This is the first large-scale tourism stimulus programme in the North to help the local tourism industry resume after a period of suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This programme is scheduled to run in May and June.
Hotels, homestays, tour operators and tourism destinations in Sa Pa township would reduce service prices by between 30 percent and 60 percent.
To Ba Hieu, Vice Chairman of the Sa Pa Tourism Association, said those businesses have been asked to work together to attract tourists. Besides that, they must still implement strict measures on control and prevention of the pandemic.
Of which, there are businesses to cut room prices by 50 percent, such as Legend Hotel, Huong Sen, Retreat Sa Pa, Rong Sa Pa Hotel, Sa Pa Green hotel and Rex homestay.
The Sun World Fansipan Legend tourist resort has a discount of up to 60 percent on Fansipan cable car tickets for travellers of six northwestern provinces including Lao Cai, Lai Chau, Son La, Dien Bien, Yen Bai and Hoa Binh.
The Sa Pa tourism market has been mostly suspended due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The number of visitors to Sa Pa dropped by 50 percent in March and 100 percent in April.