Deputy PM asks Quang Binh to focus on sustainable tourism development

Monday, 2019-04-08 12:34:17
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Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam visits a community-based tourism model at Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. (Photo: baoquangbinh.vn)
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NDO – Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam held a working session with leaders of Quang Binh province on April 7 to review the province’s situation regarding sustainable tourism development.

The government official highly appreciated the province’s achievements in socio-economic and cultural development over recent years, particularly the significant growth of its tourism industry.

He requested the local authorities to attach more attention to investment promotion and tourism stimulation, human resource training, community-based tourism development, and environment protection.

He also suggested that the province should work out more tours and types of tourism in order to diversify its tourist products and meet the increasing demand of visitors.

Quang Binh welcomed around 3.9 million vacationers in 2018, a year-on-year increase of 18.2%.

In the first quarter of this year, the province was visited by more than 895,000 tourists and earned approximately VND1 trillion in tourism revenue, up 12.6% and 12% against the same period last year, respectively.

The province now has more than 350 tourist accommodation options, in such types as hotels, homestays, and farmstays, with a total capacity of around 5,200 rooms.

As many as 40 travel agents have been granted licenses to operate in the province, including 14 international agents.

On the morning of the same day, Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam made a field trip to examine community-based tourism models in UNESCO World Heritage Site Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park.