THE PRIME MINISTER
Decision No. 1685/QD-TTg dated December 5, 2018 of the Prime Minister on approving the Scheme on restructuring the tourism industry to meet requirements for development into a spearhead economic sector
Pursuant to the June 19, 2015 Law on Organization of the Government;
Pursuant to the June 19, 2017 Tourism Law;
Pursuant to the XIIth Party Congress Political Bureau’s Resolution No. 08-NQ/TW of January 16, 2017, on developing tourism into a spearhead economic sector;
Pursuant to the Government’s Resolution No. 103/ND-CP of October 6, 2017, promulgating the Government’s program of action for implementation of the XIIth Party Congress Political Bureau’s Resolution No. 08-NQ/TW of January 16, 2017, on developing tourism into a spearhead economic sector;
At the proposal of the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism;
Article 1. To approve the Scheme on restructuring the tourism industry to meet requirements for development into a spearhead economic sector (below referred to as the Scheme), with the following principal contents:
a/ To develop tourism into a spearhead economic sector operating under the market mechanism and acting as the motive force for boosting the development of other sectors and fields, restructuring the economy and renewing the economic growth model.
b/ To restructure the tourism industry toward sustainability, environmental protection and intensive and extensive development, attaching importance to tourism products of high quality and value; to accelerate association among sectors, localities, enterprises, business households and communities to form tourism value chains; to ensure the sharing of interests among communities, enterprises and visitors that benefit from tourism activities.
c/ To bring into full play domestic and overseas resources so that the development of tourism will attain high economic, social and environmental effectiveness; to apply technologies, especially information technology, in development of smart tourism; to build a safe, sound and civilized tourism environment.
a/ General objectives
To restructure the tourism industry in order to tap to the utmost advantages in terms of products, markets, resources, and sectoral management systems, improve economic, social and environmental effectiveness, and develop tourism into a spearhead economic sector that contributes to raising the people’s life, promoting the image of Vietnamese country and people, and widely spreading traditional fine cultural values of the nation. To strive for the target that Vietnam will become one of top countries with developed tourism industry in Southeast Asia.
b/ Specific targets by 2025
- The total tourism revenue will reach USD 45 billion, the tourism-based export value will attain USD 27 million, and the tourism industry will contribute over 10% of GDP; 6 million jobs, including 2 million direct jobs, will be created; the rate of direct workers who are provided with professional operation and skill training will be gradually increased to 70% of the industry’s workforce. To receive and serve 30-32 million international visitor arrivals and over 130 million domestic tourist arrivals.
- The system of tourism products will be sharply formed with special and diversified branded products deeply imbued with Vietnamese cultural identity, especially in areas acting as the motive force for tourism development; tourist reception capacity of tourist zones and attractions, especially large-scale tourist complexes, will be raised; smart tourism will be widely applied; and the competitiveness of Vietnam’s tourism industry will be gradually improved.
3. Major tasks
a/ Restructuring tourist markets
- Regarding international tourist markets:
+ To further exploit big visitor markets in an effective manner.
+ To concentrate efforts on exploiting markets with high-spending, long-stay leisure visitors on culture and nature tours.
 Công Báo Nos 1119-1120 (16/12/2018)
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