Ho Chi Minh City intends to propose airlines, railways, hotels, restaurants, attractions and travel businesses that plan to offer a ‘super sale’ discount to revitalize tourism in Ho Chi Minh City and after the Covid-19 translation. Department of Tourism Ho Chi Minh City held a meeting with travel businesses, big hotels and some departments in the area to discuss the draft plan to cope, reduce the impact and restore the tourism industry of the city. during and after the Covid-19 translation.[custom-related-posts title=”Related Posts” none_text=”None found” order_by=”title” order=”ASC”]
1. ‘Huge’ discounts to get visitors
Ms. Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa, Deputy Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism, said that the Department of Tourism reported to the City People’s Committee to chair the connection with transport enterprises (aviation, railway, waterway, road. ), hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions, travel businesses have stimulus packages, with competitive but quality tour prices.
Specifically, the units can deeply discount compared to current prices or have many promotions together to draw tourists to Ho Chi Minh City.
Supporting this view, Vietravel’s representative shared: “Need 30-35% discount to break the market, drag tourists to the city. The key issue is to eliminate the tourists’ fear of Covid-19, the disease information must be updated regularly to let guests know that Ho Chi Minh City is safe. Information on good disease control TP also needs to be updated on the portal of the Department for the customers to believe. ”
However, representatives of some hotels said that the deep discount will “make it difficult” for the hotel if they want to increase the price again when the Covid-19 epidemic has completely stopped. A travel agency also suggested that the tour to discover destinations, visitors also go only once, so the discount does not make customers come back again, but also makes it more difficult for businesses. Instead, there should be attractive tour programs or impressive promotions.
2. Take advantage of opportunities to promote tourism
Besides, Ms. Hoa said that it is necessary to promote in the aspect of communication that Ho Chi Minh City is a safe destination due to tourists and effective anti-epidemic solutions so that tourists do not hesitate to consider coming to HCMC in this season of Covid-19. “In the near future, 40 beautiful people who are 40 contestants of Miss Charm will come to Ho Chi Minh City from March 5 to 18 to participate in the contest. Department of Tourism has planned to connect with the organizers to introduce heritage works, architecture, tourist destinations of the city, thereby, promoting to friends around the world. This Covid-19 season is both a challenge and an opportunity for Ho Chi Minh City to regain market share of visitors, ”Ms. Hoa informed.
According to the plan, the Department of Tourism will increase exploitation of potential markets such as Australia, India … markets with high spending to partly offset the shortage from closing to the Chinese market during the epidemic season. Covid-19 as it is now. Markets such as Korea, Japan, Taiwan and ASEAN also continue to promote.