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Quang Nam province to focus on tourism human resources
Central Quang Nam province will, from now to 2020, focus on improving the perception on tourism development and human resources training for the sector to meet rising demands, thus shifting its economic base from agriculture to industry, with services occupying a large ratio of the economy. 

This was a conclusion from a conference jointly held by the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the International Labour Organisation in the province’s Hoi An city, a UNESCO-recognised world heritage site, on March 7. 

Presentations at the function also called for attention to the building of a set of standards on tourism training, especially for managers. They also stressed the need on the training of foreign languages and skills for tourism workers. 

Participants said the training should be integrated into the national programmes on vocational training for the youth, especially those in rural areas. 

Quang Nam province now counts 5,216 hotel rooms, 60 homestay facilities, and 46 travel companies. Last year it welcomed over 3.4 million arrivals with 4.5 trillion VND (211.5 million USD), an increase of 24 percent over the previous year.-VNA
Source Vietnam+