BEGIC - On the morning of July 9, at Dai Nam Tourism Area (Thu Dau Mot City), the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism (DoCST) celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the Vietnam Tourism Day (July 9 1960 - July 9 2020).
The ceremony was attended by Mrs. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh - Vice Chairwoman of Provincial People's Council; representatives of departments, committees and branches; officials of the Culture, Sports and Tourism Sector over periods.
Over 60 years of establishment and development, the contingent of cadres, civil servants, employees of Binh Duong Tourism Industry have promoted all potentials and strengths of the province to create tourism products; focused on calling for investment in development of tourism services in the province as well as attracted a number of large-scale projects. In addition, the sector focuses on building technical infrastructure and facilities for tourism; advising open mechanisms and policies, creating a safe legal corridor, solving administrative procedures in a timely and accurate manner, attracting domestic and foreign economic sectors to invest in development. The whole province currently has 27 travel operators; 743 hotels and motels including over 12,700 rooms; the system of restaurants and catering establishments is growing, meeting the catering needs of the residents and tourists, etc.
The provincial leaders witness the signing ceremony between the Provincial Tourism Promotion Center and travel operators on the agreement to implement the tourism stimulus program in 2020
The whole province has 13 nationally recognized historical and cultural relics, 47 historical and provincially recognized cultural relics. Furthermore, Binh Duong is known for its famous landscapes, ecotourism areas and annual traditional festivals attracting the participation of thousands of visitors such as: Thien Hau Lady Pagoda Festival (Thu Dau Mot city), Lai Thieu fruit garden with specialties of mangosteen and durian (Thuan An town), Lac Canh Dai Nam Van Hien Tourist Complex, Nui Cau - Dau Tieng Tourism Area.
In 2019, the province welcomed over 5.1 million visitors and the total tourism revenue reached VND 1,440 billion.
Especially, in recent years, Binh Duong Province's tourism industry established a target of developing tourism into a key economic sector, thereby, implementing many tourism development cooperation programs.
Speaking at the ceremony, Mrs. Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh - Vice Chairwoman of the Provincial People's Council emphasized that along with the national tourism industry, Binh Duong tourism industry has made remarkable achievements. On behalf of the provincial leaders, the Vice Chairwoman of the Provincial People's Council praised the contributions of all tourism officials, civil servants, public employees and workers to the provincial tourism development over the past time. Vice Chairwoman of the Provincial People's Council hoped that all officials, public servants, employees and workers of the Culture, Sports and Tourism sector will continue to promote the tradition, uphold the sense of responsibility, initiatives and creativity, improve the quality and efficiency of work, contributing to the increasingly rapid and sustainable development for the provincial tourism industry.
On this occasion, the Provincial People's Committee awarded certificates of merit to 21 collectives and 07 individuals who have made great contributions to Binh Duong province's tourism in the 2015-2020 period.
Vice Chairwoman of the Provincial People's Council Nguyen Thi Kim Oanh (6th from right) awards certificates of merit by the Provincial People's Committee to the collective that made contributions to the provincial tourism in the 2015-2020 period
Leaders of Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism award the certificates of merit of the Provincial People's Committee to individuals who have contributed to the provincial tourism industry in the 2015-2020 period