The People's Committee of the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau has launched the first phase of a programme called Trusted Tourism Adresses in Ba Ria – Vung Tau for 2014-15.

The programme aims to develop tourism and offer best services to travellers by honouring prestige companies.

Organised since 2007, the programme targets the creation of a strong business environment among tourism companies in the province.

The criteria for the programme include good facilities, safe environment, hygienic food, good prices and quality and knowledge of staff. A team will be sent to these companies and the best will be selected and announced.

In 2008-09, 41 companies and tourism service suppliers were chosen. It increased to 66 in 2010-12. For the 2012-14 period, 84 have been chosen. — VNS