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Cần Thơ, Hà Giang province promote tourism cooperation

A performance featuring the culture of the northeastern province of Ha Giang was held during a tourism promotion conference in Can Tho City on April 6. — Photo
Viet Nam News

CAN THO — Officials from Ha Giang Province met with their counterparts in Can Tho City in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta last Friday to promote the tourism potential of the northeastern province.

Speaking at the conference, Nguyen Van Son, chairman of the Ha Giang Province’s People’s Committee, said that most tourists in Ha Giang are interested in natural landscapes, cuisine, festivals and the diverse cultures of its 19 ethnic groups.

The “Colours of Ha Giang Province” conference was attended by representatives of the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism, Viet Nam Tourism Association, and the Mekong Delta Tourism Association, as well as many officials of delta provinces.

In the first quarter of this year, the province welcomed 270,000 tourists, including 60,000 international tourists.

Total revenue from tourism was more than VND226 billion (US$9.9 million), an increase of 17 per cent year-on-year.

By 2020, Ha Giang targets having tourism as one of its key economic sectors. In recent years, the province has created favourable conditions to attract investment, and has reformed administrative procedures in the tourism sector.

The number of tourists from the Mekong Delta region to Ha Giang has increased significantly in recent years. More than 400,000 tourists from the southern region visited the province last year.

However, Son said that Ha Giang had yet to meet its tourism potential.

Le Van Tam, vice chairman of the Can Tho City’s People’s Committee, said the city would be willing to work with Ha Giang Province to promote tourism in the mountainous province.— VNS

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