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Decision No. 509/QD-TTg dated June 13, 2024 of the Prime Minister approving the Master Plan of Tourism system for the 2021-2030 period, with a vision toward 2045
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Official number:509/QD-TTgSigner:Tran Hong Ha
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Issuing date:13/06/2024Effect status:
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Expected to invest about 3,600 trillion VND in tourism development

On June 13, 2024, the Prime Minister issues Decision No. 509/QD-TTg approving the Master Plan of Tourism system for the 2021-2030 period, with a vision toward 2045:

1. Scope of the master plan: The entire territory on the mainland, islands, archipelagos, and maritime zones under the sovereignty, sovereign rights, and jurisdiction of Vietnam.

2. By 2025, strive to welcome 25-28 million international visitors; 130 million domestic visitors, maintain an annual growth rate of domestic tourists at 8-9%; create around 6.3 million jobs.

3. Orientations for organizing tourism space includes: 06 regions, 03 growth poles, 08 driving areas, 05 main tourism corridors, and 11 tourism centers; forming a system of National Tourism Areas and potential locations for development into National Tourism Areas.

- 6 regions: Northern Midland and Mountainous Region; Red River Delta Region; North Central and Central Coastal Region; Central Highlands Region; Southeast Region; Mekong Delta Region.

- 03 growth poles: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang.

- 11 tourism centers associated with cities that have outstanding potential and advantages, including: Ha Long (Quang Ninh), Ninh Binh (Ninh Binh), Hue (Thua Thien - Hue), Da Nang, Hoi An (Quang Nam), Quy Nhon (Binh Dinh), Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa), Da Lat (Lam Dong), Vung Tau (Ba Ria - Vung Tau), Can Tho, Phu Quoc (Kien Giang), etc.

4. In the 2021-2025 period: invest approximately 1,600 trillion VND and in the 2026-2030 period, invest approximately 2,000 trillion VND.

This Decision takes effect on the date of its signing.

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THE PRIME MINISTER
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No. 509/QD-TTg

THE SOCIALIST REPUBLIC OF VIETNAM

Independence - Freedom - Happiness
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Hanoi, June 13, 2024

DECISION

Approving the Master Plan of Tourism system for the 2021-2030 period, with a vision toward 2045

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THE PRIME MINISTER

 

Pursuant to the June 19, 2015 Law on Organization of the Government; and the November 22, 2019 Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of the Law on Organization of the Government and the Law on Organization of Local Administration;

Pursuant to the June 19, 2017 Law on Tourism;

Pursuant to the November 24, 2017 Planning Law;

Pursuant to the November 20, 2018 Law Amending and Supplementing a Number of Articles of Thirty-Seven Laws concerning Planning;

Pursuant to the Political Bureau’s Resolution No. 08-NQ/TW of January 16, 2017 on developing tourism into a spearhead economic sector;

Pursuant to the National Assembly’s Resolution No. 81/2023/QH15 of January 9, 2023, on the National Overall Master Plan for the 2021-2030 period, with a vision toward 2050;

Pursuant to the Government’s Decree No. 37/2019/ND-CP of May 7, 2019, detailing the implementation of a number of articles of the Planning Law;

Pursuant to the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 995/QD-TTg of August 09, 2018 assigning tasks to ministries for organizing the development of national sector plans for the period 2021-2030, with a vision toward 2050;

Pursuant to the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 147/QD-TTg of January 22, 2020 on approval of the Vietnam Tourism Development Strategy until 2030;

Pursuant to the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 933/QD-TTg of June 14, 2021 approving the tasks for developing the Master Plan of Tourism system for the period 2021-2030, with a vision toward 2045;

Pursuant to Appraisal Report No. 60/BC-HDTDQH dated February 29, 2024, of the Appraisal Council for the Tourism System Plan for the period 2021-2030, with a vision toward 2045;

At the proposal of the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

DECIDES:

 

Article 1. To approve the Master Plan of Tourism system for the 2021-2030 period, with a vision toward 2045, with the following contents:

I. SCOPE OF THE MASTER PLAN

1. Scope of the master plan: The entire territory on the mainland, islands, archipelagos, and maritime zones under the sovereignty, sovereign rights, and jurisdiction of Vietnam.

