HCM City will step up tourism links with the five south-eastern provinces of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Tay Ninh, Binh Duong, Binh Phuoc and Dong Nai to enable travel firms to develop more products and expand their markets,
a city leader has said.
|Visitors at the Museum of HCM City. VNS Photo Thu Hang|
Tran Vinh Tuyen, deputy chairman of the city People’s Committee, said co-ordinated efforts by the city and neighbouring provinces would help foster inter-regional tourism to boost the domestic travel market of 100 million people.
Local authorities would offer incentives to travel firms to develop new products and improve their services, he said while speaking at an online meeting this week.
“Co-operation for development of domestic travel is the most effective way to revive the badly hit tourism industry post-COVID-19.”
HCM City signed a comprehensive agreement for tourism development with 13 cities and provinces in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta late last year.
A number of new inter-regional tourism products have been launched under it.
A conference on inter-regional tourism linkages in the south-eastern region is slated to be held in Tay Ninh Province on June 28.
The conference is expected to attract 200 firms and investors in tourism and services, and an agreement for tourism development between HCM City and the five south-eastern provinces is expected to be signed. VNS
The HCM City Department of Tourism yesterday (June 9) kicked off its annual tourism stimulus programme that will run throughout the year as part of its attempt to revive the hard-hit tourism industry.
Boosting connectivity with localities nationwide is a key solution Ho Chi Minh City is using to develop tourism sustainably and promote its role as a major economic, cultural and tourist hub of Vietnam.