Vietnam tourism in integration: Opportunities and Challenges

In the morning of 21 October, Tourism Department of VNUHCM-University of Social Sciences and Humanities held a conference about “Vietnam tourism in integration”.

Attending the conference were Dr. Ngo Thi Phuong Lan – Vice Rector of VNUHCM-University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Khanh – Permanent Vice Chairman of HCMC Tourism Association, Associate Professor Ph.D Phan Thi Hong Xuan – Deputy Dean of Anthropology Department in VNUHCM-University of Social Sciences and Humanities and Chairman of Vietnam – Southeast Asia Friendship Association, together with more than 30 participants and students.

The conference attracted more than 30 reports focusing on 03 core issues of the national tourism in the integration with ASEAN community: context for Vietnam tourism development, product diversification for tourism development and publication of new researches in tourism of young officers.

Dr. Ngo Thi Phuong Lan said: “Tourism is one of the internationalized fields and is chosen to be one of the priorities for Vietnam economy development. Vietnam tourism is in a great opportunity to become an attractive market in the area but at once has to face a lot of challenges in renewing and diversifying tourism products, restoring environment and improving service quality”.

The conference was held to celebrate the 60 year anniversary of establishment of VNUHCM- University of Social Sciences and Humanities (1957-2017) and 25 year establishment anniversary of Tourism Department (1991-2016).

Dr. Ngo Thi Phuong Lan is delivering speech in the conference.

VAN NGUYEN

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