Tourism is the sector that is the most seriously affected by COVID-19 pandemic. Implementing the double targets of preventing, combating the pandemic in a safe, efficient manner and developing economy, Phu Yen tourism sector has been actively post-COVID-19 stimulating demands, recovering tourism at the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022. The target is to head towards domestic tourists.
|PPC Chairman Tran Huu The and PPC Vice chairman Dao My presenting souvenirs and flowers to leaders of the people’s committee of HCMC at the session on promoting and recovering post-COVID-19 pandemic tourism|
After a long time of closing due to COVID-19 pandemic, Phu Yen province has basically controlled the pandemic, the entire province has resumed the new normal state, tourism activities have been resumed with the principles of coping, being flexible and controlling COVID-19 pandemic.
On October 22nd, the task delegation of HCMC came to Phu Yen to work on the program of promoting tourism between the two localities, in the condition of safely coping with COVID-19 Pandemic, The reason that HCMC chose Phu Yen to promote the destinations, restarting the post-pandemic tourism is beyond merely traditionally connecting, cooperating, i.e the evidence of Phu Yen province being the locality that has been efficiently, safely controlling the pandemic. According to Mrs. Phan Thi Thang, vice chairwoman of HoChiMinh city’s people’s committee, although HCMC is facing numerous difficulties caused by COVID-19 pandemic, lots of activities of production, trade, service have gradually resumed new normal state. The tourism sector has been suffering from lots of damage and now has shown shifts, gradual recovery. Phu Yen tourism sector has been invested for development with its own attractiveness when the province has become the destination to attract tourists from Southern provinces and HCMC. The tourism products of Phu Yen also major in such strengths as: sea and island tourism, culture, sea cuisine tourism…
Although COVID-19 pandemic has been basically controlled, the situation remains complicated, with the likelihood of re-outbreaking in case of failing to ensure the conditions of preventing and combating COVID-19 pandemic. As to the plan of stimulating demands, recovering post-COVID-19 pandemic tourism, during the final period of the year 2021 and the beginning of 2022 of the PPC, the primary target is the ensure the safety.
That means shifting all tourism activities to the state of new normal conditions with the position of safely coping with COVID-19; turning tourism into one safe economic sector; safety for tourists and those working in this sector as well as the residential community; constructing the safety criteria for the operation of enterprise enterprises, quickly recovering the tourism operation, first and foremost domestic tourism.
This plan is divided into two phases, the first of which is in November 2021, pilot organizing to welcome domestic tourists from HCMC (including foreign tourists who are residing and working in HCMC), implementing tourism program in form of packaged tours held by the travel agencies; tourists from the province and those from state groups who register for the package tours offered by travel agencies, these can be implemented directly or indirectly with the enterprises that meet the conditions of safety against COVID-19. During the second phase, which is commenced on December 1st, 2021, expanding the operation of welcoming domestic tourists, and this is offered by the tourism units in the province that meet the requirements, criteria to ensure the safety against COVID-19 pandemic.
As for international tourists, it is estimated that from June 2022, with the permission granted by the government. At the tourism zones and spots, there are close and separate zones to meet the stipulations and criteria of ensuring the safety against COVID-19 pandemic.
Mrs Nguyen Thi Hong Thai, Acting Director of the Department of Culture-Sports-Tourism, let known, to implement the plan of stimulating the demands, recovering tourism at the end of the year, preparing for the tourism activities in the year 2022, the department has temporarily stipulated the conditions on preventing, combating the pandemic to welcome tourists.
Accordingly, any tourists with green COVID-19 pandemic and strictly implement 5K once taking part in tourism programs. As for the accommodation, tourism foundations, the tourism zones and spots as well as the units supplying tourism services have to operate in accordance with the regulations, instructions given by the Ministry of culture-sports-tourism. As for the travel enterprises, once obtaining the contracts signed with the tourism foundations (eligible for the conditions of preventing, combating COVID-19 Pandemic), transporting tourists to the right itineraries stipulated in the tour programs, the stipulations of stopping and picking up tourists. The accommodation foundations strictly implement, self- assess and implement the registration for safety against COVID-19 pandemic at the website http://safe.tourism.com.vn…
Source: Phu Yen Newspaper
Translated by HAI LOAN