Ho Chi Minh City is developing many new inner-city tourism products, especially during the upcoming holidays of April 30 and May 1. In addition, the city will promote tourism connection with provinces and cities in the country to promote and introduce tourism products.
This is also a challenge but also an opportunity to create “leverage” to help recover the “smokeless industry” across the country in general and the southern region in particular after COVID-19.
After the fourth epidemic, the tourism industry in Ho Chi Minh City is gradually returning strongly. In the coming time, the tourism industry will continue to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of state management, maximize its advantages, and create conditions for a healthy competitive environment for businesses and the tourism community to develop.
Building a system of attractive and typical tourist products of the City, completing the set of tourism products with the City’s typical tourism programs under the themes of “Saigon past and present”, “Emotions of Saigon”. Saigon” and “Dynamic Saigon”.
Tourism associated with culture, art, waterway tourism, agricultural tourism, ecology and community tourism; develop medical and sports tourism products, the program “100 interesting things” to diversify and improve the quality of tourism services and products to serve tourists.
According to Ms. Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa (Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism), the city is currently developing many new inner-city tourism products, especially during the upcoming holidays of April 30 and May 1. In addition, the city will promote tourism connection with provinces and cities in the country to promote and introduce tourism products.
“Localities have agreed on a common identity as well as slogans and brands for regional tourism, then we will agree to use a common identity for common activities of the region and at the same time will strengthen the channels of tourism. advertising information of 13 localities from which we will have more spread for the products and brands of tourism in Ho Chi Minh City and regional tourism”, said Ms. Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa.
According to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Dinh Thien (former Director of the Vietnam Institute of Economics), this is the right time to develop tourism. Especially the Southern provinces, where there is potential for tourism development with outstanding cultural identity and many beautiful landscapes.
Mr. Thien suggested that a strategy of concentrating policy and resources should be given to priority coordinates, i.e. knowing how to focus on a few growth poles. In addition, it is necessary to focus on connecting infrastructure and attracting investors and large corporations with breakthrough values in tourism development.
The area of the southern provinces, where there is potential for tourism development, stands out for its unique cultural identity and many beautiful landscapes.
With the same opinion, Ms. Tran Nguyen (Head of Sales Department of Sun Group) frankly said that in the tourism sector, many provinces, especially in the Central Highlands, have many disadvantages and lack many things such as infrastructure, lack of infrastructure, and lack of infrastructure. large investors, planning issues, limitations on labor qualifications in the tourism industry…
Ms. Nguyen wishes to have a specific mechanism and in the immediate future to focus on the domestic tourism market with attractive and unique products. In addition, it needs the cooperation of localities and many industries, many fields such as tourism, transportation, aviation, investors, …
“There needs to be a specific mechanism for the Central Highlands because we are behind but we cannot go any slower. The Central Highlands will also be a new tourism feature in the new tourism period in the post-COVID-19 era. Traveling about convalescence, health, nature, discovery, check-in, golf … are very suitable things. Especially developing community-based tourism, this is definitely an advantage, but it needs to be developed in a methodical and planned way,” said Ms. Tran Nguyen.
In 2022, the aviation industry will also link up to support the development of domestic and international tourism. Currently, airlines have gradually reopened all flight routes, increasing the frequency to serve the travel needs of people.
Pham Thi Nguyet, Head of Product Marketing and Sales Department (Vietnam Airlines), said that Vietnam Airlines will constantly make efforts to maximize the satisfaction of passengers’ travel needs, upgrade and perfect the operation to bring the best service to customers. to safe, convenient flying experiences.
In addition, Ms. Nguyet proposed to move towards removing masks, eliminating medical declarations and increasing the visa extension time to 21 to 30 days: “We are committed that we will have preferential policies for the businesses to develop stimulus tourism in 2022. And we are also ready to accompany and jointly build tourism promotion messages for international customers in the entire domestic network by limiting the terms and conditions. about airline tickets so that customers can be confident and take control of their flight.
And we also research travel demand to come up with new products and travel lines suitable for small group travel. And we are also trying to launch beach tourism combined with cultural experiences.”
At a recent tourism forum in Kon Tum, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung said that after Vietnam fully opened its tourism doors from March 15, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Together with the regions, events to attract tourists such as the Southern Don Ca Tai Tu Festival, the Viet Bac tourism development cooperation in Hanoi and the Tourism Forum in Kon Tum have been organized to link tourism development. , building unique and diverse products to attract customers.
In addition, the ministry also announced a tourism development plan in the Cambodia – Laos – Vietnam Development Triangle Area to 2025, with a vision to 2030, forming a sustainable and responsible tourism destination; providing quality services, contributing to improving the lives of local people in the Cambodia – Laos – Vietnam development triangle.
Our country’s tourism industry is recovering after the pandemic. But to really develop as expected, it requires great support from all levels and sectors
Post-pandemic tourism development urgently needs synchronous and breakthrough steps to improve service quality. This is also the perspective of VOV Traffic: “For tourism to overcome difficulties after the pandemic”.
The holidays are approaching. The atmosphere at home of people traveling is bustling everywhere. This is a good news after the whole industry was paralyzed because of COVID-19. The open-door policy, recognizing vaccine passports, and resumption of most of our country’s international flights have allowed many localities in the country to welcome foreign tourists.
Business establishments, accompanying services such as restaurants, hotels, entertainment spots, souvenir goods are bustling with activity. Workers in this smokeless industry have a chance to bounce back after the pandemic.
Currently, tourist facilities in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and many places in the country are rapidly gathering human and material resources to welcome domestic and foreign tourists to visit and relax during the holiday of April 30. and 1/5.
Ho Chi Minh City organizes fireworks at 2 points to serve tourists and residents as a reminder, the largest city in the country has completely revived after COVID. On this occasion, airlines and bus operators also took advantage of the opportunity to open many flights to all tourist destinations in the country.
The local functional forces also work closely with businesses to best meet the needs of tourists in the coming peak days.
The problem now is that the local tourism industry needs to take advantage of restructuring the industry towards quality and efficiency. Improve the entire appearance from the landscape to the service.
So that every visitor when arriving at a major tourist destination feels comfortable and has an enjoyable experience that he wants to come back next time. Invest in facilities, modernize motels and rooms; The quality of food and drink is varied and plentiful. The long-standing scandals such as overcrowding, chopping, and poor service quality must be overcome.
To do this, in addition to investing in facilities, the quality of human resources for the industry must also be trained more professionally and professionally. This is a weak stage for a long time, especially for southern provinces and cities.
The team of guides, receptionists, counter servers, and rooms in many places are still lacking and not enough when the number of guests increases.
Many places lead to overcrowding and delay in the work of supporting tourists; received many complaints from visitors. That is not to mention, the hunger for international guests requires the ability of these workers to have good foreign languages, understand the needs of guests to serve thoughtfully.
Our country’s tourism industry is recovering after the pandemic. But to really develop as expected, requires great support from all levels and sectors.
In which, the ability to connect smoothly from travel to accommodation; including the procedures related to medical declaration, temporary absence of functional branches at the grassroots. It is necessary to create the best conditions for tourists not to feel inconvenienced, especially for international visitors.
Therefore, the state management of local governments in these days should be more focused. Inspection and supervision must be organized to correct and correct arising deviations in a timely manner. Deal with business establishments that violate and harass tourists.
From there, turning challenges into opportunities, ready to overcome difficulties to make the local tourism industry really become a strength, helping localities, businesses and people have more stable sources of income after the pandemic.