2. Subjects of the master plan:

The subjects of the master plan include components of the national tourism system, specifically: tourism products; tourism markets; the system of technical facilities in the tourism industry (accommodation facilities, tourist transportation, entertainment and dining establishments, etc.); tourism human resources and the system of tourism training facilities; organization and management of tourism activities and tourism development linkages; spatial organization of tourism territories (tourism regions, spearhead tourism development areas, national tourism routes, national tourism areas, and potential locations for development into national tourism areas).

II. VIEWPOINTS

1. To develop tourism to truly become a spearhead economic sector with professionalism, modernity, and depth; increasing its share in the GDP structure, creating a driving force to promote other industries and sectors; making a crucial contribution to the formation of a modern economic structure.

2. To develop international tourism while simultaneously enhancing the effective extraction of domestic tourism; effectively leveraging the driving role of enterprises and local communities; strengthening sectoral linkages between tourism and other industries and fields, as well as regional, local, and international linkages.

3. To develop tourism based on effectively extracting national potential and advantages, promoting human factors, and using Vietnamese cultural values as the foundation; linking tourism development with the conservation and promotion of heritage values and national cultural identity.

4. To develop tourism in conjunction with digital transformation, leveraging the achievements of the Fourth Industrial Revolution; enhancing quality and competitiveness.

5. To develop tourism in a sustainable and creative way, based on green growth, maximizing tourism's contribution to the United Nations' sustainable development goals; protecting the environment, flexibly and effectively responding to risks and climate change; ensuring security, national defense, social order and safety.

III. OBJECTIVES

1. Overall Objectives

   a) By 2025, Vietnam will become an attractive destination with high tourism development capacity on the global stage.

   b) By 2030, tourism will truly become a spearhead economic sector, develop in the orientation of green growth; become a top global destination with leading development capacity.

2. Specific Objectives

   a) The until-2030 period

   - Regarding tourism development indicators:

     + Tourist arrivals: By 2025, strive to welcome 25-28 million international visitors; 130 million domestic visitors, maintain an annual growth rate of domestic tourists at 8-9%. By 2030, welcome 35 million international visitors with an annual growth rate of 13-15%; 160 million domestic visitors with an annual growth rate of 4-5%.

     + Contribution of tourism to GDP: By 2025, direct contribution of 8-9% to GDP; by 2030, direct contribution of 13-14% to GDP.

     + Accommodation demand: By 2025, approximately 1.3 million rooms; by 2030, approximately 2 million rooms.

     + Job creation: By 2025, to create around 6.3 million jobs, including about 2.1 million direct jobs; by 2030, to create around 10.5 million jobs, including about 3.5 million direct jobs.

- Regarding Cultural and Social Aspects: Tourism contributes to the preservation and promotion of cultural values, creates livelihoods for communities, helps achieve national target programs, and enhances public knowledge and the spiritual life of the people.

- Regarding Environmental Aspects: To develop sustainable tourism in conjunction with environmental protection; to effectively respond to climate change. By 2030, 100% of tourist areas and spots, tourist accommodation establishments, and other coastal service businesses will not use single-use plastic products and non-biodegradable plastic bags.

- Regarding Security and National Defense: To contribute to the affirmation and protection of national territorial sovereignty, maintaining security, order, and social safety.

b) The vision toward 2045

- To affirm the driving role of the economy; to become a prominent global destination, among the leading tourism-developing countries in the Asia-Pacific region.

- Spearhead indicators: Strive to welcome 70 million international visitors; total revenue from tourists reaching approximately 7,300 trillion VND; contributing 17-18% to GDP.

IV. ORIENTATIONS FOR DEVELOPMENT

1. Orientations for market development

a) Domestic Market

   - The 2021-2025 Period: To recover and maintain the growth momentum of the domestic tourist market.

   - The 2026-2030 Period: To boost extraction of high-spending, long-stay market segments, and new markets in golf tourism, sports tourism, and adventure tourism.

b) International Market

   - The 2021-2025 Period: To recover traditional markets while attracting emerging markets such as India and Middle Eastern countries.

   - The 2026-2030 Period: To maintain and expand traditional markets in Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, North America, Russia and Eastern Europe, and Oceania; diversify markets and shift towards increasing the share of high-spending tourists.

