Tasks and organizational structure of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism
Updated : Tuesday, April 03, 2018 3:01 PM (GMT+0700)

ThePrime Minister recently issued Decision No. 17/2018/QD-TTg stipulating thefunctions, tasks, rights, and organizational structure of the Vietnam NationalAdministration of Tourism (VNAT) under the Ministry of Culture, Sports andTourism.

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Accordingly, the VNATfunctions as an advisory body assisting the Minister of Culture,Sports and Tourism in performing the work of state management, organizing theenforcement of laws on tourism on a national scale, and managing public serviceson tourism in line with the law.

The agency is tasked withsubmitting to the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism draft bills and draftresolutions of the National Assembly (NA); draft ordinances and draftresolutions of the NA Standing Committee; draft resolutions and decrees of theGovernment on tourism; other projects as assigned by the Minister; masterstrategies and plans on tourism development; national tourism promotionprograms; national action programs on tourism; and dossiers recommending therecognition of national tourism areas. 

The VNAT is also responsiblefor submitting to the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism to decide onlong-term, medium-term and short-term plans on tourism development; projects ontourism; circulars and decisions on tourism; economic and technical norms ontourism; and regulations on the protection, embellishment, development,exploitation and promotion of the value of tourism resources, and theprotection of the tourist environment.

In addition, the VNAT isresponsible for organizing tourism promotion activities at home and abroad,whilst coordinating inter-regional and inter-provincial tourism promotionactivities, as decentralized by the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

It is also tasked withmanaging and organizing the grant, re-grant, renewal, and revocation of thebusiness licenses for international travel services, in addition to managingthe issuance of tour guide cards in accordance with the law and the assignmentand decentralization of the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism.


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