At VinWonders Phu Quoc entertainment complex (Photo: VNA)
- The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang has called on
local travel companies to actively implement promotional programmes and plans
to lure tourists now that COVID-19 has been largely brought under control.
province’s major orientations are to connect tourism development with the
facilitation of the trade and service sectors, thus increasing sales of
will promote itself as a safe, friendly, and attractive destination for sea and
to Director of the provincial Department of Tourism Bui Quoc Thai, Kien Giang
will focus on markets where COVID-19 has been controlled when detailing its roadmap
for re-opening to foreign tourists.
Kien Giang and the province’s Phu Quoc Island have remained safe, without any
community infections being recorded, the locality has seen a quick recovery in
the number of visitors after each COVID-19 outbreak, he said.
the first quarter of 2021, Kien Giang welcomed nearly 1.2 million visitors,
down 32.9 percent year-on-year and representing 16.8 percent of its annual target,
with total revenue standing at about 1.56 trillion VND (67.6 million USD).
Giang has attracted 325 tourism projects to date worth nearly 356 trillion VND,
covering a total area of 10,120 ha, primarily on Phu Quoc.
of the Kien Giang Tourism Association Tran Quoc Khanh said that during the
upcoming Liberation Day (April 30) and May Day (May 1) holiday, Kien Giang and
Phu Quoc in particular are set to welcome a large number of visitors.
A sea-crossing cable system operational since 2018 in Phu Quoc (Photo: VNA)
authorities have asked localities and local travel companies to strictly
implement pandemic preventive measures in line with guidance from the Ministry of
Giang is working with relevant agencies on the provision of “closed tourism
packages” - in which guests generally stay at one destination with little
travelling - for Russian visitors arriving on charter flights.
said the locality will continue to also appeal to Vietnamese holidaymakers as
well as foreigners living in the country.
province aims to welcome 7 million visitors and earn 11.5 trillion VND from
tourism this year.
with fostering links with northwestern, northern, and Central Highlands
localities, Kien Giang will also focus on preparing infrastructure for tourism,
while offering promotional programmes to attract more visitors, Thai said./.