2. Orientations for product development

   a) Development of Main Product Lines

- To optimally extract marine and island tourism resources to develop competitive tourism products in the region, focusing on beach resorts, marine ecotourism, and cruise tourism. Develop high-end beach resort centers with strong international brands.

- To leverage regional cultural values as the foundation for creating tourism products associated with heritage, festivals, sightseeing, and exploring lifestyle and cuisine; To connect Vietnam's heritage with those of other countries in the region and the world; To effectively link tourism with cultural industries. 

- To develop ecotourism products based on natural resource advantages, especially in world biosphere reserves, national parks, nature reserves, and marine protected areas; to emphasize the development of mangrove ecotourism, orchard ecotourism, cave, river, and lake ecotourism.

- To develop tourism products associated with central cities: Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Hai Phong, Can Tho; and specific cities such as: Heritage City Hoi An (Quang Nam), Hue (Thua Thien Hue); cities with spearhead tourism development such as: Sa Pa (Lao Cai), Ha Long (Quang Ninh), Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa), Da Lat (Lam Dong), Phan Thiet (Binh Thuan), Phu Quoc (Kien Giang); To focus on linking tourism with cultural industries and developing the night-time economy.  

b) To develop new types of tourism aimed at diversifying products in line with new market trends: Tourism combining medical treatment, health care and aesthetics; agricultural and rural tourism; sports and adventure tourism; Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events (MICE) tourism; educational tourism; cruise tourism; industrial tourism.

c) To develop distinctive, prominent tourism products by region; To create signature regional tourism products and establish regional tourism brands based on strengthening regional linkages. 

3. Orientations for organizing tourism space

The master plan of spatial development for Vietnam's tourism includes: 06 regions, 03 growth poles, 08 driving areas, 05 main tourism corridors, and 11 tourism centers; forming a system of National Tourism Areas and potential locations for development into National Tourism Areas.

a) Development orientation and linkage of tourism development according to socio-economic regions identified in the National Master Plan

- Northern Midland and Mountainous Region:

  + To develop tourism products based on leveraging the strengths of natural landscapes, ecosystems, and the unique, diverse cultural identities of various ethnic communities. To prioritize the development of region-specific tourism products: heritage tourism; cultural-historical tourism, community-based tourism experiences with ethnic minorities; nature exploration and adventure sports tourism; mountain and lake ecotourism and resort tourism. 

 + To strengthen linkages to extract tourism resources and utilize infrastructure advantages according to clusters: Son La - Yen Bai; Lai Chau - Lao Cai - Ha Giang; Lao Cai - Phu Tho - Yen Bai; Cao Bang - Lang Son; Thai Nguyen - Tuyen Quang. Link with the Red River Delta region, China, and the Lao PDR through the Northern East-West tourism corridor (formed on the basis of the economic corridor Dien Bien - Son La - Hoa Binh - Hanoi).

- Red River Delta Region:

  + To develop tourism products by leveraging the strengths of world heritage sites, traditional cultural values, natural coastal and island landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and urban areas. To prioritize the development of region-specific tourism products: sightseeing and experiencing world heritage sites such as Ha Long Bay (Quang Ninh), Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex (Ninh Binh), and Thang Long Imperial Citadel (Hanoi); cultural and folk belief tourism; craft village and festival tourism; urban tourism linked with cultural industries and the night-time economy.

+ To strengthen linkages to extract tourism resources and utilize infrastructure advantages according to clusters: Quang Ninh - Hai Phong; Thai Binh - Nam Dinh. Link with the North Central and Central Coastal regions, and China through the North-South Eastern tourism corridor, and the economic belt of the Gulf of Tonkin (Quang Ninh - Hai Phong - Thai Binh - Nam Dinh - Ninh Binh); with the Northern Midland and Mountainous region through the Northern East-West tourism corridor (formed on the basis of the economic corridor Dien Bien - Son La - Hoa Binh - Hanoi).

- North Central and Central Coastal Region:

+ To develop tourism products by leveraging the strengths of marine and island tourism resources, natural landscapes, diverse ecosystems, world heritage sites, and cultural-historical relics. To prioritize the development of region-specific tourism products: the "Central Heritage Road" tourism; marine and island resort tourism; historical and revolutionary site tourism; cave ecotourism; and ethnic cultural exploration tourism.

