Local and foreign delegates delivered 19 presentations on the development of the tourism industry, focusing on cruise ship services in particular.
Every year Viet Nam welcomes approximately 200,000 visitors via cruise liners, which are increasing in popularity among international tourists.
However, Viet Nam’s cruise ship services face a number of shortcomings, such as poor infrastructure, and a lack of promotion and advertisement.
The country currently has 39 seaports under zoning plans, but most of them are used for cargo transport.
Culture, Sports and Tourism Deputy Minister Ho Anh Tuan said the Viet Nam Administration of Tourism is drawing up an action plan to build seaports for tourism development, adding that special attention will also be paid to developing tourism infrastructure and increasing the quality of cruise ship services.