Opening of the Hoi An Tourism Information Centre
Hoi An, 22 June – Today, a ceremony will be held as a part of UNESCO Culture and Development Week 2013 to open and upgrade Hoi An Tourism Information Centre, the result of cooperation between UNESCO, with funding from Asiana Airlines, ILO, the EU-funded Environmentally and Socially Responsible Tourism Capacity Development Programme, Hoi An City People’s Committee and Hoi An Centre for Culture and Sports.
Through this cooperation, these agencies have turned an ordinary ticket office into a full-scale Tourism Information Centre with an innovative and culturally-appropriate design, trained staff and full guidelines for its operation.
Speaking at the ceremony, UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova said “The upgrading of this Tourism Information Centre can serve as a reference model which I believe is valuable for other agencies, such as the Viet Nam National Authority of Tourism, the People’s Committees of Quang Nam province and all other provinces in this beautiful country, to be inspired by and replicate.”
According to ILO Country Director, Gyorgy Sziraczki, the newly upgraded Tourism Information Centre will be a place where tourists and visitors can obtain a broad overview of all aspects of Hoi An’s culture and history, consider sightseeing options, and enjoy and purchase signature handicraft products, handmade by skilful local artisans.
The newly upgraded Tourism Information Centre provides tourists and visitors with a broad overview of all aspects of Hoi An’s culture and history, consider sightseeing options, and enjoy and purchase signature handicraft products, handmade by skilful local artisans.
According to ILO Country Director Gyorgy Sziraczki, the centre will help bridge providers with the market, bring tourists to communities and enable the poor in the mountainous districts to produce and sell locally-made products.
“It shows how tourism can help the local communities get out of poverty and lead a better life,” he said.
For more information about the Tourism Information Centre or Culture and Development Week 2013, please contact:
In Hoi An:
Ms. Le Thi Xuyen
0913 490 452
0944 210 452
In Ha Noi:
Ms. Tran Thi Thu Thuy
0904 949 129
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