Focus on diversification of products for tourists

Monday - 27/05/2019 01:44
According to Ba Ria - Vung Tau newspaper, on June 12, Comrade Nguyen Hong Linh, Member of Party Central Committee, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, Chairman of the provincial People's Council presided over the meeting to hear the Provincial People's Committee report on results of tourism activities in the first 6 months and the key tasks of tourism industry in 2018 are as follows: Attendees were Mr.Nguyen Thanh Long, Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Committee; Mr.Tran Van Tuan, Vice Chairman of Provincial People's Council and representatives of departments, branches and localities.

STRENGTHENING THE NIGHT SERVICE

As reported of BR - VT Department of Tourism from early June to 2018, the whole province received about 6.5 million visitors, including over 1.78 million visitors, up 13.1% over the same. Total revenue from tourism services is about VND 2,800 billion, of which revenue from accommodation is VND1,187 billion, up 13.2% over the same period of 2017.

Tourist service establishments have many positive changes, such as praiseworthy beaches and clean public places; behavior of taxi drivers, motorbike taxi drivers, small businessmen providing tourist services to tourists are more polite and courteous; The service price is well-controlled, security is ensured. However, number of tourists to Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province is increasing, but number of visitors is low, the majority of visitors come back in the day. Number of overnight visitors is less than one third of total visitors.

At the meeting, representatives of localities said that the main cause of situation is due to poor products and services, especially night entertainment. Comrade Truong Thi Huong, Vice Chairman of People's Committee of Vung Tau City, said situation of Bai Sau at night lacked entertainment, eating and entertainment. Vung Tau City always calls for hotels, tourism area "lighting" Bai Sau with electric lights, open night service but only two respondents are Green Sanctuary tourism area with food business , souvenir and New Wave Hotel selling buffet, cakes, refreshments at night. "Vung Tau City petitioned the provincial People's Committee to soon approve the detailed planning of 1/500 Bai Sau to base on that Ba Ria-Vung Tau rearranges the entire Bai Sau route such as refurbishing, replacing poplar trees with other aesthetic plants, suitable for marine climate; remove barriers to sea vision; find the right place to deploy the street walk and add lighting, then allow visitors to bathe the sea, "she said.

On the same point, Mr.Le Van Hoa, vice chairman of Dat Do District People's Committee, said that Dat Do district is only really prosperous since the end of 2017 when large projects, targeting high-class guests such as Oceanami Long Two Villas & Beach Club (600 rooms), Lan Rung Resort Phuoc Hai (87 rooms), Ocean Ward Resort come into operation. However, the district has no shopping points at night. Daytime guests bathing only, night around in the tourism area. "Dat Do district recommends the province for a policy of building a market for food and foodstuffs for tourists to have fun, entertainment and explore local cuisine at night," Hoa said.

Mr.Nguyen Quoc Khanh, Vice Chairman of Xuyen Moc District People's Committee suggested the provincial People's Committee to withdraw project slowly to save land to attract investors have fun products, entertainment, shopping in the locality. Prior to Ho Tram intersection (Phuoc Thuan commune), tourists often go to the weekend, holidays ... but after 20 hours, they are often deserted because they have no place to have fun.

PERFORMANCE SOLUTIONS

At the meeting, Department of Tourism said, is reviewing the scale, objectives and expected products of tourism investment projects in the province; assessing the demand for tourism products and facilities, compared with the total number of visitors to each area to assess and balance the supply and demand of tourism products across the province. Since then, Department of Tourism will have specific recommendations on each type of product need to attract investment or stop attracting investment.

Comrade Nguyen Thanh Long said: "In the first 6 months, only one tourism investment project licensed is too little. I know many investors apply for investment in tourism, but process of receiving, processing procedures is slow and lack of coordination between state management agencies. Departments and branches must revive attitudes and spirit of work, determine specific responsibility of each department, branch in delaying the procedure and take measures to correct in time.

Concluse the meeting, Mr.Nguyen Hong Linh acknowledged efforts of tourism industry in promoting tourism image of the province; training and enhancing professionalism of tourism human resources; inspection and control of service prices, food hygiene and safety are better and better; Some localities have started to connect with gardeners, fishers and aquaculturists to serve tourism. "The province is promoting various types of sports tourism, health care and tourism services linked to agriculture. The province also welcomes investors who have experience and financial capacity to invest in tourism or join hands with localities to invest and exploit effectively the cultural and historical relics in the area. Provincial People's Committee should study pilot night walking combined food in Vung Tau City, Long Hai town (Long Dien district) to serve entertainment needs for tourists. At the same time, planning river and coastal routes to add products to tourism river, eco tourism to diversify products for tourists, "said Mr. Nguyen Hong Linh

As reported from Department of Planning and Investment, in the first 6 months of the year, the provincial People's Committee issued a decision revoking policy of investing 21 tourism projects with a total area of 933ha. Up to now, the province has 128 tourism projects in operation, construction or investment procedures, 33 of which have been delayed.

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