A “security scenario” necessary for the revival of tourism
hanguyen0409 14-09-2020, 23:17

A “security scenario” necessary for the revival of tourism
The beauty of Y Ty rice fields in ripe rice season. Photo: VNA /CVN
In the last month of social distancing, the postponement of all activities in the large tourist center of Da Nang resulted in the loss of jobs for more than 40000 workers. Tourism in other localities has also been “frozen” at different levels or operated moderately. Many experts have predicted that the sector will find it difficult to avoid negative growth this year.

Therefore, in order to reduce the damage and proactively adapt to the new situation, once the second wave of COVID-19 has been brought under control, many localities and businesses have drawn up plans to stimulate tourism in order to gradually restore activities, retain employees and lay the foundations for strong development in the years to come.

For businesses, the second scenario of tourism revival will continue to focus on domestic tourists and foreigners who live and work in Vietnam, as well as reducing prices. Depending on the scenario, this stimulus program will not be implemented massively but rather for each specific destination.

At the macroeconomic level, state management agencies and bodies should take measures to support businesses, including tax cuts and deferrals, reductions in interest on loans, debt rescheduling, favorable conditions for accessing loans preferential, aid for promotion costs and coordination of supply and demand through economic leverage policies.

However, for the recovery plan to be as close as possible to the reality of the situation and to be effective, a “security scenario” for the economy and the prevention of the epidemic is spreading for visitors in addition to the “economic scenario”. ”.

When the COVID-19 epidemic reappeared in Da Nang since late July, the number of customers canceling tours suddenly increased across the country. As a result, businesses were faced with many difficulties, while many tourists lost the money paid in advance.

During the first wave of tourism stimulus, many “big promotion” scams caused damage to visitors. Disputes and complaints have arisen sporadically, so more and more tourists are now wary.

It's time to live safely with the pandemic, as recommended by the Department of Health. This means that people and visitors must strictly comply with the preventive measures according to the so-called “5 K” message: masks (khẩu trang) - disinfection (khử khuẩn) - distance (khoảng cách) - no gathering (không tụ tập) and medical declaration (khai báo y tế).

The hotels must strictly carry out the registration of stay and temporary residence; organize separate areas which are always ready to become a quarantine place for suspected cases. The types of so-called “sensitive” services such as discos, bars and places of entertainment must be carefully controlled.

Hospitals and health facilities must strictly adhere to regulations relating to medical examinations and treatment and visit to avoid creating new foci of the epidemic. The confidence of tourists in the quality of services and safety in all its aspects is the most important criterion for the success of the next scenarios for the revival of tourism.