On Dec 2nd, a Conference on “Tourism Development Cooperation in national key areas in Hai Phong and Quang Ninh” was held by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and Hai Phong People’s Committee in Hai Phong. The conference attracted the participation of more 30 tourism enterprises, managers, tourism experts who came to look for best solutions in tourism potentials exploitation of localities.
Mr. Nguyen Manh Cuong, Deputy General Director of VNAT said potentials and strengths of Hai Phong and Quang Ninh tourism have not been fully developed in coastal area of the North because the number of international tourists visiting these provinces are low, especially in Hai Phong.
The limitation of Managing and Zoning activities did not satisfy the demand of tourism development. Furthermore, tourist products are short of diversity and unique, tourism potentials exploitation and development cooperation between the 2 provinces as well as other localities also are limited.
At the Conference, many representatives proposed Hai Phong and Quang Ninh should enhance 5 linkings including exchanging experiences in managing and zoning activities, focusing on tourism development zoning, carrying out overall zoning for Cat Ba, Ha Long and Bach Dang river areas…to develop local tourism.
Moreover, these localities should aim to develop traffic infrastructure, to upgrade and expand key routes linking Hai Phong-Quang Ninh, Hai Phong-Do Son or to exploit sea-tourism routes namely Ha Long- Hai Phong, Ha Long- Cat Ba- Do Son……
In addition, Hai Phong and Quang Ninh should cooperate to attract tourists through various means of transport including land, sea, air and railway, or exploit strengths of tourist products, coordinate with tourism companies to survey and develop new tourist routes as well as pay attention to train local tourism workforce.