The 9 coastal provinces from Quang Binh to Khanh Hoa and the 5 Central Highlands provinces of Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, and Lam Dong enjoy great tourism advantages. Professor Doctor Tran Dinh Thien of the Central Economic Institute says this area attracts tourists and needs to improve services and diversify tours.
Mr Thien said, “The central region has favorable conditions for tourism development. We need to improve local tourism infrastructure and boost international cooperation.”In recent years, central provinces have increased their cooperation in tapping local tourism resources and prolonging tourists’ stay. But there is room for greater cooperation among travel agencies, restaurants, and hotels and more investment is needed in infrastructure connecting tourist destinations.
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has urged localities to mobilize more resources and engage big investors in tourism development. Mr. Dam said the government and local authorities will create incentives to boost tourism growth.
“A Politburo resolution asks local administrations to focus on tourism development and take specific actions to develop tourism into a spearhead economic sector. To this end, we need to enhance connectivity.
Each locality has its own advantages in term of natural conditions, culture, and society and so on and they need to exploit their potential”, said Mr Dam.