Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT)

Mr Nguyen Van Tuan currently holds the post of General Director of the VNAT. In July 2010, VNAT celebrated its 50th birthday.

VNAT timeline 

  • July 1960, Vietnam Tourism Company was found, under the Ministry of Foreign Trade
  • June 1978, Vietnam National Administration of Tourism was established under the Government Council
  • October 1992, Vietnam National Administration of Tourism was set up

Functions

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, as an agency of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, takes the responsibility of assisting the Ministry in performing and exercising its power in tourism-related aspects. Branches and fields under the supervision of VNAT includes: Travel Department, Hotel Department, Finance Department, International Cooperation Department, Personnel Organization Department, Tourism Marketing Department and Office.

Also, there are four non-business organizations under VNAT including Tourism Information Technology Center, Institute for Tourism Development Research, Vietnam Tourism Review, and Tourism Newspaper. After the participation in WTO, the National Action Plan on Tourism aims to develop a fast-growing and sustainable tourism industry and make Vietnam the leading country in tourism in the region by 2020.

Under VNAT, there are Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism at provincial level and tourism decisions are predominantly made by both the macro- and micro- level tourist administrator. While the Ministry has the power to approve action plans, decrees and legal documents, it is VNAT that prepares these documents, initiates and monitor programs, allocates funds and conducts research. VNAT thus plays an especially important role in Vietnam tourism.

Contact

Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT)

Address: 80 Quan Su Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Tel: (84-24) 3 942 3760

Fax: (84-24) 3 942 4115

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