(QNO) - Cultural and ecological values are determined as the basis of sustainable and qualified growth of Hoi An tourism in 2017.
|Cam Thanh ecological village|
The health of Hoi An tourism was still good in 2016 despite lots of challenges from bad weather and seriously coastal erosion. The total number of visitors to Hoi An was 2.6 million, up nearly 18% over 2015.
Tourism and travel services have been identified as the key economic sector in Hoi An based on its cultural and ecological values; therefore, the quality of tourist services is always considered important. Hoi An has been adjusted to become a healthy and safe tourism environment. At the same time, a lot of new tourism products have been built to make Hoi An more attractive to visitors. In 2016, some services were inaugurated such as Cycling in Hoi An, An My village – a new eco-tourism destination, Walking on the seabed to contemplate corals in Cham Islands and some beach sports in An Bang village (Cam An commune) and Ong beach (Tan Hiep commune). The infrastructure for tourism has frequently been improved and upgraded. Community tourism has been enlarged, creating conditions for the locals to better their lives. According to Deputy Secretary of Hoi An Party Committee and People’s Council Chairman Tran Anh, homestay services are now very popular here, including tourist villas in the outskirts.
In 2017, Hoi An community tourism space continues to be expanded to the rural areas, craft villages and islands with the diversity of cultural and ecological tourism products. For Hoi An tourism, the service quality is considered as the vital competitive factor. The Hoianian’s friendliness, hospitality and thoughtfulness are hoped to meet tourists’ satisfaction. In addition, by the “Central Heritage Road” creating a connection of the destinations with cultural heritages, tourism is continuously expected to develop not just in Hoi An but in other localities in the province.
Hoi An hopes to receive about 3 million visitors this year.
By DO HUAN