Hoi An welcomes back American tourists

A group of 126 visitors from the US paid a three-day tour to visit destinations of the ancient town of Hoi An after Vietnam officially opened the door for international tourists and flights on March 15.

The Hoi An city’s centre for information and sports said it was the first international group returning to the UNESCO-recognised world heritage site after a two-year deadlock due to COVID-19.

It said the last 50 visitors from the US visited the town in November 2021, but the widespread infection of coronavirus then suspended tourists coming to Hoi An.

The US travellers, who visited Hoi An under the guidance of Asia Charm Asia, explored the fishing villages of Duy Hai, Tra Nhieu; Cam Thanh nipa palm, carpentry Kim Bong village, Thu Bon River and Thanh Ha pottery village.

Earlier, a farm trip from Thailand, which included famous Thai singer Flute Chinnapat, also went to destinations in Da Nang and Hoi An.

The centre said Easia Travel company would bring a 50-member group of tourists from Germany to visit Hoi An on April 7.

Last month, the central Quang Nam province’s Culture, Sports and Tourism department and TikTok Vietnam signed three-year cooperation on communication and promotion of tourism and destinations of the province through the Hello Quang Nam campaign.

The department also agreed with FPT Da Nang University and Kool Vietnam travel in the post-COVID-19 digital transformation and promotion of tourism as well as human resources training programmes.

Quang Nam – home to the UNESCO-recognised world heritages of Hoi An ancient town and My Son Sanctuary, Cham Islands-Hoi An world biosphere reserve – has been hosting the National Tourism Year 2022.  

A series of destinations at the Old Quarter, Thanh Ha pottery village, Cham Islands and nipa palm Cam Thanh in Hoi An have resumed tourism services.

The Ky Uc Hoi An (Hoi An Memories) show – a unique night arts performance for tourists exploring the 400-year history and development of Hội An in the 15th to 18th century – began hosting visitors on March 18.

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