Tourists join trekking in Nui Chua National Park in Ninh Thuan.

The delegation had a meeting with the provincial People’s Committee and the Indian Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City on May 8.

The event offered a good chance for Ninh Thuan to promote the image of the province and its people, unique culture, landscapes and typical tourism products; and share information towards setting up business cooperation with Indian tourism firms.

Addressing the event, Vice Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Pham Thi Thanh Huong briefed on the province's potential and strengths, as well as orientations for tourism development of Ninh Thuan, saying that the province always strives to turn tourism into a spearhead economic sector in the coming years.

Ninh Thuan’s tourism industry has recorded new and breakthrough development steps in recent years, with many types of attractive products and services, and tourist accommodation establishments being developed and invested, she said.

To create motivation for promoting socio-economic development, Ninh Thuan is giving priority to developing resort and sea tourism; culture and high-tech agriculture tourism; ecotourism; adventure and entertainment tourism; healthcare tourism; community tourism and culinary tourism, and business travel.

Madan Mohan Sethi, Consul General of India in Ho Chi Minh City, spoke highly of the potential, advantages, as well as tourism development orientation of Ninh Thuan, saying that with the above-mentioned conditions, this is a golden opportunity for Indian tourism businesses to invest in developing tourism services in the province.

The Indian Consulate General will act as a bridge to provide relevant information for Indian tourism businesses, he stressed.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Long Bien said the province hopes that the Consulate General will continue to support and create conditions for Indian investors and businesses to invest in tourism and other fields in Ninh Thuan.

The local authorities are committed to creating the most favorable conditions for Indian investors and tourism businesses in connecting, collecting information, carrying out investment registration procedures; and giving them investment incentives to ensure their interests.

Ninh Thuan aims to welcome 3.5 million visitors and earn 2.9 trillion (over 123.6 million USD) in revenue by 2025, accounting for 13% of the province’s GRDP, and creating jobs for 15% of its workforce.

Tourism is expected to become a breakthrough economic sector of the province by 2030, and a particularly attractive tourist destination with high competitiveness compared to the region and the country.

Source: VNA