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145 hotels in Vietnam register to serve as quarantine camps

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145 hotels in Vietnam register to serve as quarantine camps

A room inside Can Gio Resort in HCMC is used as a quarantine camp, March 2020. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa.

At least 145 two to five star hotels have signed up to become quarantine areas for suspected Covid-19 patients as of Sunday.

Data from the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism shows that these hotels are mainly in major cities like Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang and localities such as Quang Ninh, home to the UNESCO heritage site Ha Long Bay and the southern industrial hub of Dong Nai.

These facilities are committed to publicizing rates including bedrooms and essential services during the quarantine period.

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will submit the list to the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention, which will select and set up isolation facilities.

Hotels used for isolation will not serve any other purpose, and will ensure essential living conditions such as electricity, water, sanitation, bathrooms and ventilation. There will be security guards at these hotels who will prevent unauthorized people from entering the establishments.

All vehicles entering and leaving such hotels will be disinfected.

Hotel staff will be trained to serve quarantining purposes, including wearing masks and restricting conversations.

Local authorities will be responsible for assisting and monitoring the quarantining process at the selected hotels. Those who do not comply with the regulations will be punished.

Those subject to compulsory isolation for 14 days after entering Vietnam have to register with the authorities if they wish to stay at the hotels for quarantine and are willing to pay for it.

As of Sunday, 122 people had been sent to paid isolation zones in the outlying district of Can Gio in HCMC.

According to the municipal Department of Tourism, out of 197 cases quarantined in the district, 75 were isolated at the Can Gio Hospital without fees. Forty-three were quarantined at the Phuong Nam Hotel, 30 at the Can Gio Resort and 49 at the Mangrove Resort, all paid isolation areas.

Some hotel and resort owners in Can Gio District said room rates at hotels that receive isolation guests range from VND350,000 ($15) to VND500,000 ($21) per day, not excluding other service fees. For 14 days, the quarantined people will pay around VND10.8 million ($460).

An aerial view of Can Gio Resort outside Saigon. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa. 

An aerial view of the Can Gio Resort outside Saigon. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Khoa.  

Earlier, officials had said they expected to receive 10,000 Vietnamese coming home from abroad this week, with the corresponding figure for HCMC being 17,000.

Tourism officials in the central city of Da Nang said more than 700 hotel rooms are ready to serve as isolation camps for those returning from abroad who will be placed under 14-day quarantine in accordance with the Health Ministry’s regulations.

Many hotels, resorts and other lodging establishments have agreed to act as quarantine areas for suspected Covid-19 patients, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism had said earlier.

The country has recorded 105 new cases since March 6, with 104 still under treatment and one recovered last week. Of the active cases, 12 have tested negative either once or twice.

Many of the active cases are Vietnamese nationals returning from Europe and the U.S. and foreigners visiting from the same regions.

Starting Sunday, in an unprecedented move, Vietnam suspended entry for all foreign nationals, including those of Vietnamese origin and family members with visa waivers.

The Covid-19 pandemic has killed over 14,700 people globally, spreading to 192 countries and territories thus far.

Source: https://e.vnexpress.net/news/travel/places/145-hotels-in-vietnam-register-to-serve-as-quarantine-camps-4073483.html

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Binh Thuan hosts workshops on national tourism area management

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Over 200 experts, researchers and managers from departments of culture, sports and tourism nationwide gathered at a workshop on national tourism area management, which was held in the central-south province of Binh Thuan on October 24.

Binh Thuan hosts workshops on national tourism area management hinh anh 1A beach in Binh Thuan (Photo: VNA)

Binh Thuan – Over
200 experts, researchers and managers from departments of culture, sports and
tourism nationwide gathered at a workshop on national tourism area management,
which was held in the central-south province of Binh Thuan on October 24.

Delegates focused their discussion and analysis
on the potential for developing national tourism areas, gave opinions on the national
tourism management model proposed by the Vietnam National Administration of
Tourism (VNAT), and proposed new suitable models of national tourism management.

According to the master plan on Vietnam’s tourism development to 2020 with a vision to 2030 approved by the
Prime Minister, the country will
have 49 locations in 43 provinces and cities that are potential to develop
national tourism areas.

As of October 2020, 22 locations have
been planned to develop into national tourist areas.
 
Deputy General Director of VNAT Ngo
Hoai Chung said localities are facing many difficulties and confusion in
managing national tourism areas because the Government has not had relevant regulations.

Participants proposed the Government
to quickly promulgate a general model of national tourism area management, thus
guiding localities in applying.

