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Ninh Thuận seeks ways to develop tourism

Update: September, 08/2018 - 09:00
Grape products are displayed at the Ninh Thuận Tourism Promotion 2018 conference, held on Friday in HCM City. — VNA/VNS Photo
Viet Nam News

HCM CITY —  Speakers at the Ninh Thuận Tourism Promotion 2018 conference on Friday discussed strategies to promote tourism in the south-central coastal province, including more incentive for investment to make it a friendlier and more exciting place to visit.

More than 350 representatives including tourism companies and investors attended the event.

The People’s Committee chairman, Lưu Xuân Vĩnh, said the province would promote its cultural values, famous landscapes and typical tourism products, and create a platform for tourism authorities and travel agents to meet investors.

“Ninh Thuận has many conditions to develop tourism, which facts have shown over the past five years,” he said. “Tourism revenue as well as the number of tourists has both increased, particularly during weekends and holidays.”

The province will continue to create a favourable investment environment such special land rental prices, preferential taxes and streamlined investment procedures.

Last year, the number of visitors to the province reached 1.9 million, a rise of about 12 per cent. Tourism revenue rose 17.7 per cent in comparison with 2016’s figure.

Grape & Wine festival

At the conference, the province announced that the Grape and Wine Festival 2018 will take place on October 5-10 in Phan Rang–Tháp Chàm City in the province.

Grapes are the specialty of the province, with a yearly output of between 60,000 and 65,000 tonnes.

The aim is to promote the local landscapes and people, and introduce local specialties to Vietnamese and foreign tourists.

The main activities of the festival will include a fair, conference, tourism promotion, and the Kate festival.

The event offers grape farmers, businesses and consumers opportunities to meet and seek partners. 

The province has a 105km coastline with many pristine and serene beaches, including Bình Tiên, Ninh Chữ and Cà Ná.

Its Vĩnh Hy Bay is one of the most beautiful bays in the country, and the Núi Chúa National Park is home to 1,500 plant species, 160 bird species and 60 species of mammals.

The province, the driest and hottest region in the country, is well known for its white sandy beaches and vast gardens of grapes, onions and hot peppers. — VNS


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