Vietnam strives to turn tourism into a key economic sector by 2030

Monday, 2020-02-17 16:14:50
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NDO – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has recently approved a tourism development strategy by 2030.

The strategy aims to turn Vietnam into a renowned destination by 2025, ranking among the three leading countries in terms of tourism development in Southeast Asia and among the top 50 nations with the highest tourism competitiveness in the world.

By 2030, Vietnam has set a target to make tourism a spearhead and sustainable economic sector and become one of 30 countries around the world that hold the best tourism competitiveness.

The tourism sector aims to earn VND3.1-3.2 trillion (US$130-135 billion) and create 8.5 million jobs by 2030.

Vietnam looks to attract at least 50 million foreigners and serve 160 million domestic tourists by that time.

The strategy also devised a number of drastic measures such as the completion of tourism policies, as well as development of infrastructure, tourism workers and products.

In addition, importance will also be attached to public-private partnerships in sustainable tourism development. Advanced technology and high-quality human resources are seen as breakthrough elements to build a professional, quality and competitive tourism industry.