The Central Highland province of Dak Lak has approved an overall plan for tourism development until 2020 with a vision for 2030.
Accordingly, it will develop tourism into a key economic industry in the hope of becoming a key tourism destination by 2020.
The province has abundant and attractive tourism resources, such as forests, mountains, rivers, lakes, falls, festivities, traditional customs and crafts and historic relics.
In the near future, Dak Lak will focus on developing tourism products and services from elephants, and cultural objects of ethnic minority people, who are blessed with the space of gong culture and Central Highland Epic.
It will encourage all economic sectors to invest in building coffee-related tourism models, as well as conducting tours for visitors to get directly involved in coffee growing, harvesting and processing.
It plans to spend more than VND12,360 billion on developing tourism infrastructure with the aim of attracting more than 560,000 visitors by 2015 and more than 1.129 million by 2020.
Since early this year, the province has received 26,000 visitors, including 2,900 foreigners, earning more than VND24 billion from tourism services.