On the afternoon of April 5, the first 126 American tourists visited the ancient city of Hoi An after 2 years of freezing due to the Covid-19 epidemic.
This group of guests will stay until the end of April. This afternoon, the group split into two groups to visit some tourist sites such as: Thu Bon river, Duy Hai fishing village, Tra Nhieu tourist village, Kim Bong carpentry village, Cam Thanh coconut forest, Hoi An ancient town. Then the group left by boat to visit the pottery village of Thanh Ha.
Allison Crull (35 years old, living in the US) said that she and her delegation came to Vietnam on March 31 on a 10-day trip.
“After visiting Hanoi, we went to Ha Long and landed in Da Nang yesterday. Today we were walking in Hoi An, on April 7 we will go to Ho Chi Minh City and on Saturday this week we will fly back to America,” said Ms. Crull.
Mrs. Crull talked about her first trip to Vietnam and admired the beauty of the S-shaped country. In Hanoi, she went to the old town, visited Sword Lake, etc. She also loved the beauty of Ha Long Bay with magical water.
According to Trinh Diem Quynh (owner of a fashion store in Nguyen Thai Hoc Street), this is the largest group of guests since the Covid-19 pandemic so far.
Quynh said: “In the past, when there was no epidemic, we welcomed about 20 groups of guests with about 200 people every day. After 2 years of closure I feel very happy when the state opens up to tourism. Hopefully many more delegations will come to Hoi An in the near future.”
Director of the Center for Culture – Sports & Radio – Television Hoi An City, Ms. Truong Thi Ngoc Cam, said the recent arrival of many international delegations in Hoi An is a positive sign that tourism is gradually recovering.
“We are ready to welcome visitors back after Covid-19. Hoi An is expected to continue to welcome 50 German nationals to visit and travel on April 7th. I hope to come here, Vietnam in general and Hoi An city in particular will receive more international tourist groups,” said Ms. Cam.
Earlier, on March 28 and April 3, the Thai famtrip and presstrip delegation visited the ancient city of Hoi An.