The workshop was attended by General Director Nguyen Van Tuan; Deputy General Director Ha Van Sieu; Deputy General Director Ngo Huai Chung; Leaders of departments and units under VNAT; Representatives of Tourism Department, Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of some provinces and cities of tourism together with representatives of tour operators, hotels and journalists.
Addressing the workshop, General Director Nguyen Van Tuan emphasized that in recent years, Vietnam's tourism has developed rapidly, creating many breakthroughs. The targets set for 2020 are basically achieved by 2017. In the first nine months of this year, Vietnam has welcomed more than 11.6 million international visitors, an increase of 22.9% over the same period in 2017. It is estimated that by the end of 2018, international arrivals will reach 15, 6 - 15.7 million.
With such rapid development, according to the Director General, new visions are needed to adapt to the trend and development of tourism in the context of ever-increasing digital technology. Therefore, the development of the Vietnam Tourism Development Strategy to 2030 with a vision to 2050 is very important.
In 2017, the Politburo issued a resolution on developing tourism into a spearhead economic sector. At the same time, many documents and policies have been issued to encourage and support tourism development. VNA has developed five projects (Tourism Restructuring, Vietnam Tourism Development Strategy to 2030, vision to 2050, overall application of information technology in Tourism Improving the efficiency of tourism promotion and promotion, establishing the Tourism Development Assistance Fund). These are the key projects, creating a theoretical and practical basis, contributing to the development of tourism in Vietnam and accelerate in the coming time.
The General Director hoped that through the seminar, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism would receive comments and contributions from delegates to complete the Strategy soon, expected to be submitted to the Government by the end of the year.
At the conference, leaders of the Institute for Tourism Development (VNAT) presented an overview of the Tourism Development Strategy to 2030 with a vision to 2050. The report current status and resources for tourism development; the context and trend of tourism development in Vietnam; Views on tourism development; Target; Solution.
The workshop participants appreciated the necessity of developing the Strategy in line with the trend of world tourism becoming an important economic sector. The way to address the issue is to focus on practical solutions, especially on human resources, infrastructure, tourism products, tourism promotion and promotion, and integration. Modern digital technology applications to develop smart travel in the context of the booming 4.0 industry revolution.
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