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ICAT 2007: Accessible Tourism in Vietnam by Dinh The Lap

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ICAT 2007: Accessible Tourism in Vietnam by Dinh The Lap

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ICAT 2007: Accessible Tourism in Vietnam by Dinh The Lap

  1. 1. Accessible Tourism in Vietnam Mr. Dinh The Lap Vice Director The office of the National Coordinating Committee on Disability of Vietnam (NCCD)
  2. 2. Tourism in Vietnam ƒƒVietnam has huge potentials for tourism developmentdevelopment ƒƒUNESCO ––recognisedrecognisedworld natural world heritages: Ha Long Bay, PhongPhongNhaNha––KeKeBang Bang Cave..andCave..andtangible heritages as tangible Hue Ancient City, My Son Holy Land, Hoi An Town.. And intangible heritages as Hue Imperial Music, Gong ChiengChiengin in Central Highland…
  3. 3. ƒƒ There are also many natural and exciting sightsight-seeing spots such as SapaSapaTown, Ha Town, Long Bay, Cat BaBaIsland, Tam Dao, Island, DaDaLat, Lat, NhaNhaTrangTrangBay…Bay… ƒƒ Tourism growth is increasing rapidlyincreasing rapidly
  4. 4. Situation of AT in Vietnam ƒƒAccessible Tourism is a pretty new concept in Vietnam. ƒƒAT offers new opportunity for tourism industry reaching towards one of untapped markets, namely, persons with disabilities and older persons, and at the same time for communities creating more accessible environments and new employment opportunitiesopportunities..
  5. 5. AT in VietnamAT Vietnam In order to facilitate equality and full integration of people with disabilities, Vietnam has just begun to build tourist sites accessiblly accessiblly, but , accessible tourism is only new, not widely disseminated due to poor understanding of accessible tourism tourism.
  6. 6. AT in Vietnam ƒƒSeveral public places like parks, streets, pavements, hotels, musiusmsmusiusms, sport , complex, tourist sites…are renovated accessibllyaccessiblly, , ƒƒInternational airports, 4, 5 star hotels are built accessibly. ƒƒBut the number of accessible places are not much available thru the country.
  7. 7. Coordination to develop AT in Vietnam ƒƒ Development of accessible tourism need inter-ministerial collaboration among Ministry of Culture –– Sports and Tourism, Ministry of Transport, Ministry of Construction, Ministry of Information and Communications, relevant agencies, civil societies and disabled persons. ƒƒ Standard Code on Accsessible Construction was promugated but its enforcement is still poor.
  8. 8. ƒƒ Advocacy on disabilityAdvocacy disability-related issues, including accessible urismurismin mass media in such as television, radio, newspapers…has been frequently promoted by NCCD Vietnam. ƒƒ Training on Accessibility Standard and Code for designers, managers of construction companies..socompanies..sothat accessible design is that included in constructions, including tourist sites. ƒƒ Teaching cirruculumcirruculumon accessibility in on transportation and construction have been developed and applied in Universities of Transport and Architecture. Advocacy for AT development in Vietnamdevelopment Vietnam
  9. 9. Ha Long Bay –– ƒƒLocated in the northeastern part of Vietnam and constitutes partLocated partof the western bank of Tonkin Gulf, of HalongHalongBay is one of the Bay most attractive tourist sites in Vietnam.ƒƒIn a not very large area, thousands of islands with different foIn forms rms look like glittering emeralds attached to the blue scarf of a vilook virgin. rgin. The area where many stone islands concentrate has spectacular scenes and worldscenes world--famous caves and is the center of HạHạLong Long Bay Natural Heritage, including Ha Long Bay and a part of BáiBáiTuTuLong Bay Long
  10. 10. Ha Long Bay ƒƒVViewed from above, iewed Hạ HạLong Bay Long looks like an extremely vivid huge drawing. This is a wonderful and skilful masterpiece of the Creation and of nature that turns thousands of dumb soulless stone islands into fantastic sculptural and artistic works of various graceful shapes, both familiar and strange to human beings. ƒƒInside the stone islands are nside various breath breath-taking caves, such as Thiên Cung Cung, , Ðầu Gỗ Gỗ, , Sửng Sốt Sốt, Trinh , Nữ Nữ, Tam , Cung and others. These are really magnificent palaces of the Creation on earth.
  11. 11. Ha Long Bay ƒƒHHạạLong Bay is also attached to glorious pages of Long Vietnamese history, with famous sites such as VânVânÐồnÐồn, a , bustling trade port in the 12th century, charming BàiBàiThThơơMountain, and not very far away from here is the Mountain, BạchBạchĐĐằngằngRiver which witnessed two famous naval battles of the River Viêt’sViêt’sancestors against invaders. Also, ancestors HạHạLong is one of the Long cradles of human kind with the glorious HạHạLong culture in the Long late Neolithic age, discovered at such archeological sites as ÐộngÐộngMangMang, , XíchXíchThổThổ, , SoiSoiNhụNhụand and ThoiThoiGiếngGiếng..
  12. 12. ƒƒIn order to promote the accessible tourism Vietnam, coordination among relevant Ministries and organizations is very crucial.ƒƒAlso, awareness on AT should also be promoted through campainscampainson mass media, learning experiences on and best practices in regional countries
  13. 13. THANK YOU

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