Urban tourism in Hanoi and Hoi An will be one of four main tourism products of Vietnam until 2030
At the conference: ” Vietnam’s tourism product development strategy to 2030 ” held in Hanoi on 16/04/2016, Ms. Do Thi Thanh Hoa, the representative of the Institute for research and tourism development, said that there were four main products that are priorities for development during this period. Besides the island, cultural tourisms and eco-tourism, urban tourism in Hanoi, Hoi An … has also to be developed.
According to tourism experts, major cities of Vietnam such as Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City are home to many airlines route linking the provinces as well as in countries and around the world. To discover tourist attractions like Sapa, Halong Bay, Hoi An … travelers must pass through these cities. If these cities are considered only as transit centers, Vietnam tourism misses a very popular product.
Mr Le Anh Tuan, deputy director of the Department of International Cooperation of the General Commission for Tourism, said: Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong are cities that have very successful urban tourism. There are opinions believing that cities in Vietnam are small and can not compete with the big cities in the world. But I think: the most important point is the nuances of the product. The proof is that Hanoi, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City … are still in the list of the top destinations in the world and the region.
Do Thi Thanh Hoa said that in the future, urban tourism will exploit cultural factors related to urban life: street food in Hanoi, urban lifestyle of Hoi An … However, the product of urban tourism in Hanoi and Hoi An should respect the environment.
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