More than half of travel businesses in Ho Chi Minh city resume operation

(VOVWORLD) - 60 percent of travel firms in Ho Chi Minh city have reopened after a temporary suspension during the COVID-19 crisis. Most of them are in need of financial support to maintain their activities.

Ms. Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa, Deputy Head of the municipal Department of Tourism, said focus will be placed on stimulating the domestic market. Businesses working in international tourism markets are expected to reopen in the fourth quarter.

The Department has taken measures to support travel firms in taxes, leases, electricity bills, and business loans, according to Ms. Hoa: “Businesses should spend this time restructuring their operations and working out which potential markets to focus on. They need to improve their competitiveness”.