Environmentally and Socially Responsible Tourism Capacity Development Programme for Vietnam

About

Summary

The importance of tourism in Vietnam was increasing and its positive effects were not completely acknowledged by many stakeholders.  There were economic and social effects, environmental and cultural, on national, regional and local level.  However tourism increases revenues and employment, it contributes to the increase of standard of living and it contributes substantially to the recognition and image of the country, region or specific place.

This assignment contributed to improve statistical methods, especially economic impact estimations. It also contributed to better and more relevant, reliable estimations of basic economic indicators of tourism importance.  These estimations were required to support aims to present tourism as important economic and social activity and therefore help the sector to get more supportive policy measures, better position in the national economy and better professional and public recognition.

Our Approach

Acorn was contracted to estimate basic economic effects of tourism on Vietnamese economy and society including the value of consumption, production and GDP, share of GDP in national GDP, employment, exports through tourism and imports through tourism, contribution of tourism to the balance of payment, tourism multiplier and tourism effects on other economic sectors and on regional development.

These were achieved through the initial analysis of the system of tourism statistics that was currently in place, and then the design and implementation of a series of activities related to the collection, processing, organisation and dissemination of statistics.  This included the design of an online tourism statistics database for the sharing of both national and regional data. 

Outcome

The system of tourism statistics has provided Vietnam with a robust base of information for the planning, marketing, promotion and regulation of tourism at national and regional levels.  Vietnam’s tourism industry continues to rank amongst the fastest-growing tourist destinations in the world, with revenue in 2018 reaching VND620 trillion (US$26.75 billion), up VND110 billion (US$4.75 billion) compared to 2017.  Since the project, the number of international tourists has grown three-fold, and Vietnam was named the Asia’s Leading Destination for the first time at the 2018 World Travel Awards, offering a variety of options for tourists such as cultural and historical tours, sea-based tours, adventure tours, eco-tours, and luxurious vacations.

Directions

Projects Nearby

  1. Development of a system of tourism statistics for Vietnam to enable the commencement of a…

  2. A comprehensive market research study into the SAVE tourism market (Scientific, Academic,…

  3. Specialist niche market report that profiles the world’s great Mountain Tourism…

  1. Implemented an international visitor survey for the Belau Tourism Association at Koror…

  2. Mahindra Holidays and Resorts India Ltd needed to launch their new homestay product in…

  3. Specialist niche market report on Wilderness Tourism that explores the wilderness tourism…

  4. The Minister needed advice on how Mongolia’s cultural tourism offer could meet…

  5. This study assessed the system of tourism statistics in Mongolia and used existing data…

  6. Specialist niche market report that examines the market for Gap Year travel covering…

  7. The principal aim of this project was to assess the system of tourism statistics in…

  8. Capacity building project for the Ministry of Tourism to improve the system of tourism…

  9. Assessment of the system of tourism statistics, and design and development of an airport…

  10. Study for the development and implementation of a system of tourism statistics in Kuwait,…

  11. Study to establish a market research and statistics unit within the Supreme Commission…

  12. Market feasibility study for a luxury resort targeting the Saudi and expatriate markets…

  13. Review of the system of tourism statistics in Yemen, with recommendations for…

Previous Next

Environmentally and Socially Responsible Tourism Capacity Development Programme for Vietnam

Client:

European Union,

Location:

Vietnam
European Union

This project contributes to the following United Nations Sustainable Development Goals:

  • Acorn AwardsSDG 8 - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and work SDG 8 - Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and work 2020

Contact us

3 Woodland Enterprise Centre, Hastings Road,
Flimwell, East Sussex, TN5 7PR, UK

+44 (0) 1580 879970

contact@acorntourism.co.uk