* 2019: BEN TRE TOURIST BUSINESS MEETING, ESTIMATED THE LAST 2/2019 * VIET NAM INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL MART - VITM HANOI, FROM 27 TO 30/3/2019 IN Center International Trade Fair Hanoi ICE * HO CHI MIMH CITY TOURISM FAIR, FROM 11 TO 14/4/2019 IN 23/9 PARK * WELCOME TO BENTRE TOURISM * ECO-TOURISM "COCONUT LAND" DESTINATION: SAFETY - FRIENDSHIP - QUALITY *

26/02/2019

Ho Chi Minh City Ao Dai Festival 2019



Ben Tre Homestay - Orientation and Development

Nowaday, there are many types of travel which are formed by the increasing demand of travelers. Homestay is becoming the trend of many places all over the country. Tourists want to experience the life of the local people and enjoy the natural invironment. It is the desire of many tourists when they check in homestay.

Speciality of Homestay in Ben Tre 
In the Mekong delta, homestay is being viewed and used by many travelers. Homestay is thriving in Ben Tre and focus in Ben Tre city, Mo Cay Bac, Cho Lach, Giong Trom. However, because of spontaneity it should not create general definition and lack of sustainbility.

In Ben Tre, there are more 30 homestays which can accommodate over 300 guests. Some of them have equipment full and good facilities, for example: Coco -Homestay, Jardin du Mekong Homestay, Mekong-home, Mai Homestay, Duyen Que Homestay, Mango Cruises... The homestays in the southern Ben Tre city also have the potential in the tourist trend nowaday. 

These destinations are impressive and attracted tourists to experience and explore the countryside when they come to Ben Tre. This serevice helps improving the lives of the people; protecting heritages, ecological environment and making sustainable tourist development.
Homestay at Tan Thanh Binh - Mo Cay Bac
Direction of management, construction and exploitation homestay
Nowaday, the experiential tourism has the potential to develop but not yet developed spontaneously in Ben Tre. People have build a lot of homestay but up to now they have not yet conformed to the standard. The hosts and their staff have not trained about foreign language and skill of communitcation with the tourists. Maybe, we donot have specific development strategies. Therefore, the direction, management, guidance are seen to be very important.
Homestay Hoa Dừa - Nhơn Thạnh - Bến Tre City
Besides, the spontaneous development of homestay will make the insecurity and environmental pollution. Therefore, in order to develop homestay in the right direction, the authority needs to avoid negative happens.
Implementation of resolution no.08-NQ/TW - 16/01/2017 of the politburo about the tourist development becoming the spearhead economic industry; Plan no. 4573/KH-UBND - 09/10/2017 of Ben Tre Provincial People’s Committees about implementation the action program no.22-CTr/TU - 20/07/2017 of the standing Committee; The Department of culture, sports and tourism has directed the tourist information and promotion Center to set up project for the development of this tourism towards sustainability.

One year of experiment, Grassroots science project on "Building community tourism model with new type of homestay in Ben Tre" with new standards - Asian standards of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism - to develop uniform and efficient tourism. The project has been carried out about the content and methodology which is expected to start making on 7/2018 - after being approved by the province people’s Committee. Specifically: The homestays are designed with natural materials (by coconut trees and some kinds of materials closed environment), using information technology to promote travel products, training on Community tourism knowledge, communication, behave skills with guests and conserving social-environment, connecting and exploiting complementary services about biking, destinations, traditional villages and the potential of tourism in the locality to attract tourists and keep long-term visitors.

Tourism is a general economic sector, helps international integration, promotes economic development, creates many jobs and exchanges the culture between regions together. Because of diverse activities, Ben Tre authority must cooperate closely, synchronize and implement the project on "Building community tourist model with new type of homestay in Ben Tre" to make new tourist  products which can appy in replication on many region of the country./.
Source: Ben Tre Tourism Information Promotion Center