+ To strengthen linkages to extract tourism resources and utilize infrastructure advantages according to clusters: Thanh Hoa - Nghe An - Ha Tinh; Quang Binh - Quang Tri; Thua Thien Hue - Da Nang - Quang Nam; Quang Ngai - Phu Yen - Binh Dinh; Khanh Hoa - Ninh Thuan - Binh Thuan. Link with the Red River Delta and Southeast regions through the North-South Eastern tourism corridor; and with the Central Highlands through the East-West tourism corridor (Central region).

- Central Highlands Region:

+ To develop tourism products by leveraging the strengths of natural landscapes, diverse ecosystems, and distinctive cultural identities. To prioritize the development of region-specific tourism products: exploration and nature experience tourism in the highlands and the Gong cultural space of the Central Highlands; "Green Central Highlands" tourism; mountain resort tourism and ecotourism.

+ To strengthen linkages to extract tourism resources and utilize infrastructure advantages according to clusters: Gia Lai - Kon Tum; Lam Dong; Dak Lak - Dak Nong. Link with the Southeast region through the North-South Western tourism corridor; and with the North Central and Central Coastal regions, and the Lao PDR through the East-West tourism corridor (Central region).

- Southeast Region:

+ To develop tourism products by leveraging the strengths of historical and cultural relics, revolutionary sites, urban areas, and marine and island tourism resources. To prioritize the development of region-specific tourism products: Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events (MICE) tourism, urban tourism linked with cultural industries and the night-time economy, marine and island resort tourism. 

+ To strengthen linkages to extract tourism resources and utilize infrastructure advantages according to clusters: Dong Nai - Binh Duong; Binh Phuoc - Tay Ninh; Ba Ria - Vung Tau. Link with the Mekong Delta, North Central, and Central Coastal regions through the North-South Eastern and Western tourism corridors; and with Cambodia through the Southern East-West tourism corridor.

- Mekong Delta Region:

+ To develop tourism products by leveraging the strengths of the riverine ecosystem, natural landscapes, marine and island tourism resources, historical and cultural relics, and diverse traditional cultural values. To prioritize the development of region-specific tourism products: riverine and orchard tourism; cultural heritage exploration; marine and island resort tourism, and recreational tourism.

+ To strengthen linkages to extract tourism resources and utilize infrastructure advantages according to clusters: An Giang - Dong Thap - Long An; Tien Giang - Ben Tre - Tra Vinh - Soc Trang; Kien Giang - Ca Mau. Link with the Southeast region through the North-South Eastern and Western tourism corridors, and with Cambodia and Thailand through the Southern coastal corridor (Ha Tien - Rach Gia - Ca Mau).

b) To form 03 spearhead tourism growth poles linked with national growth poles, including:

- Hanoi: The national growth pole in the northern region, serving as the gateway and distribution center for tourists to the provinces in the Red River Delta region and the Northern Midland and Mountainous region.

- Ho Chi Minh City: The national growth pole in the southern region, serving as the largest gateway for international tourists in Vietnam, spreading and leading tourism throughout the Southeast region, the Mekong Delta, the Central Highlands, and the southern coastal provinces of the North Central and Central Coastal regions.

- Da Nang: The national growth pole in the central region, serving as the gateway for air, sea, and road travelers (East-West Economic Corridor) and driving tourism development in the North Central and Central Coastal regions as well as the Central Highlands.

c) To develop and form 08 areas acting as the motive force for development of tourism to concentrate resources, maximize investment efficiency, spread benefits, and promote the values and advantages of tourism.

- By 2030, to focus on forming 06 areas acting as the motive force:

  + Areas acting as the motive force for tourism development in Hanoi - Hai Phong - Quang Ninh - Ninh Binh: To promote tourism development in the Red River Delta region, and more broadly in the Northern region, with diverse and complementary links between cultural-historical tourism products and beach tourism, world heritage;

+ Areas acting as the motive force for tourism development in Thanh Hoa - Nghe An - Ha Tinh: To create support by combining diverse tourism products associated with ecology, world heritage, cultural history, beliefs with beach tourism, heritage tourism, community tourism associated with ethnic minorities in mountainous areas;

