Binh Thuan – Over
200 experts, researchers and managers from departments of culture, sports and
tourism nationwide gathered at a workshop on national tourism area management,
which was held in the central-south province of Binh Thuan on October 24.
Delegates focused their discussion and analysis
on the potential for developing national tourism areas, gave opinions on the national
tourism management model proposed by the Vietnam National Administration of
Tourism (VNAT), and proposed new suitable models of national tourism management.
According to the master plan on Vietnam’s tourism development to 2020 with a vision to 2030 approved by the
Prime Minister, the country will
have 49 locations in 43 provinces and cities that are potential to develop
national tourism areas.
As of October 2020, 22 locations have
been planned to develop into national tourist areas.
Deputy General Director of VNAT Ngo
Hoai Chung said localities are facing many difficulties and confusion in
managing national tourism areas because the Government has not had relevant regulations.
Participants proposed the Government
to quickly promulgate a general model of national tourism area management, thus
guiding localities in applying.
Dr. Tran Van Thong from Ho Chi Minh City University of Finance said the
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism needs to build an interdisciplinary
management model and clearly define functions and tasks for all management
The general management model should ensure economic factors, preservation of culture
and heritage values, natural resources, and local communities’ identity , he
Recommendations at the workshop will serve as a basis for the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to propose an appropriate
national tourism management model to the PM for approval, towards improving the
efficiency of the management of national tourism areas as well as the quality
of tourism products, contributing to making Vietnam’s tourism a key economic