Vietnamese Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien has pledged to diversify the country’s tourism products and services including sport tourism to lure more foreign visitors, VnExpress reported.
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van The at an Q&A session at the seventh meeting of the National Assembly. Photo: Nhat Bac/VGP
At the ongoing seventh meeting session of the National Assembly, some delegates shared their concern that the current poor portfolio of tourism products has resulted in the low attractiveness for holidaymakers and a low return rate.
Thien said that Vietnam has four forms of tourism namely sea and resorts tourism, cultural tourism, ecotourism and urban tourism.
In the future, the minister predicted Vietnam could develop a new form of sport tourism as Vietnam is slated to host a Formula One (F1) race in April 2020 as well as some regional sports tournaments.
Work on the F1 race circuit started in March 2019 in Hanoi and is expected to be completed in December. The F1 will make Vietnam’s image reach out to the world.
The proposed track features 22 turns over its 5.6km length, inspired by the section of the race circuits in Monaco, Germany and Japan.
The spectators will be able to pick three categories of tickets including Walkabout Tickets, Grandstand Tickets, and Hospitality Tickets. The Walkabout Tickets will cost VND1.75 million (USD$75) each for the three-day event of Practice day, Qualifying Day and Race Day. There will be 5,565 tickets available with promotion for the first buyers.