Quang Binh, HCM City seek to boost tourism links - Quang Binh, HCM City seek to boost tourism links - Website Ho Chi Minh City
Travel agencies operating in the central province of Quang Binh and Ho Chi Minh City met at a conference in the southern city on March 24 to discuss ways to promote cooperation between the two localities in the field.
Detailed information on tourism products and services in Quang Binh, which boasts a large number of popular sites, were introduced at the event.
Addressing the event, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Tran Tien Dung revealed that Quang Binh plans to make tourism a primary economic sector, adding that local authorities will create favourable conditions for enterprises and tourism firms to invest in the locality.
He noted Quang Binh’s tourism sector is struggling to develop infrastructure and train human resources.
While sharing HCM City’s experience in developing tourism, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Tourism Pham Huy Binh stressed the need to enhance tourism links between the two localities to further promote the central area’s attractions.
The city will support Quang Binh’s tourism promotion activities as well as increase investment in the central province, he affirmed.
In 2014, Quang Binh welcomed 2.8 million travellers, nearly two times that of 2013.
The Vietnam Records Organisation recently listed four tourism sites in Quang Binh among the top 50 must-see travel destinations in Vietnam, including Phong Nha Cave, Ngang Pass, Nhat Le Beach and Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park.
With the opening of Son Doong Cave in 2013, Quang Binh was catapulted onto the bucket lists of travellers all over the world.
The New York Times named Quang Binh as one of the most attractive destinations in Asia and ranked it eighth out of the world’s 52 must-see sites for 2014.