Quang Nam, Thua Thien-Hue to develop maritime tourism
Update: Apr 02, 2015
Culture, sports and tourism sectors and travel firms in the central provinces of Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Nam launched a wide range of activities to promote their development of maritime-based tourism on March 30-31.
Lang Co beach

The move was supported by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO).

The localities plan to develop community-based tourism in fishing villages along with introducing traditional cultural activities and trade villages to visitors.

Vice Chairman of Quang Nam province’s People Committee Nguyen Chin said local authorities will enhance links with surrounding provinces to build tourism networks in the central region.

On the occasion, the Quang Nam co-operative union launched a centre displaying products from local trade villages to introduce handicraft products to domestic and foreign tourists.

Quang Nam and Thua Thien-Hue have implemented a UNESCO-funded project to promote responsible and sustainable tourism development with a total investment of 900,000 USD. With a focus on developing green tours, the project contributes to improving the livelihoods of local residents.

Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Nam boast famous beaches and world heritage sites, laying a strong foundation for the maritime and island tourism industry.

Early this year, the two localities unveiled a joint campaign to promote tourism, including introducing the "paradise-like beaches, islands, and world heritage sites" campaign.