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Can Tho tourism is ready for the big events
Date: 16/07/2020

Can Tho tourism industry has many positive changes in June and July. Many new flights connecting Can Tho to the North, Central, and Central Highlands are opened. Many tourism events are organized to contribute to the implementation of the national tourism stimulus program of which Can Tho is selected as the first city to launch the program. A series of tourism events within the framework of the Conference on tourism development cooperation between Ho Chi Minh City and 13 provinces and city in the Mekong Delta, starting July 3rd, is considered a new opportunity for the tourism industry of Can Tho and of the Mekong Delta to change.
Exhibition booth of Can Tho city at the event.

There are 5 tourism events will take place in Can Tho namely the 6-month review conference on tourism development cooperation between Ho Chi Minh City and 13 provinces and city in the Mekong Delta; Famtrip examining Can Tho tourism destinations, products, and services; Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta Tourism Connection Forum; Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta Tourism Festival; Tourism training workshop themed “small hotels and homestays management”

The main event is the 6-month review conference on tourism development cooperation between Ho Chi Minh City and 13 provinces and city in the Mekong Delta which will take place on July 4th at Muong Thanh Hotel. This conference will re-evaluate the effectiveness of the cooperation agreements deployed between 14 provinces and cities in the period of 2020-2025 with 5 subjects. They are: exchanging information on tourism development, developing tourism products, tourism promotion, developing tourism human resources, and calling for investment in tourism development. Specifically, The important events are the tourism stimulus programs and tourism recovery plans in localities post-COVID-19 as well as the discussion on solutions for effective connection programs. The conference also discusses specific tourism products for the region, focusing on building new tours. The Tourism linkage council and its Supporting team will also be announced in this conference, whose purpose to make the coordination and orientation of tourism linkages in the region more effective.

Another crucial event is the Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta Tourism Festival, taking place on July 3rd and July 4th at Muong Thanh Hotel. This is the first tourism event taking place in Can Tho with 30 exhibition booths of which 50% of the booths are from Ho Chi Minh City, 13 provinces, and cities in the Mekong Delta and Cao Bang province. In addition, there are many representatives from tourism and travel-related services companies take part in the event such as Vietjet Air, Vietravel, My Khanh Tourism Village, Con Son community-based tourism ...  There are also many interesting incentives, discounts for visitors who buy products, book tours, and use services in the event. Can Tho city also organizes Famtrip tours for guests to examine famous tourism destinations, products, and services of the city. Furthermore, the Victoria Mekong cruise tour to explore the waterways of the Mekong delta is becoming more prominent among tourists. With the Can Tho - An Giang route, visitors can discover the river culture, unique craft villages, cuisine, and folk arts of the Southwest.

The Tourism Forum themed Impressive Vietnam 2020 and the Mekong Delta Tourism Connection Forum, co-organized by Tuoi Tre Newspaper, the Department of Tourism of Ho Chi Minh City and the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Can Tho city, are outstanding events with the topic of renovating Mekong Delta tourism products. The main session of the forum is the talk show between tourism experts and travel-related managers, on finding solutions to strengthen the connection, develop typical products of the Mekong Delta region, and stimulate domestic tourism recovery.

This series of tourism events are a highlight to attract tourists to Can Tho and the Mekong Delta. Moreover, it is an opportunity for tourism in the city and the Southwest region to approach and expand to many potential tourist markets through marketing and promoting new products and services. This is also a good time for Can Tho and the Mekong Delta to develop tourism stimulus programs to quickly recover domestic tourism.

Source: Can Tho Newspaper - Translated by Hoang Dat

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