All relic sites and tourist attractions in Vietnam will be included in a digital map, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism (MCST).

MCST Deputy Minister Hoang Dao Cuong said at a hybrid seminar on digital transformation in the culture, sports and tourism sector in Hanoi that his ministry will build a digital platform and infrastructure in the time ahead, while implementing projects on the digitalisation of cultural heritage and digital transformation in the tourism industry.

Deputy Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Huy Dung, member of the National Committee on Digital Transformation, noted that digital transformation is necessary as it helps the sector better optimise the market of nearly 100 million at home, along with other 8 billion potential customers worldwide, and improve its service quality.

Furthermore, the Da Nang Municipal Department of Tourism recently coordinated a seminar on improving digital transformation capacity and smart lighting solutions in tourist accommodation establishments this year.

Ha Long Bay, located in the northern Quang Ninh province, may be one of the following places to implement this initiative. As one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature, it is an ideal destination for developing these new digital and technological prospects.

On this occasion, organisers debuted the MSCS’s information system connected with that of the Government.

From 2015 to 2019, online searches for tourism information surged over 32-fold in Vietnam. Up to 88% of domestic travellers looked up information on the internet, and there were over 5 million searches in Vietnamese for tourism products each month, according to the Vietnam Tourism Association.

Most visitors rely on the Internet and technological tools to plan their holidays, so implementing this new digital map will certainly benefit tourist arrivals to Vietnam.