|A national teleconference on ways to boost the rapid and sustainable development of Vietnam’s tourism opens on November 15, 2023 (Photo: VNA).
The event, the second of its kind this year, connected representatives from the country’s 63 cities and provinces.
In his address, the Prime Minister stressed the need to take creative, concerted, and effective measures while adopting breakthrough strategies fostering close linkage, smooth coordination and comprehensive cooperation to develop tourism into a spearhead economic sector and achieve the goal of welcoming at least 35 million foreigners and 120 million domestic tourists by 2025, and 50 million foreign and 160 million domestic tourists by 2030.
He said: “It’s important to raise awareness about the important values that the tourism sector brings about while stakeholders need to work closely and effectively to develop tourism. We need to develop a comprehensive, rapid, sustainable and effective tourist ecosystem and develop unique tourism brands for Vietnam based on our human and natural resources, as well as our traditions, history and culture."
"It’s necessary to strengthen close links and effective coordination between businesses, and stakeholders, at the central and local levels, between the State and private sector, between sections, levels, and localities to develop tourism and create value chains for national and global tourism,” said Mr. Chinh.
|Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh speaks at the event (Photo: VNA)
Prime Minister Chinh asked participants to clarify strategic content and requirements related to mechanisms and policies for developing tourism, using resources and creating workforce training for the industry, tourism governance from the national level to local units and businesses; and coordinating efforts among ministries, agencies, units and enterprises.
Participants discussed obstacles and proposed solutions to overcome them to thereby attract visitors and achieve rapid, sustainable tourism development, including enhancing regional and sectoral linkages and fostering public-private partnerships to build tourism products and popularize the tourism industry.
As of the end of October, Vietnam's foreign arrivals totaled nearly 10 million while the number of domestic visitors reached 99 million.