Developing eco-tourism and craft village tourism in Kon Tum – Obstacles that need to be resolved

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Developing eco-tourism and craft village tourism in Kon Tum Obstacles need to be resolved

Tourists are happy to explore the ecosystem

still pristine in Kon Plong.

Obstacles in developing ecotourism

It is a province with a lot of potential and currently has the ability to develop large tourism in the Central Highlands region, but tourism products and supporting services for tourism are almost left untapped by tourism businesses. thoroughly exploited. Most tourism businesses have not yet developed plans to train and foster professional skills for their staff, especially ecotourism, which is a tourism activity that is both interesting and difficult because it is still new compared to tourism. with the province. The capacity and professional level of the tourism service team does not meet the requirements of operating, managing, serving, and guiding tourism. The organization of a suitable service system to serve many types of tourists has not received adequate investment attention. Particularly, tourism inspection activities are still passive, leading to unhealthy competition.

Because in recent times there have been few meetings between tourism managers and tourism businesses to exchange general information. Therefore, there is still no smooth coordination in management as well as in tourism business. There are no scientific experts or people dedicated to eco-tourism in the province. The governing agency lacks cohesion between localities and the assessment is still preliminary and lacking in realism.

Most notable are a few places that have ecotourism potential but are not exploiting it in the right direction, even making mistakes, such as: exploiting the ecotourism tour program, after planning the route and section, but until it is offered for sale. , for guests to know that buying the program requires a certain amount of time and when guests arrive, the ecology and landscape are no longer as initially introduced, this will cause offense and leave a bad impression in the hearts of visitors. visitors return to the locality where they passed through… And the thing worth mentioning here about ecotourism is that once a mistake is made, it is almost impossible to fix it so that the ecosystem can return to its original state….

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The ecotourism route is located in Dak Ruong commune ever

attractive tourists but now it has been cleared for slash-and-burn agriculture.

And in recent years, many tourism programs have exploited the existing potential to attract many types of visitors; Tourism products and services in general are diverse but still overlap and have not been fully exploited; Tourist routes and tours are relatively monotonous, without novelty. Entertainment areas and attractions still lack investment capital to upgrade to create characteristics for each region. Tourism business in the area also reveals limitations such as: Growth rate is not commensurate with available potential, qualifications of executive, management and service staff are inadequate compared to development requirements. Currently, it is not on par or commensurate with the industry’s requirements. In particular, Kon Tum’s ecotourism potential is very large but has not been planned and zoned for more specific protection and has not been methodically invested and exploited by tourism businesses inside and outside the province like other places.

Although the state initially invested in building transportation infrastructure systems, electricity, roads… but it is still small compared to needs. Some tourism businesses still have limited capital. Coordination and linkage between businesses have not yet created common strength to exploit together, tourism business still develops spontaneously. Furthermore, tourism projects have not attracted investment capital from the entire society, including capital from foreign businesses…

Obstacles in developing craft villages

Along with the development of the economy, traditional craft villages are directly affected by the market. Products made by traditional craft villages are handmade, have low productivity, high prices, and monotonous designs, so they gradually cannot compete with similar products produced with modern technological equipment. . Therefore, some professions and some famous craft villages no longer exist.

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A typical example is local brocade products

does not meet the tastes of tourists. Illustration

Searching for markets and market information of traditional handicraft villages is still very limited, most lack information, consuming goods and receiving market information mainly relies on contacts including product consumption and also because spontaneity, self-production, and self-consumption are still heavily influenced by the way of working and thinking of the establishment owner, and the business management capacity of the establishment owner is still weak…

Solutions for ecotourism development and craft village development

First of all, if you want to develop ecotourism, it must be developed in sync with the development of craft villages. Craft village planning requires building a craft village according to the model of an ecological village, in accordance with the standards of: Society/Community – Ecology – Culture.

If there is a combination of ecotourism and visiting craft villages, tourists live together with the people, making the craft village have an additional function: the function of being a “destination” for ecotourism, then ecotourism will be stronger and richer. , the craft village also sells more products, the brand is promoted more widely, increasing its reputation. Or ecotourism can also be combined with ancient battlefield history…

In addition, to restore and develop traditional craft industries and villages that are gradually disappearing, it is necessary to create more bases for craft villages to exchange information about production activities. business, joint venture cooperation, proposing functional branches to remove difficulties such as technology transfer applications, loan procedures, factory cooperation procedures… and at the same time promote application activities in production, bringing internet to rural craft village establishments, strongly deploying loan forms…

Training management knowledge for managers, facility owners and vocational training for workers, especially occupations that exploit local advantages; Have a policy to preserve good workers and artisans to pass on their skills to workers in traditional craft villages, and encourage artisans to create products with traditional values; Support craft villages to promote trade and access markets.

When planning to build industrial clusters or handicrafts, appropriate areas should be reserved for traditional handicrafts; Select a number of traditional handicraft products with strengths to develop in terms of export and include them in the list of key handicraft products to have appropriate support policies for production development, mechanisms and policies. transforming self-sufficient production into commodity production, especially the unique traditional professions and craft villages of ethnic minorities…/.

Tuong Lam

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