Ba Ria – Vung Tau – A seminar to promote tourism cooperation
between the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau with a number of localities nationwide took place in the locality on December 24.
Ba Ria – Vung Tau signed cooperation agreements on tourism development with localities
in the Southeast region, including Ho Chi Minh City, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc,
Binh Thuan, Dong Nai and Tay Ninh, and others such as Hanoi, Dak Lak and Can
Tho, with the aim to further promote tourism linkages, especially amid
difficulties posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to Deputy
Director of the provincial Department of Tourism Tran Thi Thu Hien, with its
potential and advantages for tourism development, Ba Ria – Vung Tau has become a favorite
destination for tourists.
tourism projects have been invested in the locality, contributing
to increasing the tourism sector’s revenue and the number of tourists to the province.
In 2016 – 2020, Ba Ria
– Vung Tau welcomed over 62 million visitors, representing an average increase of
10.47 percent a year. The locality raked in 67.5 trillion VND in revenue from
tourism activities in the last five years.
Tourism is identified
as one of the four important pillars for the province’s socio-economic
Participants shared experience in promoting tourism development, saying that
the local authorities should work out specific plans to call for more investment
to strategic tourism projects, towards creating impetus for the locality’s tourism
travel agencies expressed their hope that tourism cooperation programmes in the
region will be deployed widely, thus developing regional products to attract
In 2020, the parties
joining the above-mentioned agreements have focused on building coordination
mechanisms and action plans to implement the contents of the agreements, diversifying
regional tourism products and training human resources.
Ba Ria – Vung Tau is
one of nine key economic provinces and cities of the Southeast region. The
locality boasts a comprehensive transport infrastructure with seaports, airport
and a network of rivers and roads convenient for tourism development.
With beautiful natural
landscapes and rich potential of the sea and forests, Ba Ria – Vung Tau has
long been considered as one of the attractive marine tourism centres of