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Haiphong, Quang Ninh to join hands to reopen tourism

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Early next month, Haiphong City and neighboring Quang Ninh Province will coordinate to resume travel services and exchange tourists after they have brought the fourth wave of Covid-19 under control, said a Haiphong tourism official yesterday, October 18.

Under a signed cooperation deal, they will focus on offering tours for domestic tourists of the two northern localities, creating favorable conditions for tour operators to receive tourists from corporations, industrial parks, economic zones and other organizations in the localities.

To participate in those tours, visitors are required to get fully vaccinated and take a pre-departure Covid test, said Nguyen Thi Thuong Huyen, director of the Haiphong Tourism Department.

Haiphong and Quang Ninh also jointly developed a tourism promotion plan to tap the Hanoi market as well as serve tourists from industrial parks and economic zones operating in the provinces and cities that are deemed safe from Covid.

However, Huyen added that Haiphong would not set high expectations for the Quang Ninh market, as local residents would travel less as the weather gets colder in the north during the final months of the year. Further, the Covid pandemic has affected the financial situation of local tourists and traveling at a time when coronavirus fear remains widespread will be a hassle.

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