Dr. Tran Van Thong from Ho Chi Minh City University of Finance said the
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism needs to build an interdisciplinary
management model and clearly define functions and tasks for all management
levels.

The general management model should ensure economic factors, preservation of culture
and heritage values, natural resources, and local communities’ identity , he
stressed.

Recommendations at the workshop will serve as a basis for the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to propose an appropriate
national tourism management model to the PM for approval, towards improving the
efficiency of the management of national tourism areas as well as the quality
of tourism products, contributing to making Vietnam’s tourism a key economic
sector soon./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/binh-thuan-hosts-workshops-on-national-tourism-area-management/189187.vnp

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Kayaking in Ba Hang Village: A leisurely way to discover Quang Ninh’s landscape

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Ba Hang Village is well known as an amazing area on Ha Long Bay. It has now become an ideal place for kayaking to discover the natural beauty of Quang Ninh Province.

Kayaking in Ba Hang Village: A leisurely way to discover Quang Ninh’s landscape
Kayaking in Ba Hang village: A leisurely way to discover Quang Ninh’s landscape. (Photo: baoquangninh.com.vn)

It is beautiful to visit Ha Long Bay in autumn, and taking a short tour to Ba Hang will undoubtedly help visitors enjoy their trip to the fullest.

Ba Hang is a calm water area surrounded by high mountains. It was accidentally discovered by local fishermen on their way to look for shelter from a storm. The area boasts charming landscapes and amazing caves.

The fishermen also found other caves which are exposed when the tide goes out. Inside the caves there are large and peaceful spaces with a rich array of aquatic species.

According to the geological research of Ha Long Bay’s Management Board, the name Ba Hang (Three Caves) comes from the fact that small lakes in the area are connected together by the mouths of the three caves.

What attracts tourists the most in Ba Hang is their tranquil beauty, clear and calm seawater, and fresh air. It is even more perfect to discover the area by kayak in autumn.

Located in Hung Thang Ward, Ha Long City, Na Hang is part of the Thien Cung – Dau Go tourist route. Visitors can kayak to the lovely Ba Hang fishing village after concluding their trip to Dau Go cave.

Kayaking in Ba Hang Village: A leisurely way to discover Quang Ninh’s landscape
Beautiful sunset in Ba Hang. (Photo: baoquangninh.com.vn)

The kayaking service in Ba Hang is now managed by Van Chai Con Do Co Tich Cooperative, with a total of 55 good quality kayaks available for rent.

Visitors will receive enthusiastic assistance from local fishermen, who will provide them with basic technical instructions on kayaking.

Tourists are allowed to kayak within a 16 hectare area around Ba Hang fishing village, during which they can row through caves. If they are lucky enough, they will see monkeys climbing on the mountain cliffs during their voyage.

It is recommended kayakers dress in neat clothes, wear life jackets, pack their mobile phones and electronic devices in a waterproof bag, and carefully follow their tour guide’s instructions.

It takes tourists 35 to 60 minutes to thoroughly investigate the Ba Hang area, depending on their selected itinerary on Ha Long Bay. NDO

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/travel/kayaking-in-ba-hang-village-a-leisurely-way-to-discover-quang-ninh-s-landscape-682902.html

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Vietnam, India boost tourism cooperation post-COVID-19

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A webinar discussing post-COVID-19 tourism cooperation between Vietnam and India was held in Ho Chi Minh City on October 23.

Vietnam, India boost tourism cooperation post-COVID-19 hinh anh 1In India (Photo: Internet)
 
HCM City – A webinar discussing
post-COVID-19 tourism cooperation between Vietnam and India was held in Ho Chi
Minh City on October 23.

Speaking at the event, Indian Consul General in Ho Chi Minh
City Madam Mohan Sethi said the webinar aims to enable State management and
travel agencies to discuss bilateral tourism cooperation following the
pandemic.

Deputy head of the Vietnam National Administration of
Tourism (VNAT)’s Tourism Market Department Tran Phong Binh said due to the
impacts of COVID-19, tourist arrivals in Vietnam only hit 3.7 million in nine
months of this year, down 67.4 percent year-on-year. The total revenue slumped
by over 53 percent to nearly 10 billion USD.

Last year, about 33,000 Vietnamese travelled to India and
around 170,000 Indians arrived in Vietnam.

Participants at the event also debated tourism stimulus
plans once the pandemic is under control./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/vietnam-india-boost-tourism-cooperation-postcovid19/189170.vnp

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