DANANG – A group of 55 tourists from Phuc Thanh Trading Co. (based in Viet Tri City, Phu Tho Province) arrived at the Danang International Airport on October 4 to participate in a three-day tour organized by Lu Hanh Viet Co, making it the first tour group to return to the central city of Danang since the second Covid-19 outbreak in July.
Representatives of the Danang Tourism Promotion Center, the Danang International Airport and Vietnam Airlines welcomed the group with souvenirs at the airport.
Le Dinh Kien, a tourist, said they had booked the tour of Danang in mid-August. However, due to the pandemic, it was delayed. “We were always eager to visit Danang and now it has finally happened,” he said.
As the first guests returning to Danang, Kien and others will see a lot on offer. They will stay at a four-star hotel instead of a three-star one, apart from participating in a free gala dinner on October 5.
According to a representative of the Danang Tourism Promotion Center, the central coastal city is ready to welcome tourists back safely. The municipal tourism industry has high expectations from domestic tourists who were unable to visit Danang in August and from those who will participate in wedding tours in the coming months.
Besides, Famtrip delegations from HCMC and Hanoi will arrive in Danang in late October and early November to seek cooperation opportunities with local travel companies to bring visitors back to Danang from 2021.
In another development, according to the Danang Department of Tourism, 477 hotels in Danang have reopened their doors, of which 43 are four- and five-star hotels and resorts, while 11 of the 16 tourist destinations have reopened.
The units are committed to safety in tourism activities during the pandemic.
By Nhan Tam