Serving APEC is honour and responsibility for Viet Nam's tourism
Update: Oct 19, 2017
Chairman of the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) Nguyen Van Tuan on October 16th met with Tourism Departments of Da Nang city, Quang Nam, and Thua Thien-Hue provinces, and tourism companies, hotels and tourism destinations preparing to serve APEC 2017.

Overview of the meeting

"Viet Nam’s tourism is honoured to serve APEC. This is our pride and responsibility that we have a great opportunity to promote the image of Viet Nam’s tourism, which is open, friendly and hospitable. Therefore, we are all unanimous and uphold the sense of responsibility to excellently complete the mission assigned. Units welcoming APEC delegates must show professional attitude, skills and behaviour,” said Mr. Tuan.

The success of APEC Summit 2017 will rely on the important and direct contributions of enterprises in Da Nang, Hoi An and Thua Thien-Hue, travel companies as well as tourism areas.

On this occasion, the Chairman proposed State management agencies and tourism departments continue to check and review material facilities of hotels and tourism destinations; arranging enough forces to serve delegates before and during the event; proposing issues arising to the local authorities and the Organizing Committee to have solutions to settle; working with destinations to organize food zones for journalists, visitors and international visitors to self-discover.

Hotels, including 18 resorts, hotels welcoming high-level delegates and 24 hotels welcoming APEC delegates, continue to improve facilities; control the quality of service thoroughly; continue training to improve skills; ensure hygiene and politeness. During the APEC meetings, it was suggested that staff should be arranged to be on duty 24/24, special attention should be paid to food hygiene, maintain contact and provide information to State management agencies.

Tourism destinations should embellish material facilities, especially hygiene, sign-boards and instructions.

For five travel companies selected to serve APEC delegates, they must well prepare the means, facilities and tour guides.

The VNAT will nominate a working delegation headed by a VNAT leader to support and cooperate with the local units to coordinate the work, and always be ready to solve problems promptly.

At the meeting, Tourism Departments leaders of the three localities also reported on preparation work for APEC 2017.