The Government has just launched an action programme to implement a Politburo resolution on developing the tourism industry into a spearhead economic sector.
To realise the resolution’s targets, ministries, agencies, Government bodies, and localities need to make a roadmap to implement eight key tasks.
Communication should be promoted to raise awareness on the content of the resolution among ministries, localities, organisations and levels, particularly the Party’s new view point on the tourism sector as well as the role of tourism in driving other sectors.
Mass media outlets need to enhance the awareness and knowledge of tourism development and introduce the image of the nation and its people, ensuring that tourism is a constant and key part of their output.
Additionally, tourism restructuring planning must be developed in line with the market mechanism. Localities with huge tourism potential should develop their own plans to restructure their tourism sector, while reviewing their current tourism development strategies, with a focus on mobilising resources for the sector.
Surveys on the sector need to be accelerated to identify the role of tourism in the national economy and to point out localities with huge tourism potential.
Guiding documents on implementing the Law of Tourism 2017 will be developed and revised, incentives for the sector will be devised, and financial priority is set to be given to planning, training, human resource development and promotion work.
Administrative procedure reform needs to be sped up to facilitate tourism development and investment priority lists should be revised, including for key tourism projects.
Relevant legal documents, including the Law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Vietnam and the Law on Investment 2014 need to be revised to create a breakthrough for the sector.
The action programme also mentions measures to fulfill the goals of tourism development, including investment in infrastructure facility, with a focus on roads, railways, aviation, sea and inland waterway to serve tourism.
The programme also stated that tourism enterprises must be aided to expand their products and services.
Social organisations are also expected to get more involved in tourism development.-VNA