Ho Chi Minh City tourism wants to welcome more than 32 million domestic tourists in 2021
With the COVID-19 epidemic in Vietnam under control, the tourism industry recovering well, Ho Chi Minh City wants to welcome about 32.7 million domestic tourists and strive to reach 33.5 million, total revenue almost equal to the time before the translation.
According to data from the Department of Tourism, international visitors to the city this year were estimated at more than 1.3 million, down 84.8% from last year, while domestic visitors reached about 15 million, down 54, 2%. Total tourism revenue is estimated at 84,000 billion VND, down 40% compared to 2019.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa, Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism, introduced the digital map of Ho Chi Minh City tourism to Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam - Photo: N. BINH
Facing the complicated and unpredictable COVID-19 epidemic, the tourism industry in Ho Chi Minh City has considered 3 scenarios for 2021. In which, the most optimistic scenario is that tourism will have a total revenue close to the time before translation.
Accordingly, if the COVID-19 in the world is completely controlled, Vietnam reopens international routes from the beginning of 2021, the number of international visitors is estimated at 8.6 million, domestic visitors 32.7 million. in turn. The total tourism revenue is 140,000 billion VND, approximately the number of 2019.
In the case that Vietnam can only reopen some international routes to some safe countries early next year, the tourism industry will only welcome about 6 million international and 22.9 million domestic tourists. . Total revenue 97,700 billion.
The third scenario is that the world conditions cannot control COVID-19, the domestic epidemic is complicated and international flights are still suspended, HCMC will not have international visitors. Domestic visitors will also only reach 10 million. At that time, the total revenue was only about 33,400 billion VND.
The Department is urging businesses to speed up the digitization process, increase interaction with tourists by technology to prepare them when it comes to opening the international tourist market.
The Department is building and submitting to the City People's Committee a plan to build a 3D / 360 intelligent interactive tourist map in Ho Chi Minh City, applying 4.0 technology to promote tourism development.
The city tourism management agency continues to coordinate with the Department of Culture and Sports and the consultant to complete the project profile for tourism promotion in crowded tourist areas and main roads, gateways. City using the LED screen.