+ Areas acting as the motive force for tourism development in Quang Binh - Quang Tri - Thua Thien Hue - Da Nang - Quang Nam: To promote tourism development in the North Central and Central Coastal regions; To connect world heritage sites in the country with the world, linking cultural tourism products with urban and beach resort tourism;

+ Areas acting as the motive force for tourism development in Khanh Hoa - Lam Dong - Ninh Thuan - Binh Thuan: To promote tourism development by strengthening the link between the North Central and Central Coastal regions with the Central Highlands; To diversify products by connecting mountain resort tourism with beach resort tourism, lowland culture with the Gong cultural space of the Central Highlands;

+ Areas acting as the motive force for tourism development in Ho Chi Minh City - Ba Ria - Vung Tau: To promote tourism development throughout the entire Southeast region, linking tourism development with the southern economic corridor;

+ Areas acting as the motive force for tourism development in Can Tho - Kien Giang - Ca Mau: To promote tourism development throughout the entire Mekong Delta region, linking tourism development with the coastal economic corridor of the southern economic corridor.

- In the period after 2030, to form 02 areas acting as the motive force:

+ Areas acting as the motive force for tourism development in Lao Cai - Ha Giang: To promote tourism development throughout the entire Northern Midlands and Mountainous region, connecting with the tourist market in Yunnan (China) and linking tourism development along the Kunming - Hanoi - Hai Phong economic corridor;

+ Areas acting as the motive force for tourism development in Hoa Binh - Son La - Dien Bien: To promote tourism development for the Northwestern sub-region of the Northern Midlands and Mountainous region, linking tourism development along the East-West economic corridor along National Highway 6.

d) To develop 05 tourism corridors connecting areas acting as the motive force for tourism development, tourism centers, and national tourist areas; To strengthen connections with countries in the region, including:

- Eastern North-South tourism corridor: Formed based on the North-South economic corridor, including the Eastern North-South traffic axis and the coastal road system;

- Western North-South tourism corridor: Formed based on the Ho Chi Minh Road and the Western North-South expressway;

- Northern East-West tourism corridor: Formed based on the Lao Cai - Hanoi - Hai Phong - Quang Ninh economic corridor, connecting with China (Yunnan) via the Lao Cai international border gate;

- East-West tourism corridor (Central region): Formed based on the Lao Bao - Dong Ha - Da Nang economic corridor, connecting with Laos PDR and other Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries via the Lao Bao international border gate and the Nam Giang (Quang Nam) - Da Nang economic corridor, connecting with Laos PDR via the Nam Giang international border gate;

- Southern East-West tourism corridor: Formed based on the Moc Bai - Ho Chi Minh City - Bien Hoa - Vung Tau economic corridor, connecting with Cambodia and other Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries via the Moc Bai international border gate;

In addition, to promote the development of other intra-regional and inter-regional tourism corridors based on the economic corridors identified in the National Master Plan for the period 2021-2030, with a vision toward 2050.

dd) To develop 11 tourism centers associated with cities that have outstanding potential and advantages, including: Ha Long (Quang Ninh), Ninh Binh (Ninh Binh), Hue (Thua Thien - Hue), Da Nang, Hoi An (Quang Nam), Quy Nhon (Binh Dinh), Nha Trang (Khanh Hoa), Da Lat (Lam Dong), Vung Tau (Ba Ria - Vung Tau), Can Tho, Phu Quoc (Kien Giang) to prioritize the development of tourism products and services associated with the orientation of night-time economic development (according to the Scheme on Developing the Night-time Economy in Vietnam approved by the Prime Minister’s Decision No. 1129/QD-TTg of July 27, 2020).

e) To develop a system of national tourist areas

- To prioritize synchronized investment and enhance the quality of national tourist areas that have been recognized by competent authorities.

- To plan and invest in infrastructure, attract investment in facilities to promote potential sites to develop into national tourist areas.

(List of potential sites for development into national tourist areas in Appendix I).

4. Investment orientations for tourism development

a) Total investment demand, capital structure, and investment phasing:

- Total investment demand (estimated): About 3,600 trillion VND, equivalent to 160 billion USD, at the current exchange rate; of which: state budget funds account for 3% - 5% (including ODA funds); funds mobilized from the private sector account for 95% - 97% (including foreign direct investment).

