Da Nang City and Quang Ngai and Quang Nam provinces in the southern central coastal region closed their doors to visitors immediately after the first Covid-19 infection cases were reported in July. According to the VNAT, 30-40 percent of tours and package tours to other provinces and cities have been canceled, with the rate expected to further increase. The VNAT is working regularly with departments of tourism in provinces and cities nationwide to deal with tour cancellations and move visitors out of Da Nang – the center of the pandemic’s second wave. It instructed the departments to activate the Covid-19 pandemic prevention processes in accordance with guidelines of the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the VNAT. VNAT General Director Nguyen Trung Khanh said ensuring visitor safety is the top priority, making adherence to government guidelines and instructions necessary and important. The tourism industry has prepared recovery scenarios to be implemented once the pandemic is controlled, Khanh said. Domestic tourism began recovering in early May when the pandemic was under control, and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism launched the “Buy Vietnamese Tours” promotion program. The program was highly welcomed by localities, travel businesses… Read full this story
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