The proposal was originally made during a recent meeting held between members of the provincial Tourism Department as they devised plans in which to stimulate the domestic tourism industry in the post-pandemic period following the novel coronavirus.
At present, the central city has launched an initial tourism stimulus package titled "Danang Thank You" and assigned the provincial Department of Tourism to co-ordinate actions with relevant agencies in an attempt to organise the "Fantastic Da Nang Festival 2020" scheduled for between June and September this year.
With an added boost from tourism stimulus packages, the coastal city is anticipated to attract approximately 2.4 million visitors during the second half of the year, with total tourism revenue climbing to over VND9 trillion.
Moreover, approximately 120 travel firms have joined the city in promoting the scheme as a means of stimulating domestic tourism demand, with discounts for travel services on offer ranging from 30% to 50%.
The total expenditure with regard to the participation of travel firms in the city’s tourism stimulus programme is estimated to reach between VND15 billion and 20 billion.
Most notably, the Department of Tourism has proposed providing exemptions for visitors to tourist attractions across the city, such as the Ngu Hanh Son landscape site, also known as the Marble Mountains, and museums for three months as part of a range of activities aimed at stimulating domestic tourism.