Ho Chi Minh City is developing many new tourist products in the downtown area, especially during the upcoming holidays of April 30 and May 1. In addition, the city will promote tourism connection with provinces and cities in the country to promote and introduce tourism products.
This is also a challenge, but also an opportunity to create “leverage” to help the “smokeless industry” across the country in general and the southern region in particular recover from COVID-19.
After the fourth epidemic, the tourist industry in Ho Chi Minh City is gradually making a strong comeback. In the coming time, the tourism industry will continue to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of state management, maximize the benefits and create the conditions for a healthy competitive environment for businesses and the tourism community to develop.
To build a system of attractive and typical tourist products of the city, complementing the range of tourist products with the typical tourist programs of the city under the themes “Saigon past and present”, “Emotions of Saigon”. Saigon” and “Dynamic Saigon”.
Tourism related to culture, art, waterway tourism, agricultural tourism, ecology and community tourism; to develop medical and sports tourism products, the “100 things of interest” program to diversify and improve the quality of tourism services and products for tourists.
According to Ms. Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa (Director of the Tourism Department of Ho Chi Minh City), the city is currently developing many new tourism products in the downtown area, especially during the upcoming holidays of April 30 and May 1. will promote tourism connection with provinces and cities in the country to promote and introduce tourism products.
“Locations have agreed on a common identity and on slogans and brands for regional tourism, then we will agree to use a common identity for common activities in the region while strengthening the channels of tourism. advertising information from 13 places from where we will have more dissemination for the products and brands of Ho Chi Minh City tourism and regional tourism,” said Ms Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa.
According to Assoc. Prof. dr. dr. Tran Dinh Thien (former director of Vietnam Institute of Economics), now is the right time to develop tourism. Especially the southern provinces, where there is potential for tourist development with an excellent cultural identity and many beautiful landscapes.
Mr. Thien proposes to give a strategy of concentration of policies and resources to priority coordinates, ie know how to focus on some growth poles. In addition, it is necessary to focus on connecting infrastructure and attracting investors and large companies with pioneering values in tourism development.
The area of the Southern Provinces, where there is potential for tourist development, is distinguished by its unique cultural identity and many beautiful landscapes.
With the same view, Ms. Tran Nguyen (Sun Group sales chief) said frankly that in the tourism industry, many provinces, especially in the Central Highlands, have many drawbacks and lack many things, such as infrastructure, lack of infrastructure, and lack of infrastructure. large investors, planning problems, restrictions on employment qualifications in the tourism industry…
Ms. Nguyen wants to have a specific mechanism and focus on the domestic tourism market with attractive and unique products in the near future. In addition, it needs the cooperation of places and many industries, many fields such as tourism, transportation, aviation, investors, …
“There has to be a specific mechanism for the Central Highlands because we are lagging behind, but we cannot slow down. The Central Highlands will also be a new tourism feature in the new tourism era in the post-COVID-19 era. Traveling about recovery, health, nature, discovering, checking in, golf … are very suitable things. Developing community tourism in particular is certainly an advantage, but it must be developed in a methodical and planned way,” said Mrs. Tran Nguyen.
In 2022, the aviation industry will also join to support the development of domestic and international tourism. Currently, airlines have gradually reopened all flight routes, increasing the frequency to meet people’s travel needs.
Pham Thi Nguyet, head of the Department of Product Marketing and Sales (Vietnam Airlines), said Vietnam Airlines will make continuous efforts to maximize the satisfaction of passengers’ travel needs, upgrade and perfect the operation to provide the best service to customers. offer. to safe, convenient flying experiences.
In addition, Ms Nguyet suggested removing masks, abolishing medical certificates and extending the visa extension to 21 to 30 days: “We are determined that we have a preferential policy for the companies to develop incentive tourism in 2022. And we are also willing to guide and jointly build tourism promotion messages for international customers in the whole domestic network by limiting the terms and conditions. on airline tickets, so customers can feel confident and take control of their flight.
And we also research the travel demand to come up with new products and travel lines suitable for small group travel. And we are also trying to launch beach tourism in combination with cultural experiences.”
At a recent tourism forum in Kon Tum, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung said that after Vietnam fully opened its doors to tourism from March 15, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will be working with the regions to organize events to attract tourists. such as the Southern Don Ca Tai Tu Festival, the Viet Bac Tourism Development Cooperation in Hanoi and the Tourism Forum in Kon Tum have been organized to link tourism development. , building unique and diverse products to attract customers.
In addition, the ministry also announced a tourism development plan in Cambodia – Laos – Vietnam development triangle area until 2025, with a vision until 2030, forming a sustainable and responsible tourism destination; provide quality services and contribute to improving the lives of local people in the Cambodia – Laos – Vietnam Development Triangle.
Our country’s tourism industry is recovering after the pandemic. But to really develop as expected, great support is needed from all levels and sectors
Post-pandemic tourism development urgently needs synchronous and pioneering steps to improve service quality. This is also the perspective of VOV Traffic: “For tourism to overcome difficulties after the pandemic”.
The holidays are coming. The atmosphere at home of traveling people is vibrant everywhere. This is good news after the entire industry was crippled by COVID-19. Thanks to the open door policy, the recognition of vaccine passports and the resumption of most of our country’s international flights, many places in the country have been able to welcome foreign tourists.
Business establishments, accompanying services such as restaurants, hotels, entertainment venues, souvenir items are buzzing with activity. Workers in this smokeless industry have a chance to bounce back after the pandemic.
At present, tourism facilities in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and many places in the country are rapidly accumulating human and material resources to welcome domestic and foreign tourists to visit and relax during the holiday of April 30 and 1/5.
Ho Chi Minh City will host fireworks at 2 points to serve as a reminder to tourists and residents, the country’s largest city has been completely revived after COVID. On this occasion, airlines and bus companies also took advantage of the opportunity to open many flights to all tourist destinations in the country.
The local functional forces also work closely with companies to best meet the needs of tourists in the coming peak days.
The problem now is that the local tourism industry has to take advantage of the restructuring of the industry towards quality and efficiency. Improve the entire look from the scenery to the controls.
So that upon arrival at a major tourist destination, every visitor will feel comfortable and have an enjoyable experience that will make them want to come back next time. Invest in facilities, modernize motels and rooms; The quality of food and drink is varied and plentiful. The long-standing scandals such as overcrowding, heeling and poor service quality must be overcome.
To do this, in addition to investment in facilities, the quality of human resources for industry must also be trained more professionally and professionally. This has long been a weak stage, especially for southern provinces and cities.
The team of guides, receptionists, desk clerks and rooms is still lacking in many places and not enough as the number of guests increases.
Many places lead to overcrowding and delays in supporting tourists; received many complaints from visitors. That is not to say, the hunger for international guests requires the ability of these employees to have good foreign languages, understand the needs of guests to serve carefully.
Our country’s tourism industry is recovering after the pandemic. But to really develop as expected, a lot of support is needed from all levels and sectors.
In which the possibility to connect smoothly from journey to accommodation; including the procedures related to medical clearance, temporary absence of functional branches at the base. It is necessary to create the best conditions for tourists so as not to feel a nuisance, especially for international visitors.
Therefore, the state management of local governments should be more focused these days. Inspection and supervision should be organized to correct and correct any nonconformities occurring in a timely manner. Tackle cases that violate and harass tourists.
From there, challenges are turned into opportunities, ready to overcome difficulties to really make the local tourism industry a force, giving places, businesses and people more stable sources of income after the pandemic.