An "online tourism market" will be built to connect local tourism products

24/09/2021 282 0
At the seminar "The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Culture, Sports and Tourism industry", which took place on the morning of September 22, the Director General of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism Nguyen Trung Khanh said that the unit is combining with some businesses building a connection platform in the form of "online tourism market" between tourism businesses in the direction of socialization.

According to Mr. Nguyen Trung Khanh, the nature of the "online tourism market" is not only a place to promote, introduce and provide information on tourism products, but also a place for business units to exchange and connect to promote tourism. together to build effective and sustainable tourism activities.

"This is one of the parts of the plan to apply information technology, digitize, manage activities, build products and promote tourism that Vietnam National Administration of Tourism will carry out in the near future to quickly With the serious impact of the Covid-19 epidemic on the tourism industry, the whole industry has determined that one of the key tasks is the need to quickly digitalize and accelerate the application of technology for development. tourism", emphasized Mr. Nguyen Trung Khanh.

 

Information from the National Administration of Tourism said that, due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, in 2020, international visitors to Vietnam decreased by 80% compared to 2019, domestic visitors decreased by 34%, total revenue from tourists decreased. 59%. In the 8 months of 2021, Vietnam does not welcome international visitors, domestic tourists continue to decrease by 5.5% compared to 2020, the total revenue from tourists in the 8 months of 2021 will reach about VND 136,520 billion, down 26. 5% compared to 2020. In addition, the consequences of the Covid-19 epidemic also caused 90% of travel businesses to suspend operations, and human resources in the tourism industry had to quit or switch to other fields.

 

Faced with this difficulty, Vietnam's tourism industry has developed recovery plans based on the development of the epidemic. In addition to promoting the application of information technology, digitizing tourism management and promotion activities, the tourism industry has determined, the key task from now until the end of the year is to continue to strictly implement the prevention and control of tourism. translation in tourism activities; prepare conditions for piloting international arrivals in Phu Quoc (Kien Giang), thereby building a model for replication to other tourist destinations; diversify communication channels to enhance activities to promote Vietnam's tourism image to international friends and domestic tourists.

To accomplish these tasks, Mr. Nguyen Trung Khanh suggested, localities should give priority to vaccination against Covid-19 for the workforce in the tourism sector; strengthen linkage and coordination activities to bring tourism activities back in a safe and attractive manner. In addition, localities should continue to call for forms of socialization for investment activities, local tourism promotion...

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