Da Nang Admission Fee Exemptions on Sights and Museums in 2021 to alleviate the tourism industry of the city.
The decision on the upcoming admission fee exemption was adopted at the Wednesday section of the 16th session of the Da Nang People’s Council in its 9th tenure for the 2016 – 2021 term.
The travel and tourism industry have been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic and has gone through several hiccups these past few months.
Accordingly, the Department of Tourism has suffered a decrease in tourist visits at an estimated 62.5% lower compared to the year prior. This also resulted in lesser revenue from accommodation and travel services around the city at 51.8% compared to last year.
Thus the initiative of Da Nang People’s Council on admission fee exemptions was adopted. The move aims to restore traveller confidence, stimulate travel demand for the rebound and revitalisation of domestic tourism amidst the Da Nang tourism sector still bearing the brunt of the second wave of Covid-19 infections which hit Da Nang in late July.
In the first 6 months of 2021, the sights and museums in Da Nang will be free of charge and 50% off the ticket price for the last 6 months of the year.
According to the representative of the Department of Tourism, starting from January 1 to June 30, 2021, domestic and international tourists come to visit Marble Mountain scenic area, Cham sculpture museum, Da Nang Museum. Da Nang, the Fine Arts Museum will be free of charge to visit; In the last 6 months of the year, ticket prices will be reduced by 50%. This is a decision passed by the People’s Council after the City People’s Committee submitted a petition on October 30.
Every year, the proceeds from the sale of tickets to visit tourist spots and attractions managed by the city is about VND 100 billion.
“The impact of the Covid-19 epidemic may last until the end of 2022 to recover as in 2019. Therefore, there should be more solutions to restore tourism development, including solutions to stimulate tourism.“, the Tourism Department representative said. The free admission to the above destinations is to support demand stimulation for the tourism industry and attract tourists, gradually restore service and tourism activities and stimulate the development of other professions after being affected. by Covid-19 translation.
“While focusing on attracting domestic tourists to partly help Danang’s tourism overcome challenges, we keep connecting with international markets through various webinars and communications, reminding them that the city is safe for travel. We expect international tourist arrivals to resume from Q2 of 2021,” said Mai Thi Thanh Hai, the center’s deputy director.
The markets are inclusive of Southeast Asia (Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore) and Northeast Asia (Taiwan, Japan and South Korea).
Besides, Danang will keep promoting itself as a safe destination with the “Safe tourism for your health” message.