Dong Thap stimulates tourism - reducing prices but not reducing quality

28/05/2020 2837 0

In order to encourage people and attract tourists to visit and experience in the provincial relics and tourist sites in the new normal context after the Covid-19 epidemic, on the morning of May 27, the Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism has implemented the Tourism Stimulus Program.

Attending the meeting were Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Doan Tan Buu,
representatives of the area, tourist attractions, restaurants, hotels in the province and units of tourism and
travel within and outside the province.

With the theme "Vietnamese people traveling to Vietnam", Dong Thap tourism stimulus program will start from June 1 to December 31, 2020. Thereby, boosting the demand for domestic tourism on the occasion of national holidays, major holidays and cultural, sports and tourism events to be held in Dong Thap in 2020, such as the anniversary of the death anniversary of Mr. Ms. Do Cong Tuong, 60th Anniversary of Vietnam's Tourism Industry, National Day 2/9, Commemoration Feast of Deputy Leader Nguyen Sinh Sac, Commemoration Feast of Thien Vu Vo Duy Duong, Governor Nguyen Tan Kieu, etc.

Along with that, promote tourists to buy products made in Vietnam, OCOP products of the province. Zones, tourist attractions, restaurants, hotels in the province will apply the discount program, promotion of services to boost domestic tourism demand; encourage tour operators to develop provincial tour programs with promotional prices, tour discounts of 10 - 20% etc.

Mr. Vo Tien Thanh - Director of the Center for Trade Promotion, Tourism and Investment of the province wants more travel agencies to come to Dong Thap, build short tours, group tours, family tours. , retail guests, eco-discovery, garden tours; at the same time associating with tourist areas, tourist spots, restaurants and hotels to build the Dong Thap tourism product combo.

Take advantage of social networks, links with global travel websites to promote Dong Thap tourism stimulus program; coordinating with the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism to integrate this province program into the General Department's program to organize Famtrip delegations for surveying travel agencies, etc., Mr. Vo Tien Thanh shared.

Accompanying Dong Thap in stimulating tourism, Ms. Tran Thi Hong Thi - Deputy Director of Saigontourist (Can Tho, An Giang, Rach Gia) said that the unit is launching stimulus tourism packages with many programs. Visiting from North to South, the localities that are safe and open to welcome the Saigontourist have products to take guests to visit.

Particularly for products in Dong Thap, Saigontourist is operating a one-day and two-day tour: Cao Lanh - Sa Dec, Cao Lanh - Tram Chim, Sa Dec - Long Xuyen - Chau Doc tour and Bac Lieu - Ca Mau - Ha Tien tour. - Chau Doc - Sa Dec. The orientation of exploiting products in Dong Thap is still Tet tours - visiting flower village, flood season tour - visiting the landscape and life of local people.

In order to develop tourism, Saigontourist representatives suggested the province should introduce new tourist points and products to tourism companies. Because the attractions are so familiar, visitors have come so it will be difficult to introduce visitors.

This is also the wish of Ms. Le Dinh Minh Thy - VietTravel Director of Southwest region. In addition to appreciating specific and unique products of Dong Thap, Ms. Thy proposed to the locality to pay attention to investing in new tourism products, promoting advantages to retain tourists, creating attraction. for tourists to come to Dong Thap more.

At the Conference, representatives of Southern Cultural Tourism Area, Tram Chim Tourist Area, Gao Giong Ecotourism Area informed about the tourism stimulus program in their unit.

On this occasion, travel businesses, resorts, hotels and hotels in the province signed a cooperation memorandum of tourism stimulus program.

There are 09 units signed cooperation to stimulate tourism

Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Thuong - Director of Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism asked the units to seriously implement the signed content; resorts and tourist sites need to restructure their tourism products to improve their quality, meet tourist needs and ensure safety conditions for tourists.

The Director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism proposed that the travel agencies improve the service quality, implement the motto "discount does not mean reduction in quality", creating an attraction for tourists to expect. wants to keep coming back to Dong Thap in the next times.

Stimulating tourism contributes to increasing the consumption of products of craft villages
and local specialties.
In the photo: Vice Chairman of the Provincial People's Committee Doan Tan Buu (left),
Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Thuong, Mr. Mai Thanh Nghi - Director of the Center for
Business Support and Start-up find out information about OCOP products of the province

According to Nguyen Ngoc Thuong, after the Covid-19 pandemic is a golden opportunity to stimulate domestic tourism in new normal conditions, therefore, it is necessary to restructure travel times such as weekends, short time.

Nguyet Anh

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