On the morning of March 19, Phu Quoc International Airport (Kien Giang) welcomed an international flight from Almaty, Kazakhstan. There were 235 visitors to Pearl Island in this flight.

The first flight after 5 days of travel is open

A representative of Scat Airlines in Phu Quoc said the Kazakh delegation stayed together at 4 hotels and resorts on the Pearl Island. This delegation will leave Phu Quoc on the afternoon of March 27.

So, after 5 days of opening in Vietnam for tourism, Phu Quoc airport had its first international flight. On the same day, Phu Quoc airport has 48 domestic flights to and from with about 14,000 passengers. Since early February, Phu Quoc airport has had an average of 45 trips and arrivals with about 13,500 passengers per day.

According to Vice Chairman of the Provincial People’s Committee of Kien Giang, Nguyen Luu Trung, the Ministry of Tourism has been directed by superiors to coordinate with departments, divisions and People’s Committees of districts and cities to guide and support tourism companies, tourism suppliers and service providers in implementing develop programs, welcome guests, ensure visitor safety; organizing training for officials, employees and employees on the process of welcoming and serving tourists, ensuring safety and preventing epidemics when serving tourists.

Accordingly, the province focuses on 6 main groups of solutions, including communication, promotion; cooperation in tourism development; product development, improve the quality of tourism services; tourism human resource training; planning and investment in tourism infrastructure and strengthening the state management of tourism.

Kien Giang’s tourism industry also strengthens the application of information technology, synchronously implements solutions to promote and advertise this local tourism image, associate tourism development cooperation with places, focuses on improving the quality of destinations along the tourist opening route to bring back tourists Pull.

3 core tasks of Kien Giang .’s tourism industry

According to Mr. Nguyen Luu Trung, Kien Giang Province will welcome 3.1 million visitors in 2021 (down from 41.8% in the same period to 44.7% of the annual plan). Only 3,500 of which were international visitors, down 98% over the same period and just 0.9% from the annual plan. The city of Phu Quoc alone welcomes 2.3 million visitors.

In the first two months of this year, Kien Giang welcomed more than a million visitors, up from 27.1% over the same period to 18.8% of the annual plan. In which the city of Phu Quoc welcomed 740,000 visitors, an increase of 30.1% over the same period and 19.5% from the annual plan.

Notably, the program to welcome international visitors to Phu Quoc with vaccine passports has had 10 flights with 1,282 guests from the markets of Korea, Laos, Kazakhstan, Uzaberkistan and Thailand.

However, the evolution of the Covid-19 epidemic is still complicated, spreading rapidly, affecting the implementation of recovery solutions and attracting tourists. Tourism business units also faced many difficulties in preparing to open to welcome guests, facilities deteriorated due to prolonged inactivity due to the epidemic.

Due to the lack of jobs, many tourism workers have moved to other industries, which is also difficult during the recovery period of the tourism industry. The supply chain of services between service companies has been broken, tourists are not really comfortable with traveling in the current situation, while there are still cases in the community in Kien Giang.

Kien Giang sets out three core tasks to support the operation of tourist zones, attractions, tourism businesses and tourism services. That is developing a plan to prevent and manage the Covid-19 epidemic and to act according to regulations when Covid-19 occurs; inspect and assess the quality of facilities, techniques and services; investing in improving and upgrading degraded areas, strengthening and expanding the technical infrastructure for services to meet the demands of the best service for tourists.

“Vaccination coverage in the country has been steadily increasing, creating favorable conditions for the recovery and development of tourism activities. The demand to attract tourists in the West and in Ho Chi Minh City and the whole country is high. Therefore, in addition to the focus, the efforts of each place need cooperation to develop together, restore the tourism industry together, contribute to the overall socio-economic development of the region and the development of the local tourism industry,” emphasized Mr. Nguyen Luu Trung.

@ Sing News



Source: Vietnam Insider

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