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Da Nang, Quang Nam ready to welcome int’l visitors back

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With good performance in the COVID-19 combat, central Da Nang city and its neighbouring province of Quang Nam are seeking permission to welcome international tourists back.

Da Nang, Quang Nam ready to welcome int’l visitors back hinh anh 1Golden Bridge, a famous tourist attraction in Da Nang city (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi – With
good performance in the COVID-19 combat, central Da Nang city and its
neighbouring province of Quang Nam are seeking permission to welcome
international tourists back.

Lao dong (Labour) newspaper
cited Chairman of the Da Nang People’s Committee Le Trung Chinh as saying that
the city has managed to put the latest coronavirus outbreak under control and
currently ranks eighth among the 63 provinces and cities in terms of the
vaccine coverage, with 95 percent of its population aged 18 and above already
getting the first dose and 15 percent, the second.

In particular, the city has
experience in concurrently receiving people from abroad and ensuring pandemic
prevention and control, he noted.

Da Nang is a tourism hub of
the entire central and Central Highlands regions, but its tourism industry has
been hit hard by the pandemic for the past almost two years. While 90 percent
of travel companies have had to shut down temporarily, 80 percent or 42,000
people directly working in this sector, and hundreds of thousands of indirect
workers have become idle. The tourism and service sectors, accounting for 64.3
percent of the local economy, have shrunk continually.

Given this, the municipal
People’s Committee has proposed the Prime Minister permit the city welcome
foreign visitors back from November.

It expects this move will
help Da Nang gradually recover tourism and achieve the “twin targets” of
fighting COVID-19 and boosting socio-economic development. Tourism recovery is
also hoped to fuel other sectors like transport, industry, trade, construction,
and real estate while keeping the city attractive to travellers when other
destinations around the world are also reopening.

Local authorities asked for
permission to serve foreign visitors in package tours or tour combos and hoped
to receive 15,000 – 20,000 arrivals per month.

Da Nang, Quang Nam ready to welcome int’l visitors back hinh anh 2Hoi An ancient city in central Quang Nam province is an attractive tourist destination. (Photo: VNA)

Like Da Nang, Quang Nam
province has also submitted a similar proposal to the PM.

It has received about 15,000
Vietnamese citizens returning home from abroad since the start of this year.
Local accommodation facilities and travel and transport companies have done a
good job in serving returnees and ensuring pandemic prevention and control.

This reflects the province’s
readiness to welcome international travellers in the time ahead, according to
Lao dong.

To ensure effectiveness of
tourism reopening, Nguyen Xuan Ha from Gami Theme Park Management JSC
recommended authorities issue consistent regulations on transport and travel
among localities and step up vaccinations for tourism workers.

He also suggested priority be
given to international visitors with vaccination certificates, especially those
from Southeast Asian countries.

Phan Xuan Thanh, Chairman of
the Quang Nam Tourism Association, said businesses are ready to take actions as
soon as the administration gives the green light, but authorities should work
to lower interest rates of bank loans and create new capital sources for
enterprises to soon reactivate their operations./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/da-nang-quang-nam-ready-to-welcome-intl-visitors-back/209974.vnp

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Da Nang tourism services operators meet requirements to welcome foreign visitors

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Seventeen tourism services operators in the central city of Da Nang have fulfilled requirements to join a pilot programme welcoming foreign visitors back to the beach city, the municipal Department of Tourism announced on December 2.

Da Nang tourism services operators meet requirements to welcome foreign visitors hinh anh 1Sun World Ba Na Hills in Da Nang (Photo: baodanang.com.vn)

Da Nang – Seventeen tourism services operators in the central city of Da Nang have fulfilled requirements to join
a pilot programme welcoming foreign visitors back to the beach city, the municipal Department of Tourism announced on December 2.

 
They include five accommodation facilities – Vinpearl Condotel Riverfront Danang, Vinpearl Resort and Spa, Vinpearl Luxury Resort, Risemount Resort and
Muong Thanh Luxury Da Nang; and three tourist destinations of Ngu Hanh Son
(Marble Mountains), Museum of Cham Sculpture and Sun World Ba Na Hills. 

The nine others are transport service providers.

 
Da Nang tourism services operators meet requirements to welcome foreign visitors hinh anh 2Tourists make health declaration before entering Da Nang (Photo: VNA)

The Da Nang People’s Committee earlier issued regulations
on the pilot programme to welcome foreign visitors back to the city, which will
be rolled out in three phases.

 
According to the city’s Tourism Department, foreign arrivals
to Da Nang from December 2021 to next February are forecast to primarily come
from key markets of the Republic of Korea and Japan, along with overseas
Vietnamese returning home.
 
The welcome of foreign tourists to Da Nang is part of efforts to revitalise the city’s tourism and related economic and services sectors,
contributing to promoting Da Nang as a safe and
attractive destination./.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/da-nang-tourism-services-operators-meet-requirements-to-welcome-foreign-visitors/216538.vnp

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A snack offered by Da Lat, the city of mist

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Rather popular in Saigon, this snack—whose main ingredients are green papaya fibers and beef jerky—has a different name in Dalat City in Lam Dong Province, where it is called xắp xắp.

However, the version in Dalat has its own distinctive features beside a different name, which will please lovers of snacks.

A snack offered by Da Lat, the city of mist
Plates of xap xap are being prepared.

Although they share the same main ingredients, xắp xắp, the version in Dalat, is not totally identical to their counterpart in Saigon where it is called gỏi khô bò (green papaya and beef jerky salad).

Why is the version in Dalat called xap xap? An owner of a xap xap mini restaurant in Dalat says the name may stem from how the snack is prepared. As a matter of fact, only after all the ingredients are prepared will be they neatly arranged on a plate to be quite eye-catching. Some people might have called it “xap xap” then (which means “arrangement”), and the snack has been so named.

A dish of the snack includes young papaya fibers, beef jerky, chili sauce, roasted peanuts and Thai basil leaves. Yet the dressing soy sauce is equally important. The sauce of the Saigonese version is sour and that of the version in Danang is spicy. Meanwhile, the version of Dalat combines both. In Dalat, the sauce is made from tamarind fruits which give a delicate distinctive sourness second to none.

To make their dish outstanding, cooks of xap xap in Dalat are very choosy about the ingredients to be used. The papayas must be still green to ensure the necessary chewiness. The fruits are then shaved into fibers at certain lengths. Next, the papaya fibers are soaked in ice to keep them chewy.

A dish of xap xap must encompass the chewiness of papaya and the combination of all other ingredients to help a diner feel the deliciousness of this simple snack. It is arranged in the following way. The layer at the bottom is papaya fibers. Next, it is topped with beef jerky, roasted peanuts, chili sauce and basil leaves. Finally, a plate of xap xap is dressed in the sour soy sauce.

Diners who want to have a change for their snacks while on a visit to Dalat may find a xap xap mini restaurant. Try it once and you’ll never forget it!

Source: SGT

Source: https://vietnamnet.vn/en/travel/a-snack-offered-by-dalat-the-city-of-mist-797296.html

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Bao Tich shell tower in Nha Trang city

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Bao Tich Tower is the most popular tourist attraction at Tu Van Pagoda in Nha Trang city, Khanh Hoa province, because of its one-of-a-kind design using coral, clams, and shells.

Source: https://en.vietnamplus.vn/bao-tich-shell-tower-in-nha-trang-city/216475.vnp

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