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HCMC – Many travel companies said domestic tourists have resumed travelling after the Covid-19 pandemic was brought under control, contributing to the recovery of the tourism industry.

Saigontourist Travel Service Company said in September alone, it organized tours for more than 4,300 guests who travelled in groups. In October and November, the company will serve some 16,000 guests opting for sightseeing, convention and teambuilding tours, including large groups such as 420 guests from Hanoi to Dalat, 720 from Hanoi to Halong, 325 from Haiphong to Halong and 620 from HCMC to Nha Trang.

Fiditour said that it received groups of 100-500 guests for meeting, incentive, conference and event tours to Nha Trang and Phu Quoc, mainly from the food, pharmacy and insurance industries.

According to Tran Thi Bao Thu, marketing and communications director of Fiditour, the company is collaborating with airlines and hotels to reduce tour prices by 10-30%.

Similarly, BenThanh Tourist is serving an increasing number of guests visiting major attractions such as Phu Quoc, Dalat and Nha Trang. “The market is recovering faster than we expected,” Ta Thi Cam Vinh, deputy general director of BenThanh Tourist, said.

Some businesspeople expressed hope that the tourism market would recover faster in the coming months so that their employees can return to work and they will have money to cover operation costs.

During a regular meeting in September, the Government asked the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to boost tourism activities, enhance the quality of tourism services and ensure safety. The Government also asked tourism management agencies to implement domestic tourism stimulation programs to help the tourism industry recover in the last few months of the year.

By Dao Loan

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