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Bac Ninh attempts to restore tourism post-Covid-19
(BNP) – Travel firms in Bac Ninh have reopened after a temporary suspension due to Covid-19 crisis. Bac Ninh’s tourism sector has promoted programs in an effort to stimulate tourism demand, thus contributing to the recovery of the province's economy post Covid-19 epidemic.
Kinh Bac Tourism and Culture Joint Stock Company introduces promotion programs to customers.
After social distancing, tourism activities in localities have gradually been recovered. Since May, the province has welcomed about 155,000 tourist arrivals. For the first 6 months of 2020, however, total number of visitors was estimated at 325,000 people, or a decrease of 67% over the same period last year due to Covid-19; which leads to the 66% decrease in revenue at about VND 245 billion compared to the same period in 2019.
In order to restore tourism after the epidemic, Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism (Department) has promoted the image of the province in various forms which focus on Quan Ho performance on boat, craft villages and big festivals. On the other hand, data is updated on Bac Ninh Smart Tourism Portal so that visitors can easily access all information related to tourist sites, transportation means, dining, accommodation, shopping places…etc.
The Department also supports travel agencies to improve service quality; develop new tours to offer visitors more choices and extend their stay in the province. Meanwhile, tourism promotion and cooperation among cities/provinces throughout the country for joint activities are pushed up to attract visitors for regaining growth momentum.