- Investment phasing: The 2021-2025 period: approximately 1,600 trillion VND and the 2026-2030 period: approximately 2,000 trillion VND.

b) Priority investment areas

- To develop a synchronized system of infrastructure and technical facilities for tourism.

- To develop tourism products and build the national tourism brand.

- To develop tourism human resources; promote tourism advertising, resources development and protect the tourism environment.

c) Areas for focused priority investment

- Areas acting as the motive force for tourism development.

- Potential sites for development into national tourist areas.

Based on the orientation for organizing tourism spatial territories, market development orientation, and tourism products, to identify major projects of significant importance creating the motivation for the development of tourism across the country and in specific regions. These projects should be prioritized for investment and attracting investment, depending on the demand and the ability to balance and mobilize investment capital at different times.

5. To organize and develop the system of tourism enterprises

To develop a system of branded tourism enterprises with competitive capabilities that are deeply involved in regional and global tourism supply chains; To diversify tourism enterprise models to align with development trends and requirements.

6. To develop tourism human resources

a) To develop human resources to ensure sufficient quantity, quality requirements, balanced occupational structure, and training levels, meeting market demands and aligning with product development orientations and spatial organization.

b) To develop human resources to meet the requirements of sustainable tourism development; aim to build a high-quality workforce in the tourism industry, with awareness and responsibility in investing, renovating, preserving, and maintaining the integrity of natural resources, ensuring a clean and beautiful environment.

c) To focus on enhancing professional skills, management capacity, and state governance of tourism, ensuring conditions to participate in the global tourism supply chain.

IV. LIST OF PRIORITY INVESTMENT PROJECTS

1. Criteria for selecting priority projects to invest and develop

The priority investment projects for the tourism sector proposed in the master plan are divided into project groups such as: digital transformation; investment developing infrastructure; human resource training and development; promotion and brand development; conservation and enhancement of resource values, environment protection, etc. These projects are of significant importance and urgency, creating breakthroughs for tourism development associated with the formation of areas acting as the motive force for tourism development, tourism centers, a system of national tourism areas, and corridors connecting tourism development to promote and spread tourism and socio-economic development across regions and the entire country.

2. List of priority projects and investment phasing

a) The list of priority investment projects for tourism system development identified in this plan is oriented to serve as a basis for formulating specific projects during the implementation of the plan. These projects may be considered for adjustment and supplementation during the investment policy decision-making process in accordance with the law.

b) The phasing of project implementation will be reviewed, approved, and adjusted by the competent authorities based on resource availability. The objectives, scale, location, total investment, funding sources, and land use requirements for each specific project will be determined during the preparation process of investment and the investment policy decision process, in accordance with national, regional, and provincial planning.

(List of priority investment projects in Appendix II).

V. SOLUTIONS FOR IMPLEMENTING THE MASTER PLAN

1. Solutions regarding mechanisms and policies

a) To improve the legal documents related to tourism, especially in the areas of tourism planning, tourism resource investigation, national tourism areas, tourism development support, and other tourism-related fields; Specific regulations to create a legal framework for managing tourism activities in line with the context and trends of green growth, digital transformation, night-time economy development, and cultural industries.

b) To improve mechanisms and policies for socializing investment to create a transparent and stable environment to attract investment for tourism development, especially community tourism in remote, mountainous, and island areas; To prioritize resources for investing in technical infrastructure and comprehensive, high-quality facilities in tourism centers, national tourism areas, and potential areas to form destinations that meet international standards; To encourage socialization in the fields of preserving, renovating, and restoring monuments and landscapes, preserving and revitalizing festivals, folk cultural activities, and craft villages to serve tourism development.

c) To propose to develop and pilot specific policies and mechanisms to promote the night-time economy in urban areas and tourism centers.

d) To improve entry and exit procedures to facilitate tourists; To expand the scope of visa exemption to target important markets.

