According to the General Statistics Office's report published on June 29, although domestic tourism activity has started to be active again, the revenue from travel tourism in the first 6 months of 2020 decreased by 53.2% compared to the same period. in the previous period, it was estimated at 10.3 trillion dongs.
Because Vietnam is still implementing measures to prevent and control the COVID-19 epidemic, not yet opening international tourism, the number of tourists is mainly foreign experts and technical workers working on projects in Vietnam.
In the first 6 months, international visitors to Vietnam decreased by 55.8% over the same period last year, reaching 3.7 million. In particular, most visitors to Asian countries reached 2.72 million, accounting for 72.9% of international visitors and 58.4% lower than the same period. The main markets providing customers such as China, Japan, and Korea decreased by more than 50%. Only guests from Cambodia surged by 105.9%.
Accommodation and catering services in the first 6 months of 2020 reached VND 234.7 trillion, down 18.1% over the same period last year; Travel revenue reached only VND 10.3 trillion, down 53.2% compared to the same period in 2019. This is the deepest reduction in the past 6 years for Vietnam's tourism industry.
Along with the suspension of international tourist arrivals to control the Covid-19 epidemic, at the time of June, pupils and students had not yet taken a summer vacation, so domestic tourism was reopened but still less exciting dynamic. Many localities with strong advantages in tourism have seen a sharp decrease in 6-month travel revenue compared to the same period last year: Khanh Hoa fell by 73.5%; TP HCM decreased by 71.2%; Ba Ria-Vung Tau decreased by 66.2%; Quang Ninh decreased by 60.8%; Can Tho decreased by 55.8%; Quang Binh down 52.3%; Thanh Hoa decreased by 47.1%; Hanoi decreased by 44.2%; Da Nang decreased by 44%; Hai Phong decreased by 28.9%
Hanoi has just implemented a stimulus program "Promoting Hanoi cultural and tourist destination in 2020". According to the organizers' statistics, nearly 1,500 tours and combos travel to Hanoi and other provinces and cities, over 2,000 discounted airline tickets for about 8,000 tourists were sold during the festival. The travel combos Da Nang, Phu Yen - Binh Dinh, Nha Trang, Phu Quoc with a discount of 20% -50% because the travel business in coordination with the airline is almost sold out, tens of thousands of passengers have not to buy tour but have found out information and promise to book a tour after planning a tour.
At TP. Ho Chi Minh City, from early June 2020, has launched a domestic tourism stimulus program starting in June and lasted until December this year, there are nearly 260 tour programs and 280,000 preferential tickets reduced from 10% to 70%.
Besides TP. Ho Chi Minh City has also cooperated with 5 provinces including Tay Ninh, Binh Phuoc, Binh Duong, Dong Nai, Ba Ria - Vung Tau to sign an agreement on cooperation and tourism development cooperation in the Southeast region in the period of 2020-2025. This link is to maximize the potential and advantages of the city's tourism resources. HCM and five Southeast provinces.
To deploy links, cooperation tourism development city. HCM and Southeast region, tourism businesses in the city. Ho Chi Minh City proposed service providers in the region to reduce service prices to lower tour prices, stimulating the travel needs of the people. The proposed discount is 10-50%.
3 new interregional product routes launched this time: TP. Ho Chi Minh City - Tay Ninh - Binh Duong with the theme "New day's green", "Conquering the roof of the Southern region"; TP HCM - Binh Duong - Binh Phuoc with the theme "Eastern red soil"; TP HCM - Dong Nai - BR-VT with the theme "Green nature, the harmony of the sea". The main tour has a 2-day-1-night schedule with a discount from VND 1,390,000 to VND 1,679,000 / person.
On June 29, Ha Giang Provincial People's Committee coordinated with the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism to organize a conference to stimulate domestic tourism to Ha Giang. The stimulus program for domestic tourism to Ha Giang took place from July 1 to December 31, 2020, with activities: Cultural, sports, tourism and commercial space in Ho Chi Minh City; Tourism program "Through the domain heritage terraced fields; Sixth Triangle Flower Festival in 2020 ... and many other interesting activities. Moreover, tourism business enterprises in Ha Giang province; Ha Giang Tourism Association, and Hanoi Travel Club Hanoi signed a cooperation agreement to stimulate tourism in 2020.
The Tourism Association of Phu Yen and Gia Lai provinces also signed a cooperation agreement to implement the domestic tourism stimulus program, in order to promote the role and strengths of each locality in linking tourism development. 2020, overcoming difficulties after the Covid-19 pandemic. From now to the end of 2020, the tourism industry in Phu Yen is expected to welcome 2 million tourists. In addition to signing cooperation with Gia Lai province, Phu Yen province actively cooperates with coastal provinces in the South Central Coast, Central Highlands, Ho Chi Minh City, and Hanoi; continue to advertise and invest effectively exploit local routes and destinations in order to attract tourists.
Previously, in the middle of June 2020, the program to stimulate domestic tourism in the Northwest region was organized by the Vietnam Tourism Association in cooperation with a cluster of 8 Northwestern provinces, with the participation of 150 tourism enterprises. calendars across the country.
The program to stimulate inland tourism in the Northwest region aims to quickly restore domestic tourism activities nationwide, getting ready to restore international tourism activities when the Government allows, exploiting the great potential of tourism in the Northwest and contributing to gradually improving the lives of ethnic people here. In the time when all people participate in preventing and fighting against the Covid-19 pandemic, the demand stimulus program will contribute to transforming the economic structure of the Northwest provinces, taking tourism as a new livelihood for people in the area.
Ha Tinh has also launched a program to stimulate domestic tourism in a cluster of Tourism Association of Northern provinces. Tourism businesses in Ha Tinh also introduce special product packages and tourism services of the locality with a discount of 10 - 30%.
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