|Quang Binh is looking for experienced investors in high-end hotels, restaurants, amusement parks, supermarkets, and rest stops for tourists. — File Photo
HCM CITY (VNS) — The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Quang Binh, the provincial Tourism Association and travel firms held a conference in HCM City on Tuesday to promote tourism in the central province and seek investment in the sector.
Tran Tien Dung, deputy chairman of the province People's Committee, said Quang Binh had outstanding sightseeing and relaxation spots like Phong Nha Cave, Thien Duong Cave, Nhat Le Beach, and Son Doong Cave.
It was also an ideal destination for adventure tourism activities like cave exploration, mountain climbing and kayaking, he said.
Transportation was also a strong point since the province was situated on the north-south national highway and railway and Vietnam Airlines had for long been flying from HCM City to the provincial capital Dong Hoi, he said.
"Jetstar Pacific launched flights from HCM City to Dong Hoi earlier this month, and VietJet will start its HCM City- Dong Hoi service next month."
Pham Thanh Binh, deputy director of the department, said the province's 4,000 hotel rooms could only meet 60 per cent of the demand, and tour operators therefore took their customers to spend the night near Hai Van Pass [situated between Thua Thien-Hue and Da Nang]. To turn tourism into its main industry, Quang Binh is looking for experienced investors in high-end hotels, restaurants, amusement parks, supermarkets, and rest stops for tourists. — VNS