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Four provinces promote Mekong Delta tourism

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – Quang Ninh, Ninh Binh and Binh Dinh provinces are joining hands with the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho to promote tourism in the delta.

The tourism authorities of the four localities yesterday, September 13, jointly held a conference on tourism promotion and development in Can Tho and elsewhere in the delta.

Speaking at the event, Pham Ngoc Thuy, director of the Quang Ninh Tourism Department, said this cooperation in tourism promotion would help fully tap the tourism potential of each locality and develop tourism into a driving force for economic growth.

The Mekong Delta is considered a potential and strategic tourism market for Quang Ninh, Ninh Binh and Binh Dinh. These three provinces are also home to special cultural and natural values, in addition to other factors that make them appropriate to develop heritage, resort, culture-festival and island tourism products.

According to Nguyen Thuc Hien, vice chairman of the Can Tho People’s Committee, the provinces in the delta attracted around 30 million visitors in the first eight months of the year and made more than VND21 trillion in tourism revenue.

In addition, tourism cooperation programs between the delta and other parts of the nation in recent years have created a dramatic change in building the Mekong Delta tourism brand associated with eco-, spiritual- and MICE tourism.

Ha Van Sieu, deputy head of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, affirmed that the conference created an opportunity for the localities mentioned above, investors and tourism service providers to share experience in removing obstacles and developing policies to boost tourism growth.

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