Government issues action program on developing tourism into spearhead economic sector
11:15 | 10/10/2017

VGP – The Government has promulgated its action program with regards to the implementation of the Politburo’s Resolution No. 08-NQ/TW dated January 16, 2017 on developing tourism into a spearhead economic sector.

Accordingly, the action program highlights the need to raise public awareness of tourism development, via disseminating the contents of the resolution to ministries, sectors, localities, all-level Party organizations, fatherland fronts, businesses and people from all strata, particularly the Party’s new stances on the nature of the tourism industry, and the position played by the tourism industry in boosting the development of other sectors.

The action program also looks towards developing and finalizing documents guiding the implementation of the 2017 Tourism Law; issuing preferential policies encouraging investment in tourism; prioritizing capital for developing tourism human resources and enhancing tourism promotion work; and reviewing, amending and supplementing the Law on entry, exit, transit and residence of foreigners in Viet Nam, as well as the Investment Law 2014 and other relevant legal regulations. 

Creating a favorable environment for businesses to develop tourism

The action program has set specific goals of renovating the methods and contents and ensuring the consistent, professional and effective implementation of tourism promotion activities, both at home and abroad; applying technological advances in the tourism promotion work; and developing and positioning the national tourism brand attached with the unique images, which are imbued with national cultural identities.

It also aims to providing a favorable environment for businesses and the community to develop tourism, via creating a healthy, transparent, equal and favorable business climate for enterprises, in addition to ensuring security and safety for tourism activities.

The program also moves towards supporting tourism startups; encouraging travel agencies to diversify the tourism types, products and services; associating tourism with cultural and arts products and handicraft villages; enabling the people to directly participate in tourism development and benefit from tourism; building a civilized and friendly tourism community in behaving with tourists; and promoting the role of social and occupational organizations in developing tourism. 

                                                                                                                                By Vien Nhu

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