Online conference summarizing the work of Culture, Sports and Tourism in 2017 and deployment in 2018

Wednesday - 17/01/2018 07:34
On the morning of January 11th, 2018, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism held a conference to review the work in 2017 and deploy the task of Culture - Sports - Tourism in 2018 in Da Nang city. The conference is held online at three places: Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City. Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam has attended and directed the conference at Hanoi online spot.
In 2017, the Culture - Sports - Tourism sector has achieved outstanding achievements in all three fields: culture, sports and tourism. In particular, the tourism industry has made great leaps with specific results: the number of international and domestic tourists and total revenue from tourists has exceeded the target, welcomed 12,922,151 international visitors, up 29.1% compared with 2016 serving 73.2 million domestic visitors (of which 35.7 million visitors stay); Total visitor arrivals were over 510,900 billion, or US $ 23 billion, an increase of 27.5 percent compared to 2016, ranking sixth among the top ten destinations in the world. speed up the tourism development and get many honors of the global travel award.
To achieve these results, the Government has concentrated on guiding the establishment and finalization of the completed institutions with the adoption of the tourism law at the third session of the XIV National Assembly on June 19, 2017 with 438/451 deputies approved and came into effect from 01/01/2018. In addition, document No 08-NQ / TW dated 16/01/2017 of the Politburo of the 12th politburo on tourism development becomes a spearhead economic sector, which is a document of historical significance for the development of the country. Tourism, contributing to the removal of difficulties, promote tourism development and contribute to the overall growth of the country.
          In addition, the system of technical facilities in the tourism industry developed in a professional and modern manner; management of travel business has been strengthened; activities and tasks within APEC 2017 were successfully organized; Especially, promotion activities in the past year have taken a new step, renewing the content and form: organizing the Vietnam Tourism Award 2017; Organized two international tourism fairs namely VITM (Hanoi), ITE (Ho Chi Minh City); Participating in 10 international tourism fairs and receiving 20 delegations of tourism enterprises and prestigious international press to Vietnam.
However, the tourism industry in Vietnam also has many difficulties and limitations such as competitiveness of tourism is low compared to other countries in the region. The tourism business environment has been improved, but has not met the practical requirements. The active role of tourism businesses in market development, product development, linkage is limited. The application of information technology in the field of tourism and access to modern technology in management still lack of initiative. Therefore, in the year 2018, the tourism industry in Vietnam continues to focus on implementing the tasks and solutions mentioned in document No. 08-NQ / TW dated 16th January 2017 direction of the Prime Minister.
In the overall development of Vietnam's tourism industry, the Binh Dinh tourism industry has made continuous efforts and gained remarkable results: 3,700,045 arrivals, rising by 15.6% compared to 2016 ( of which international visitors were 264,470, up 4% compared to 2016, domestic visitors reached 3,435,575, an increase of 17% compared to 2016); The total number of visitors exceeded the target compared to the planned target of 4.2%. Total tourism revenue reached 2,133, 75 billion, up 42.5% over 2016.
Awarding the emulation flag for the leading units in the 2017 emulation movement; photo: BTPI Center
With the achievements of the Binh Dinh tourism industry, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has awarded certificates of merit to Binh Dinh Department of Tourism, Binh Dinh Tourism Promotion Information Center and 02 individuals of Binh Dinh Tourism Department, has made excellent achievements in deploying and organizing tourism activities in the locality in 2017.

Author: BTPI Center

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