Bringing Kien Giang’s Image to the World

5:26:58 PM | 22/12/2009

With the aim to tap potential and strength of the southern province of Kien Giang, Kien Giang Travel One-member Co., Ltd has continuously diversified its tourism products, raised service quality and helped to bring Kien Giang province’s image to the world.
Tapping potential and advantages
Being a leading travel firm, Kien Giang Travel One-member Co.,Ltd has developed an operation network in the major localities of Rach Gia, Phu Quoc and Ho Chi Minh City. The company has also expanded operations in various areas, including inbound and outbound tours; passenger transport by contract, airfare and rail ticket agents and business shops. Besides, it has enhanced cooperation with local tourism companies in the Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City and the northern region as well as those from the neigbouring countries of Cambodia, Laos and Thailand to launch special tours and attract visitors. With effort for service diversification, the company has seen an increase of 1.8 folds in revenue and the number of tourists to Phu Quoc has also doubled the same period of last year. In the first ten months of 2009, the company has fulfilled over 90 percent of the full-year target. It expects to surpass this year’s targets.
These achievements are attributed to the company’s effective use of potential and advantages to develop the provincial tourism sector. Being a land rich in cultural values and endowed with natural favourable conditions. Kien Giang is also home to landscapes and famous historical monuments of Hon Chong, Hon Trem, Hon Phu Tu, Da Dung, Mui Nai, Thach Dong, Lang Mac Cuu, Dong Ho, Hon Dat, U Minh Thuong Forest and Phu Quoc Island. Coming to the province, you will have a chance to see tourism places, including U Minh region, Phu Quoc, Ha Tien-Kien Luong, Rach Gia town and surrounding areas. Particularly, with special features hardly found in other localities, Phu Quoc is considered a strange tourism site with many tourism products and attractive beauty spots, famous historical relics and spiritual cultural places. In addition, Phu Quoc owns big potential in eco-tourism with primeval forests, sea eco-system and temperature climate. The locality boasts favourable climate condition and diversified specialties. It also has many projects, promising to become an exciting economic area in the near future. Ha Tien is also an interesting place to visitors who come to Kien Giang. Particularly, Ha Tien– Prekchak border gate, which is located on the southern coast and links Ca Mau and Ha Tien with Kampot (Cambodia) and ChamYeam, Trat, and Bangkok (Thailand), has just come into operation. This is expected to lure more visitors to the province.
All of these factors are hoped to boost Kien Giang’s tourism development. To take advantages of these, the company has found out its own development way with special products and tours for both local and international visitors. For sea and island tours, the company has developed various tourism services in Phu Quoc, including Phuong Dong Hotel at the centre of the district island, a 180-seat restaurant with European and Asian food and Phu Quoc’s specialties; a contingent of enthusiastic and qualified staffs; a team of cars for passenger transport. In addition to seasonal inbound and outbound tours, to fully develop advantages of Ha Tien Border Gate, the firm has Rach Gia-Cambodia- Thailand road tours which are seen as its strength. Currently, it is mulling over such new interesting tours to deepen its competitiveness.
Strategic orientations
To develop tourism into a key economic sector, the provincial party has worked out strategies to boost the tourism potential. Kien Giang has prioritised the development of the three major tourism zones of Phu Quoc, Ha Tien and Kien Luong; completing infrastructure systems of the tourism resorts of Mui Nai, Thach Dong, Dong Ho-Ha Tien and Hon Trem; building U Minh Thuong eco-tourism site; building several coastal economic zones and creating an open and favourable environment for tourism investors.
Joining the trend of the local authorities’ tourism development, in the coming time, the company will actively expand its business activities, upgrade services and diversify tourism products. It will build a three-star hotel in Rach Gia; upgrade and expand hotels and restaurants in Phu Quoc; and cooperate with neighbouring localities and regional countries to develop more tours by road, waterway and air as well as tourism sites tour. The company will make careful preparations for human resources and infrastructure to welcome international travellers to Phu Quoc, particularly those from Thailand, Laos and Cambodia.
Quoc Viet