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Bac Giang restarts tourism after Covid-19 pandemic

(BGO) – After a temporary “frozen” period due to Covid-19 pandemic, the tourism activities in Bac Giang province have been restarted with positive signals.  

Increased number of tourists

At the complex period of Covid-19 development, all tourism sites, areas and accommodation providers suspended all the operations, causing sharp decrease for the revenue from the supporting services.

Since April 28, the tourism sector has become “warmer” with positive signals when the tourism service gained restart.

At Suoi Mo Ecotourism Complex in Luc Nam district, the number of tourists have recently increased. Since April 30, the complex has welcomed some 10,000 tourist arrivals, especially in hot day, hundreds of visitors flocked to the destination. The Complex Management Board keeps checking the temperature of all visitors as well as arranges resting place at the floating island.

Khe Ro Ecotourism Site in Son Dong district welcomed 5,000 tourist arrivals on the occasion of April 30 and May 1. Annually, 400 visitors come to experience the tourism services here, many of whom came from Hanoi, Quang Ninh and Hai Phong province.

Besides, many tourists visited other destinations such as Tay Yen Tu Spiritual and Ecotourism Complex (Son Dong district), Xuan Lung – Thac Nga (Yen The district), Rose Garden Studio (Da Mai ward, Bac Giang city)....

The opening of the tourism areas and sites help inspire more supporting services of tour and accommodation supply at hotel and restaurants.

According to Tran Quoc Dung, Director of Dinh Anh International Travel Trading Company Limited (Dinh Anh Travel) shared that the past three months were the hardest time to the company. All inked tourism contracts in the Vietnam and foreign country were cancelled while the company must allow staff to leave from work and support them a part of expense for living.

On this occasion, Dinh Anh Travel has received the travel contract from nearly 10 delegates to Da Nang, Nha Trang, Can Tho, Vung Tau, Phu Quoc...To stimulate the domestic tourism, the travel agencies and hotels offer 20 – 30 percent discount.

Together overcoming the difficulties

Apart from the self effort of the businesses to overcome the difficulties, the Government has issued instructive solution to support the challenge handling procedure.

According to Tran Van Dung, Vice Director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism (DCST) said the Department reported and proposed the provincial People’s Committee to review the policy to support the businesses and service providers within its management such as reducing the loan interest from the banks, delaying the time for tax payment, reducing the tax for land leasing charge...

If the Covid-19 pandemic is continuously well controlled, the provincial tourism sites, areas and complexes with service providers will become vibrant again in June, July and August.

Now, DCST made a list of 174 accommodation facilities in the province and sent to Bac Giang Power Company to get the support in power discount price due to the bad impact of Covid-19 pandemic in line with the instruction from the Department of Industry and Trade while further reviewing the remaining eligible ones to receive support.

Besides, the tour guides and travel agencies requested the authority to free the charge of changing and reissuing the card and business certificate within one year starting from April 1, 2020.

Recently, the provincial People’s Committee (PPC) has assessed Covid-19 impact and propose the measure to handle the difficulties in business and production to boost up the provincial socio-economic growth in the next period.

The PPC Chairman instructed the DCST to accelerate the tourism promotion, coordinate with the tourism associations to build and implement the tourism stimulation programmes.

If the Covid-19 pandemic is continuously well controlled, the provincial tourism sites, areas and complexes with service providers will become vibrant again in June, July and August.

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Cong Doanh

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