Preparing for Post-Pandemic Tourism

11:01:15 AM | 4/3/2021

The recent COVID-19 pandemic wave has dealt a strong blow to Vietnamese travel companies as tourism had a new opportunity during spring festival travel at the beginning of the year. Facing the new situation, travel businesses have to constantly transform themselves to maintain operations to suit the new situation and to prepare operational plans to be ready for post-pandemic tours.

According to Mr. Pham Tien Dung, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi UNESCO Travel Club, after tourism business activities have been suspended for a long time due to the COVID-19 pandemic, instead of giving up, travel businesses have started to make route surveys, study the services and add new tours so that they can be put into operation as soon as the new status is activated.

With the desire to meet the needs of developing new products and markets in 2021, S-Travel Lao Cai Company will organize program "Spring Festival Travel in borders and Lucky Festival 2021" on March 6-8 with the route Hanoi - Bac Quang - Hoang Su Phi - Xin Man - Bac Ha - Bao Ha - Hanoi to facilitate travel agencies to survey and update the conditions of infrastructure, accommodation and featured tourism products in some destinations of Ha Giang and Lao Cai, thereby building specific products. The tour is expected to deliver a different feeling in the highlands and remote areas. S-Travel builds tour itineraries for travel companies to explore the beauty of Hoang Su Phi, Xin Man and Bac Ha at spring time.

The VGREEN Sustainable Tourism Club will also cooperate with the Hanoi Travel Association to organize a Northwest Caravan Tour during Bauhinia variegata blooming season on March 12-16 to promote post-COVID-19 pandemic tourism.

“Sustainable tourism is our driving force to implement a program of responsible tourism recovery; starting with coming to the Northwest mountainous area in the middle of Bauhinia variegata blooming season; experiencing by driving car, at first to relieve the fears of going together; complying with the social distancing; still convenient enough to experience and have the best feeling about the charming land and many other interesting things,” said Mr. Phung Quang Thang, Director of Hanoitourist.

From April 1-6, 2021, VietPromotion Group will cooperate with Nha Trang Hotel and Travel Union to organize the program "the blue sea and the forest" with many special destinations such as Sheep Field and Fairy Stream (Phan Rang), Rai Cave, Kinh Beach (Binh Hung); Draynur Waterfall - the most majestic waterfall, KOTAM tourist area, YALY hydropower, KoTum wooden church; KonKlor suspension bridge - the most beautiful and biggest industrial suspension bridge in the Central Highlands. According to the organizers, the program is designed to provide opportunities for Northern, Central and Southern travel agencies to survey destinations in the South Central Regions and the Central Highlands, thereby updating their latest services and land tours as a basis for building tourism products per unit.

The tours are designed with a new nuance and established by travel businesses during the temporary suspension of tourism activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic with the desire that when the pandemic is completely controlled, it will be used to welcome tourists. April is also considered a festive season, the peak tourism season for travel businesses. Therefore, this is also seen as a new vital opportunity for businesses. Currently, the COVID-19 pandemic in Vietnam has been basically controlled, and tourism activities need to be restarted to welcome the new season of tourists.

By Giang Tu, Vietnam Business Forum