Strengthening the training of tourism human resources, building a diversified and spectacular tourism product system, hosting many big events … is the leverage that helps Quang Ninh to become the center of international tourism.
According to the Master Plan for Tourism Development to 2020, Vision 2030, Quang Ninh will focus on developing sustainable tourism in a professional, modern and effective manner. The main purpose is to build Quang Ninh into an international tourist center, a leading tourist destination of the country, becoming a driving force for sustainable socio-economic development.
Improve quality and quantity of human resources
Currently Quang Ninh has about 2,800 direct laborers and 40,000 indirect workers in the tourism industry. Of which, direct laborers with university or college degrees account for 40%; vocational training 23%; basic training 22%; common labor 14%. Particularly the hotel field is 13,000 employees; travel agency is 1,200; the tourist sites and points 5,000; restaurants, shopping points 4,000; means of transport: 5,000 (cruise ship: 3,000 employees).
Tourism human resource training is considered as an important “weapon” to tourism development in Quang Ninh. Therefore, Quang Ninh has associated with the training schools specialized in tourism to open training courses, improving professional qualifications in tourism at the training institutions in and outside the country.
From October 2012 to 2016, the EU project also organized 46 training courses on responsible tourism with 3,791 manpower from enterprises and 12 localities in the province.
The Tourism Authority of Vietnam also coordinates with Halong University, Vietnam Tourism Training Association to cooperate in developing high quality tourism human resources for tourism in Quang Ninh.
With the training of human resources and long-term planning, tourism human resources in Quang Ninh gradually accreted in both quality and quantity. In the tourism business also focus on professional training, professional attitude … creating professional image of tourism in Quang Ninh, but not less friendly and hospitable.
Create new and distinctive tourist products of Quang Ninh
With the natural conditions of forests and the sea, possessing beautiful Halong Bay, Quang Ninh qualified to develop many quality tourism products.
With the island and sea tourism, the development direction of Quang Ninh is to combine the advantage of natural tourism and humanitarian tourism, linked with historical, cultural and architectural relics, folk festivals and traditional villages, culinary culture … of the coastal communities.
Tourism festivals such as “Quang Ninh Tourism Festival” and “Halong Carnival Festival” are becoming a specialty of Quang Ninh attracting many domestic and foreign tourists each year. Besides, tourists coming to Quang Ninh now not only come to the islands but also to Quang La Flower Paradise – Hoanh Bo; experience border areas and flower festival in Binh Lieu; join the tour to visit coal mines …
Take opportunities from major events
On June 2017, the event “APEC High-Level Policy Dialogue on Sustainable Tourism” takes place. In 2018 Quang Ninh province is selected as the host country to launch the National Tourism Year. In 2019, the province will continue to be chosen as the venue for the ASEAN Tourism Forum.
Selected as a place to hold many important events of national and international importance, this is considered as “golden opportunities” to help Quang Ninh promote image, introduce international visitors on the tourism potential.
For many years, Quang Ninh is one of the major tourist centers of the country with the most attractive destination Halong Bay – World Natural Heritage and the new natural wonder of the world. Quang Ninh tourism will become more exciting as the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has announced the 2018 National Tourism Year – Halong, Quang Ninh with the theme “Halong – heritage, wonder – friendly destination”.
Accordingly, the 2018 National Tourism Year with 50 events, including 10 events hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in Quang Ninh province and 40 other events and activities in many provinces, cities in the country, including some major events such as: International Car Race, National Paragliding, 2019 ASEAN Tourism Forum, 2018 Halong Golf Tournament. The highlight of National Tourism Year 2018-Halong, Quang Ninh is the opening ceremony and Halong Carnival program held in late April 2018 with lively, special artistic activities, street performances. Beside some famous cultural events such as Halong Beauty Festival 2017, Yen Tu Pagoda Festival …, in 2018 for the first time Quang Ninh province will organize Chrysanthemum Festival in Ba Vang Pagoda.
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