Vietnam's Phu Quoc Aims To Become Hi-end Tourism Destination

4/11/2015| 15:51

KIEN GIANG (Vietnam), Oct 8 (Bernama) -- Phu Quoc island district in the southern province of Kien Giang has taken a number of measures to develop the island into the region's and the world's hi-end eco-tourism destination, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported an official as saying.

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KIEN GIANG (Vietnam), Oct 8 (Bernama) -- Phu Quoc island district in the southern province of Kien Giang has taken a number of measures to develop the island into the region's and the world's hi-end eco-tourism destination, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported an official as saying.

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Vice Chairman of the district People's Committee Huynh Quang Hung said that in line with this it was calling for investment in infrastructure facilities on the island.

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Communication campaigns have been boosted to raise awareness of environmental protection among local enterprises and the community, Huynh said.

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The locality has also focused on enhancing supervision, management and human resource training to enhance service quality while actively connecting with international partners to introduce the local potential to international tourists.

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Phu Quoc island, the nation's biggest island with an area of nearly 600 square kilometres, is endowed with favourable natural conditions for developing eco-tourism such as beautiful beaches with white and golden sand, crystal-clear and blue water, pristine forests and a mild climate.

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It sits in a favourable location to connect with key tourism markets in the region and the world.

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Phung Xuan Mai, Vice Chairman of the Kien Giang Association of Enterprises and the General Director of the Sai Gon - Phu Quoc JSC said that there was a need for a promotion strategy to lure tourists to the locality.

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Incentives should also be devised to enhance the key role of enterprises in promoting local potential.

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Nguyen Van Tuan, General Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), highlighted the investment of giant property developers, such as the Vin group, BIM Group and Sun Group, saying that these projects enhance the competitiveness of the locality.

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-- BERNAMA

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