Thua Thien-Hue welcomes back tourists over recent holiday hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) -
The central province of Thua Thien-Hue welcomed about 12,500 visitors during the Liberation Day (April 30) and May Day (May 1) holiday last weekend, signalling the recovery of local tourism post-COVID-19.

Some 3,600 visitors stayed overnight and were primarily from Hanoi, Da Nang, and northern and central provinces, according to the provincial Department of Tourism. Many resorts and accommodation facilities along Thuan An and Lang Co beaches were 30 to 50 percent occupied during the four-day holiday.

The Complex of Hue Monuments is offering free admission to visitors from April 30 to May 7 while tightening precautionary measures against the SARS-CoV-2 that causes the pandemic. Tourists from outside of Thua Thien-Hue are required to fill out a health declaration, use hand sanitiser, and don masks before entering sites.

The province plans to focus on the domestic market during the recovery stage. From now to the end of the year it will offer various discounts on entry tickets to local tourist sites in order to boost demand, and will also host a nationwide travel conference to connect providers of accommodation and tourism services while promoting Hue as a safe destination.

The 11th Hue Festival will be held from August 28 to September 2, as scheduled.

The province has issued separate sets of standards for attraction, accommodation, and tourism service providers and travel agencies, which must be met for them to be verified as “safe” for tourists./.