A strong return ahead for domestic tourism

7/4/2021| 9:44

Local travel firms have recently launched stimulus schemes to meet the increasing demand among holidaymakers for domestic beach vacations during the peak season this summer.

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) released a YouTube clip on April 6 to showcase coastal regions and islands in an effort to stimulate domestic tourism demand following the recent control of the latest COVID-19 outbreak nationwide.

The majority of coastal localities have devised different plans in order to welcome the return of visitors following a hiatus caused by the emergence of COVID-19. National travel firms and other related businesses have also jointly launched promotional schemes, whilst many are offering additional services and running marketing campaigns.

Vung Tau Streetfood Week 2021 is set to be held with a wide selection of options for visitors ranging from high-class restaurants to street food stalls which will introduce numerous types of local cuisine. In addition, local five-star hotels and resorts will be offering huge discounts, with room rates costing from just VND700,000 per day.

The coastal city of Nha Trang is running a campaign titled “Nha Trang - a safe place” which will feature plenty of activities aimed at welcoming travelers. As part of efforts to boost domestic tourism, hotels and airlines have teamed up to provide discounts of between 50% and 70% for room and flight combo deals.

Elsewhere, Phu Quoc Island also represents a popular destination for holidaymakers this summer. Amid increasing demand for beach holidays, local airlines have been increasing flights to the so-called pearl island.

Moreover, Da Nang is planning to develop fresh products in an effort to attract more local visitors and incoming foreign travellers. The central city will also be making use of Bach Dang walking street, along with check-in spots on Nguyen Van Troi bridge, as the city is set to carry out night-time recreational services until 3 a.m. on a pilot basis.

According to the VNAT, the local tourism industry will continue to focus on the domestic market this year,  aiming to attract 80 million visitors.