A seminar on developing tourism in Vietnam’s central coastal provinces took place in Nha Trang city on June 9 within the framework of the 2013 Nha Trang Sea Festival.
Endowed with long coastal line, beautiful beaches and an excellent geographical location, the coastal provinces have great potential for boosting tourism and ensuring national maritime defence and security.
Tourism is considered the spearhead economic sector in the central region, which is improving its infrastructure to attract more domestic and foreign visitors.
Dr. Tran Du Lich, leader of the central coastal province consultancy group, said that this region is ripe for developing high-quality tourism services.
However, he said, compared with other regional countries, Vietnam still lacks investment and the capacity to effectively utilise its natural landscape to develop its tourism sector sustainably.
Delegates at the seminar also discussed strategic measures to develop specialised tourism products for each locality to increase their competiveness.