When Vietnam’s tourism industry officially opens to welcome domestic and international tourists, tourism businesses expect to be invigorated from the VND 350,000 billion package of socio-economic recovery.
A few days after the Government officially announced the full opening of the international tourist market after 2 years of stagnation due to the Covid-19 epidemic, many tourism businesses (DN) have been working with foreign partners to soon welcome them. traveler. Ms. Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa, Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism, said that the opening of the way by the Government and ministries and sectors will create conditions for the tourism industry to really come back strong.
Recommend capital and interest incentives
As noted, many businesses are preparing products and services, renewing tours and routes; promote and promote to welcome international visitors back soon.
Mr. Nguyen Tran Hoang Phuong, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Golden Smile Development Joint Stock Company (Golden Smile Travel), said that a survey team of nearly 60 businesses in Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai, Binh Duong and Hanoi has just participated in the experience program. Experience introducing tourist attractions in Duc Hoa – Ben Luc, Long An province. The delegation includes businesses exploiting domestic and international tourists, together to learn about new and attractive destinations so that they can research and build tour schedules and pick-up routes in the near future.
Another survey team including tourism businesses in Ho Chi Minh City and many Southeast provinces also visited and experienced destinations in Bac Lieu, Soc Trang and Tien Giang within the framework of the conference to deploy the cooperation program. cooperation in tourism development in Ho Chi Minh City and 13 provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta in 2022. Mr. Nguyen Ngoc An, Deputy General Director of Fiditour – Vietluxtour Travel Company, said that the survey helps businesses update the actual situation and service quality. tourism services in the destination, preparing for the upcoming exploitation of visitors.
Businesses survey destinations in Bac Lieu province, preparing for the rapid phase of welcoming domestic and international tourists back
In order for tourism to recover the fastest after a long period of heavy impact of the pandemic, businesses believe that it is very necessary to support in order to access credit capital and preferential interest rates. Talking to a reporter from Nguoi Lao Dong Newspaper, many businesses have proposed that the state continue to allow tourism businesses to access preferential loans, land funds, and tax incentives to have development resources. Mr. Nguyen Van My, Chairman of the Member Council of Lua Viet Tours, proposed a stronger solution than delaying the payment of bank interest rates and social insurance for tourism businesses to early 2023.
At the thematic dialogue on “Opening up tourism after Covid-19” organized by VnEconomy on March 20, the story of capital sources for tourism businesses to recover soon was also mentioned. According to Mr. Phung Xuan Khanh, Director of TienPhong Travel Company, the travel business has recently been supported to withdraw 80% of the deposit of international travel from commercial banks to have resources to maintain operations. However, with a deposit of several hundred million dong, it is very difficult to promote business activities, so the proposal can access a support package of 350,000 billion dong.
Mr. Hoang Anh Dung, Sales Director of Ambassador Cruise, said that with large investments, businesses need more credit. Therefore, if the loan procedure is simpler and faster, it will help businesses have more resources and new products for the recovery route.
There is a preferential mechanism, calling for investment in tourism
Regarding credit policies to support businesses in the tourism industry again, over the past time, the State Bank has issued many circulars related to debt restructuring, keeping the debt group unchanged to support enterprises to borrow new capital. in the context of recovery.
According to Nguyen Quoc Hung, General Secretary of the Vietnam Banks Association (VNBA), the Government is implementing a socio-economic recovery package of about VND 350,000 billion. The banking industry also prepares conditions and policies to support businesses in general, including tourism enterprises, in the coming time, to have an effective production and business plan, to access loans to serve customers. recovery, development.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa said that Ho Chi Minh City’s tourism industry has actively implemented many solutions to welcome domestic tourists and is ready to welcome international tourists back in March 2022. In response, the city has prepared to launch the program “Ho Chi Minh City welcomes you” with 6 focus groups of solutions.
It is recommended that the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism continue to coordinate and support localities in organizing programs and activities to promote and promote Vietnam’s tourism and tourism in other localities. in the international market; coordinate with localities to develop and advise the Government to have preferential policies and mechanisms to develop tourism and call for investment to develop strongly again” – Ms. emphasize.