In 15 years to come, Khanh Hoa Province plans to develop tourism and service in three zones including Nha Trang City and neighborhood, Cam Ranh Township and neighborhood, Doc Let and Van Phong Bay. Nha Trang and the neighborhood will be a focus of the tourism development strategy as Nha Trang City has the greatest potentials to develop into an attractive tourist center. The two other zones have their beautiful natural scenery, but they are not as attractive as in Nha Trang in terms of culture and society.
Top priority must be given to tourism development in Nha Trang City, a focus of economic investment. Tourism is an important economic mainstay of many cities including Venice, Edinburgh, etc… such as it brings a huge profit. Edinburgh has the strongest economy of any city in the UK outside London. The economy of Edinburgh is largely based around the tourism and service sectors.
At present, Nha Trang tourism is based on tours of Nha Trang Bay. Nha Trang is surrounded on all three sides by mountains and a large island on the fourth side (in the ocean directly in front of the city's main area) that blocks major storms from potentially damaging the city. However, the marine environment, especially coral reefs and salangane nest caves need conservation. If the marine environment is polluted, aquaculture is also badly affected.
In the city project to the year 2025 and the vision beyond 2025, counselors of Vietnam Institute of Architecture, Urban and Rural Planning (VIAP) - Ministry of Construction (MOC) says that conservation is vital for sustainable tourism development and suggest that investment focus in lodging service in Nha Trang City more than in other places to make Nha Trang to become a key tourist center of Khanh Hoa Province and other tourist destinations in the remaining zones create natural attraction adding to the beauty of Nha Trang City. Besides, the locality must promote and preserve the values of heritages in Nha Trang Bay, upgrade Nha Trang Port into international tourist port, etc…