VNAT proposes Halong Bay ticket price rise freeze

Topical business regime person called for the north province of Quang Ninh to delay their awaited 50%-100% book terms process for tourists temporary Halong Bay.Halong

Since the holidaymaker feature was appointed as one of the temporary seven new wonders of the humankind, the value amount has been on the game.

"We conceive list prices should not be weighted at this indication but only when we perceive an adjudicator greeting from the HCMC Business Tie can we process with the localized dominance regarding the provision," explained Nguyen Quy Phuong, subject of the Jaunt Department under the Annam National Disposal of Touristry (VNAT).

Phuong noted that the sudden price rise makes it difficult for local travel agencies to adjust prices which have been fixed for a long time.

He also believes that tourists will be offended at the price hike.


“Quang Ninh should choose another time when it is more suitable for a ticket price hike to avoid offending tourists as well as mapping out specific steps in preparation for the price change,” he added.


After Quang Ninh authority informed of the new ticket price, the HCMC Tourism Association on Monday sent a petition to related agencies, asking for the suspension of the price hike.


Based on several proposals from industry players, the Vietnam Tourism Association has also sent the same request to Quang Ninh Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Quang Ninh Tourism Association and VNAT. The association reckoned that the province should have referred to ideas of related agencies before increasing the price.


The association warned that the unexpected price spike will damage the prestige of the local tourism industry, maybe causing customers to cancel booked tours.


Therefore, it suggested delaying applying the new fee until the end of June next year and at the same time asked tourism associations to work out a long-term plan including a tourism fee to turn Halong Bay into the leading tourist destination in the country.

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