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1, Ninh Binh strives to become safe, friendly destination

The Department of Tourism, Sports and Culture of northern Ninh Binh province held a conference on tourism management on November 8 to discuss making Ninh Binh a safe and friendly destination.

Participants discussed strengthening state tourism management, including ensuring security and safety at tourist spots, developing high level human resources, enhancing knowledge of tourism and promoting and conserving values of the World Culture and Natural Heritage Trang An Landscape Complex. 

Hoang Thanh Phong, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Tourism, Sports and Culture, said the locality should focus on a comprehensive plan for tourism development and call for investment to construct infrastructure.

Ninh Binh also needs to advance tourism management capacity at all levels and boost tourism popularization, he added.

It is important for the province to have a clear strategy to promote tourism products and build brand names and attract investment, said Do Cam Tho, Deputy Head of Department of Planning and Finance under the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism.

Since the beginning of the year, Ninh Binh has welcomed 5.8 million visitor arrivals, a year-on-year increase of 7.2 percent, earning 1.5 trillion VND (67 billion USD) in revenue and providing 18,000 jobs.