2. Solutions for organization of managing tourism activities

a) To announce the Master Plan according to legal regulations; combined with propaganda to raise awareness about the position, role, and importance of tourism development to create high consensus and agreement among political organizations, businesses, investors, and the public during implementation.

b) To ensure comprehensive and close coordination during the implementation of the master plan between central and local authorities, ensuring that local plans must comply with the development orientations of this Master Plan.

c) To strengthen inspection, supervision, and management of the implementation of the plan; To promote the role of the public, businesses, and socio-political organizations in monitoring the implementation of the Master Plan.

d) To prioritize resources for planning potential locations for development into National Tourism Areas; To prioritize allocating conveniently located and suitably sized land for constructing tourism service facilities during the planning and implementation of land use, urban, and rural construction plans.

dd) To focus on improving the quality of tourism development plans and schemes by issuing regulations and specialized standards related to the planning of National Tourism Areas.

e) To consolidate and enhance the effectiveness of tourism management organizations from central to local levels; strengthen the effectiveness of inspection and supervision; To efficiently manage National Tourism Areas according to regulations; and add tourism management functions to the management structures of heritage sites.

3. Solutions for linkage and cooperation in tourism development

a) To diversify forms of linkage and cooperation; To effectively promote the implementation of coordination mechanisms, operational regulations, regional and inter-regional action plans in tourism activities.

b) To diversify forms of cooperation; To expand and multilateralize international cooperation with countries and territories; To proactively and actively implement the signed bilateral and multilateral cooperation agreements in an effective way; To proactively develop and propose development projects from international funding sources; To coordinate with localities and relevant agencies to propose specific funding project lists.

c) To focus on building and implementing coordination mechanisms between sectors in tourism development associated with cultural industries and the night-time economy, especially in tourism centers.

4. Investment solutions for resource attraction

a) To strengthen investment promotion, prioritizing the selection of high-quality, environmentally friendly tourism projects and locations with potential development into National Tourism Areas. To diversify methods of investment promotion, enhance the application of information technology to improve efficiency.

b) To increase the effectiveness of mobilizing investment capital through supporting investment from the state budget for tourism development; To maximize the mobilization of non-budgetary funds to meet the investment needs for tourism development; To leverage financial resources from the public and domestic organizations; and attract foreign direct investment. 

5. Solutions for market and product development

a) Priority support from the budget for market research activities, focusing on key tourism markets and new markets. Maintain market promotion activities for traditional international tourism markets.

b) To enhance the effectiveness of market research and promotion activities in a professional and modern way; To build a comprehensive and complete national database system on the tourism market.

c) To diversify and improve the quality of tourism products and services characteristic of localities and regions. To develop entertainment products associated with the night-time economy and cultural industry, focusing on tourism centers.

6. Solutions for tourism promotion and advertising

a) To enhance the capacity, organization, and mechanisms for promotion and advertising activities; To increase budget capital for tourism promotion and advertising, build national and regional tourism images and brands; To research the foundation of tourism promotion and advertising centers in key international markets.  

b) To intensify the professionalization of tourism promotion and advertising activities, focusing on targeted promotion in line with the development orientation of tourism products and brands.

c) To establish cooperation mechanisms within and outside the industry, increase the socialization of tourism promotion and advertising; To mobilize the cooperation of diplomatic representative agencies abroad; To maximize the power of media, especially through social networks, to promote Vietnamese tourism.

7. Solutions for developing human resources for tourism

a) To develop standards and implement the standardization of human resources for tourism; To announce and implement school standards to enhance tourism training capacity, gradually integrate professional standards within the region.

b) To strengthen cooperation and linkages with domestic and international training institutions with high reputation, and between training institutions and tourism businesses to develop human resources for tourism, meeting the training needs of businesses.

c) To diversify training forms: formal education and vocational training; supplementary training, short-term training; focus on supplementary knowledge and new skills training, and strengthen on-the-job training for businesses and the community involved in tourism.

d) To upgrade facilities, equipment, training programs, teaching staff, curricula, and teaching materials for tourism training institutions.

8. Solutions for applying science and technology

a) To develop a modern and synchronized technological infrastructure to meet the demands of the Fourth Industrial Revolution; To invest in building a national tourism database system, ensuring connection and integration with the national database system; To apply Geographic Information System (GIS) in the management, protection, and extraction of tourism resources. 

b) To focus on the application of information technology in management, extraction, collection, and processing of information to enhance the efficiency and quality of management task. To complete the tourism database and statistical system.

