According to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Dinh Thien, Quy Nhon city (Binh Dinh) has many advantages in terms of resources, people, cultural identity... to develop modern tourism and become a globally competitive destination.
Speaking at "Quy Nhon Tourism - Asian Vision" strategic cooperation signing ceremony, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Dinh Thien, Member of the National Financial and Monetary Policy Advisory Council, said that in order to help Quy Nhon tourism break through and get ahead, it’s necessary to have a global vision, not a continental vision.
This ceremony was jointly organized by Hung Thinh Corporation, Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Vietravel in Quy Nhon City (Binh Dinh) on January 9.
Post-pandemic is an opportunity
According to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Dinh Thien, in the current international context, tourism in Quy Nhon in particular and tourism in Binh Dinh in general had many motivations and opportunities to rise up and become an international destination.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Dinh Thien spoke at "Quy Nhon Tourism - Asian Vision" strategic cooperation signing ceremony
In 2021, Vietnam as well as the world just experienced a painful year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, in which the most difficult were tourism and aviation industries. At the end of 2021, the whole world began to change its position, Vietnam also had a more positive movement. Currently, the new variant of SARS-CoV-2, Omicron, has a weak momentum but its spread level is fast, so the prediction of human antibody will be stronger and the world will remain safe. Humanity will fight against Covid-19 pandemic, no longer in fear like in 2020, 2021. Therefore, the world will open up at an increasingly faster rate, and the economy will also recover very quickly.
In the pandemic condition, a new tourism structure of the world is taking shape, it is not massively like a guide holding a flag leading a group of tourists like before, but humanity will travel in a more different, safer and more classy manner. This change in tourism structure is a very important new driving force for Quy Nhon tourism to take advantage of and get ahead. The Government's permission for Binh Dinh province to open to international visitors also creates a very good opportunity. Currently, the domestic tourism market has recovered, if it opens to welcome more international visitors, the opportunity for Binh Dinh to recover tourism will greatly increase.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Dinh Thien said that during the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, Binh Dinh province made a very good preparation to reopen tourism. For the past 2 months, this province has held many events to launch and discuss solutions to reopen and restore tourism with the participation of representatives of many major enterprises, economic experts, etc. Also in this time, Quy Nhon city had a rapid change in the direction of developing a high-class tourism industry, which is different from a number of resorts that were put into operation. In addition, Hung Thinh Corporation's world-class tourism - resort - recreational complex in Hai Giang peninsula has a scale of up to 1,000 hectares with total investment of more than VND 47,000 billion (about USD 2 billion) in the first phase, in which more than VND 5,000 billion for many preferred items of the project which is being implemented very quickly.
Hai Giang peninsula where Hung Thinh Corporation is deploying a world-class tourism - resort - recreational complex
“Binh Dinh province is ready for the reopening of the tourism industry. When we have a positive declaration of opening at the national level, there will be more advantages. It will converge with the strength of other localities in the central coastal region, then this will be a very promising tourist route," Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Dinh Thien said.
Making good use of local advantages
A great advantage of Binh Dinh tourism is that there is Phu Cat international airport in the province and within a radius of about 100 km, there are 3 other airports with prospects for international connectivity, including Tuy Hoa airport (Phu Yen), Pleiku airport (Gia Lai), Chu Lai airport (Quang Nam). This is a great advantage, not only to reach out to Asia but also to reach the world.
The unique identity of Binh Dinh associated with martial arts, the thousand-year imperial capital of Cham Pa dynasties, the origin of Tay Son peasant movement... is also an advantage for tourism development. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Dinh Thien said that the central coastal provinces currently had great tourism resources, but this is just an immovable property, a static advantage, it is necessary to determine the dynamic, it must be "movable", ie. people. People have two important factors, the first are enterprises, entrepreneurs and the second are talented people.
“I think Binh Dinh as well as many central provinces are focusing on these two factors. Currently, there is a landing on the central coast of many big investors in Vietnam. Particularly in Binh Dinh, in addition to "the child of martial arts land" which is Hung Thinh Corporation, there is also the presence of FLC Group, Vietravel and many other big investors… Obviously, Binh Dinh is an attractive land of the investor", Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Dinh Thien said.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Dinh Thien said that Binh Dinh's tourism avartar has 2 defining routes. The first is high-class tourism with a very beautiful Quy Nhon city, associated with international tourist coordinates. The second is Quy Hoa creative valley, moving in the direction of becoming the leading artificial intelligence center of Vietnam, attracting many Nobel Prize-winning scientists as well as famous scientists in the world to attend tge international conference. This represents the vision associated with the times but ging ahead from the leaders of Binh Dinh province.
According to Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Dinh Thien, despite having many advantages, Binh Dinh province's leaders still have a lot of tasks to do for making Quy Nhon tourism become an international destination. In which, the most prominent must be the traffic connection.
“The airport in Binh Dinh and 3 surrounding provinces is a huge advantage, if we have road connections for these airports, there will be certainly a boom. The basic foundation for Quy Nhon to become a competitive destination has been formed, but it is necessary to accelerate further in the construction of world-class tourism facilities, helping this city to have a comparable tourism appearance with the world in a clearer manner", Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Dinh Thien suggested.
"Quy Nhon Tourism - Asian Vision" strategic cooperation sign
On 9.1 morning, in Quy Nhon City (Binh Dinh), Hung Thinh Corporation (HCMC) and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Vietravel held "Quy Nhon Tourism - Asian Vision" strategic cooperation signing ceremony.
At the ceremony, People's Committee of Quy Nhon City, Hung Thinh Corporation and BCG signed an agreement on building a project to develop tourism in Quy Nhon city by 2030, aiming to make this city become a leading destination in Asia. At the same time, Hung Thinh Corporation also signed a comprehensive strategic cooperation agreement with Vietravel to carry out promotional programs and connect Quy Nhon with potential international tourism markets in Europe, the US, Australia, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong… ; at the same time, signed a training cooperation agreement with Quy Nhon University and Pegasus International College to deploy high-quality human resource training programs, ready to help Quy Nhon to realize "Asian vision". Accordingly, Hung Thinh Land announced a sponsorship of VND 100 billion in 3 years to support training and provide 10,000 jobs in 5 years for workers in the tourism industry of Binh Dinh, through a cooperation program between Hung Thinh and two above schools.
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