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Visitors play golf at Tan Son Nhat Golf Course. (Photo: sggp.org.vn)

Addressing the ceremony, Le Truong Hien Hoa, deputy director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism, noted besides events to promote tourism, the city’s tourism industry also focuses on improving the quality of tourism services and building new products to enrich visitor experience. The industry prioritizes some types of tourism in the middle and high-class tourist segments such as golf tourism.

Ho Chi Minh City, one of the economic, cultural and tourist centers of the country, has a modern, world-class golf course system and a variety of quality and diversified tourism services, said Hoa, adding two large golf courses, Tan Son Nhat and Thu Duc, and many adjacent golf courses are becoming attractive destinations.

Meanwhile, Trinh Thanh, general secretary of the Vietnam Golf Tourism Association, said that developing golf tourism not only helps diversify products and improve tourism competitiveness, but also attracts potential visitors with high spending and long stay, while stimulating the luxury resort segment.

That is the reason why many countries identify golf tourism as the ‘golden egg’ of the green economy, he stressed.

At the event, representatives of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism and Vietnam Golf Tourism Association, as well as tourism businesses and golf courses signed a cooperation agreement on the development of golf tourism products in Ho Chi Minh City.

Currently Vietnam has about 100,000 golfers and 100 golf courses in operation, of which 32 are of international five-star standards along the coastline adjacent to luxury resorts. In 2021, it was selected by the World Golf Awards (WGA) as the World’s Best Golf Destination, and thousands of international guests booked post-pandemic tours to experience the service in the country.

This was the second time that Vietnam had received the title awarded by the WGA (for the first time in 2019, surpassing the top golf destinations such as the US, New Zealand, China, Thailand, and the Republic of Korea.

Vietnam has also five times received the title of the Best Golf Destination in Asia.

Source: VOV