Vung Tau seeks stronger tourism links with other Asia-Pacific cities

Chairman of the People’s Committee of Vung Tau city, the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau, Hoang Vu Thanh on March 16 had a meeting with a visiting delegation of the Tourism Promotion Organisation for Asia-Pacific Cities (TPO) led by Secretary-General Woo Kyoung-ha.

He called for stronger cooperation among the TPO member cities, suggesting them send delegates and art troupes to cultural, sports, festive, and tourism events in Vung Tau and other cities, and increase popularising the land and people of their cities and countries.

Vung Tau city hopes to receive assistance from TPO Secretary-General and other member cities to create opportunities for travel companies to seek partnerships, he said.

It wishes to be connected with the Republic of Korea’s enterprises in such fields as urban infrastructure development, smart city building, industrial park infrastructure, information technology, biotechnology, education, health care, logistics, finance, and trade, the official added.

For his part, Woo expressed his delight that the TPO regional meeting 2023 for Vietnamese members will be held in Vung Tau on March 17, saying it will give him a chance to directly learn about local tourism and policies.

He also highlighted the willingness to assist Vung Tau to build a strategy for the future.

The TPO, a network of tourism cities in the Asia-Pacific region, was established at the fifth Asia Pacific Cities Summit in Fukuoka, Japan, in 2002.

Vung Tau became the 124th member of the TPO in 2019, becoming the sixth Vietnamese member of the organisation.

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