|A bird’s eye view of Nha Trang, Khánh Hòa Province. Khánh Hòa People’s Committee is seeking more rigorous inspections of hotel ratings. — Photo vneconomy.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Khánh Hòa People’s Committee has requested a tightening of the hotel rating system in an effort to enhance management of the hospitality market in the central province.
Accordingly, the provincial Department of Tourism will carry out inspections and find a way to deal with hotels which advertise star ratings despite not yet being officially rated.
The Department of Finance will check ratings and price listings to ensure service quality matches the prices offered to customers.
The department said its initial inspection of ten hotels advertised to have from two to five star standards found that only half of them actually hold the advertised rating.
Hotels found to be misleading customers would be named on the websites of the provincial Department of Tourism and the Nha Trang-Khánh Hòa Tourism Association.
Statistics showed tourist arrivals to Khánh Hòa Province totalled more than 5.8 million from January to November, an increase of 114 per cent over the same period last year. Foreign tourist arrivals saw a rise of 139 per cent to 2.5 million. The central coastal province will host the National Tourism Year 2019.
The province estimated tourism revenue would reach VNĐ21.5 trillion (US$934.8 million) this year, representing an increase of more than 20 per cent over last year.
In another move, Khánh Hòa Province also asked for an enhancement of tourism property project management, especially in the transfer of holdings at projects, amidst a boom of tourism property in the province.
Two months ago, Nha Trang proposed the provincial People’s Committee temporarily halt the approval of high-rise buildings in the city until an urban architectural plan could be issued.
The city said constructing high-rise buildings would create pressure on the environment and the area’s transport infrastructure system. — VNS