Development of sea tourism in Vietnam, from now until 2030, was the focus at a conference held in Hanoi on June 16.
|Long Hai beach. (Photo: KK)|
Vietnam will establish five marine tourism areas by 2020 to compete with other regions such as Ha Long-Cat Ba, Lang Co-Son Tra-Hoi An, Nha Trang-Cam Ranh, Phan Thiet-Mui Ne and Phu Quoc.
The tourism industry will focus on investing and exploiting potential tourist areas like Van Don-Co To and Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelago.
Vietnam is at an advantage with a long coastline of over 3,200 kms, one million square km of sea, 2,700 small and large islands and hundreds of beautiful beaches and bays. Sea tourism can develop well in places such as Ha Long-Hai Phong-Cat Ba, Hue-Da Nang-Quang Nam, Van Phong-Dai Lanh-Nha Trang, Phan Thiet-Mui Ne, Kien Giang-Phu Quoc and Con Dao-Vung Tau.
Sea-island tourism already attracts about 70 percent of international visitors to Vietnam and 50 percent domestic visitors annually, which is 70 percent of the entire turnover in the tourism industry.
Sea tourism is being considered as a strong point for the development of Vietnam tourism.