North central provinces urged to diversify tourism products hinh anh 1Tourists visit a relic site in ancient Hue citadel. (Source:

Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – North central provinces have been urged to diversify their tourism products besides sea tourism.

Tourism products in the north central region were the focus of a conference held by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) in Thua Thien-Hue province on December 3.

Ha Van Sieu, Deputy Director General of the VNAT, said in addition to the long coast, north central provinces are also home to many cultural and historic relic sites, including nine world natural and cultural heritage items recognised by UNESCO.

Therefore, the region should create products on ecological tourism, craft village tourism, spiritual tourism and countryside tourism.

However, Sieu said, localities in the region need to pay attention to improving quality of products and services.

He affirmed the VNAT will coordinate with localities and relevant agencies to assist with promotion activities and attract local and international tourists.

The north central region comprises six provinces of Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue.

According to Nguyen Dung, Vice Chairman of the Thua Thien Hue People’s Committee, besides cultural and sea tourism products, localities in the region need to exploit their rich heritage of culture and traditional crafts to develop spiritual and craft village tourism.-VNA