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Can Tho maps out plan to revive tourism

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho has unveiled a plan to revive and promote its tourism industry until 2022, after months of hibernating due to the latest coronavirus wave, the office of the municipal government announced yesterday, November 12.

According to the plan, the city will review and make a list of unvaccinated employees in the industry to launch a vaccination drive for them and implement policies to support businesses and employees in the field, reported Tuoi Tre newspaper.

The city will also organize programs to train and upskill the tourism workforce, virtually join HCMC Tourism Day 2021 and organize the Can Tho Tourism Festival virtually.

The city will roll out a pilot travel program in some tourist attractions in the districts of Ninh Kieu, Binh Thuy, Cai Rang, and Phong Dien and extend the scale of the program citywide.

In addition, this Mekong Delta locality had planned tourism promotion activities for next year in the new normal, including diversifying its travel products in line with new trends in the market. It is set to survey and develop various travel products associated with sustainable, safe, nature-based or wellness tourism that are on par with the city’s master plan on tourism development.

Further, the city will call for investment in developing travel products that meet the market’s changing demand, such as culinary, agro, eco, and MICE tourism.

To execute the plan, the city’s government asked the local authorities to encourage local residents to jointly offer tourism services and prepare to welcome and support visitors. The local authorities were also asked to coordinate with the city’s Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and the relevant units to monitor local tourism activities and ensure compliance with Covid safety protocols.

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