THUA THIEN HUE – At the signing ceremony on tourism development cooperation held on May 30, leaders of Thua Thien-Hue, Danang and Quang Nam agreed that cooperation is very essential.
“Cooperation is a vital issue for tourism recovery,” said Phan Ngoc Tho, Chairman of Thua Thien-Hue People’s Committee, adding that according to the forecast from now until the end of 2020, domestic tourists will account for 95% of total visitors in Vietnam.
From this forecast as well as recent surveys and assessments, many solutions have been proposed, focusing on how to stimulate domestic tourism demand, to make domestic tourism compensate for the serious decrease in international tourist arrivals, to reduce losses for businesses and to create jobs.
Sharing the same view, Le Trung Chinh, Vice Chairman of Danang People’s Committee, said the “Three localities – One destination” idea is expected to create a strong effect, providing travelers with many attractive and high quality tourism products and services at reasonable prices.
“To make the cooperation come into effect, I propose that the three local tourism associations as well as business should pay attention to the quality of services and upgrade tourism products to suit the needs of travelers apart from re-training tourism human resources and improving tourist sites”, Chinh said.
Meanwhile, Tran Van Tan, Vice Chairman of Quang Nam People’s Committee, said last year the three central localities welcomed a combined 20 million tourists, including 10 million international arrivals. Therefore, the gradual recovery of this market is very important. A good cooperation between the three localities will pave the way for the recovery.
At the function, Nguyen Van Phuc, Deputy Director of Thua Thien-Hue Tourism Department, released some information about the cooperation.
Accordingly, leaders of the three localities create the most favorable policies to effectively implement the tourism stimulation program with the message “Safe, hospitable Thua Thien-Hue, Danang and Quang Nam destinations.” The three localities are together committed to being a safe and hospitable tourist destination that meets the criteria of safety for tourists, having good incentive policies for travelers and businesses.
Also at the event, representatives of the three local tourism associations signed cooperation agreements with each other, as well as with a number of large companies such as Vietravel, VietjetAir, Sun Group, and Muong Thanh among others to offer stimulus packages.
By Nhan Tam