Mekong Delta localities see signs of tourism recovery hinh anh 1Tourists on Phu Quoc Island. (Photo: VNA)


Kien
Giang –
The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang has seen a
rebound in domestic tourism and the number of visitors is expected to rise
during the upcoming New Year and Tet (Lunar New Year) holidays.

Kien
Giang welcomed nearly 400,000 domestic visitors in November, a 26 percent
increase from October, according to the provincial Department of Tourism.

Deputy
director of the department Nguyen Chi Thanh said the province has pushed ahead
with a tourism stimulus programme and COVID-19 preventive measures to
restore travel confidence and demand.

Travel
firms are now focusing on quality of travel products and services, and offering
a wide range of promotions and discounts to boost domestic travel, he said.

Phu
Quoc Island was chosen as the first destination to kick-start the national
tourism stimulus programme launched by the Vietnam National Administration of
Tourism on November 22.

In
the first 10 months of the year, the island received 2.9 million visitors, and
it expects the number to top 3 million for the full year.

Can
Tho has launched its own tourism stimulus programme between November and
January with a number of discounts on lodging, food, entertainment, and
transportation.

Tourism
authorities encourage travel firms to offer discounts on tour packages to
attract customers.

Around
60 businesses have registered to join the stimulus programme with tour packages
and services discounted by 10-60 percent.

In
the first 10 months the city received more than 3.5 million visitors, a 53 percent
drop year-on-year.

It
is expected that promotions and stimulus efforts would push the total number of
tourists to more than 5.6 million this year.

Ben
Tre and Tra Vinh provinces have promoted travel linkages and introduced new
tour routes between themselves.

The
linkages are aimed at developing travel products that offer unique cultural,
food and natural experiences.

Other
provinces in the delta like An Giang and Bac Lieu recently
launched stimulus programmes to attract tourists during the upcoming
year-end holidays./.