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Accordingly, the ministry will focus on stimulating the domestic tourism market by coordinating with airlines, transport and travel firms to exempt or reduce service fees, including air tickets, accommodation costs and visiting fees.
The ministry will also implement the "Safe Vietnam Tourism" programme and a domestic tourism stimulus programme with the cooperation of localities, transport and travel companies.
Additionally, the ministry has proposed the Government to develop consumer stimulus packages for the tourism sector, including encouraging domestic consumers to use tourism services. The industry will build a smart tourism operation centre to digitise during and after the pandemic, reported by Vietnam News.
When other Asian countries announce that the pandemic has already ended, Vietnam will launch a communication campaign entitled "Vietnam NOW - Safety and Smiling" – a tourism stimulus programme with preferential packages for domestic and Asian tourists.
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The industry will restructure the international tourist markets to Vietnam and focus on promoting travel to countries without the pandemic, especially for business travel.
The ministry has proposed the Government to create favourable conditions for tourists to Vietnam, including visa exemptions or visa fee reductions, increasing flights and opening new routes to foreign countries.
When the pandemic is under control worldwide, tourism companies can launch promotional programmes and stimulus packages. The tourism industry will apply IT for advertising, communications and development of new tourism products.
Deputy General Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) Ngo Hoai Chung told the Ha Noi Moi (new Ha Noi) newspaper that if the pandemic is under control in May, the domestic tourism industry could recover by the end of this year.
Right after the pandemic ends in Vietnam, the tourism industry will focus on stimulating the domestic tourism market, including exemptions or reductions of service fees. At the same time, it will continue promotion of Vietnam's image as a safe and attractive tourism destination, Chung said.
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To help tourism businesses to recover after the pandemic, the ministry has suggested the Government develop a 12-18 month financial package supporting tourism businesses and workers.
At the same time, it has also requested exemption of fees for new issuance, replacement and re-issuance of international and domestic travel business licenses and tourist guide cards this year, according to Vietnam News.
Director of the Ha Noi Department of Tourism, Tran Duc Hai said Ha Noi will have tourism products relating to relics, festivals, trade villages, and cuisine in the capital city. The department will enhance the application of IT in advertising tourism products in Ha Noi.
In Ho Chi Minh City, many tourism and travel businesses have proposed the Department of Tourism to extend the old loan packages, lend more new loans, reduce interest rates to support businesses.
Earlier, the Department of Tourism had proposed a series of solutions to remove difficulties for tourism businesses. The content focuses on solutions to extend tax, extend the time to fulfill tax obligations, and allow late payment of taxes.
In addition, the Department of Tourism has also studied scenarios and prepared to restore tourism activities when the disease is well controlled, according to Education Times.
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