Danang proposes fee reductions for businesses

15-Feb-2020 Intellasia | The SaigonTimes | 6:02 AM Print This Post

The Danang tourism industry has advised the municipal leaders to ask the government as well as banks and credit institutions to support enterprises affected by coronavirus by rescheduling debt terms from six to 12 months.

This was one of the issues raised at the meeting yesterday, February 12, between representatives of the Danang Tourism Association (DATA), the Danang Tourism Department and city leaders, aiming to find solutions to the difficulties caused by the coronavirus.

DATA’s representatives also proposed visa fee exemptions for international group tours, including those from new markets such as India and Australia.

The new strict penalty for alcohol use should also be reconsidered because of its negative impact on the operation of restaurants and consumption among locals and tourists.

In addition, they suggested reducing value-added tax by 50 percent and reducing water and electricity bills for tourism-based businesses. The cost of advertising tourism products and services should be reduced by 50 percent once the coronavirus is eradicated.

Hotels and resorts also suggested reducing land rents in 2020 and 2021 by 50%.

Further, the tourism department will work with DATA to advise the city on asking airlines to offer flexible policies for travel companies.

In another development, the tourism department is drafting a cooperation plan for fighting the epidemic.

Accordingly, it has proposed cooperating with stakeholders such as the departments of Health, Police and Transport to prepare for four scenarios: when a positive case of the coronavirus is confirmed, when there are fewer than 10 cases, more than 10 cases and widespread disease in the city with over 150 cases.



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