Incresingly cooperation for sea tourism promotion between Haiphong and Beihai, China
On November, 2010, a delegate including tourism policy-makers, tourism officials of Haiphong Administration of Culture, Sports and Tourism; representatives of Haiphong tourism and travel companies headed by Mr. Hoang Van Ke – Vice Chairman of Haiphong ‘s People Committee to Beihai City, Guangxi Province, China.
The Haiphong delegation warmly and solemnly welcomed by Mr. Ton Dai Quang - Vice Mayor of Beihai city and officials of Beihai Tourism Bureau. The two cities conducted a conference on tourism promotion; on opening the sea routine between the two cities and inter-cities tourism development.
At the meeting, the two leaders gave speeches in turn to introduce the potential and advantages of tourism industry of the two cities, especially sea tourism industry and sea tourism products. To develop tourism in general and the sea routine between Hai Phong and Beihai in particular the two cities need to work together to promote tourism images and brands and mutually introduce tourism products; tourist and experience exchanges.
Especially, It is essential to closely work with travel agents, tour operators to offer tour products in wide range in well connection with tourism infrastructure upgradation and training programs exchanging.
Representative of Guangxi Tourism Bureau confirmed that the sea routine would create an impetus for the two sides to achieve good results, but the customs procedures for visitors on either side should be simplified while enhancing the management of tourism schedule to ensure sustainable development for the future.
Leader of Hai Phong Administration of Culture, Sports and Tourism screened the sea itinerary from Haiphong to Beihai – Haikou and Sanya. The sea route is shorter than the road one. Tourist can simultaneously view the spectacular seascapes and enjoy on board service of international cruise crews 4 to 6 stars. The scheduled sea routine from Haiphong to Beihai and vice versa is about 8 hours.
At the conference, some Hai Phong accompanying tourism enterprises such as Sunflower Tourism Company, Hon Dau International Tourism JSC, Charity Tourism Company, Seastar Hotel, and Tan Hoang Gia Company together with travel agents exchange information and promote their offers with the hosted partners for the principal cooperation.
Typically, Haiphong Tourism Corporation and New Asia Cruise Travel Company, Beihai principally signed an agreement to promote sea tourism through the sea route between Beihai and Hai Phong and purchased a hydrofoil ship for transportation of Hai Phong and Cat Ba sea route. Charity Tourism Company and HZL International Tourism Company , Beihai also signed contract to exchange tourists.