VOV.VN - Travel firms in Ho Chi Minh City have recently launched a number of new tours as part of the southern city’s recovery roadmap aimed at reviving the local tourism industry.
The Bach Dang - Can Gio river tour by speedboat represents one of the latest tourism products in the city. Departing from Bach Dang Wharf, tourists have the opportunity to savour a number of scenic views along the Saigon River, and sample tasty southern dishes in local communes.
Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa, director of the HCM City Department of Tourism, said the department will continue to co-ordinate alongside relevant districts and travel firms to build new tour schemes to Can Gio district in the near future and to diversify the city’s river–based tourism products.
Meanwhile, another new city tour on a double-decker bus operated by Photo Viet Hop On Hop Off Vietnam Company was officially launched on October 24 to introduce the city’s various scenic spots and delicious dishes to both domestic and foreign tourists.
In another development, 120 guests from Ho Chi Minh City joined a tour to Phan Thiet city as part of a pilot scheme deployed by Binh Thuan province.
Under the pilot programme, Binh Thuan has three eligible accommodation facilities to welcome visitors, including Anantara Mui Ne, Centara Mirage Mui Ne, and Pandanus Resort.
Nguyen Van Khoa, chairman of the Binh Thuan Tourism Association, pointed out that tourism firms have faced a number of hurdles, including the shortage of financial resources and workforce.
He expressed his hope that the province will roll out a COVID-19 vaccination drive for workers soon and consider reducing land rent for tourism businesses in a bid to revive tourism services as swiftly as possible.