HCMC – Vietnam is preparing to welcome international tourists in the coming months, Ha Van Sieu, deputy head of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, told a tourism promotion event on Phu Quoc Island on November 22.
Speaking at the event, co-organized by the administration, the Kien Giang Department of Tourism and Phu Quoc Tourism Development and Investment Association, Sieu said that apart from preparing for foreign tourist arrivals, the country will continue to launch various tourism promotion activities and introduce safe tourist destinations to domestic visitors.
The island district of Phu Quoc off Kien Giang Province was selected as the first tourist site in Vietnam to organize a domestic tourism promotion program.
With the participation of multiple key opinion leaders (KOLs), the event was expected to attract more Vietnamese travelers to the island for the rest of the year.
The event, part of the domestic tourism promotion program themed “Safe and Attractive Travel in Vietnam” is aimed at giving a boost to Phu Quoc Island’s tourism growth during the hardship caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
Tran Chi Dung, director of the provincial Department of Tourism, told the event that Phu Quoc Island welcomed some three million visitors between January and October despite the impact of the pandemic.
From now until the end of the year, the number of visitors to the island is expected to surge due to good weather and efficiency in Covid-19 infection prevention and control, coupled with the rising tourism demand.