9. Solutions for resource protection, environment protection, and climate change response

a) To strictly comply with Vietnamese legal regulations on ensuring social order and safety, and protecting tourism resources and the environment; To fully implement the commitments in the assessment reports on environmental impact on investment projects for tourism development; To continuously improve conditions and environment of working, and ensure the health of tourism employees.

b) To combine education and propaganda to raise awareness about the role and significance of tourism, resources, and the environment with the establishment of appropriate penalties for activities doing harm to tourism resources and the environment.

c) To apply technical advancements to control environmental issues, manage and develop resources; To inspect the implementation of environmental protection regulations by tourism service providers. To encourage the development of green tourism, environmentally friendly tourism adapting to climate change.

d) To implement financial support policies for the task of resource and environment protection, raising social awareness about the impact of climate change, and prioritizing projects that enhance adaptation capabilities and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

10. Other solutions

a) To research the foundation of the supporting fund for tourism community; To encourage businesses to employ local labor and prioritize employment support for disadvantaged groups in community tourism development.

b) Solutions for tourism development linked to ensuring national defense, security, and sovereignty; maintaining public order and security to ensure the safety of tourists.

Article 2. Organization of implementation

1. The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism

a) To take responsibility for the accuracy of data, documents, systems of diagrams, maps, and databases in the planning dossier, ensuring consistency with the content of this Decision, legal regulations, and related provisions; To store and maintain the approved planning dossier in accordance with regulations.

b) To organize the announcement and publication of the Master Plan in accordance with the legal regulations on planning; to develop an implementation plan for the Master Plan; to provide relevant data to be updated into the national information and database system on planning as prescribed; to advise and propose necessary solutions in accordance with the Planning Law and other related laws.

c) To preside over and coordinate with ministries, sectors, and People's Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities to manage and organize the implementation of the Master Plan. To periodically report and evaluate the implementation status of the Master Plan at the end of each medium-term period from 2021-2025 and 2026-2030; to simultaneously review and assess the achievement of the Master Plan objectives to report to the competent authorities for further consideration and adjustment of the plan in line with reality (if necessary).

d) To participate in the development and implementation of policies, plans, programs, projects, and initiatives that align with the requirements of the Master Plan.

dd) To implement programs, projects, and initiatives to promote the development of the night-time economy and the sharing economy in tourism activities.

e) To strengthen coordination in the inspection and supervision of the implementation of the Master Plan; strictly handle organizations and individuals violating the Master Plan.

g) To coordinate with the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Planning and Investment to allocate annual budgets for the implementation of the Master Plan in accordance with the Public Investment Law and the State Budget Law.

2. Ministries, ministry-level agencies, and related agencies

a) According to functions, duties, and authorities, to coordinate with the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism and the People's Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities to prioritize resource allocation and propose mechanisms and policies to effectively achieve the objectives and contents of the master plan, ensuring synchronization and consistency with the implementation of other related Strategies and plans, and the national, sectoral, and local socio-economic development plans.

b) The Ministry of Information and Communications shall preside over and coordinate with the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism to develop a strategy and plan for communicating the national tourism brand in conjunction with promoting the national brand.

3. People's Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities

a) Within the scope of duties and authorities, to organize the implementation of state management of tourism according to relevant legal regulations within the localities; to strictly manage the land fund for the implementation of the master plan.

b) Based on the actual situation of the locality, to review, develop, and adjust local planning, plans, and projects to ensure consistency and synchronization with this Master Plan; to update the content of related plans, initiatives, and projects being implemented in the locality to ensure compliance with the tourism development orientations of this Master Plan, meeting requirements of sustainable development and environment protection.

c) During the implementation of related plans, the agency organizing the master plan must ensure the ability to integrate synchronously with the approved Tourism System Planning for the period 2021-2030, with a vision toward 2045. At the same time, localities shall proactively plan and allocate appropriate land funds to attract investment in national tourism areas and infrastructure systems, in line with local resources and needs.

d) To allocate budget and mobilize other legal financial resources to organize the implementation of the contents of this Master Plan, ensuring compliance with legal regulations and the economic and social development conditions of the locality.

Article 3. This Decision takes effect on the date of its signing.

Article 4. The Ministers, Heads of ministerial-level agencies, Heads of government-attached agencies, and Chairpersons of the People's Committees of provinces and centrally-run cities shall implement this Decision./.

 

 

FOR THE PRIME MINISTER
DEPUTY PRIME MINISTER



Tran Hong Ha

 

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