Promoting Haiphong tourism industry in wide range
Once coming to Hai Phong, travelers seem to prefer finding city inner icons, countryside landscapes, eco-tourism services, which release a new trendy and a reality of Haiphong tourism industry. It is now the time to make out a typical product to promote Haiphong tourism brand nationwide in particular and worldwide in general.
Cultural and eco- tourism products are preferable choice in Haiphong
In 2010, Hai Phong tourism industry honorably welcome five luxury ships anchored with more than 1300 international guests of different nations to take visit to Lan Ha Bay, the inner city (city tour) and countryside landscapes. At the end of March, 2010, the Columbus ship with 750 tourists and crew members mostly German nationality anchored Haiphong port. This is the first port of the ship Columbus forwarded to Vietnam in 2010.
Then later on October and early November, a luxury cruise ship named Silver Shadow carried with British, the U.S.A. and Germany tourists visited to Haiphong city. This is one of the third international tourist delegations to Hai Phong in different types but in common sake for cultural, historic and community understanding, discovering natural landscapes. Those were favorite things to do and to see of International visitors to Haiphong.
In fact, whether traveling by ship or by road, by tour package or even free and easy packpacker to Haiphong, foreign visitors are often interested in marine eco-tour to Cat Ba Island, Lan Ha Bay, Cat Ba National Park and caves divert. Especially is eco-tours to a primitive village of Viet Hai, Xuan Dam, Tran Chau of Cat Ba town with variety of adventurous activities such as natural discovery, rock climbing, limestone mountain climbing, kayaking and so forth.
In addition, Haiphong city tour is also a preferable tour for foreign visitors. The outstanding attractions are central flower stalls, Du Hang Pagoda, Hang Kenh Communal House, Lady General Le Chan Statue, Sat Market, Ga Market. And the second choice is countryside discovery tour to Vinh Bao district. The favourite attractions as follows Bao Ha Temple, wood en sculpture craft village, water and dry puppet shows and enjoy local specialties.
Those are optimistic progress to promote countryside tours for international tourists learning cultural value and traditional craft village. Foreign tourist will have chance to directly experience the real life of countryside once manipulating in traditional crafting works to make their own products.
Advertising Haiphong tourism brand worldwide
Recently, Haiphong tourism industry welcomed many foreign visitors from a 5-star giant ship Silver Shadow, twice anchored Hai Phong port. This is happiness, pride and proud of Haiphong citizen. According to Mr. Nguyen Anh Tuan - Deputy Director of Haiphong Administration of Culture, Sport and Tourism that Hai Phong city has few chance to welcome so luxury cruise ship with many foreign visitors.
Therefore, those are opportunities to carefully and fully introduce tourist attractions, sightseeing, landscapes, culture, people and customs of Haiphong to the worldwide through different national visitors. Those are key factor for early investment in upgrading infrastructure, promoting the strengths of the city, the various available tourist best products to international visitors.
Those are either opportunities or challenging for Haiphong tourism industry in increasingly improve service quality and how to efficiently take use of tourism products, tour programs, tour packages. Especially, it is necessary to take full use of natural advantages, offshore tourism products, eco-tourism, home stay products to introduce to foreign visitor.
Accordingly, The typical tourism products such as eco-tours, cultural and rural tours should be paid more attention to promote across the country and worldwide. On the other hand, the tourism products in conjunction with sports, culture, business investment, press tours, photos tours are also made out for the long-term plan of the tourism industry.
Above all, those are typical tourism best products of Haiphong city to introduce to tourists especially foreign tourist. Which will be an impetus for promoting tourism products in connection with international travel agents to welcome more cruise ships Haiphong with more visitors.
In 2010, Haiphong city welcome about 4.2 million visitors, an increase of 5% over the same period in 200, of which are 596,400 international visitors, an increase of 0.63% against to 2009. The gross turnover is 1,338,800 million, an increase of 11% against 2009, rise up116.42% of plan 2010.