(TITC) - From the end of April to the beginning of May 2021 to now, the 4th outbreak of pandemic once again seriously affected domestic tourism activities. According to data from Google's Destination Insights tool, demand for domestic tourists information searching decreased sharply.
In the context of international tourism being “frozen” and domestic tourism activities not being smooth due to the complicated development of COVID-19, the promotion of tourist markets in localities (intra-provincial tourism) that have basically controlled the epidemic is considered an urgent and prompt step to maintain and gradually rejuvenate the tourism market.
The Vietnam Airlines Festa themed "Charming Autumn" is organized as part of a series of programs on tourism, cultural and social development cooperation between Vietnam Airlines and the Hanoi People's Committee.
Along with the tourism stimulus packages, ensuring safety and enhancing communication activities are key to do away with the fear for travel of tourists in the context of Covid-19.
Assoc. Prof., Dr. Pham Hong Long, Dean of the Tourismology Department under the University of Social Science and Humanities, stated that Covid-19 has brought about many valuable lessons for the travel industry, who now must take prompt and sustainable solutions for resuscitation after the epidemic.
Representatives from major businesses in aviation, travel, and hospitality as well as industry experts sought ways to promote domestic tourism and restart the international tourism market post-COVID-19 at a conference in Hanoi on May 21.
A programme calling on Vietnamese citizens to travel to domestic tourism attractions has been launched by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as part of efforts to stimulate domestic tourism as social distancing measures are eased.