Start-up in tourism: maintenance of indigenous values


(QNO)-A seminar on innovative tourism start-up based on indigenous values took place as part of a series of activities in the 2nd TechFest Quang Nam 2021.

Co Tu people’s Harvest Festival
Co Tu people’s Harvest Festival

Potential for tourism development

Rivers for tourism development in Quang Nam was a topic discussed at the seminar. According to Phan Xuan Anh from Viet Excursions, most of the rivers in Quang Nam have not been awakened. So, tourism start-ups should pay more attention to the exploitation of river resources.

Mr. Anh also supposed that tourism start-up products should be innovated and more effectively exploit indigenous values. He suggested some tourism activities suitable for tourism development in/on the river, such as diving, fishing, nightlife on the river, cruise among others.

Besides, farmstay was mentioned at the event. It was said that farmstay models would be the best solution for farmers’ income improvement. Their agricultural products are also tourism products, which contributes to environmental protection.

However, it is necessary to have mechanism and orientation for the development of farmstay models for sustainable growth.

According to Chairman of the Quang Nam Tourism Association Phan Xuan Thanh, the need of travelling to beaches, islands and mountainous areas dramatically increases. Vacation, adventure and culinary travels are becoming popular.

So, the exploitation of local natural and cultural values is necessary. Some suggestions for tourism products include Cham Islands (Hoi An city), Bat cave (Tien Phuoc district), boat market, Co Tu cultural heritage.

Ambitions in tourism development

Hoi An was highly appreciated for its tourism development with innovative products such as a day of Hoi An ancient quarter’s resident, a day of Hoi An farmer, full moon night in Hoi An ancient quarter, Hoi An memories show, and so on.

Scene of the seminar
Scene of the seminar

At the same time, Quang Nam leaders’ appreciated young start-ups with different innovative tourism products, including feeding buffalo, working on the field, exploiting useless buildings.

Hopefully, the tourism start-ups’ ambition will always burn in them, and Quang Nam tourism will be restored soon.