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Binh Thuan tourism to focus on domestic segment amid Covid-19 spread

BTO- Department of Culture-Sports and Tourism has set its target to welcome 7 millions turns of tourists, with 850,000 turns of international visitors and gain a total revenue of VND 18.3 trillion in 2020.

Tourists visiting a dragon fruit garden

In one-month-period (January 15 to February 15), the whole province received totally 560,000 turns of tourists, an increase of 10.6% compared with that of the same period last year. In which, there were 68,600 turns of foreigners, falling off  10%. Tourism revenue realized VND 1.376 trillion (up 9.1%).

During the Tet holiday, a series of celebration programs were organized, making tourism environment in the locality become more attractive. However, under the influence of current epidemic, the number of international tourists visiting Binh Thuan could be challenged. In an attempt to cope with difficulties, tourist operators, enterprises have seriously implemented preventive measures and synchronous solutions to ensure safe tourism environment towards sustainable development of tourism sector. Free face masks and hand sanitizers have been provided for visitors at tourists sites. Propaganda work has been promoted via loudspeakers, posters and panels to raise awareness of control and prevention of Covid-19 epidemic. Staffs of hospitality industry must regularly wash their hands, check their body temperature and update information relating to the epidemic.

With the possible long-lasting effect of coronavirus, many travel firms have set up strategies with various stimulus plans to attract domestic visitors while seeking for new markets. Travel enterprises in Binh Thuan has put  a priority on restructuring international segment to ensure tourism sustainable development in the future.

Translated by Phuong Lan (Source: Binh Thuan Newspaper)


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