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Consultation conference on a project proposal for the development of Quang Ninh’s tourism industry

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On January 23, a consultation conference was held by the Department of Tourism on a project proposal for the development of Quang Ninh’s tourism industry as a regional and international hub.

The conference attracted over 100 experts and delegates.

At the conference, the provincial government set an objective of developing Quang Ninh’s tourism industry into a spearhead and sustainable economic sector, affirming its role as a central hub connecting regional and international tourism by 2030.

The government’s project proposal stated that, fundamentally, Quang Ninh has already met certain conditions to become a regional and international tourism hub, like geographic location, economic conditions, socio-political stability, and convenience for regional and international connectivity. Furthermore, security and social safety are consistently ensured for both tourists and local residents.

Transportation infrastructure connecting Quang Ninh to other regions is constantly being upgraded to meet international standards.

The project sets out 12 necessary conditions, 5 key tasks and 12 groups of solutions that need to be implemented so that Quang Ninh can become a tourism center connecting the region and the world.

This infrastructure has the ability to connect the province to multiple international tourism centers, with one notable example being the aviation industry. The tourism industry’s contribution to the province’s GRDP is estimated to be at least 10 per cent.

The criteria for green tourism development, along with the sustainable growth of the economy and society, are consistently given special emphasis by the provincial government.

The project sets out 12 necessary conditions, 5 key tasks and 12 groups of solutions that need to be implemented so that Quang Ninh can become a tourism center connecting the region and the world. Notable solutions include improving state management capacity and policy implementation, giving priority to promoting tourism investment attraction, improving the quality of tourism products, expanding markets, promoting brands and improving destination competitiveness, improving capacity and ability to serve tourists, developing professional tourism human resources, creating a civilized and synchronous destination environment, carrying out digital transformation programs, protecting and improving environmental quality and sustainable development, etc.

Experts and delegates raise their ideas at the conference

Representatives from the Quang Ninh Provincial People's Committee reaffirmed the target of welcoming 25 million tourists by 2030, 8 million of whom will be foreign visitors, for average annual growth of 6 per cent.

Quang Ninh province, home to Ha Long Bay, plans to attract at least 17 million visitors this year, with 3 million to be foreigners. By 2025, the target increases to 18-20 million visitors, with at least 4.5-5 million being foreigners, and contributing 11-12 per cent to its GRDP.

By Phan Hang