Never before has the tourism and travel industry in all provinces and cities in the country in general and travel businesses in Ha Tinh province in general faced such difficulties as now.
Due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, most travel and tourism businesses in Ha Tinh are in a state of “hibernation” and have to cut 90% of their staff and put the company in bankruptcy if the epidemic occurs. disease persists.
Mr. Nguyen Tien Trinh – Director of Thanh Sen Travel Joint Stock Company, cum Chairman of Ha Tinh Young Business Association could not help but worry that the Covid-19 epidemic in the past time has directly affected the travel activities of the company. company.
In particular, summer tourism was expected to be a boost to the domestic tourism industry after nearly 2 years of fighting with Covid-19, but this 4th outbreak is depriving it of that opportunity. Businesses have to strain themselves to deal with cancellations and postponement of tours for guests, while also changing products and mapping out new strategies for the second half of 2021.
“Tourism is the industry most directly affected by the recent Covid epidemics, causing most of the company’s tours signed with customers to be postponed or cancelled. Now the company is closed, employees have no jobs, businesses seem helpless in making money to pay bank interest, pay cash, employee insurance … “- Mr. Trinh worried.
According to Mr. Trinh, his Thanh Sen Travel and Tourism Company is a company that has been operating for a long time and is a branded unit in the central region and the whole country, but due to the influence of the Covid-19 epidemic during the In the past time, the company not only has no jobs and employees have to quit, but the “fate” of the company that has been built for decades is on the verge of bankruptcy if the epidemic continues.
Sharing the same sentiment, Mr. Le Ngoc Doan – Vietholiday Travel Company (Ha Tinh City) shared: “The tourism industry has faced a year of heavy losses, almost closing. After a period of no cases of infection in the community, we are hoping that after Tet, tourism activities will be more stable. However, the outbreak of the epidemic again extinguished the hope of travel agencies, and the tourism industry continued to face the risk of “freezing”. Currently, due to the complicated situation of the Covid-19 epidemic, the company has had to cancel or postpone many tours without knowing when it will be able to resume operations.
Talking about the heavy damage during the recent outbreak of Covid that caused the company to fall into the situation of “can’t live, can’t die”, Mr. Cao Duc Chinh, Deputy Director of Hong Lam Joint Stock Company, Xuan Thanh, Ha Since the first outbreak of the epidemic, the company has been affected when customers book tours, the company has booked accommodation and services at tourist facilities, but many tours have to be canceled due to the epidemic. Especially during the holiday period from April 30 to May 1, due to the outbreak of the epidemic, tours were forced to stop … making the company’s plan to open an international standard resort at Xuan Thanh beach ruined and now has to be temporarily Closed due to Covid-19 pandemic.
According to Mr. Chinh, Vabis Group has recently invested thousands of billions of dong in Xuan Thanh Ha Tinh beach project (Hoa Tien Paradise complex project – Xuan Thanh Golf & Resort and has completed the expected phase. put into operation a system of resorts, dog racing … The last holiday of April 30-May 5 attracted thousands of registered visitors but was forced to pause because of the Covid epidemic and until now, “freezing” , billions of dong damage but not sure when to welcome guests back.
Not only travel companies, many restaurants and hotels in Ha Tinh province recently are also facing the same situation of unemployment, hotels are closed because there are no guests staying.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Tram, a hotel owner in Thien Cam tourist area, Cam Xuyen district (Ha Tinh) is also worried: With a particular province like Ha Tinh, restaurants and hotels in the sea only operate. The remaining 4-5 months are storm surges, high tides, drizzling rain, north wind… Summer time is the time to welcome guests, the Covid-19 epidemic broke out again, causing restaurants and hotels to close, no guests. The service staff has also been forced to take a break for many months, but they do not know when they will be able to return to work…
It is known that in Ha Tinh province, there are 25 travel agencies, 140 accommodation establishments (in which 1 4-star hotel, 8 3-star hotels, 17 2-star hotels, 19 hotels) 1-star hotel, 5 travel centers already connecting tours with domestic and foreign tourist resorts) and a series of motels, small eco-tourism areas with an investment of 5-7 billion VND to serve. Tourists with cheap prices are in a state of “hibernation” and may go bankrupt if the Covid-19 epidemic situation persists.
Along with the situation across the country, the State management agencies in Ha Tinh are trying their best to remove difficulties caused by businesses. However, it is still a difficult problem to solve for the tourism industry in the face of the complicated development of the outbreak.
Commenting on the situation, an official of Ha Tinh Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said that last year, the tourism industry in general and travel companies suffered a lot of damage due to the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic. In the time of the epidemic, in addition to the anxiety of tourists, the travel service business units also implement the policy of epidemic prevention first. Travel agencies are waiting until everything is stable again before they can continue….