Authorities in Dak Nong Province, located in Vietnam's Central Highlands, are expected to run a series of cultural events, sports competitions, international scientific conferences, and surveys and explorations of the longest lava cave in Southeast Asia in the second half of this year to unlock the province's tourism potential and spur its growth.
Le Ngoc Quang, head of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, stated on Friday that the People's Committee has just issued a plan on tourism stimulation activities in 2022.
|Tourists visit the Dak Glun Waterfall in Tuy Duc District, Dak Nong Province, Vietnam. Photo: Dinh Cuong / Tuoi Tre|
The primary feature in this sequence of activities, according to Quang, is the 20th international conference on volcanic caverns, which will be held in Dak Nong.
The province will organize a number of side events throughout the conference, including investment promotion seminars, cultural exhibitions, and local product promotions.
In November, Dak Nong will also host excursions to the Dak Nong Geopark Information Center and Sound Exhibition Hall, as well as surveys and explorations of cave networks P20, C8, C9, C3, C6.1, and C7.
The 1,067-meter-long C7 is now the longest lava cave in Southeast Asia.
Besides, it is expected that during the fourth quarter of this year, Dak Nong will also support investors in surveying investment sites and tourist routes.
|A bird’s-eye view of Ta Dung Lake in Dak Glong District, Dak Nong Province, Vietnam. Photo: Dinh Cuong / Tuoi Tre|
The province will campaign for local tourism businesses to lower admission ticket costs and service prices while maintaining quality in order to attract visitors.
Quang further stated that tourism in Dak Nong has not yet flourished commensurately with its potential, while tourists are becoming more aware of the province's scenic places as a result of numerous promotional activities and information.
The province saw the number of tourists climb more than 400 percent during the Lunar New Year holiday, as well as 30-40 percent on Reunification Day (30 April) and International Workers' Day (1 May) compared with the same periods of last year.
Meanwhile, the whole province has only 298 accommodation establishments with 3,530 rooms capable of hosting only around 7,000 people. This is insufficient to serve up to 40,000 tourists on peak holidays.
“Tourism in Dak Nong currently focuses mostly on exploration and discovery, as resorts and more advanced services are unavailable,” Quang shared.
“Through stimulus measures, we hope to attract more tourists, as well as enterprises to invest in and expand services in the province."