Khanh Hoa tourism aims to green growth

Tuesday, 24/11/2020, 20:47 [GMT+7]

Khanh Hoa tourism aims to green growth

Khanh Hoa Province is summarizing the tourism action program of the province for the period of 2016 - 2020. According to the provincial Department of Tourism, during the past 5 years, Khanh Hoa tourism has made impressive growth.
 
Rapid growth
 
Over the past 5 years, infrastructure and facilities for tourism in the province have been strongly developed with intensive and large-scale investment. Cam Ranh International Airport has become a destination of many domestic and international airlines. Up to now, the whole province has 1,113 accommodations with more than 52,000 rooms. 125 of the accommodations are qualified for 4 - 5 star standard. The whole province has 138 travel service businesses, including 118 international travel businesses. Khanh Hoa has been known as a leading tourist destination in Vietnam with many high-end resorts and entertainment areas. Travel brand Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa has become a bright spot on the tourist map of the country and Southeast Asia.
 
According to the Department of Tourism, in the period 2016 - 2020, the main norms (revenue, number of visitors and accommodation establishments) increase 15 - 20%/year. By 2019, the tourism sector contributed about 12.3% to the province's GRDP. The growth of the tourism has contributed to increasing the proportion of the tourism in the economic restructuring of the province, having a strong impact on the development of other economic sectors, especially creating jobs and ensuring social security of the province.
 

 

Tourists in Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa
Tourists in Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa
 
Towards green growth
 
The Covid-19 epidemic has slowed down the growth of Khanh Hoa tourism. Khanh Hoa tourism needs adjustments in the province’s tourism development strategy.
 
At the seminar for the summarization of the Khanh Hoa tourism action program for the period 2016-2020, Bui Dao Thai Truong - General Director of Roland Berger Vietnam said that, for a sustainable development, Khanh Hoa tourism should pay more attention to diversifying and improving the quality of tourist products; to diversify the guest market, focusing on tourists from Europe and North America. Le Cong An - Deputy Director of Ton Duc Thang University, Nha Trang Branch said that Khanh Hoa tourism needs to increase the experience for visitors through cultural festivals and traditional art performances. The province also need a policy on training high-quality human resources and linking with tourism businesses. Some delegates also said that Khanh Hoa needs to build a traffic infrastructure suitable with the development of tourism; to adopt policies to attract investment projects in entertainment and performing arts services as well as policies to develop community tourism; to boost communication on the tourism brand of Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa, etc.
 
According to Tran Viet Trung - Director of the provincial Department of Tourism, in the period of 2021 - 2025, Khanh Hoa tourism will implement the tourism development strategy in width, and gradually move in depth, with the aim to improve quality of tourists, develop tourism products sustainably and professionally. Khanh Hoa tourism department will consult the provincial People’s Committee to adjust and overcome limitations in infrastructure, tourism products, human resources, tourist markets ... for tourism to develop sustainably and aim to green growth.
 
Xuan Thanh
 
Translated by T.T