Tourism demand stimulus alliance launched

Saturday, 2020-02-22 12:11:23
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The four provinces of Phu Yen, Binh Dinh, Gia Lai and Dak Lak signed a cooperation agreement with Quang Ninh and Ninh Binh provinces to stimulate tourism.
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NDO – The Vietnam Tourism Association (VTA) organized a ceremony in Hanoi, on February 21, to announce a tourism stimulus programme and launch a tourism demand stimulus alliance, as well as announce the Safe Travel Criteria for Covid-19 epidemic.

The ceremony featured the participation of 250 delegates including businesses, local tourism associations and numerous journalists.

At the ceremony, VTA Vice Chairman Vu The Binh said the COVID-19 outbreak has seriously influenced socio-economic development, including tourism. The Government has high expectations for the sector as it has recorded growth for three consecutive years but is currently stagnant due to the epidemic, he said.

The Executive Board of the Vietnam Tourism Demand Stimulus Alliance also has 16 members, including seven deputy chairmen who are representatives of major travel companies, representatives of Vietnam Airlines and Bamboo Airways. VTA Vice Chairman Vu The Binh is Chairman of the Union. The tourism demand stimulus alliance will be responsible for the implementation of a tourism stimulus program across the country, mobilizing resources to implement programs, surveys, and building new tourism products in localities without outbreaks, as well as organising promotion programmes.

At the launching ceremony, localities introduced their tourism potential as well as tours and introduced local stimulus programmes.

The VTA also announce a tourism stimulus programme and the Safe Travel Criteria for Covid-19 epidemic.

This time’s programme is expected to help stimulate tourists’ demand and encourage them to visit disease-free localities.