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Danang launches appealing promotions to lure domestic visitors
  • | dtinews.vn, TP | May 18, 2020 11:03 PM
The central city of Danang has offered very attractive promotional programmes to entice domestic tourists while international flights remain suspended due to Covid-19.

Since early this month, Mai Linh Tourism Company in Danang has started receiving the first travellers after a long closure due to the pandemic. Nguyen Viet Trai, director of the firm, said that international flights were still banned, so Vietnam would have to focus on domestic tourists. Before Covid-19, the company’s major customers were Taiwanese.

 

Tourists in Danang City


Hai Van Cat International Travel Company, which specialises in providing tours for visitors from China, Hong Kong and South Korea, has turned to servicing domestic tourists. The company has offered a 40% discount for a three-day and two-night package.

A range of three and four-star hotels in Danang have sharply cut their room tariffs. Before Covid-19, some four local four-star hotels charged more than VND3 million (USD130,434), but now the figure has fallen to just less than VND1 million.

It is quite easy for tourists to find rooms priced at around VND500,000 in Danang at this time. Most of the hotels do not require deposits and offer free breakfast.

According to Nguyen Xuan Binh, deputy director of Danang’s Department of Tourism, the top priority for the local tourism sector is drawing domestic visitors, particularly from the key markets of Hanoi and HCM City.

In the first four months of this year, Danang welcomed roughly one million visitors, down 58% on-year. International tourists saw a drop of 50%.

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