential loans, land funds and tax incentives to have development aid. Mr Nguyen Van My, Chairman of the Members’ Council of Lua Viet Tours, proposed a stronger solution than delaying payment of bank interest and social insurance for tourism companies until early 2023.
The thematic dialogue on “Opening tourism after Covid-19”, organized by VnEconomy on March 20, also mentioned the story of capital sources for tourism companies to recover quickly. According to Mr. Phung Xuan Khanh, director of TienPhong Travel Company, the travel company has recently been supported to withdraw 80% of the international travel deposit from commercial banks in order to have funds to sustain the business. However, with a deposit of several hundred million dong, it is very difficult to promote business activities, so the proposal has access to a support package of 350,000 billion dong.
Mr. Hoang Anh Dung, Ambassador Cruise’s Sales Director, said that companies need more credit for large investments. Therefore, if the loan procedure is easier and faster, it will help companies to have more resources and new products for the recovery route.
There is a preferential mechanism that calls for investment in tourism
As for the credit policy to re-support companies in the tourism sector, the State Bank has recently issued many circulars related to debt restructuring, leaving the debt group unchanged to support companies in borrowing new capital. in the context of recovery.
According to Nguyen Quoc Hung, secretary general of the Vietnam Banks Association (VNBA), the government is implementing a socio-economic recovery package of about VND 350,000 billion. The banking sector is also setting conditions and policies to support companies in general, including tourism enterprises, in having an effective production and business plan in the near future, to access loans to serve customers. recovery, development.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa said that the tourism industry of Ho Chi Minh City has actively implemented many solutions to welcome domestic tourists and is ready to welcome international tourists by March 2022. In response, the city has prepared to launch the “Ho Chi Minh City Welcomes You” program with 6 focus groups on solutions.
It is recommended that the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism continue to coordinate and support the places in organizing programs and activities to promote and promote Vietnam’s tourism and tourism in other places. in the international market; coordinate with places to develop and advise the government to have preferential policies and mechanisms to develop tourism and ask for investment to re-develop strong “- emphasizes Ms.