Tour plans to entice visitors back to ancient capital

Several places of historical and scenic interests in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, home to the ancient capital of Hue, will be connected in a tour aiming to attract domestic tourists back to the province in the post-pandemic period.

To prepare for the launch of the “Hue Green Tourism” tour, the province's tourism association has collaborated with the information centre for tourism promotion and the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre to examine local tourist attractions.

The tour is expected to revive the provincial tourism sector that has been severely affected by the pandemic by building a new safe “travel bubble” model to help the sector resume a stable state in the “new normal”.

Under a “travel bubble” tour, visitors will mostly take part in outdoor activities and only have close contact with members of their package tour.

The province's tourism association will coordinate with tourism businesses in Hanoi to pilot the “Hue Green Tourism” tour, which will be first targeted at domestic tourists next month.

The participants must have either two vaccine shots against COVID-19 for over 14 days or a negative PCR test within 72 hours (for people under 18). They are also required to strictly abide by pandemic prevention measures and have a Disease Control Card to scan QR codes at every visited site.

The tour will receive international tourists with vaccine passports and arriving by charter flights from December when the provincial tourism sector opens its door to the world as approved by the Prime Minister.

The sites surveyed by the Hue Tourism Association are those with significant historical value that are attractive to tourists such as the Thanh Toan tile-roofed bridge, Tomb of Emperor Gia Long, Hue Imperial Citadel, Tam Giang Lagoon, and Huyen Khong Pagoda.