26-Jun-2021 Intellasia |
The Saigon Occasions |
Some 90 p.c of staff of journey firms in Hanoi, equal to over 12,000 individuals, have misplaced their jobs since early this 12 months, in response to the Hanoi Division of Tourism.
Underneath the affect of the Covid-19 pandemic, the variety of vacationers in Hanoi fell 25 p.c year-on-year to 2.9 million within the first half of 2021. Most of them had been home vacationers because the nation has not but reopened its doorways to worldwide vacationers. The variety of foreigners visiting the nation throughout this time was modest, comprising primarily specialists and staff.
The town has earned solely VND8.1 trillion (US$353 million) from tourism, falling 57 p.c in contrast with the identical interval final 12 months.
In June, the typical occupancy price of motels within the metropolis is estimated at 25.7%, falling 0.7 p.c from the earlier month and three.5 p.c from the identical interval final 12 months.
To draw extra home vacationers, town has launched a variety of new tourism merchandise such because the evening tour to the Thang Lengthy Imperial Citadel, which is a world cultural heritage website recognised by the UNESCO, the folks expertise tour to the Museum of Ethnology and the evening tour to the Hoa Lo Jail relic website.
The town has drawn up three development situations for the tourism sector in 2021. Based on the most effective situation, an early restoration will allow town of Hanoi to draw over 15 million home vacationers, equal to 70 p.c of the pre-Covid-19 degree in 2019. Phung Quang Thang, chair of the Hanoi Journey Affiliation, stated journey firms within the metropolis ought to restructure their merchandise, provide extra enticing excursions and apply new applied sciences to supply vacationers with higher and safer experiences.
He prompt journey firms and the native authorities work collectively to unleash the potential of evening tourism within the metropolis. Two pedestrian areas within the Outdated Quarter round Hoan Kiem Lake and on Trinh Cong Son Avenue close to West Lake have change into well-liked evening sights for vacationers in Hanoi.
The town attracted some 8.65 million vacationers in 2020, equal to 30 p.c of the determine in 2019. Of them, international arrivals had been estimated at 1.11 million, equal to solely 15.8 p.c as in contrast with the earlier 12 months.
Class: Enterprise, Vietnam
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