(HBO) – Community-based tourism has been opted by many localities in Hoa Binh province as the model has spurred sustainable development, generated more jobs and helped to raise living standards of ethnic minority groups.

It has also contributed to preserving the ecological environment as well as traditional cultural identities of local ethnic minority people.

A Pao homestay in Pa Co commune, Mau Chau district, offers space for visitors to experience daily activities of Mong ethnic minority people.

Statistics show that before 2015, the province had 105 homestay establishments, including 15 in Cao Phong district and 20 in Tan Lac district. The quality of the homestay facilities has been improved significantly, with affordable prices.

To promote the model, Hoa Binh has rolled out programmes on tourism promotion. Local homestay establishments have also been assisted with equipment and household utensils, the organisation of art programmes, and the preservation of traditional cultures and costumes.

Through the funding of the national target programme on new-style rural area building, Hoa Binh has helped the localities to promote their brand names and "One Commune, One Product” (OCOP) products.

Training courses have also been held to equip local residents with tourism knowledge and skills.

Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Bui Xuan Truong said community-based tourism has remarkably contributed to the locality’s tourism revenue, with international visitors accounting for 34.8 percent, and domestic holiday-makers, 65.3 percent.

To further boost the model, the province has implemented a project on community-based tourism development in combination with new-style rural area building by 2030.

Accordingly, Hoa Binh will focus on mobilising resources for community-based tourism, developing model homestay establishments, building infrastructure, and stepping up the communications work./.

Related Topics

Hoa Binh Lake Tourist Area eyes national status

The Standing Board of the provincial Party Committee has issued a resolution on the development of the Hoa Binh Lake Tourist Area, aiming to turn it into a national site. To date, the area has satisfied three out of the five criteria set for a national tourist site.

Charm of Ngoi Hoa bay wows spectators

Coming to Hoa Binh, visitors will be impressed by the natural beauty of Ngoi Hoa bay in Suoi Hoa commune, Tan Lac district.

Cha Day village’s tourism development associated with cultural preservation

People in Cha Day village in Pa Co commune, Mai Chau district of Hoa Binh province, have been taking advantage of natural conditions and traditional cultural values to develop community-based tourism which has helped improve their quality of life.

Hoa Binh offers various tourism products

The Hoa Binh lake tourism area has strengths to attract visitors, particularly those who are interested in resort tourism and community-based tourism.

Attractive tourism in the Hoa Binh Lake region

On the journey to the beautiful Hoa Binh lake tourist area, visitors should not miss the opportunity to explore community tourism products. In addition to providing practical experiences, community tourism helps visitors learn about the locality, culture, and indigenous people.