Hanoi Golf Tourism Week 2022 will be held at Dong Mo, Legend Hill, Minh Tri, Sky Lake, and Long Bien golf courses in October, according to the Hanoi Department of Tourism.
|Representatives of the Hanoi Tourism Department met World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke on October 12 in Hanoi. Photo: Le Nam/ Hanoitimes|
The event, co-organized by the Vietnam Golf Tourism Association, Hanoi Department of Tourism, and Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports, aims to attract expat golfers living in Vietnam and Vietnamese national golfers.
At a meeting with the Hanoi Department of Tourism on September 12, World Travel Awards President Graham Cooke suggested that Hanoi should ensure international standards of golf courses for the tournament.
“Tournament venues must be within walking distance of world-class accommodation facilities and have a connection with interesting tourist attractions in Hanoi,” he stated.
Director of the municipal Tourism Department Dang Huong Giang said that with its advantages, Hanoi had met the criteria for hosting such an international-scale event.
She said apart from a tournament, the event will broadcast Hanoi’s luxury tourism and entertainment services to foreign travelers, especially high-spending tourists. “This is a great opportunity for Hanoi to promote its beautiful image and tourist attractions among international luxury tourists,” she added.
Giang urged World Travel Award to support Hanoi in widely promoting its recently earned award of “Asia’s Leading City Break Destination 2022”, creating a brand identity for the capital tourism.
She also asked the tourism organization to help the city build a marketing strategy for its international tourism via online tools.
|Hanoi has met the criteria for hosting an international golf tournament. Photo: Le Nam|
The World Travel Award assesses that golf tourists may spend six times more than other visitors. Therefore, Hanoi tourism needs to make more efforts to gradually turn the city into an opulent destination for the demanding segment of tourists.
Hanoi is home to seven high-class golf courses, which have received numerous compliments from golfers, including Long Bien, Kings’ Island Golf, Van Tri Golf Club, Legend Hill Golf Resort, and Hanoi Golf Club, among others. The city expects to have another ten golf courses by the end of this year.
The number of golfers in Vietnam is on the constant rise. It is estimated to have about 300,000 golfers in Vietnam by 2025, being seen as favorable conditions for golf tourism in Vietnam to take off soon.
Insiders have said that Hanoi should include craft village experiences or spiritual tourism in the tours to enhance the attractiveness of golf tourism, extend guest stays, and effectively exploit local tourism resources.