Ninh Thuan strives to become ideal tourism destination hinh anh 1A corner of south central coastal province of Ninh Thuan (Photo: VNA)
Ninh Thuan (VNA) – With unique potential in marine, cultural-historical and ecological tourism, the south central coastal province of Ninh Thuan is expected to become a top tourist destination. 

The province has recorded annual average growth of 16 percent in the number of tourists.

It is home to several tourist attractions such as the Ngoan Muc Pass, Poklong Garai, Porome and Hoa Lai towers, Vinh Hy bay, Binh Son-Ninh Chu beach, along with traditional brocade weaving and pottery villages of the Cham ethnic people.

Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Chau Thanh Hai said the Ninh Thuan People’s Committee has created the best conditions for the tourism sector to lure investment.

As a result, tourism has recorded significant strides in recent years, he said, noting that the province welcomed 1.7 million tourists in 2016, a year-on-year rise of 13.33 percent. Tourism brought home 752 billion VND (over 33 million USD) in the year, up 22.9 percent against 2015.

Local economic sectors also poured money into tourism infrastructure, with the province recording 120 hi-end accommodation facilities with 2,544 rooms.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Van Binh said authorities have built a plan to develop Ninh Thuan into an attractive and highly competitive tourism destination nationwide by 2020, with a vision to 2030.

To develop tourism sustainably, the locality is intensifying State management in association with protecting the environment, encouraging the development of community-based tourism, devising policies to enable businesses to improve tourism infrastructure and expanding tourism markets at home and abroad.

The province also aims to develop human resources and create special tourism products.-VNA